University of Oslo

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young people use self-harm to share emotions

Damaging your body may be a way to control negative emotions. New research from UiO shows that young people also use self-harm to communicate and share difficult feelings, which they are unable to express in words.

Dentistry

The protein that prevents loose teeth

A frequent problem in orthodontic practice is that the teeth do not remain in their new positions. Can a protein prevent teeth from moving in the mouth?

Dentistry

Do girls have stronger teeth than boys?

What if you hardly ever consume soft drinks or eat anything acidic, but still have dental erosion on your teeth? Do genes play a role? And does it matter if you are a boy or a girl?

Psychology & Psychiatry

New treatment reduces self-harm among adolescents

Young people who demonstrate self-harming behaviours often admit that they have also attempted to take their own lives. Treatment directly aimed at combating self-harm and suicide has shown effective results.

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer research – how a traffic jam causes tumor growth

For tissues to cooperate and perform normal functions, cells need to know which way is up. When cells lose track of their orientation, they can start to grow out of control, and develop into cancer. Now, a team of researchers ...

Neuroscience

Memory is influenced by perineuronal nets

Kristian Lensjø has taken a PhD at the University of Oslo investigating the mechanisms of learning and memory. His work has contributed to the understanding of perineuronal nets.

Oncology & Cancer

Personalised cancer treatment

In Norway, more and more people are being affected by cancer of the mouth and throat. In recent years, the incidence has increased but the mortality has remained the same. Cisplatin is one of the most commonly administered ...

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