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Fast or slow prostate cancer?

Some types of prostate cancer progress so slowly that the patient never requires treatment. The challenge now is to find out which patients need treatment and which don't.

Cod grow larger with more light

Light conditions affect not only a cod’s puberty, but also its muscular development and ultimately its full size. The search for the optimal growth genes is on.

World’s most claustrophobic lab

Two hundred metres below a Norwegian glacier, researchers take samples while the laboratory melts slowly over their heads.

Public libraries promote inclusion

Loan statistics go down, but more people visit the libraries. In an increasingly multicultural society, libraries are more important than ever before.

With kids in the house, mothers are less satisfied

A mother’s life satisfaction and relationship satisfaction goes downhill in the first years following pregnancy and birth, according to a new study of more than 67,000 women.

Vaccine against pancreatic cancer

A professor at the University of Oslo has developed a cancer vaccine that can prolong the life expectancy of patients with pancreatic cancer. Now he is testing a new vaccine that hopefully is able to kill all types of cancer cells.

Animals that might exist

Cryptozoology isn’t just about abominable snowmen and dinosaurs hiding out in highland lakes. Normal animals also have their place in the study of creatures that are still hypothetical. Anyway, what do we mean by normal?

Norwegian researchers encounter Chinese wall

Researchers in Norway feel China is taking retribution against them because the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 was awarded to the Chinese writer and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

Targeted DNA vaccine uses an electric pulse

Future vaccines against infections, influenza and cancer can be administered using an electrical pulse and a specially-produced DNA code, which programs the body’s own cells to produce a super-fast missile defence.

Fishermen want cod

Better prices cause the coastal fleet to prioritise cod over haddock and saithe.