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Creating universal influenza vaccines

The Influenza Centre in Bergen is within touching distance of a flu vaccine that can outlast annual seasonal vaccines.

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.

No serious side effects from HPV vaccine

A study of nearly a million girls in Sweden and Denmark eradicates anxieties about mass vaccinations against the virus that causes cervical cancer.

Virus link ruled out in breast cancer and brain tumours

Viruses cause some 10 to 15 percent of all human cancers, but breast cancer and the most common malignant brain tumour – glioblastoma – are not among them.

Data services with in-built self-defence

Researchers are developing data systems which can adapt in the face of virus and hacker attacks. If software components are attacked they will be replaced automatically without any inconvenience to the user.

ISA virus infects salmon from within

New findings on the interaction between an influenza-related virus and the host have given new insight into the mechanisms of the serious fish disease Infectious salmon anemia (ISA).

Microbe masters

Viruses, bacteria and parasites make us sneeze, poop or scratch our behinds. Can they also be behind some of the world’s major cultural differences?

Why do you get the stomach flu?

Why is it so hard to avoid a virus that forces us into the bathroom and makes us stick our heads in the toilet bowl?

Where does all the snot come from?

How can humans produce so much phlegm or mucous?

Virus makes good E. coli bad

Some E. coli bacteria are harmless and some are dangerous from the outset. Then some become dangerous when they meet viruses. Scientists search for tools that will reduce this risk.