Can the growth rate of brain tumours help predict survival?

MRI images of glioma segmentation

Bloggers: Anne Line Stensjøen, PhD Candidate, Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science (INB), and Asta Håberg, Professor and Centre Director, Centre of Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) Glioblastomas are tumours that originate from brain tissue. It is both the most common and most aggressive type of brain tumour. The median survival…



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Interpreting ultrasound images with neural networks

The femoral nerve (yellow) and femoral artery (red).

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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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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Brain changes in U-2 pilots due to altitude exposure – NATO high altitude research at NTNU

U-2 aeroplane. Photo: Dr Stephen McGuire USAF.

Bloggers: Marianne Bjordal Havnes, Post Doc Andreas Møllerløkken, Researcher, The Barophysiology group at the Department of circulation and medical imaging     Researchers are trying to find out why U-2 pilots operating in high altitude have  central nervous system changes in a NATO-led project involving researchers from the Barophysiology group at…



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