Inflammation markers may indicate risk of ischemic heart disease

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 Certain inflammation markers seem to be related to increased risk of ischemic heart disease (angina pectoris and heart attack), according to three studies conducted by Cand.med. Inga Thorsen Vengen at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s and Women’s Health, NTNU. The motivation behind the research has been to identify more…



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Quicker and cheaper typing of group B streptococcus

Andreas Radtke

 Researchers at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s and Women’s Health (LBK), NTNU, has developed a better, quicker and cheaper method for typing group B streptococcus (GBS) based on repeated areas in the genome. GBS can cause life-threatening infections in newborn, pregnant women or adults with chronic diseases. It also…



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Positive effects using antibiotics in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury

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Treatment with anti-inflammatories (the antibiotic doxycycline) appears to limit the damage resulting from hypoxic-ischemic brain injury among newborn, according to Cand.med. Marius Widerøe at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s and Women’s Health at NTNU. The overall goal of the research is to find new treatments that can reduce brain…



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