Norway’s Nobel laureates take up the fight against Alzheimer’s Developing an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is the long-term goal of a new national research centre in Norway. Nobel laureates Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser will lead the K. G. Jebsen Centre for Alzheimer’s Disease, aimed at determining how Alzheimer’s
Instagram makes it easier to exercise People who followed researchers’ motivational posts on Instagram got more enjoyment out of their training sessions. Just a couple of minutes over the course of four weeks was enough to make a difference. Exercising can be a chore. We know it’s good for us,
algae Single-celled organisms, once considered plants (they aren’t). As aquatic organisms, they grow in water. Like green plants, they depend on sunlight to make their food. aquatic An adjective that refers to water. aquifer Rock that can contain or transmit groundwater. biodegrade (adj. biodegradable) To break down into simpler materials, based on the activity
A revolution in vaccine development – but will we all benefit? By manipulating the “instruction manuals” that control cell function in our bodies, we will soon be able to combat many diseases, including the new coronavirus outbreak. However, in the worst scenario, such innovations will only benefit the rich. Recently,
3-D printing: A means of producing physical items — including toys, foods and even body parts — using a machine that takes instructions from a computer program. That program tells the machine how and where to lay down successive layers of some raw material (the “ink”) to create a three-dimensional object.
Sledding, skating, snowshoeing, skiing and more can provide hours of entertainment on short winter days. But cold temps can bring more than frosty fun. They can also put people at risk of serious — and permanent — damage to skin and other tissues. Called frostbite, such injury can be difficult
Place names describe Scandinavia in the Iron and Viking Ages Every now and then, researchers are lucky enough to experience a Eureka moment — when a series of facts suddenly crystallize into a an entirely new pattern. That’s exactly what happened to Birgit Maixner from the NTNU University Museum when