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Targeted DNA vaccine uses an electric pulse

Future vaccines against infections, influenza and cancer can be administered using an electrical pulse and a specially-produced DNA code, which programs the body’s own cells to produce a super-fast missile defence.

Locating hazardous substances

Large areas of the seabed in a Norwegian fjordsystem are polluted with hazardous substances. To remedy this, researchers have developed models that point out the worst patches of the seabed.

Ten percent of us can stop climate change

If only ten percent of us are able to change our mentality and lifestyle, we can stop climate change. So says Professor Karen O'Brien, who helped write the new UN report.

Fetus constantly active right up until birth

The common view held by health care personnel that the fetus becomes less active during late pregnancy is wrong.

No fan of music and mathematics

You can hand a drumstick to an ape, but you can’t make it play a beat. This could be one of the reasons why apes have not developed an advanced language.

Finland, the new lithium powerhouse?

Lithium is in high demand all over the world. Now mining for the valuable metal is about to start in Finland.

Will not fish underused species

Norwegian fishermen do not want to fish untraditional marine species despite the overwhelming number of reports that indicate great potential.

Sitting it out

Youngsters in Norway today are not as fit as earlier generations, and even the best perform less well. Researchers now warn that a wave of inactivity could have a major long-term health impact.

Less pain for the physically active

Physically active individuals suffer less from chronic pain and enjoy better mental health. Cancer patients, too, benefit from exercise. Everyone can profit from getting up off the sofa.

From biodiesel by-product to tilapia farming

Large amounts of rapeseed from the production of biodiesel can be used in feed for Nile tilapia, one of the most important fish species in global aquaculture.
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