Faculty of Medicine

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Karen Rosnes Gissum defended June 28, 2024 her PhD thesis "Unveiling the Complexities: Patients’ and Healthcare Providers’ Perspectives on Understanding and Managing Ovarian Cancer" at the University of Bergen. This is a unique CCBIO doctorate work focusing on the patient and healthcare worker perspective and not the actual research. Nevertheless, objective measures like biomarkers were seen as... Read more
Many women experience symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, and abdominal pain in the first part of pregnancy. Ground-breaking research from UiB can provide new answers to how genes can trigger such symptoms.
In a new doctoral work at CCBIO, by Christiane Helgestad Gjerde, the group has established a 3D in vitro model of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma to assess the efficacy of traditional chemotherapy and novel cell-based immunotherapies. This model makes out a more realistic mini tumor, making it possible to test which therapy that works on this type of cancer. The knowledge provided from this... Read more
Professor in Medicine, Cecilie Svanes, was recently appointed to Honorary doctor at the Faculty of medicine, Uppsala University.
Hassan Abdel-Raouf Abdel-Wahab Mohamed Ali defended his thesis for the PhD-degree at the University of Bergen on the 24th of May. The title of the thesis is: " "Stemness and osteogenic differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells generated in xeno-free conditions" ".
Victoria Xenaki defended her thesis for the PhD-degree at the University of Bergen on the 23 of May. The title of the thesis is: " Nanosafety aspects: Dental health care workers’ perception of nanomaterials and in vitro nanotoxicity assessment using new approach methodologies ".
Research at UiB and Haukeland gives insight into a particular form of diabetes that can be treated with alternative drugs.
The TREAT CONSORTIUM presented five oral abstracts at the Bold Ideas for Brighter Futures Conference in Stockholm 15-16 May 2024
BORTEM-17 interim analysis results and small molecule inhibitor targeting CSPG4/NG2 in glioblastoma at American Association for Cancer Research (AACR 2024) April 5-10, 2024
BORTEM-17 interim analysis results and small molecule inhibitor targeting CSPG4/NG2 in glioblastoma at American Association for Cancer Research (AACR 2024) April 5-10, 2024
From May 28th to 30th, EBV-MS Partner Paola Zaratin, along with the Italian MS Society, hosted the Annual Scientific Congress 2024. Notable attendees included EBV-MS Project Coordinator Kjell-Morten Myhr, Deputy Project Coordinator Øivind Torkildsen, and project partner Marco Salvetti from Sapienza University of Rome, all invited by the Italian MS Society, ensuring significant representation from... Read more
On Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, a productive introduction between the consortium and the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) was conducted during a recent gathering. The meeting marked a positive commencement of the collaboration between the SAB and the members of the EBV-MS project.
On Tuesday, January 23rd, and Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, the EBV-MS project successfully held its inaugural kick-off meeting. This meeting provided an opportunity for the project team to get acquainted, share insights, and set goals. The program was structured to cover various aspects of the project, including the introduction of partners, presentation of work packages, and discussions on... Read more
In order to coordinate efforts around research in climate and health, the Bjerknes Centre and the Pandemic Centre organized the Climate and Health Initiative on June 14th. Held at Alrek, the session brought together experts and community members to discuss the critical links between climate change and health.
The doctoral work of Ole Vidhammer Bjørnstad, which includes three coming scientific papers, has shed light on the occurrence of neural precursor cells in breast cancer, and the interactions between neural precursor cells and breast cancer cells.
Prof. Ix is Professor and Division Chief in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension (UC San Diego) & Prof. Stein Ivar Hallan (Specialist in internal medicine, kidney diseases and clinical chemistry) were both visting the Renal Research Group at University of Bergen to discuss future collaboration between the three research groups (June 10th 2024).
Congratulations to Lisa Aaslestad at SEFAS and IGS with her completed Master degree - and with the best assessment (A)! Her thesis is called "Bridging Gaps: Wearable sensing-driven assessment of REM sleep behavior disorder in Parkinson’s Disease. Results from the DIGI.PARK study", and in her project, Lisa has looked at sleep behaviour disorders in Parkinson's disease and how the use of wearable... Read more
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters June 12th announced the 2024 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Among these are Robert S. Langer (USA), sharing the 2024 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience with Armand Paul Alivisatos (USA) and Chad A. Mirkin (USA).