Faculty of Medicine

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The 7th International Congress of Pain in Dementia gathered leading researchers on dementia in Bergen, Norway. The goal was to share knowledge, raise awareness and find solutions to challenges related to pain in people with dementia.
Mona Kristin Aaslund is a post doc in the Physiotherapy Research Group at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen. She has together with several Norwegian colleagues written a chronicle about research that is demonstrating that a person’s walking speed may indicate something of that person’s health status and life expectancy.
The World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress is held in Singapore, 1-4 May 2015. Here you find presentations from members of the Physiotherapy Research Group
The Council of Europe, with its 47 member states, has for years been involved in international efforts for human rights and bioethics. In particular, it is known for the so-called Oviedo Convention that outlines ethical principles for biomedicine.
Prof Aurora Martinez, Department of Biomedicine, provided delegates with an update on the search for new and better chaperone candidates, at the 2014 Annual Multidisciplinary European PKU Symposium.
In a recent article published in the Lancet, Stephane Verguet, Dawit Desalegn, Kjell Arne Johansson, Solomon Memirie, and others used a new method "Extended cost-effectiveness analysis" to assess the health gains and financial risk protection benefits of health interventions that could be financed by the Ethiopian government.
Jan Bjordal, Professor at the University of Bergen’s physical therapy research group, has called on physical therapists to consider recent research about EPAs which indicates that they are effective and evidence based.
The second face to face meeting of the VIRTUES research group took place 23. -24. March 2015 in Bergen, Norway
Katarzyna Wnuk-Lipinska defended April 7th her PhD thesis “The role of Axl signaling in phenotypic plasticity in normal and neoplastic epithelial cells” at the University of Bergen.