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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When and how does CP strike?

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There is still great uncertainty surrounding the causes of cerebral palsy (CP), but new research suggests that the brain injury which leads to CP in infants with low birth weight occurs before they are born. In premature children the causes are often a combination of several risk factors; whereas in…



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Making handheld ultrasound easier to use

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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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Predicting complications after heart surgery

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Predicting the risk of heart problems and the need for prolonged respirator treatment after heart surgery is now possible before the patient enters the operating theatre. “Our models may be used to identify high-risk patients in order to provide a basis for a meaningful informed consent; for making decisions on…



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Minimizing diving risk in extreme environments

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With increasing activities in Arctic and Antarctic waters for scientific and commercial purposes, it is becoming ever more important to reduce the risks associated with diving in extreme environments. This has been the focus of a recently completed PhD thesis at the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging (ISB) at…



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