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Human vaccines to aid farmed fish

Scientists will use compounds from human vaccines to improve vaccines for aquaculture fish stocks.

Creating universal influenza vaccines

The Influenza Centre in Bergen is within touching distance of a flu vaccine that can outlast annual seasonal vaccines.

Danish scientists can soon predict which diseases you’ll get

Data from more than six million Danish patients has allowed scientists to map out how illnesses develop. In the future they will be able to predict which diseases will affect you.

Implanted electrodes curtail Parkinson’s

New research documents why electrical stimulation of the brain enables Parkinson’s patients to reduce medications.

Helping to reduce hospital admissions for COPD patients

Patients can use tablet computers to report their daily condition. Hospitals can pick up early symptoms, take action and thereby reduce admissions.

Safer flights for COPD patients

A new method makes it simpler for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to know whether they need extra oxygen during flights.

Screening doesn’t curb heart disease deaths

A Norwegian study concludes there is little to gain by screening the general population for cardiovascular problems.

Genetic findings offer hope to liver patients

Researchers have identified nine new genetic loci that are important in the development of a serious liver disease.

Scientist: Antidepressants cause addiction

A Danish meta-analysis claims antidepressants lead to addiction but the study’s result is met with serious reservations.

When bone-eating cells gain the upper hand

Advanced osteoporosis is often the most severe sequela, or resulting condition, of plasma cell cancer. Abnormally functioning stem cells are a key causal factor.