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The PhD candidate Sara Ghaderi has recently published an article in Cancer Causes and Control about changes in risk of cancer death among young patients (0-24 years). The results show that the difference in risk of deaths between the cancer patients and the general population has been substantially reduced since 1965.
Researchers in TSG have, together with collaborators in Helsinki, identified a novel class of cyclic lipopeptides, named Anabaenolysin after the producing cyanobacterium, Anabaena. The lipopeptides have two glycines, two unusual amino acids, where one contains and a long unsaturated fatty acid chain. Their structures enable them to penetrate into membranes, but preferably membranes containing... Read more
The US - Norway Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange welcomed and honoured the 2012-13 United States Fulbright grantees to Norway at the Nobel Institute in Oslo August 9th
PhD candidate at CIH, Robert Byamugisha, presented his poster at the 38th Congress of the Nordic Federation of the Societies of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NFOG), and was awarded the prize for best poster.
The course will include lectures, practical work and demonstrations of different quantitative proteomics techniques. The course will require basic knowledge in proteomics (theoretical and practical).
The last call for proposals in FP7 will also be the largest. Do not forget to apply!
Thorkild Tylleskär and his colleagues received the Faculty’s award for the best publication of the year for their Lancet article on breastfeeding in the south of Africa.
The top research groups in Norway are now competing for status as Centres of Excellence (SFF centres). Centre for Intervention Science in International Maternal and Child Health is in the final round.
Serious infections cause a lot of child deaths in developing countries. A study in India focuses on the effect of zinc as a supplement to antibiotic treatment. The findings, which are now published in the Lancet, showed that zinc reduced treatment failure by 40%.
There will be held Election to the Department Board at The Department of Clinical Dentistry
Håkon Hofstad presents a poster with first results from the ESD stroke Bergen study at World Federation for Neurorehabilitation congress in Melbourne
In March, KGJebsen Centre for Research on neuropsychiatric disorders, organized a mini-symposium for their research groups.
On the 13th of April 2012 Ann Cathrine Kroksveen successfully defended her PhD thesis and thus completed her PhD degree.
Most Master's students are in a phase where future career and job opportunities are very much in focus. The possibilities are many, but where do you start? Who has the relevant positions, and what qualifications are valuable to potential employers? The Student Committee of Medical Biology arranged a Career Day at BBB to dig deeper into these questions.
We are happy to announce that Small Animal Ultrasound is now made available for scientits that require this technology in their projects.

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