Operating Room of the Future


The project “Operating Room of the Future” (FOR) is a collaboration project between St. Olavs Hospital, University Hospital in Trondheim and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology  (NTNU). FOR is an arena for research and development including six operating rooms, one in each operating clinic. The project is multidisciplinary…

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A long healthy life — with exercise


The red double-decker buses that are symbolic of the city of London have an altogether different significance if you study heart disease. Sixty years ago, these iconic buses helped a Scottish medical doctor named Jerry Morris discover the link between physical activity and heart attacks. The buses offered a perfect…

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Ask a Researcher: Computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics


Guest blogger: Professor Menno Witter       Question: What’s the core difference between “computational neuroscience” and “neuroinformatics” ? Are they used interchangeably ? Answer: Neuroinformatics stands for the meeting between neuroscience and informationscience and it includes a number of different approaches to understanding the brain including to a large…

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Welcome to #NTNUmedicine!

  Guest blogger: Dean Stig Slørdahl       The Faculty of Medicine is launching a new blog, and I welcome you to contribute towards making this an exciting blog – a must-read!  What would you like to read about on the blog?

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When and how does CP strike?

Ordsky CP.

There is still great uncertainty surrounding the causes of cerebral palsy (CP), but new research suggests that the brain injury which leads to CP in infants with low birth weight occurs before they are born. In premature children the causes are often a combination of several risk factors; whereas in…

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Making handheld ultrasound easier to use

Lommeultralyd (Vscan) i bruk. Foto Geir Mogen NTNU.

Handheld ultrasound will become easier to use for general practitioners and in emergency medicine through further research and development of technological solutions, says the Ultrasound group at the Department for circulation and medical imaging (ISB) at NTNU. The greatest barrier against more widespread use of ultrasound in pre-hospital emergency medicine…

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Predicting complications after heart surgery


Predicting the risk of heart problems and the need for prolonged respirator treatment after heart surgery is now possible before the patient enters the operating theatre. “Our models may be used to identify high-risk patients in order to provide a basis for a meaningful informed consent; for making decisions on…

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