How to outsmart a prostate cancer cell

Fremhevet_Prostata_Nov2016

Blogger: Siver Moestue, Associate Professor MR Cancer Group, Department of circulation and medical imaging, NTNU     Cancer cells are notoriously difficult to deal with – partly because they have the ability to dodge the bullets we aim at them. They are inherently resistant to a lot of hostile conditions…



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Mapping the antiviral innate immune defense system

Experimental set-up

Blogger: Richard Kumaran Kandasamy Associate Professor and Onsager Fellow at Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (SFF-CEMIR) Our innate immune system is the first and most important barrier of microbial threats such as viruses and bacteria.  It will sense, and in most cases, clear out these pathogens – but not always. A new…



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Improving quality of cardiac ultrasound images

Ultrasound images

Blogger: Ali Fatemi, PhD Candidate Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), Department of circulation and medical imaging     Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number-one cause of death globally. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, 31% of all global deaths. One important factor in preventing cardiovascular…



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A different ballgame outside the cell

exosomes

Blogger: Jimita Toraskar, Ph.D candidate at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and a participant in Researchers Grand Prix 2016 and Tonje Strømmen Steigedal, researcher at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine.     If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of hundred…



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A new cure for breast cancer?

Zebra fish

Bloggers: Trygve Andreassen, Senior engineer, and Siver Moestue, Associate professor, The MR Cancer Group, Department of circulation and medical imaging     Scientists all over the world are strenuously pursuing new ways of killing cancer cells. They look for so called “drug targets” – proteins the cancer cells need for rapid and uncontrolled…



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Avoiding unnecessary coronary angiograms

Angiogram. Image: Asbjørn Støylen, NTNU

Blogger: Bjørn Olav Haugen, Professor, Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions, Department of circulation and medical imaging Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted. It usually happens because the coronary arteries supplying the heart become hardened and narrowed. A coronary…



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