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overweight

Overweight Children More Likely to Underestimate Their Size

Estimating your own body size and weight can be difficult. It turns out that this is true not only for adults, but also for...
melatonin

Melatonin Offers Hope for Brain-Damaged Children

MELATONIN: “The hormone melatonin can help children with brain damage. But it can’t yet be used effectively. My research aims to make treatment accessible,”...
Sexual harassment

All Forms of Sexual Harassment Can Cause Psychological Harm

“Being exposed to non-physical sexual harassment can negatively affect symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative body image and low self-esteem,” say Associate Professor Mons Bendixen...
hepatitis c

How Hepatitis C wages Guerrilla Warfare

HEPATITIS: The Hepatitis C (HCV) virus is a sly enemy to have in one’s body. Not only does it manage to make itself invisible...
tuberculosis

How Tuberculosis Hides in the Body

Tuberculosis bacteria hide in the very cells that would normally kill them. Now we know more about how they evade recognition. Tuberculosis affects millions of...
Physical Therapy

Less Physical Therapy Just as Effective

The queues for treatment with physiotherapists in Norwegian municipal clinics are often long. Perhaps unnecessarily long. It’s a scenario that probably holds true across the...
prostate cancer

Who Needs Prostate Cancer Treatment?

Every year around 5000 men in Norway are diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is the most common cancer among men in Europe. Many different types...
cancer cells

Delivers Medicine to Cancer Cells While Protecting Healthy Cells

Cancer of one form or another will affect roughly one-third of all Norwegians. Yet cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, have helped many of those with...
snake robot

A Giant Subsea Snake Robot

It’s a kind of anaconda, and its first iteration was even named “Anna Konda.” Now, a full decade later, the snake is almost full-grown. And...
UV LED

Norway Pioneers New UV LEDs

Norwegian entrepreneurs want to replace expensive and polluting mercury lamps. Now they have the financing to do it. UV LED: An NTNU spinoff company called...
blood vessels

Blood Vessels Prove You’re You

NTNU researchers have found a way to identify people through finger vein recognition. This authentication system shows promise as a more secure passport control...
Weight Loss

Possible Treatment for Deadly Weight Loss

Many cancer patients are susceptible to potentially lethal weight loss. Now researchers understand better why this happens, and perhaps how to prevent the condition. Cachexia:...
technology

Living with Zero-emission Technology

How does technology change people, and how do people change in response to technology? Sixteen people volunteered to live in a high-tech, zero-emission house...
fuel cell

Fuel of the Future

Norway’s role as a pioneer in the field of hydrogen technology started more than a century ago at a waterfall. In the steep mountain...

Finding life — and farming minerals — deep under the sea

Japanese researchers have access to the largest scientific vessel ever constructed, one that has a 120 metre tall derrick capable of drilling to 7500...
Medicine factories

Medicine factories in space to shape the future of space travel

He was the very first person to walk in space. A rescue team on skis brought him to safety after an emergency landing in...
Arctic

Creating Systems That Understand the Arctic

Travelling in ice-choked waters can be a daunting affair. Ocean ice is treacherous and constantly moving. Icebergs can drift in and do great damage,...
obesity

Eating Only During Active Hours Reduces Risk of Obesity

FASTING: Researchers at NTNU recently published an article about obesity and eating patterns, based on experiments done on rats. Fifty rats were part of the...
greener batteries

Super Microscopes Help Make Greener Batteries

Scientists are working feverishly to make better batteries. Batteries are an important part of the transition to green energy, particularly for transportation. They need...
cyborg

I, Cyborg

Cyborgs have been part of our fantasy world since the start of the science fiction genre. The interface between living organisms and machines has...