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Medical research student (Forskerlinjestudent) Amalie A. Svanøe was awarded with 3rd best oral presentation at joint International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology and the European Congress of Pathology, which took place in Cologne, Germany, September 25-29, 2016.
September 14th, CCBIO, the Department of Clinical Science at UiB and the Women's Clinic at Helse Bergen organized a memorial symposium for Helga B. Salvesen, the CCBIO cancer researcher who passed away in January this year. People came from far and near to be together at this scientific gathering.
Researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered that a drug against kidney cancer possibly can fight several types of cancer.
PhD-candidate Agnete Fossbakk will defend her thesis: “Human tyrosine hydroxylase: Oxygen dependence and role in Dopa responsive dystonia”
As @UiB tweeted last week, epidemiologist Ane Johannessen found that people who live close to busy roads found are most likely to snore.
The smoking and welding in adolescent males can increase the risk for asthma in the children they may have later in life. This research suggests that perhaps adolescent boys should also be targeted in public health prevention programmes.
If you survive cancer at young age, then you have a higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent than others, a Norwegian study shows.
A Norwegian study shows that asthma is three times more common in those who had a father who smoked in adolescence than offspring who didn’t.
Health registries contain a vast treasure trove of unique and valuable data; they are a national resource that give Norway a competitive advantage in a knowledge-based economy.
Members of the Tissue Engineering group participated in the 13th Annual Norwegian Stem Cell Network Conference held in Oslo.
CCBIO Director Lars A. Akslen and CCBIO affiliated Arne Östman from Karolinska Institutet initiated and chaired The First Scandinavian Seminar on Translational Pathology. Approximately 50 cancer researchers gathered in the wild west of Sotra at Panorama Hotel outside of Bergen.
A new study suggests that reconstruction of breast affects recurrence of breast cancer, and actually reduce time to relapse of the disease. The study was recently presented as front page news in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, with main author Hanna Dillekås who is PhD candidate at Professor Oddbjørn Straumes group. Straume is CCBIO PI and also last author of the study.
Members of the Tissue Engineering group participated in the 4th Nordic Young Scientist Conference in Odontology held in Tuusula, Finland.
Diabetes researcher Valeriya Lyssenko will join the University of Bergen. Her main goal is creating new treatments for diabetes patients.
A publication in PNAS by researchers from the Department of Clinical Science and CCBIO was selected to be highlighted in the Editors' Choice section of Science Signaling, the weekly journal from the publisher of Science magazine, and has been selected for an Editorial feature that will be published in the journal Cell Cycle.
Members of the Tissue Engineering group participated in the 94th IADR General Session in Seoul, Republic of Korea.