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The University of Oslo is Norway's leading institution of research and higher education. Founded in 1811, it is Norway's oldest university. There are eight faculties at the University. The university has approx. 27,000 students and 6,000 employees.  The University's official language is Norwegian, but teaching is also provided in English in a number of Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes.

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  • Cells with a licence to kill

    The body's natural killer cells are programmed to kill without the intervention of any safety mechanism. Now researchers know why.
  • The hunt for prostate cancer

    New biomarkers can make hunting for prostate cancer more accurate.
  • Learning about allergies from skin disease

    A rare skin disease that gives fish scale-like skin is providing a new understanding of the role skin plays in the development of allergies.
  • Vaccine against pancreatic cancer

    A professor at the University of Oslo has developed a cancer vaccine that can prolong the life expectancy of patients with pancreatic cancer. Now he is testing a new vaccine that hopefully is able to kill all types of cancer cells.
  • Omega-3 and 6 for premature babies

    Premature babies are at greater risk of abnormal cognitive development and also have a higher incidence of concentration problems. Extra supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 in breast milk may benefit their development.
  • Immune cells from healthy people pulverise cancer

    Immune cells from healthy individuals could be the new immune cure for cancer. This treatment can kill cancer cells without destroying neighbouring cells.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beware of the limitless joys of nature

    If Norway does not set clearer limitations to the public access to land, we risk sawing off the branch we’re sitting on.
  • Lactic acid protects the brain

    Lactic acid has had a bad reputation for a long time. Now researchers have discovered that it in fact protects your brain.

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