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Two representatives of PDPC visited the Pandemic Centre in the second week of January to explore possible collaborations
Researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, has found a new method that within hours can predict if certain cancer patients will survive or not after chemotherapy.
The aims of the TRACE seminars are to provide knowledge into the field of translational research in epidemiology and provide a more robust understanding of the causal mechanisms behind non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The seminars are organized as monthly meetings.
Center for research on cardiac disease in women have present a webinar on ‘Sustainable academic career in women in collaboration with Women in Global health Norway at the University of Oslo
Acute myeloid leukemia is an aggressive blood cancer with poor survival. Younger and otherwise healthy patients undergo severe chemotherapy, often accompanied by stem cell transplant, even though it is difficult to predict who will benefit from the treatment. Now, a simple blood test can measure whether the patient's cancer will respond to chemotherapy. If the chemo has no effect, critical weeks... Read more
Budding yeast is a useful model system in molecular biology. Here, researchers in Bergen and Ghent used it to define one of the most abundant protein modifications in eukaryotes: N-terminal acetylation.
Reviewers of the month, Dec 2022
Center for research on heart disease in women, is honored to have its first visiting international researcher, Piotr Sobieraj, MD, PhD, from the Medical University of Warsaw.
Anja Linde presents on Center’s Christmas seminar
The Norwegian Cancer Society has a new funding program, the Norwegian Cancer Society Pioneer Projects, which supports early-stage exploration of novel and innovative ideas with potential for breaking new grounds in cancer research. CCBIO Associate Investigator Carina Strell just got the news that she is awarded with funding from this program for her project "ImSignal – Mapping active immune... Read more
Professor Arne Östman in CCBIO's International Faculty receives financial support from the Western Norway regional health authorities Helse Vest in their 2023 allocation. His project "Novel biomarkers and combination treatments for ER+ breast cancer" receives NOK 1.500.000 in the first year.
November 26, the regional health authorities Helse Vest announced their funding for 2023, allocating 182 million NOK to 57 new projects, and renewed support to 160 fellows and projects. Among the new projects, CCBIO PI Oddbjørn Straume receives open project support for his project "Targeting AXL to improve immunotherapy: Deep clinical biomarker analysis for precision medicine." The funding... Read more
First public PhD defense at the Center: Ester Anne Kringeland defended her PhD thesis 06.12.2022 at the University of Bergen. Title of the thesis: "Sex differences in blood pressure in midlife: associations with risk factors and acute coronary syndromes in the Hordaland Health Studies".
After years of work, we finally can see what the apicomplexan glideosome-associated connector (GAC) really looks like! Check out our latest preprint presenting the structure in two drastically different conformations. Based on its structure, we suggest a role for GAC as an elastic spring helping parasite motility and invasion.
Professor Charalampos Tzoulis receives $300,000 (3MNOK) from the prestigious Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Compared to day workers, shift workers have an almost six-fold higher risk of needing hospital care due to COVID-19, according to a recent study from the University of Bergen.
Ruth Brenk has given a brief update of the riboswitch research in our group at the Digital Breakfast organized by the the Center of Digital Life.
CCBIO hosted the 6th SCANPATH meeting – Scandinavian Seminar on Translational Pathology – on November 14 and 15 at Solstrand Hotel, close to Bergen (Norway). Top Scandinavian tumor pathologist and pre-clinical scientists came to present and discuss tissue-based studies of tumor mechanisms and biomarker mapping. SCANPATH is a well-established annual forum and has been a successful CCBIO initiative... Read more

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