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The 7th conference on interdisciplinary teamwork skills for the 21st century, will be held in Bergen, Norway on 27th-28th April 2023.
Helse Vest, the regional health authorities, has recently announced their 2022 awards, where Kjell-Morten Myhr received the Research Award 2022 for his outstanding work on Multiple Sclerosis research.
PhD fellow Ester Kringeland, associate professor Dana Cramariuc and MD Christian Berg-Hansen presented posters and professor Eva Gerdts was invited to give a lecture on Hypertension in Women. Here together at the convention center in Chicago.
In January, the Pandemic Centre offers a two-week course for students on learning from the COVID-19 pandemic. The course builds on last year's digital module and is open to all students at master's and PhD level.
High-dose folic acid is protective against congenital malformations if the mother is at particular risk of having a child with congenital malformations. However, some studies have raised concern that folic acid can increase the risk of cancer not only in the mother, but in the child when exposed during pregnancy.
In a recent study published in JAMA Oncology, investigators from the University of Bergen, in collaboration with the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study in the US, reported epigenetic gene silencing in normal tissue to be a predictive factor for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) as well as high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC).
Good cardiac health is an important factor for women’s health. It is therefore time for women’s health focus to move out of the bikini. Helga Midtbø lectured about women’s health in a cardiological perspective for the Western Norway Regional Health Authority Board.
Senior researcher PhD Helga Midtbø presented new knowledge about high blood pressure in women at the women’s health session at the Norwegian Society of Cardiology Autumn Meeting in Oslo 22.11.22. New research has demonstrated that the risk for cardiovascular disease starts to increase at a lower blood pressure level in women than men. This points to the need for sex specific guidelines on... Read more
Mohn Cancer Research Laboratory has been awarded 7 993 000 kr from the Norwegian Cancer Society for the project "Is BRCA1 methylation in early embryonic life the first step towards cancer?". The project is led by Stian Knappskog and is one of 25 projects among 143 applicants that receives funding in this year's allocations.
Researchers from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania and University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, working in the Norhed II project SAFEWORKERS - Safe Work Conditions by Innovative Research and Education, have written a new book, addressing global health challenges towards obtaining a descent workplace.
The course CCBIO905 – Methods in Cancer Biomarker Research was arranged for the fourth time September 27-29, 2022. This was the second time as a fully digital event. From the confusion of the first pandemic months, CCBIO is now highly experienced in organizing digital events, and hybrid events, for that matter. One thing is however clear – it takes a village to run a good online course!
A collaboration project on vulvar cancer between the Bjørge, Costea and Mustafa groups are using a 3D bioprinter to print tiny vulvar cancer tumors with live support tissue, for more realistic testing of which therapy will give the best response.
We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow for a 2.5-year project (possible extension for up to 1 year) in my group at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (FBMM), University of Oulu, Finland. Alternatively, an exceptionally highly-qualified PhD student could be considered. The overall aim of my group is to understand the molecular mechanism of malaria parasite gliding motility. To... Read more
Henni's recent work on characterizing compounds interfering with the malaria parasite profilin-actin complex and actin dynamics is out as a preprint on bioRxiv. The project is part of a large collaboration led by Madeline Dans and Paul Gilson from the Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
The McCormack group at CCBIO and the Department of Clinical Science is now launching the EU collaboration project CoDaFlight (Colouring the Dark in Fluorescence light), financed by the EU Pathfinder program. This project has the promise to develop the next generation of medical fluorescence imaging.
Our manuscript on the smallest malaria parasite myosin, MyoB, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Read here a summary of Isa's nice work on this so-far uncharacterized myosin, which is important for the parasite invasion of red blood cells.
A new study published in JAMA Oncology (September 2022) shows that BRCA1 methylation in early embryotic life leads to increased cancer risk in the adult.
Center for research on Cardiac Disease in Women. Time: 31.10.22 at 12-13 local time. Meeting room 8.1-8.2, in the Laboratory building. The seminar is hybrid. Professor Francisco Gómez Real will first present evidence on gender differences in respiratory health with focus on asthma and lung function, second, on the relationships between respiratory health and sex-hormone related events, and... Read more

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