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Expectant mothers deserve better info on use of medications

New research on information of the effects of medications used in pregnancy take risks seriously and seeks multidisciplinary help to avoid coming across as alarmist.

Salmon puberty gene discovered

Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon. They identified the gene and revealed its secret.

Good cholesterol is getting even better

Cholesterol is far better than its bad reputation. Good HDL cholesterol can actually limit atherosclerosis.

Researchers are testing new method against antibiotic resistant bacteria

Norwegian researchers are experimenting with a new compound that could disarm multi-resistant bacteria.

Women not very involved in politics on Facebook

Researchers has looked into what 20 million users like on Facebook. Its conclusion is that men are interested in politics, women in the environment. Young Norwegian women are among the least involved in civic affairs in the world.

Power and politics needed to revise newly acquired subsidiaries

One key to success in knowledge transfer when a multinational corporation takes over a subsidiary is finding the right balance between give and take.

Coaches burn out in top-level sport

One in four top-level coaches suffers a high level of fatigue at the end of the season.

Curbing antibiotic usage requires stronger grip on doctors

Computerised constraints on the writing of prescriptions for antibiotics are needed in hospitals and in general practices, asserts Norwegian chief physician.

Digital models of individual patients’ hearts help optimise surgery

Every heart is unique. Cardiologists and engineers have teamed up to simulate the structure and blood flow of patients’ hearts using ultrasound and modern software. This can raise the success rate of surgical procedures.

Kon Tiki 2 sets sail

Two balsa rafts have sailed from Lima, Peru for the Easter Island. In six weeks the expedition will return after a trip of more than 5000 nautical miles. The rafts are equipped for full scale oceanographic research and the first attempt in our time to show how ancient mariners sailed the Pacifics.
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