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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Inflammation markers may indicate risk of ischemic heart disease

Illustrasjon av hjertet. Laget av Inga Thorsen Vengen.

 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

Rote og MR bilder.

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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