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It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Dr Maharaj K. Bhan, member of CISMAC Executive Committee and a close friend. Dr Bhan died in Delhi on 26 January. He was 72 years old and leaves behind his wife, two children and a large group of researchers and health professionals whom he mentored during his generous life.
Ten Thon-Millions to make bone
An important European-funded initiative has been launched to explore how common molecular mechanisms may link metabolic disorders, especially type 2 diabetes and obesity, with brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. Jan Haavik and Aurora Martinez from the Department of Biomedicine are the norwegian participants.
Faustin Kitetele Ndolumingo’s PhD is about improving the quality of life for children living with HIV. The CIH PhD candidate is based at the Kalembe Lembe Paediatric Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Kristin Marie Knudsen-Baas presented this poster at the 8th Eilat international course: Pharmacological treatment of epilepsy
Reflections on value and the brain in the context of aging and neurological dysfunction. A presentation by Professor Bernt Engelsen.
Summarising 2019 and looking ahead to 2020 at IGS
PhD Candidate, Lelisa Fekadu Assebe, is studying evidence-based, cost-effective policy-making and priority setting of public health interventions in Ethiopia that are addressing three major global health threats: malaria, HIV, and TB.
Quote from Geir Gunnlaugsson’s First Opponent’s presentation during the Defence of CIH’s PhD Candidate, Justin Bruno Tongun.
Conversational difficulties with father after a divorce affects the children’s health negatively. "This demonstrates that contact with both parents after a divorce is important", says researcher Eivind Meland.
When newborn babies with low birth weight are held close to their mother´s bodies throughout the day, their chance of survival increases substantially.
This research documentary from North-Ethiopia, shows how the existence of competing discourses on abortion gives people the possibility to navigate in a difficult moral terrain, says social anthropologist and filmmaker Thera Mjaaland.
As many as 50 per cent of women suffering from cardiac arrest are given insufficient treatment, because the heart failure was not caused by a heart attack.
Professor Hani Gabra was recently appointed Chief Medical Officer at BerGenBio, based in Oxford UK. Professor Gabra has been part of CCBIO's network of international affiliated researchers since 2016, and considers his affiliation to CCBIO both an advantage and a prerequisite for his role as CMO for BerGenBio. He also finds there are clear opportunities for increased interaction between... Read more
Since CCBIO was established five years ago, 17 students in the Medical Student Research Program have been affiliated to the center's research groups, and several have proceeded to a PhD degree. The students in the program are genuinely interested and dedicated, but also lacking research experience and in need of close follow-up and mentoring. Nevertheless, CCBIO has very good experiences in... Read more
Monica Hellesvik has been one of the pioneers to test the new TIRF microscope at the department. She needed to look closely at cell adhesive properties and the TIRF microscope was the perfect tool for it since it is particularly well suited for studying structures closest to the glass slides.
The Global Mental Health research group (GMHRG) at CIH is embarking on a collaboration with researchers from Bhutan. Together they were responsible for 2 presentations at the 5th International Conference on Medical & Health Sciences 2019.
Martinez and collaborators are developing a pharmacological chaperone therapy for acute intermittent porphyria

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