Faculty of Medicine

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The United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG) were officially launched Friday 25 September 2015. Never before have so many peoples and countries agreed about something.
Professor and research group leader Ole Frithjof Norheim is one of 22 commissioners contributing to the new Lancet Commission on Refraiming NCDs and and Injuries for the Poorest Billion.
A warm welcome to Magdalena who will be a master student at KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes research til the end of February. Magdalena started with her Master thesis in June under the supervision of Lise Bjørkhaug Gundersen.
Dr. Elisabeth Wik was awarded with 2nd best oral presentation at the European Congress of Pathology which took place in Belgrade, Serbia, September 5-9 2015.
Excited children and adults crowded the Research Fair when researchers at the Center for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) performed a play about the cancer cell Greedy Frieda.
Marie H. Solheim has made new discoveries about a gene mutation found in a Norwegian family with diabetes. There are some common features with type 2 diabetes. The discovery of this mutation may therefore be useful in further type 2 research.
Some children with diabetes 1 might have a genetic type where they can use sulfonylurea tablets instead of insulin injections.
Recruitment has reached a new stage, 82 of the targeted 120 patients have been included.
From reducing the incidence of hip fracture, to better understanding mental health and treating pain, IGS researchers have recently been involved in a number of studies presenting results that aim to improve life quality for the elderly as well as providing more support for health care professionals.
Could it be fair to use people's life-style choices with potential adverse impact on their health as criteria for priority settings in health care? This question is thoroughly addressed by a new paper recently published online in Journal of Medical Ethics. The paper is written by our research group member Kristine Bærøe together with Cornelius Cappelen.
Topic: "Targeting vasopressin action in ADPKD: Rationale and perspectives". Click for seminar program
"Fuzzy Logic and Multimorbidity", Thursday, 24th September, 19.00-20.00, Hotel Grand Terminus.
Together with researchers from the University of Zurich, resarch groups at the University of Bergen have contributed to a better understanding of a rare, but serious, brain disorder.
We wish Simona Chera welcome to the KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research. Simona joined node 6 - group for stem cell research in March.