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  • 3_gliacelle The brain`s forgotten cells Oct 10, 2014

    For a long time, researchers have neglected the 100 million glial cells found in our brains, but that is no longer the case. Now they have discovered that the glial cells cleanse the brain of waste.

  • 3_gambia Dramatic drop in maternal Mortality in Gambia Oct 10, 2014

    Long-term research collaboration has helped reduce maternal mortality in the Gambia to less than half its previous level over 14 years. However, the country is still facing numerous challenges in terms of health.

  • 3_kikhullsoperasjon Cutting the liver piece by piece Aug 25, 2014

    New surgical methods give hope to patients with cancer that has spread from the intestine to the liver. The disease can be changed from terminal to chronic by cutting the liver piece by piece using keyhole surgery.

  • 3_lymfekreft_forskere Predicting aggressive lymphoma Aug 25, 2014

    Each year, more than one thousand Norwegians develop lymphoma. A statistical genetic analysis can detect when the disease will be aggressive. Thereby, treatment can be initiated in time.

  • 3_lungekreft_ct_forskere Lung cancer is rarely detected by current x-ray procedures Aug 25, 2014

    Each year, nearly 3000 Norwegians develop lung cancer. Current x-ray- examinations capture only 20 percent of cases. With modern ultralow-dose CT, the radiologists hit the bull’s eye 90 per cent of the time.

  • 3_betennelse_forskere Overweight causes hazardous inflammations Aug 25, 2014

    Researchers have found a possible molecular explanation for why overweight is harmful. This new knowledge may provide new drugs for heart attack, stroke, cancer and chronic intestinal inflammation.

  • india Muslims in India under attack: Prosperity leads to violence May 12, 2014

    The continual and violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India are generally attributed to religion. Economic factors may provide a better explanation.

  • nhm-spermier-lifjeld Sperm cells compete in a never-ending race May 12, 2014

    Promiscuous bird species have less variation in their sperm cells. The explanation is the fierce competition that occurs between sperm cells when more than one male mates with the same female.

  • 1_odontolog_kjeve507 Saves loose teeth and jaws damaged by cancer Mar 18, 2014

    Periodontitis can cause teeth to come loose. Mandibular cancer can disfigure a face. With the aid of artificial, foam-rubber-shaped scaffolding, the body can be helped to repair the damage by itself.

  • 1_blaaskjell507 Quicker and cheaper toxicity checking of mussels Mar 7, 2014

    Mussels can cause serious poisoning. Current toxicity checks cost USD 2000 and take a week. A new method can provide an answer within a few hours and can cost as little as USD 35.



Apollon is the award winning magazine from the University of Oslo, published 4 times each year. (In Norwegian.)