Twice as many women as men suffer from headaches. Migraines are the leading cause of disability for people under the age of 50.
the Human body
Detecting colon cancer early is the key to survival and quality of life. Researchers at NTNU are working to make it easy for people to check their intestines from home.
Many people who experience problems with memory after a stroke regain their memory within three months.
How can we get an artificial hand or foot to communicate with the brain? NTNU researchers want to use the fat layer just under our skin.
According to science, women feel the cold more than men. But how do women respond to heat stress compared with men? The answer to this question may help us to make better protective clothing for firefighters of both sexes.
Patients with morbid obesity experienced improvement in their quality of life and distinctly fewer episodes of overeating after ten weeks with a new treatment method developed at NTNU.
Even the toughest “soldiers” in our immune system are not tenacious enough to knock out cancerous tumours. NTNU professor Øyvind Halaas aims to do something about that.
After conducting the largest study on osteoarthritis in the world, researchers are now on track to develop a medicine that can slow it down.
Many people have been robbed of a very basic need during the pandemic: physical contact. Human touch triggers hormones like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. Hormones that make us feel good flourish when we touch each other.
An NTNU researcher has discovered what happens in the genes of divers with decompression sickness. The breakthrough is gaining international attention after more than a century of searching for the causes of divers’ disease.
Nobel laureate and Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience founding director and professor Edvard Moser says a new technology “opens doors to experiments we could only dream about 5 years ago.” The technology in question is called Neuropixels 2.0, a new favourite in the neuroscientists’ toolbox.
The risk of dying from heart disease, chronic lung disease or diabetes in adulthood is twice as high for preemies —premature infants — as for the general population. Even those who were born just two to three weeks before term have a slightly increased risk.
Nine hundred people from Trøndelag county have donated their bodies to research when they die. Why do they do it, and what are the bodies actually used for? Come on into the anatomical laboratory at NTNU.
Having several chronic health problems at the same time is common – especially among people with the fewest resources.
Bone marrow cancer is currently an incurable disease that affects about 400 people in Norway every year. Professor Therese Standal at NTNU has now found an important reason for bone destruction in people with this disease.
A lot of people struggle with poor memory and impaired attention after a concussion, but how they experience their symptoms differs from their test results.
Sleep deprivation makes us feel less happy, active, attentive and purposeful, according to a new sleep study from NTNU.
The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Human Affairs recommends more physical activity and less sitting time. But that isn’t the right approach to managing neck and back pain for everyone, according to research from NTNU.
Road dust can be a big problem in the winter, especially in northern climes where the use of studded tyres is allowed. Researchers are now studying how the type of stone used in asphalt affects the amount and harmfulness of dusty particulate matter that gets kicked up as studded tyres chew into the asphalt.
A daily 10-minute training session using an app could reduce migraine attacks for many sufferers, according to researchers.
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.
Cholesterol crystals form from “bad” cholesterol and are found in plaques that line blood vessels. When these plaques rupture, they can cause heart attacks or strokes. New research suggests that cholesterol crystals in plaques can actually trigger strokes and heart attacks.
Most people think it’s a good thing that public health authorities propose preventive health measures. The greatest resistance is found among individuals who need these measures the most – such as smokers, people with unhealthy diets or who don’t exercise.