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New methods for fecal source tracking

Fecal contamination in water is one of the most common reasons for human diseases. Molecular methods can reveal if the contaminants derive from human or animal excreta, and whether they constitute a health risk or not.

Pregnant and puffing on a smoke

Norwegian research shows that one out of four female smokers in Europe continue to smoke cigarettes during their pregnancies. Vivid differences are seen among the European countries in this regard.

Monitoring the movements of sea trout

The sea trout populations of central Norway have declined by as much as 60 percent. Researchers are trying to find the causes.

Gaming leads to better English

Youngsters who spend much time on certain computer games expand their English vocabularies.

Moth invasions cause damage in the sub-arctic birch forest

In just seven years, as much as one-third of the mountain birch forest in the North Calotte region was defoliated by two moth species. Researchers now have a better understanding of what happened.

Norway more innovative than previously suggested

Statistics Norway finds that Norway has far more innovators than indicated by previous international surveys of innovation capacity.

A major step towards better wheat

A new research breakthrough will enable us to develop more robust and better wheat varieties in the years ahead.

Case grows for genetic connection to CP

People who have relatives with cerebral palsy run a higher risk of having children with the same diagnosis. The closer the relative – the greater the risk.

Medical practice increases the risk of suicide

Patients who have tried to kill themselves with an overdose of prescription drugs, are prescribed even more medication after the attempt.

Bosses use social media at work more than employees

“Do as I say, not as I do” seems to be the motto of managers when it comes to using social media during working hours.