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UiB researchers have managed to identify the genes that make sea lice resistant. It will make it much easier to gain control of the lice, which in addition to destroying the aquaculture industry is a major problem for the wild salmon.
An international conference “Biosignatures across Space and Time” is being hosted by the Centre for Geobiology and the Nordic Network of Astrobiology. The meeting will take place from 20 to 22 May 2014 in the Egget Auditorium, the Studentsenteret at the University of Bergen.
A team of researchers at the IRCM in Montréal led by Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, in collaboration with Jérôme Ruzzin from the University of Bergen in Norway and Bert van Bavel from Örebro University (Sweden), found a link between a type of pollutants and certain metabolic complications of obesity. Their breakthrough, published online by The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism could... Read more