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The Norwegian Health Association supports the research lab around Helge Wiig who investigates if eating too much salt causes high blood pressure. Read a popular scientific article on forskning.no.
A new study undertaken at UiB does answer one set of questions, however, raises many more with regards to the potential use of specific VEGF isoforms in order to promote re-vascularisation in heart failure.
We have established a new method to use Positron emission tomography CT (PET CT) to evaluate Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) in rats. GFR is a pivotal parameter for kidney function. The traditional method to evaluate GFR is cumbersome with several time-points for blood and urine sampling. Imaging modalities are ideal to evaluate small animal kidney function due to the non-invasive and repeatable... Read more