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Odobenus rosmarus

The boom and bust economy of the Greenland Norse walrus ivory trade

The Norse settlements on Greenland was founded by Erik the Red around 985 and lasted almost 500 years. New research show that the settlers hunted walrus and traded tusks and ivory across Europe during the Middle Ages, but the hunt became so intense that it may have led to the collapse of Norse Greenland. 

‘De sibirske trappene’, Russland.

New piece of the puzzle added for "the Great Dying"

It's not about the Black Death or the dinosaurs dying out. "The Great Dying" is an event in the geological perspective. The largest of all mass extinctions on Earth. We are at the end of the Permian Period, 252 million years ago.

Spebarn som mates med sonde i nesen

High standards for human milk banks in Norway

– Donor milk recipients are the smallest and most vulnerable members of our society. We are obliged to provide them with as good support as we possibly can, says Dr. Hedvig Nordeng at the University of Oslo.

Datadeling kan forbedre livet i byene

Data ownership is a recipe for better living in the city

Today, both public enterprises and private companies in the major cities collect large quantities of data about the citizens living in those cities, and most people derive little benefit from this. However, if the citizens own and control their own data, life in the city can be much better.

Kan mors medisiner passere over til barnet via brystmelken?

European mega-venture for safe medications during pregnancy

“It takes an estimated 27 years to determine if a novel medication can be used by pregnant women without risking adverse effects on the fetus or child. This just can’t continue any longer”, says Professor Hedvig Nordeng at the University of Oslo’s Department of Pharmacy.

Bakterier som Yersinia enterocoloitica bruker klebrige utvekster for å feste seg til et underlag

A novel antibiotic idea: Preventing bacterial stickiness

Antibiotics most commonly work by killing bacteria, for example by destroying their cell wall or by interfering with protein synthesis. Now researchers at UiO are launching a completely new idea: They want to prevent bacteria from sticking to a substrate, before an infection can even occur.