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Inside the ice caves on Svalbard

Svalbard’s cold climate means that its glaciers are solid and frozen to the ground. This allows for winter travel into unique ice caves that contain plants and material that froze into the glacial ice as it formed.

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Using Big Data to understand immune system responses

An enzyme found in many bacteria, including the bacterium that gives us strep throat, has given mankind a cheap and effective tool with which to edit our own genes. This technology, called CRISPR, is also being used to understand how the immune system responds to a viral attack.

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Robots that look like us

Japan is at the forefront of building all kinds of different robots, from industrial machines to robots that look like humans and can talk to us. The only purpose for these humanoid robots is to make us happy.

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Show your fingers to a neuroscientist

By comparing your index and ring fingers, a neuroscientist can tell if you are likely to be anxious, or if you are likely to be a good athlete.

Andelen barn med eksem har skutt i været siden 1960-tallet i industrialiserte land. For å forebygge barneeksem, viser studier at mors inntak av Biola er effektivt. Foto: Thinkstock

Cultured milk for mom prevents eczema in kids

A daily glass of the cultured milk product called Biola for mom while she is pregnant, and during the first months of breastfeeding helps prevent eczema in children up to the age of six.

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Mirror, mirror, will I have a heart attack?

A new smart mirror containing technology developed by NTNU researchers uses 3D-scanners and cameras to make measurements while you brush your teeth, giving you answers about your health minutes later.

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Norway’s long tradition of brewing Christmas beer

Norwegian breweries have been producing commercial Christmas beer over the last several centuries. Today’s variety of craft-brewed Christmas beers are among the most important brews a brewery can make, says NTNU beer enthusiast Anders Christensen.

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Men have the best sense of direction

But when women got a drop of testosterone under the tongue, several of them were able to orient themselves better in the four cardinal directions.

Av hundre familiemedlemmer var tretti rammet av kreft. Det er første gang en familie har blitt testet med en ny metode for gentesting ved NTNU og St. Olavs Hospital. Illustrasjon: NTNU / Kolbjørn Skarpnes

Family’s hereditary cancer gene found

When almost a third of a hundred members of one family had cancer, or were cured of cancer, researchers began to look for a cancer-causing gene in the family. They found it after fifteen years of genetic testing.

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Bad project management costs Norway millions

NTNU professor Wenche Aarseth collected information from several hundred project managers who together had done business in 39 countries. These answers gave her a recipe for success for global projects that cross national borders.

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Cycling helps ease arthritis pains

After ten weeks of hard workouts on a spinning bike twice a week, a group of women with arthritis found that their joints were less inflamed.

Estimater tyde på at målet med Mammografiprogrammet blir oppnådd. Men det har sin pris, først og fremst omfanget av overdiagnostisering, sier forsker Roar Johnsen. Foto: Katrine Nordli/Scanpix

Breast cancer is routinely overdiagnosed in Norway

For every life saved from breast cancer by the Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused problems.

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How should Norway legalize egg donation?

He made one of Norway’s first test tube babies. Now Professor Arne Sunde says that the Norwegian Biotechnology Council’s proposal for an egg donation programme in Norway is so poorly conceived that they should have just said no.

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No one wants to foot the bill for new antibiotics

Too many people die from infections related to injuries as little as a splinter in their finger. Scientists think the government strategy to address the problems posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is too narrow. Speeding up the development of new antibiotics will only happen when cancer can no longer be treated with modern medicine.

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Three out of four institutionalized children are severely mentally ill

A new report reveals that 76 percent of children and adolescents who live in Norwegian child welfare institutions have serious psychiatric diagnoses. Only 38 percent report that they receive appropriate psychiatric help. One youngster was moved 25 times under the direction of Norway’s Child Welfare Services.

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New app can help parents detect jaundice

Over half of all infants in the world develop jaundice after birth. Annually over 100,000 infants die as a result of the condition, and increasing numbers of afflicted children are growing up with brain damage

Matthew Hubble, deisgner og ingeniør, gjør den siste finjusteringen på gallakjolen han har designet til May-Britt Moser. Foto: Geir Mogen/NTNU

Gala dress with grid cell glitter

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: When May-Britt Moser accepts the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with her co-laureates Edvard Moser and John O’Keefe, she’ll be wearing a custom-made gala dress created by a designer who until a year ago was a tunnel engineer.

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Important to cultivate young academic talents

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Teachers need to recognize students who burn with curiosity and cultivate that inquisitiveness, 2014 Nobel Laureates May-Britt and Edvard Moser said Monday in a special panel discussion on Science in Scandinavia organized by the Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm.

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A “wow” ending of fog, jazz poetry and a tuba

2014 NOBEL PRIZE: Edvard and May-Britt Moser finished their Nobel lecture with a music video where NTNU music professors improvised over a Norwegian folk tune. The video was filmed in a dense fog where viewers see the faces of the musicians as they play.

– Vi vet at mye av volden fortsatt skjult for andre enn dem som opplever den direkte, sier forsker Marie Flem Sørbø. Illustrasjonsfoto: Thinkstock

Abuse can lead to postpartum depression

Women who experience abuse from someone they know have an 80 per cent higher chance of developing postpartum depression as women who have never been abused.

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Nasal spray treats heroin overdose

There is a much greater risk of dying from a heroin overdose in Norway than in a car accident. A new nasal spray aims to help save lives and prevent paramedics from being injured by needles used on drug addicts.