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SMALL FISH AND NUTRITION
BLUE ECONOMY: Small-scale fisheries provide hope to fight malnutrition among large parts of the world population, illustrated by this photo from Zanzibar of the boat Uchumi Bluu, which means “blue economy” in Swahili.

The overlooked role of small fish to fight malnutrition

The Norad supported project “Samaki”, which means fish in Swahili, unites Norwegian researchers with colleagues in Tanzania to study how small-scale fisheries are the key to combat malnutrition. This is part of a bigger picture in the fight for scarce resources and on the question whether small fish...

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Studien var ledet av professor og overlege Charalampos Tzoulis (midten), sammen med senior forsker Christian Dölle (venstre) og overlege Brage Brakedal (høyre).

Targeting the brain's energy metabolism may hold the key for treating Parkinson’s disease

The results of a new clinical trial, published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Metabolism, show that oral intake of nicotinamide riboside (NR) enhances NAD-metabolism in the brain of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, and shows promise as a potential therapy.

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Food pattern calculator estimates how to gain up to ten life years

Researchers at UiB have developed a calculator that can estimate how many life years you could gain by modifications in diet patterns.

OCEAN SCIENCE DIPLOMACY
Postdoctoral fellow Joanna Siekiera from the University of Bergen speaking in Warsaw about ocean science diplomacy in April 2022.

Science diplomats unite in Warsaw

UiB law scholar Joanna Siekiera spoke on ocean science diplomacy as part of the reunion of the 2020 Warsaw Science Diplomacy School.

Frontier science
Portretter av Moe, Burkhardt, Kimmelman og Koos

Four researchers win ERC funding for frontier science

Hallvard Moe, Pawel Burkhardt, Vadim Kimmelman, and Carlo Koos have received UiB's first ERC grants from Horizon Europe.

SDG 14 | LIFE BELOW WATER
Rector Margareth Hagen is handed a UN certificate from Lise Øvreås of SDG Bergen Ocean for the University of Bergen becoming UNAI SDG14 Hub 2021-2024 with Marine Director Amund Maage (left)  and Edvard Hvidingi of SDG Bergen Science Advice (right).

UiB is UNAI SDG14 Hub for 2021-2024

In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed the SDG14 Hub for United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) for a three-year period. This month it has been announced that the university will enjoy three more years as SDG14 Hub.

HLPF 2021
Panel at side event, High-level Political Forum 2021 at United Nations. Clockwise from top left corner: Lise Øvreås, Stacy Richards-Kennedy, Isabelle Ansorge and Natalya Gallo.

Partnerships for ocean literacy

Ocean literacy took centre stage at the side event “Partnering to educate the ocean science leaders of the future” during the 2021 High-level Political Forum.

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Why evolution favours symmetry

From sunflowers to starfish, symmetry appears everywhere in biology. This isn’t just true for body plans – the molecular machines keeping our cells alive are also strikingly symmetric. But why? Does evolution have a built-in preference for symmetry?

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Half of young adults with covid-19 have persistent symptoms 6 months after

A paper published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine on long-COVID, describes persistent symptoms six months after acute COVID-19, even in young home isolated people.