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The gene that harms and protects us

Recent studies show that we all have a gene than can cause lethal blood clots, but also protect us against cell death during a stroke. This raises a dilemma for scientists.

Parents with young children most vulnerable after stroke

We think of stroke as an old-age problem, but 25 per cent of strokes happen in individuals under 65.

CF-sufferers get help from apps

People suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) are unable to absorb sufficient fats and proteins from the food they eat. But an app is on the way that will help them control their illness.

Nerve fibres’ secrets revealed

Nerve fibres, which transmit impulses from neurons, play a key role in the nervous system. Until now, no-one knew how they formed.

Children’s sleep and mental health are interrelated

Scientists have found a clear correlation between sleep problems and psychiatric problems in children.

Everyone needs to help keep society safe

We expect police to take the lead in keeping streets safe. But a new book says parents, teachers, social workers and others should play a much bigger role in preventing crime.

Calves need more motherly care

Calves are usually separated from cows right after birth. A new study indicates that they should get more time with their mothers.

More research on immigrants than national minorities

Researchers have access to statistical data on immigrants that don’t exist for Norway’s national and indigenous minorities.

Does society unravel as women pack up and leave?

Female labour migrants are criticised for abandoning their children in their home country. This stigma does not affect male migrants.

Researchers to trawl ocean for new biotechnology resources

Biodiversity hot spots in the ocean are an un-tapped resource for safer, cheaper and greener products.