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Why do schizophrenia patients die earlier than other people?

The average life expectancy of Norwegians with schizophrenic disorders is 62 years. If you also have a drug problem, it goes down to 47 years. “It’s difficult to understand why this isn’t prioritized by the health services,” says a veteran psychiatric researcher.

How many CWD-infected animals are out there?

Norwegian scientists present new tools to improve estimates of chronic wasting diseases among wild deer.

Men live longer with ALS than women

Stephen Hawking lived for more than 50 years with ALS. In Norway, more men than women use medicine to combat the disease and they live longer with the diagnosis, a Norwegian study shows.

How your brain decides whether to run or walk

Two centres in the brain decide when you should walk or run.

New gene therapy gives hope to people born with inherited eye disorder

We are now on the cusp of being able to offer hope to the thousands of patients who suffer from inherited retinal degeneration.

Scientists can finally explain how autoimmune disease spreads

“It’s a negative spiral,” says scientist behind new study.

Scientists map how the brain fights viruses

New research has identified how the brain fights viral infections. The results may have implications for the fight against everything from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and depression.

Old drugs can treat new diseases

Scientists find more that 30,000 possible new applications for existing drugs.

Male circumcision greatly increases risk of urinary tract problems

Circumcised boys are 16-26 times more likely to develop urinary tract problems, shows new research.

Scientists discover mechanisms behind aggressive forms of cancer

Scientists have discovered the mechanisms that can explain how cancer genes are switched on and off.