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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?
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.
On Thursday 24. February came the news that Russia is invading neighboring Ukraine. UiB rector Margareth Hagen is concerned about the consequences that the Russian invasion will have on Ukrainian society.
The University of Bergen (UiB) will play an important role in the new collaboration Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Cloud, building competence and supporting researchers.
The University of Bergen has some of the country's leading research groups in artificial intelligence (AI). The subject has long traditions at UiB, and now the broad research and educational efforts within AI will be highlighted through the launch of «UiB AI».
There were plenty of good vibrations when 1,440 participants from 110 countries met digitally for the fifth SDG Conference Bergen, which took place 9-11 February 2022.
There were plenty of good vibrations when 1,440 participants from 110 countries met digitally for the fifth SDG Conference Bergen, which took place 9-11 February 2022.
Publishing data and articles is one of the most important things a researcher does. It is then very important that your publications get noticed and used in further science – and that often means cited.
Cutting-edge technology makes it possible for scientists to retrieve DNA recovered decades ago. An international team of researchers, including scientists from SapienCE, were able to isolate ancient DNA from blocks of sediment embedded in plastic resin commonly used for micromorphological analyses.
Bergsveinn Birgisson, Hans Petter Graver, Sverker Sörlin, Britta Marakatt-Labba, Fiamma Straneo, Elena Plante, Achille Mbembe and Rajiv Bahl are to receive this prestigious award from the University of Bergen.
Researchers at UiB have developed a calculator that can estimate how many life years you could gain by modifications in diet patterns.
It is essential to examine whether the mathematical description of marine food webs reflect the ecosystems they represent. A new proposal is integrating multiple mathematical disciplines and this requires collaboration on an international front.
To reduce poverty and inequalities are two of the main goals in the work and actions for Sustainable Development Goals, and the ambitions are high.
The funding from the Trond Mohn Foundation will give researchers in Bergen the opportunity to develop new ways of treating chronic and acute wounds, bone damage and psychosis using stem cells. Many patient groups will benefit from the establishment of the regenerative medicine centre and its research.
This spring six outstanding and internationally renowned historians will share their knowledge and insights in the lecture series "Europe-China Relations: National Perspectives on Relations with China in Challenging Times."
Patients diagnosed with the chronic and severe pulmonary disease Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have a different composition of microbes in the lower airways than healthy controls and patients with COPD, a study shows.
Obesity increases the risk of developing more than a dozen types of cancer. Researchers from the Department of Medicine (UiB) have no shown that lipids associated with obesity makes the cancer cell more aggressive.
New findings provide a better understanding of how the synthesis of dopamine is regulated in the brain. It may shed new light on the mechanism behind diseases such as Parkinson's.

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