University of Oslo

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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cerebellum plays a major role in schizophrenia

In a new study, Norwegian researchers have documented that the cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia. Compared to healthy individuals, cerebellar volume was smaller in patients with schizophrenia. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

African trees kill both malaria mosquitoes and the parasite

Malaria is one of the world's most serious infectious diseases and affects more than 200 million people each year. Scientists at the University of Oslo have examined the bark from two African trees and found substances that ...

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