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Increased understanding of the diabetes-related disease CEL-MODY

The scientists believe that the disease can be explained by a mutation that changes the structure of a certain protein.

Zebras attracted to lethal anthrax grass

Grazing zebras in Namibia fall for a deadly temptation. Grass and vegetation grows better at spots where anthrax infections have caused animals to fall down, die and decompose.

Ebola’s deadly toll on healthcare workers

Ebola’s deadly effects on the Sierra Leonean healthcare community not only has repercussions for the delivery of health care, but on the training of future health care providers involved in an innovative Norwegian surgical training programme.

Danish scientists about to begin first ever stem cell trials on humans

Scientists from Denmark will be the first in the world to experiment with artificially grown brain cells.

More and more cows are catching colds

Respiratory infections in cattle pose a large and growing problem in Norway, resulting in impaired animal welfare and the increasing use of antibiotics. Simple measure to prevent infection can put a stop to the cold virus.

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.

Cooking up dangerous food

Scientists are making food with life-threatening bacteria in a pathogen pilot plant in Norway,

Cross-infection of foot rot between sheep and cattle

Foot rot is a serious and contagious hoof disease in sheep. New research has now revealed that cattle can also be carriers, even though they themselves are not seriously affected by the disease.

'We need to develop new vaccines'

Scientists are in a constant arms race against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Their goal is to develop vaccines that will last throughout our lives.

Pollen may increase suicide rates

Scientists have established a correlation between pollen count in the air and suicide rates in Denmark.