Unveiling connections between preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease

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Women with preeclampsia have up to eight times higher risk of later developing cardiovascular disease. CEMIR’s research group on Inflammation and Genetics in Pregnancy studies how the development of preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease are connected. The group has recently unveiled inflammatory mechanisms in the placenta and identified an important role…

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Could Trophoblasts be the Immune Cells of Pregnancy?

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Blogger: Guro Stødle and Line Tangerås PhD students, CEMIR   In the human body, infections (caused by bacteria or virus) and tissue injury may set off an inflammatory response, in which immune cells, blood vessels, proteins and other mediators work together to eliminate the threat and repair the damage. Pregnancy…

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Prize for PCOS-research


Blogger: Elisabeth Darj   The Gemzell prize at Uppsala University has this year been awarded to Eszter Vanky, researcher at NTNU. Eszter Vanky, associate professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children’s and Women’s Healt, received this honor at Uppsala University 20. march 2014 and gave the prestigious “Gemzell lecture…

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Global health in Trondheim

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Blogger: Elisabeth Darj       On the first of September I started my work as the first professor in Global Health at NTNU and I have now been asked to present myself. I’m most honored to have this job opportunity and it has been two intense, interesting and exciting…

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Can computer games help memory skills?


Blogger: Kristine Hermansen Grunewaldt Preterm children often have a reduced working memory capacity, which makes it more difficult to learn new things and overcome everyday challenges. But what if playin gcomputer games could improve their working memory? Our research group at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital decided to explore whether…

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