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Novel genetic associations could pave the way for early interventions and personalized treatment of an incurable condition.
There were over 300 exchange students from Norway in Africa between 2003-2018. A group of Norwegian doctors have now studied how many became infected with Schistosomiasis after being exposed to fresh water.
Bergens Tidende shares the story of Elisabeth Thomassen, who receives support from the am-car community to raise money to try treatment in the USA.
Bergens Tidende shares the story of Aud and Kristel on 5 November; two ladies who have both been treated for breast cancer.
Springer Nature has published a 3-part interview with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Sustainable Development Goals.
This workshop was organised by BCEPS student researchers Anand Bhopal, Emily McLean and Sara Soraya Eriksen as part of ‘Day Zero’ at the 2021 Bergen Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conference.
Around 600 children are born with congenital heart disease in Norway each year. Little is known about the causes of congenital heart defects. A new international study involving researchers from University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital shows that the NAA15 protein can play an important role.
Novel genetic associations could pave the way for early interventions and personalized treatment of an incurable condition.
The PROMISE consortium has published the results of their long-term study showing similar long-term clinical outcomes from early use of two different HIV prophylactic drugs in Nature.
Carnosine plays an important roles as antioxidant, pH buffer, and neuromodulator and recently received increasing attention as biomarker for many disease states such as Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease. The Neurotargeting group at the Department of Biomedicine discovered a novel enzyme, Glutamate Decarboxylase Like 1 (GADL1) that plays a role in carnosine production.
A live debate (in Norwegian) with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim and UiB colleagues on Saturday 30 January. A link to the live stream recording is available below.
"A new start - together or every state for itself?" (26-27 January) with BCEPS Director Ole Frithjof Norheim as a panelist in two separate discussions on a) global vaccine distribution, and b) the impact of COVID-19 on other essential services.
CIH Professor Thorkild Tylleskär’s Nordic Network Global Health talk addressed that while we have been improving survivability in children under 5, it is not enough. He spoke about what we need to focus on now to achieve SDG 3.1.
The activity at CIH, CISMAC and BCEPS is strongly grounded in the SDGs. This year’s conference, 10-12 February, will address: The SDGs after the Crisis
"Immunological, Molecular and Imaging Biomarkers of Malignant Progression in Brain Cancer: Improving Precision Neuro-Oncology"
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common inherited neuropathy in humans, linked to mutations in dozens of different genes. Two of these genes encode the proteins GDAP1 and NDRG1. We have solved the crystal structures of these two proteins, in order to better understand their structure, function, and involvement in disease.