Christian Doeller wins Radboud Science Award

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Christian Doeller at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience has been awarded the Radboud Science Award for his research on how the brain links memories of different events to form one coherent memory. To answer this question, he and his team used pictures and videos of the computer game “The…



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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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New insight in the development of immunity to parasitic worms

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By Menno Oudhoff, Researcher, Centre of Molecular Inflammation Reseach (CEMIR)     The gastrointestinal tract is a common site for infection by a variety of pathogens. Helminth infections continue to be major causes of disease worldwide, and are a significant burden on health care systems. For example, gut-dwelling parasitic worms…



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Interpreting ultrasound images with neural networks

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Blogger: Erik Smistad, PostDoc at Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS)       Neural networks have recently achieved incredible results for recognising objects such as cats, coffee cups, cars and plants in photographs. These methods are already used by companies like Facebook and Google to identify faces, recognize voice…



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Successful international conference on molecular inflammation in Trondheim

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May 30th – June 2nd CEMIR organized an international conference on mechanisms of molecular inflammation. The venue was Kunnskapssenteret at NTNU/ St. Olavs Hospital. 200 delegates from 20 different countries participated and made this conference an important arena to foster further innovative research on molecular mechanisms and regulation of inflammation.…



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Kavli Neuroscience Prize 2016

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  The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is shared between Eve Marder, Brandeis University, USA, Michael Merzenich, University of California San Francisco, USA, and Carla Shatz, Stanford University, USA. They receive the prize “for the discovery of mechanisms that allow experience and neural activity to remodel brain function”.   From left:…



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Ask a researcher: Spatial memory

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This time Debora Ledergerber, Researcher at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience/Centre for Neural Computation/Egil and Pauline and Fred Kavli Centre for Cortical Microcircuits, will answer questions from one of our readers. Q: My husband has close to no spatial memory (hand-eye coordination is far above average and making maps is…



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