Angels’ hair, two students and a laser microscope

Cancer cells moving out from the tumor: Cancer cells (green) and collagen fibres  at the edge of the tumor (red).

Blog by: Anna M. Bofin Professor of Medicine (Pathology) Breast cancer is a disease of the milk-producing glandular cells, the ductal and lobular cells of the breast. In order to survive, cancer cells need nutrients, support and an environment that they thrive in so that they can grow, multiply and…

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Infants, music and physiotherapy


Blogger: Lars Adde, Paediatric physiotherapist and researcher, NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital A unique collaboration between a paediatric physiotherapist and a music research provides hope for sick newborsn. Physiotherapists, doctors, music researchers and mathematicians at NTNU, St. Olavs Hospital and the University of Oslo have recently launched a fruitful, interdisciplinary project.…

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Prize for PCOS-research


Blogger: Elisabeth Darj   The Gemzell prize at Uppsala University has this year been awarded to Eszter Vanky, researcher at NTNU. Eszter Vanky, associate professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s and Women’s Healt, received this honor at Uppsala University 20. march 2014 and gave the prestigious “Gemzell lecture…

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A tiny fragment of tissue can tell a long story….


Blogger: Anna Mary Bofin         “Many of the cells of cancers, for example, may be somewhat like gland cells, yet a practised eye can distinguish them; they are heaped together disorderly and seldom have any lobular or laminar arrangements such as exists in the natural glands or…

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Can computer games help memory skills?


Blogger: Kristine Hermansen Grunewaldt Preterm children often have a reduced working memory capacity, which makes it more difficult to learn new things and overcome everyday challenges. But what if playin gcomputer games could improve their working memory? Our research group at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital decided to explore whether…

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Can ultrasound predict prolonged labour?

Gravid mage (iStockPhoto).

Blogger: Erik Andreas Torkildsen         Most women give birth naturally and without problems, but sometimes labour becomes prolonged. Common causes are weak contractions, the position of the baby, or that the baby is too large for the mother’s pelvis. Traditionally the midwives and doctors assess the progression…

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HUNT-data contributes to new insights on ankylosing spondylitis


Blogger: Vibeke Videm         We have known for some time that genetics play a great part in the risk for developing ankolysing spondylitis (Bekhterev’s disease), which leads to inflammation causing pain and stiffness of joints – especially in the back and pelvis. Through an international research collaboration…

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