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Gender-quota boardrooms come at a high price

Boardroom gender quotas seem to be a success story. According to a new study, affected companies pay a high price for the gender quota law.

More fish found deeper in the ocean

The amount of fish in the world is being reassessed upwards. Some ten billion tonnes of fish that live at depths down to a kilometre are not fished at all. A University of Bergen professor thinks this biomass will be much more important for humankind in the future.

Photochemicals brighten hopes in bile duct cancer treatment

A Norwegian technology for delivering cancer-fighting medications to targeted parts of the body is showing promising results. The technology has been used on cancers in the head and neck region and will now be tried out on cancer of the bile duct.

Acute family stress can impact a child’s immune system

High levels of stress in a family can undermine a child’s immune system, making it easier for viruses and bacteria to do their worst.

The price of obesity surgery

Women who have undergone obesity surgery call for psychological follow-up. Unforeseen problems require better individual counselling.

Business in China equals relationships

To succeed in China, it is not enough for companies to be market-oriented and willing to learn. They must also adapt their operations to the Chinese relationship orientation.

Prompt detection hastens healing of psychoses

Individuals whose serious psychoses are detected and treated within just a few weeks of being diagnosed appear to have double the chance of being in sound mental health ten years later.

Respiratory problems plague king crab workers

Preliminary figures show that workers who process red king crabs have higher than average problems with coughing and wheezing.

Tourism cannot sustain North Norway

Norwegian national planners have a tendency to tout the importance of tourism for northern Norway. But tourism does not necessarily make a local community in the North more vigorous.

Urgent need to recycle rare metals

Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU.