Ultrasound automation simplifies detection of heart failure

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Blogger: Jahn Frederik Grue, medical student. Using an application developed at NTNU, helps physicians detect more patients with reduced heart function when assessing heart pump function in patients with suspected heart failure using ultrasound. Heart failure is a common disease among the elderly. Increased use of ultrasound of the heart…



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We don’t know enough about abuse in residental care

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Blogger: Wenche Malmedal, Associate Professor at Department of Public Health and Nursing  Elder abuse can take many forms and can be describes as physical, psychological, financial, sexual or neglect. According to The World Health Organization, at least 3-5% of the population 65+ are exposed to one or more types of…



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Ultrasonic cement evaluation in oil and gas wells

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Blogger: Andreas Sørbrøden Talberg, PhD Candidate, Department of Electronic Systems and Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) The task of evaluating cement jobs conducted in oil and gas wells is important e.g. to guarantee the safety during production and that no oil or gas is leaking to the surroundings. One…



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Can we prevent dementia?

Hearing loss, smoking, depression, social isolation and obisity are some of the causes for dementia [2]

 Blogger: Ekaterina Zotcheva, PhD Candidate, Department of Public Health and Nursing In 2015, approximately 47 million people worldwide were living with dementia. As populations across the globe age, this number is predicted to almost triple by 2050 [1]. Dementia is one of the most burdensome conditions among older people worldwide,…



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Starmus – On a mission to create awareness

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Blogger: Ann-Katrin Stensdotter, Professor at Dept. of Neuromedicine and Movement Science When did time start and where does the universe end? Those were the kind of questions I would, as a child, pester my mother with. I was also greatly concerned with life on the planet. Did you know that if you…



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Bacterial needle injections into host cells block immune responses

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Bloggere: Egil Lien, Professor II at Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) and Mathias Pontus Ørning, PhD candidate. A number of human-pathogenic bacteria use specialized secretion systems to deliver bacterial effector proteins into host cells. These effector proteins can have many different functions, but the main bacterial goals are believed to be to…



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Ultrasound – a cross-sector solution

Collage of speakers at CIUS Spring Conference 2017.

Cracks, unevenness, leakages, or speed and direction of liquid flows in vessels or pipes, hearts or pumps, are challenges faced by people in healthcare, oil & gas and the maritime sector. At the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), we work on improving ultrasound technology and usage to address these…



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Microbubbles and focused ultrasound cure tumours in mice

Illustration: Ultrasound applied to tumors after injecting clusters of microbubbles/microdroplets causes giant oscillating bubbles.

Blogger: Catharina de Lange Davies, professor Department of Physics, NTNU A prerequisite for successful chemotherapy is that the drugs reach its target, and that damage to healthy tissue is limited. However, when drugs are injected into the blood, less than 1% of the drugs accumulate in tumours. Microbubbles combined with…



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Can the growth rate of brain tumours help predict survival?

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Bloggers: Anne Line Stensjøen, PhD Candidate, Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science (INB), and Asta Håberg, Professor and Centre Director, Centre of Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) Glioblastomas are tumours that originate from brain tissue. It is both the most common and most aggressive type of brain tumour. The median survival…



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