The Research Council of Norway

The Research Council of Norway (Norwegian: Norges forskningsråd) is a Norwegian government agency responsible for awarding grands for research as well as promoting research and science. It also advises the Government in matters related to research, and is subordinate the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The Research Council of Norway total budget in 2009 amounted to NOK 6 165 million. There were five predecessors of the council, each established as independent councils related to their own areas of interest: science and technology (1946), social sciences (1949), agriculture (1949), fisheries (1972) and applied social sciences (1987). The five were merged in 1993 to form the current council. The Research Council of Norway's main office is located at Stenberggata 26 in Oslo. The Research Council has appointed local representatives in nine different regions of Norway.

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Helping babies survive

A healthy baby is born in the Haydom Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania. She is given the name Precious and her proud mother is ready to take her back to the village. Many children born in the same hospital, or ...

Nov 21, 2014
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Better health for the poorest segments

The Research Council's Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) can help more newborn children to survive and reduce the number of deaths from malaria. The Research Council of Norway ...

Nov 04, 2014
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Mapping reveals 110 multiple sclerosis risk genes

Norwegian researchers have mapped genetic variations associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) and myasthenia gravis (MG), bringing science one step closer to understanding these serious ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Combating threats to women's and children's health

Each year, some 7 million children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) die before the age of five, and close to 300 000 women lose their lives in connection with pregnancy or childbirth. The new Centre ...

Sep 30, 2013
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Towards personalised cancer treatment

All types of cancer begin with genetic aberrations in the DNA of normal cells. An extensive research project will examine the errors occurring in the genes of several thousand Norwegian patients. The objective ...

Mar 01, 2013
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When morning sickness lasts all day

Almost all women experience some nausea or vomiting when pregnant. Approximately one out of every hundred suffers from acute nausea during pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum) and may need hospital treatment ...

Feb 26, 2013
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Pain can be a relief

When something causes less pain than expected it is even possible for it to feel pleasant, a new study reveals. These findings may one day play a key role in treating pain and substance abuse.

Feb 25, 2013
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Cured of cancer but in poor health

The majority of people afflicted with cancer now recover with treatment. Many of these, however, subsequently experience new health problems due to the cancer and/or the treatment. Norwegian researchers want to find out why.

Feb 15, 2013
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