Norwegian research aids bipolar patients

An international association is recommending use of a Norwegian treatment for patients with a bipolar disorder that’s deceptively simple: those using glasses with orange lenses that block out blue light became much better. “It didn’t take longer than a few minutes after putting on the glasses that I felt the whole world calmed down,” one […]

Reactor’s shutdown won’t halt research

After an embarrassing release of the news before an official decision was in place, the board of Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) has confirmed that it would permanently close the Halden Reactor. As environmental organizations cheered the decision, the board stressed that IFE will continue its nuclear research activities, concentrating on those that do […]

WWF leader takes new helm

Nina Jensen, who’s worked for environmental organization WWF for the past 15 years and most recently led it, is quitting to take over the helm of what’s billed as the world’s largest research and expedition vessel (REV). It’s financed by oil- and seafood tycoon Kjell Inge Røkke, but Jensen stressed she won’t be working for […]

Researchers battle multi-resistant bacteria

Researchers at the Universitiy of Oslo may have found a method that can contribute to the battle against multi-resistant bacteria, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported this this week. It involves using a computer to go through huge quantities of information about bacteria and analyzing all the possible cell changes that can occur. Researchers hope the method can […]

Nobel winners hit the jackpot again

Norway’s Nobel-winning research couple, May-Britt and Edvard Moser, are celebrating again this week after winning huge financial support for their work from the British-American widow of wealthy Norwegian real estate investor Egil Arne Braathen. Her donation will be matched by the foundation set up by another wealthy Norwegian who emigrated to the US, the late Fred […]

NTNU to rank as largest university

NTNU, the university in Trondheim that recently produced Nobel Prize-winning researchers, is set to become the largest in Norway after its board approved a merger with three university colleges in Gjøvik, Ålesund and Trondheim’s own home county of Sør-Trøndelag. The board was split over the merger, but the rectors of all four institutions of higher education favoured […]