Tag Archives: Research

Anonymous job applications key to ending discrimination?

Kjell Ingolf Ropstad. Photo: Magnar Kirknes – NRK

KRF-politician Kjell Ingolf Ropstad wants to allow job seekers to apply anonymously in order to end discrimination as revealed in a new Norwegian study. Recently, Norwegian researchers did a study in which they fabricated1,800 job applications and sent them out to different companies. All of the "applicants" had the same qualifications and level of education, ...

Trondheim is the world’s most expensive city

Kanalen, Trondheim. Photo: ystenes, flickr

Trondheim is more expensive than both Zurich and Oslo, according to recent survey. A comparison of prices of 241,000 different goods and services puts Trondheim at the top of the list for the world's most expensive city, writes adressa.no. Behind the list of the 20 most expensive cities and the survey is the website Numbeo.com. This is ...

Skeleton in the closet

Sami family at spring (Easter) celebration. Photo: Mortsan

Indigenous law states that the Sami are a native people of Norway. Now, modern DNA researcher want to contribute to more accurate knowledge about the Sami people's origin by comparing DNA from contemporary Sami people to that of ancient Sami skeletons. But the Sami Parliament does not support such research. "We have received this query in ...

Norwegian Dr. Jørn Hurum Honored by National Geographic in Washington, D.C.

Jørn Hurum, Paleontologist

Norwegian paleontologist Dr. Jørn Hurum is awarded the National Geographic "Emerging Explorers Award" in Washington D.C. due to his excavations on Svalbard. “We search for fossils in the high Arctic, moving hundreds of tons of rock by hand in wet, freezing conditions. It’s fantastic.” Dr. Hurum explained to National Geographic. Dr. Hurum is ...

Promising future for r84

Dr. Martin Welschof is a co-founder and Managing Director of Affitech A/S. Affitech laboratories are in the Oslo Research Park. (Photo courtesy of Affitech)

Affitech tests exciting new anti-cancer drug candidate John Erik Stacy, 22 Feb 2011 Affitech has an exciting anti-cancer drug candidate, now known simply as r84, shown to fight cancer growth in animal trials. Like Avastin (Genentech), Herceptin (Roche), Erbitux (Merck) and other new anticancer drugs, r84 is a monoclonal antibody. This type of drug continues to be ...

His legacy carries on

Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl (left) was honored by Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., in 1996. During that event, he was introduced during the ceremony by colleague Dr. Donald Ryan of PLU. This year Dr. Ryan will give a presentation about Heyerdahl on Feb. 11 as part of the Nordic Spirit Symposium at California Lutheran University. Photo: Richard Londgren

Thor Heyerdahl's explorations will be featured in a presentation by colleague Donald Ryan to open annual Nordic Spirit Symposium at California Lutheran University By Richard Londgren Director of the Scandinavian Center California Lutheran University When the Nordic Spirit Symposium starts Feb. 11 at California Lutheran University, Dr. Donald Ryan of Pacific Lutheran University will open the 12th ...

Smartphone technology improves prosthetic limbs

Losing a limb can be a devastating experience, and while electrically powered prostheses can serve as a replacement for a lost arm, they are notoriously difficult to operate, and will never fully replace normal hand function. NTNU researchers are working to improve this situation through the use of smartphone technology. The ...

Joint Nordic research on the offensive: Look to the Nordics!

NordForsk is a Nordic organisation with responsibility for cooperation on research and researcher training in the Nordic region. Here represented by the secretariat. (Photo: Terje Heiestad)

“The Nordic countries have a good chance of influencing European research and innovation policy initiatives in areas where there is a common Nordic approach,” says Gunnel Gustafsson, Director of the Nordic research organisation NordForsk. NordForsk works to promote research and research policy cooperation among the Nordic countries. This year will mark five ...

A pioneer in a new era of vaccines

Dr. Ole Henrik Brekke, Vaccibody CEO, has contributed significant understanding to the function of human antibodies and is author of over 20 scientific papers.

Vaccibody puts new developments in cell biology and biotechnology to work John Erik Stacy, 6 Dec 2010 Vaccines have been so effective that many of us have all but forgotten the diseases that once ravaged our country. Ole Henrik Brekke, Vaccibody CEO, knows that vaccines can do even more. Brekke and the inventors from the University of ...

U.S. funds breakthrough Norwegian wound healing technology

The connection between a Norwegian company, a top-ranked American Public University, wounded soldiers, and brown seaweed might be hard for the common eye to decipher, but for the Norwegian biopharmaceutical company, AlgiPharma AS, the answer is as clear as a million bucks, or rather make that $1.6 million. The 2010 Fiscal Year US Defense Appropriations ...