Trans-Arctic shipping and the tragedy of the polar ice cap
The Arctic sea ice is melting. Areas that previously have been covered with ice are opening up, facilitating increased access for ship traffic in the Arctic Ocean. How can the need for preservation of the vulnerable Arctic environment meet the world's need for trade and transport?
Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson's
Using data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers at the University of Bergen have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
Bubbles in the blood fight pancreatic cancer
The use of microbubbles nearly doubles the survival time of patients with pancreatic cancer, a new Norwegian clinical trial shows. This is the first time this technique is used to treat patients.
The Arctic is getting wetter
In the last few winters, the airport in Longyearbyen in Svalbard was often closed because of rain. One of the major issues climate researchers deal with is how precipitation changes as the temperatures are rising all over the Arctic.
North Europeans resisted farming
North Europeans resisted adaption of farming and herding when these practices arrived in Europe about 8,000 years ago, according to a new study conducted by a team including Archaeology Professor Francesco d’Errico at the University of Bergen.