Ask a Researcher: Computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics

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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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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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CP – risks and treatment

X-ray of hips of patient with cerebral palsy.

Every year 120 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) in Norway. The causes are many and complex, and there are also different methods for treating its complications. Researchers are now working on an overview of risk factors and treatment methods to improve prevention and treatment. PhD-candidate Areej Ibrahim Elkamil…



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Playtime at the lab

Hand function test in children with CP.

A test based on play is being developed at NTNU to measure and analyse spontaneous hand use among children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim is to contribute to better treatment, making everyday life easier. “We know little about the development of hand function among children with cerebral palsy affecting…



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Omega-3 slows growth in some cancer cells

Caroline Hild Pettersen

The health benefits of omega-3 are well known, and now researchers have found that the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can reduce growth in some cancer cells. Cand.scient. Caroline Hild Pettersen and colleagues at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s and Women’s Health (LBK), NTNU, have studied omega-3 fatty…



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