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Smoking mothers, respiratory infections and the date you were born contribute to determine how fast your lungs are aging.
21st Century women – in rich and poor countries alike – do not receive the support they need to breastfeed.
14-15 January 2016, Roger Strand (SVT and CCBIO) took part in two events organized by the Initiative for the Humanistic Study of Innovation at Indiana University in Bloomington, US.
Bergen Postgraduate School in Clinical medicine would like to invite you to the upcomming event "Research presentations from 2015".
A new study from IGS shows no association between folic acid use before and during pregnancy and the risk of maternal and childhood cancer. The study included more than 430,000 women and 690,000 children in the period 1999-2010, and 3,780 women and 800 children developed cancer. Information on supplement use was obtained from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway.
The challenge of neurodegenerative disease focusing on Alzheimer’s is the topic in the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), and also the largest effort of its kind. Clive Bramham has as a partner in a currently funded project received support to study the role of two key molecular players (BDNF and Arc) in neurodegenerative disease.
Guri Rørtveit kicked off her leadership job at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) with an open meeting where she outlined her plans and ideas for the next 4-year period.
MIC is happy to announce the 12th course in confocal microscopy 1st - 4th of March 2016. Registration is now open and we encourage you to register as soon as possible as it tends to fill up quickly, deadline 12th of February. Max. 18 participants.
Surgical disease cause a high disease burden and there is limited access to surgical services in low- and middle-income countries. In a new article published in Health Policy and Planning , a DCP-Ethiopia and Priorities2020 team examined how policies to expand access to surgery in rural Ethiopia would impact health, impoverishment and equity.