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Inflammatory diseases

Experiments Show That an “Unknown” Enzyme Fights Inflammation

Inflammatory diseases such as COPD and septicemia (blood poisoning) represent a growing threat to public health.  These conditions are commonly the result of an...
brain tumour

The Larger the Brain, the Greater the Risk of a Brain...

For the first time – in Norway and internationally – researchers have looked at the direct correlation between brain size and cancer risk in...
spin current

When 80 Microns Is Enough

Physicists have managed to send and control a spin current across longer distances than ever before – and in a material that was previously...
coastal cruise ships

Coastal Cruise Ships with Wings on the Bow Are on the...

Ships with wings? Researchers are piloting this NTNU-spawned technology on new coastal cruise ships now being tested in Trondheim. The wings – or foils...
solar cells

In the Future, Our Houses Will Have Built-In Solar Cells

This autumn, the four-year EU project, PVadapt, will start developing an adaptable and multifunctional BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) system of substantially lower cost than...
miniature lasersvideo

Building Miniature Lasers with Nanowires

A large machine with all manner of assorted protruding pipes stands ready for action in one of the labs at NTNU’s Department of Electronic...
skin cells

Researchers Make Mini-Brains from Skin

By reprogramming skin cells to become brain cells, researchers have managed to cultivate lots of mini human brains. Some of them have begun to...
Nasal spray

Nasal Spray Developed at NTNU Promises to Save Lives in Twelve...

Last year, 8441 people in Europe died from drug overdoses. Most were men, and most were in the prime of life. They were found...
Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Many Pregnant Women

One in three pregnant women has a vitamin D deficiency at the end of her pregnancy, a study recently published in PLOS ONE has...
Driverless ferriesvideo

Driverless Ferries to Replace Footbridges

As towns grow, the need arises for more river and canal crossings. But bridges are expensive and hinder the flow of boat traffic. An autonomous...
robot vision

Robot Vision Makes Solar Cell Manufacture More Efficient

“The price of solar-generated electricity continues to plummet, and the technology is taking over as the least expensive form of energy in more and...
Ambulance dronesvideo

Ambulance Drones on the Horizon

Autonomous drones with room for passengers could become a reality within five years. They have many potential uses. Taxi drones are now being tested...

Why You Feel Hungrier After You Lose Weight

Obesity continues to be growing problem in the developed world, and Norway, where one in four people is overweight, is no exception.   A recent study...
ADHD

Ten Findings About ADHD, Behavioural Disorders and Overweight in Children

These are some of the findings from the Trondheim Early Secure Study (TESS, Norwegian TTiT) longitudinal research project. The project began 10 years ago,...
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...