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Fake researcher fabricated finding that HPV vaccine causes cervical cancer

A research article alleging that HPV vaccines can cause cancer has now been withdrawn. "Extremely serious," says Karolinska Institutet.

European Research Council turns ten: After success comes uncertainty

After ten successful years, the European Research Council is facing uncertainty over future funding, while comments by Donald Trump and events in Europe are adding additional stress.

Young scientists react to Brexit

Uncertainty in residence status, jobs, and future funding. These are some of the concerns of young European scientists following the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU.

Scientists spread dubious number on debris in seas

Researchers have often said that ten percent of all the plastic manufactured ends up in the oceans. Where did they get that number?

Research to prevent future pandemics

What is the connection between parasitic infections and allergies?

In the eagle’s eyrie

Not everyone willingly participates in research projects. Some actually fight it beak and claw.

Norwegian research priorities for 2016

The Research Council of Norway is proposing an increase of NOK 1.1 billion for research in its input to the national budget for 2016. Special target areas in the proposed budget for 2016 include sustainability, innovation, the EU and world-leading research groups.

New method to detect toxin can replace animal testing

A chemical analysis can effectively detect botulism types, thus avoiding the need to sacrifice mice as part of the diagnostic process.

From bomb shelter beginnings to the Nobel Prize

Two neuroscientists in Norway started their research in a university bomb shelter, and then went on to build a world-class laboratory and win the Nobel Prize.

Student nurses get a grip on research

Student nurses comprehend and appreciate more research than students on the paths to becoming teachers or engineers.