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.
Children prenatally exposed to methadone or Subutex (buprenorphine) are prone to developing cognitive difficulties. According to one researcher, these children still need close follow-up after they begin ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
More women than men develop chronic low back pain and sciatica. The explanation may lie with a gene variant that plays into the body's pain regulation.
Medical research Apr 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Why are certain cancer cells so resistant? The answer may be that they have either retained or acquired attributes normally found in stem cells.
Cancer Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Women who take a vitamin B9 supplement (folic acid) during the beginning weeks of their pregnancy can cut the risk of having a child with autism in half. But the supplement has no effect if it is started ...
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Advanced osteoporosis is often the most severe sequela, or resulting condition, of plasma cell cancer (multiple myeloma). Abnormally functioning stem cells are a key causal factor.
Medical research Mar 11, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
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 ...
Cancer Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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 ...
Health Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 25, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
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.
Cancer Feb 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Individuals tend to choose partners of equal socio-economic status. This factor may also be significant in terms of health.
Health Jan 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Three per cent of the world's population suffer from the skin condition known as psoriasis. A Norwegian research-based company is close to developing a treatment that could help millions. The research may also prove beneficial ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Each year roughly 10 per cent of the Norwegian population are given a prescription for opioids. Until recently, the number of these who can be considered regular users of such medications was unknown.
Medications Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- In other contexts, oxytocin is already well-known as the bliss hormone. The hormone is secreted upon stimulation by touch and is known to result in a feeling of calm and physical ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 30, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Why do some people recover quickly from lower back pain while others suffer for much longer periods? Genetics may play a role.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Patients who receive early treatment for their psychoses recover more quickly and become healthier in the long run. Ten years on, twice as many of these patients are leading healthy lives compared with ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0