Ducks are no lovebirds. To call their sex life unromantic would be quite an understatement. If you take a close look at the nest of a mallard duck, you will often find that it contains eggs fertilized by more than one male. So it seems that finding the right father of Duckburg’s Huey, Dewey and Louie could prove a difficult task.
New methods have made it possible to determine the Atlantic cod's gender genetically. This could increase profits on cod in aquaculture.
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.
Norwegian and Canadian scientists have completed a survey among 9000 pregnant women in nearly 20 countries and charted the consumption of different herbal remedies.
Has the hit TV show become far too bloody? Surprisingly, statistical analyses actually indicate that the fictional show is quite realistic compared to a real life medieval civil war.
Personalized medicine is the new mantra of the Health Care system. Chemists at UiO are contributing in the development of simpler, faster and more reliable tools of diagnostics.
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.
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.
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.
The coming four years, the University of Oslo is spending NOK 100 millions on a big innovation project. The project will be organized in two innovation clusters.