Stave churches in Norway older than previously believed
A new method of measurement has helped scientists date some stave churches more accurately than in the past. The method shows that several stave churches are older than the dates previously attributed to them.
Cholesterol crystals play an active role in stroke, heart attacks
Cholesterol crystals form from “bad” cholesterol and are found in plaques that line blood vessels. When these plaques rupture, they can cause heart attacks or strokes. New research suggests that cholesterol crystals in plaques can actually trigger strokes and heart attacks.
Conflicting consequences of climate change for Arctic geese
Climate change is the big wild card when it comes to the survival of many Arctic species. A new study shows that climate change will be both good and bad for Svalbard barnacle geese populations — although the balance may tip depending upon the severity of future temperature increases and how other species react.
Slow loris study reveals: The human rhythm of sleep can be much older than expected
People typically sleep seven to eight hours in one stretch and stay awake for the rest of the day. Evolutionary scientists have assumed that this rhythm of sleep arose when our early ancestors went from being nocturnal to diurnal, but a new study of the Javan slow loris indicates that the human way of sleeping is much older.
How personas can help the Norwegian industry create sustainable food products
Innovation researchers from Nofima are helping the food industry adapt to climate change and plant-based food trends, by introducing them to user characters – or personas.
How the sharing economy affects local housing and tourist markets
The prevalence of a substantial number of Airbnb providers may lead to bottlenecks in rental housing markets. Regional planners and policy-makers in Norway and across the world have therefore begun to consider imposing restrictions to regulate this hitherto unregulated business model.Click to add subtitle
Healthy students got rhabdomyolysis after intense exercise
The dreaded condition known as rhabdomyolysis may be much more common after a particularly intense training session than you’d think. But for most people, the only symptom is being slightly more sore than usual.
Electronic prescribing does not prevent medication errors
Despite the fact that almost all doctors use e-prescriptions, patients are still harmed by medication errors, and at least a thousand die each year. Senior researcher Kari Dyb at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research studies the consequences of new technology in the health services.
People are embracing plant-based, ready-made food – but is it always healthy?
A dairy-based cheese may be healthier than your vegan option. For now anyways. Resarchers are experimenting with peas and beans to create healthier plant-based alternatives.
Increased risk for skin cancer with increased solarium use
There are only few studies investigating the association between solarium use and risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the skin. A new study from the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo, published in JAMA Dermatology 2nd of October 2019, shows a clear association between number of solarium sessions and SCC development.
University of Oslo's Life Science Open Call Awarded to The Lancet One Health Commission
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO)’s Medical Faculty is proud to announce that we have received support for the work and output of The Lancet One Health Commission from the UiO Life Science Open Call.
Debunking renewable energy myths
‘Old, familiar myths are easier to tell and easier to grasp than are new ideas’, says Indra Øverland. But that doesn’t mean they are correct, according to this NUPI researcher, who has examined four assumptions about renewable energy and geopolitics.
Climate change threatens coffee production: This is how farmers can adapt
Norwegians love coffee, and we are no strangers to a little bit of chocolate either. But a warmer climate now threatens our preferences – and even worse – the livelihood of thousands of farmers in Central America.
Musicians tend to have Type B personality
Does the circadian rhythm of musicians differ from the circadian rhythm of other people? This is one of the questions for which several psychologists at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences sought answers.
A producer treaty should complement the Paris Agreement
In their article "The case for a supply-side climate treaty", recently published in the prestigious journal Science, nine Norwegian economists argue that a new climate treaty between producers of oil, coal and gas can help curb global warming. According to the researchers, such a supply-side treaty, supplementing the Paris Agreement, would increase the chances of reaching the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming well below two degrees.