Tema: English

Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, Marianne Fyhn og Gaute Einevoll

Modeling the brain as an electrochemical machine

Today, electroencephalography (EEG) is used to survey the brain of patients with as diverse illnesses as epilepsy, sleep disorders, eating disorders and coma. Researchers at the University of Oslo aim to improve EEG by modeling the human brain as an electrochemical machine.

Anders Krabberød ved Institutt for biovitenskap

New insight from the wonderful world of radiolaria

Anders K. Krabberød had been stooping over his microscope for hours, looking for a tiny radiolarian rascal by the name of Sticholonche zanclea, and was close to giving up. Suddenly, Kate Bush appeared in his headphones, singing «Don’t give up». Krabberød continued and found the rascal – and showed that this is a really useful creature.

Elin Sørhus, forsker ved CEES og Havforskningsinstituttet

Oil pollution a threat to the haddock

Roe from haddock, a marine cold water species, has a dramatic response to oil pollution and among a varying list of injuries can develop a very deformed cranium at the larval stage. The response is more dramatic than previously detected in both freshwater and saltwater fish comfortable at slightly greater temperatures.


You can't blame the deer!

The last decades the disease Lyme borreliosis that is spread by ticks has been increasing, but this increase cannot be explained by the increasing deer population only.

Stephan Oepen

Saving our Nordic languages in the computer age

– We have to pave the way for non-commercial research on language technology. It is a too important field to be left alone to the computer industry, says Professor Stephan Oepen at the University of Oslo.