If van Gogh was a pathologist…

A false-colour image of a human breast cancer tissue. Image: Eugene Kim

Blogger: Eugene Kim, Post Doctor MR Cancer Group, Department of circulation and medical imaging       This image won the prize for Best Scientific Image at the 8th International PhD Conference in Medical Imaging 2016: Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s signature bold, sweeping brush strokes, this contemporary piece evokes…



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Tuberculosis – a complex enigma

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Blogger: Jane Atesoh Awuh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (SFF-CEMIR). Most often we become passionate and involved in issues in this life for very personal reasons. I am particularly drawn to infectious diseases because I hail from a society that is plagued…



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Fusion makes a difference – also in the prostate!

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Bloggers:  Ailin Falkmo Hansen (PhD candidate) and May-Britt Tessem (Research Scientist), MR Cancer group   Movember is around with a “trøndersk” spirit on Facebook, Instagram, and the city is filled with mustaches in different shapes and varieties. The goal is increased awareness of men’s health and prostate cancer – a disease we in the…



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CIUS fall conference day 2016

Speed updates. Photo: Kari Williamson/NTNU

The second CIUS full-day conference held on 23 November 2016 in Trondheim, attracted near 80 participants representing CIUS researchers, partners, collaborators and international speakers.  The day had a varied programme and ample opportunity for networking across work packages, institutions, and fields of speciality. CIUS director Asta Håberg opened the day…



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New Research School in Global Health

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– The aim of the Research School is to increase network activity between Ph.D.-candidates, thereby lowering the threshold to visit each other and cooperate, says Chairman Thorkild Tylleskär. –We believe that through this we will be able to facilitate for better research.



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How to outsmart a prostate cancer cell

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Blogger: Siver Moestue, Associate Professor MR Cancer Group, Department of circulation and medical imaging, NTNU     Cancer cells are notoriously difficult to deal with – partly because they have the ability to dodge the bullets we aim at them. They are inherently resistant to a lot of hostile conditions…



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Mapping the antiviral innate immune defense system

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Blogger: Richard Kumaran Kandasamy Associate Professor and Onsager Fellow at Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (SFF-CEMIR) Our innate immune system is the first and most important barrier of microbial threats such as viruses and bacteria.  It will sense, and in most cases, clear out these pathogens – but not always. A new…



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Improving quality of cardiac ultrasound images

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Blogger: Ali Fatemi, PhD Candidate Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), Department of circulation and medical imaging     Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number-one cause of death globally. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, 31% of all global deaths. One important factor in preventing cardiovascular…



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