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PNAS publication:Allows for new treatment of covid-19 patients

From left: Søren Pischke, Tom E. Mollnes and Jan C. Holter
From left: Søren Pischke, Tom E. Mollnes and Jan C. Holter

Researchers from Oslo University Hospital and Vestre Viken show that activation of the innate immune system contributes to breathing difficulties in covid-19 patients. In a study recently published in the prestigious journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science" they show that systemic and long-term activation of the complement system occurred in 39 Norwegian covid-19 patients who were hospitalized.

OUH scientists Søren Pischke and Jan Cato Holter are shared first authors, and Tom Erik Mollnes is last author. They have also written a populuar science article about the findings.

Industry development agreement for innovative eye syringe

Morten C. Moe (left) and Jan Teje Andersen
Morten C. Moe (left) and Jan Teje Andersen

The Department of Ophthalmology at Oslo University Hospital and the Laboratory of Adaptive Immunity and Homeostasis of both Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, have entered an industry development agreement with the Dutch medical device company SJJ Solutions. The collaboration has resulted in a prototype of a tailor-made syringe optimised for eye injections.

Clinical trials and research projects at Oslo University Hospital related to patients with COVID-19 and SARS CoV-2 infection

On this web page you will find an overview over planned and ongoing clinical trials and other research projects at Oslo University Hospital related to COVID-19 and SARS CoV-2 infection. The information has been retrieved from applications to the regional ethics committee, the Norwegian Research Council, other funding sources, or directly from the researchers behind the projects.

First in the world with unique immunotherapy

Else Marit Inderberg and Sebastien Wälchli
Else Marit Inderberg and Sebastien Wälchli

Based on a licence from Else Marit Inderberg and Sebastien Wälchli’s group at The Section of Cell Therapy at Oslo University Hospital, the company Zelluna Immunotherapy is developing natural killer cells that are steered by T cell receptors. The aim is to offer different forms of targeted immunotherapy treatments that do not have to be individually tailored for each patient. Zelluna Immunotherapy receives NOK 83 million from investors and the Research Council of Norway to continue its work on this new form of cancer immunotherapy.

The UiO's Innovation Prize for 2020 awarded to Bjarne Bogen

Bjarne Bogen
Bjarne Bogen

A unanimous prize committee highlights Bogen’s contributions to medical vaccine research as critical to the field of medicine and research-based innovation at the University of Oslo. Bjarne Bogen is head of the Cellular and Molecular Immunology research group at the Department of Immunology, under the Division of Laboratory Medicine. He is a professor at the Institute of Clinical Medicine and previously headed the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Influenza Vaccine Research, which closed in 2019. The award was distributed on September 2nd during the University of Oslo’s Annual Celebration.

The UiO’s Research Prize awarded to Ole Andreassen

Ole A. Andreassen (photo: NORMENT)
Ole A. Andreassen (photo: NORMENT)

Ole A. Andreassen, from The Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) at the Division for Mental Health and Addiction, has received the award for his contributions to uncovering the complex genetic architecture behind mental disorders and for key contributions to Norwegian mental health research.
The prize, consisting of a monetary award of NOK 250,000 and a diploma, was presented at the University of Oslo’s Annual Celebration on September 2nd.

9. National research conference in musculoskeletal health 19-20 Nov 2020

The National Research Conference in Musculoskeletal Health is an interdisciplinary conference that covers research in musculoskeletal injuries, diseases and ailments. The conference will be a meeting point for researchers, healthcare professionals, users, clinicians and others interested in musculoskeletal health.
Deadline for abstract submission: Sept 11 (possible to apply for extended deadline)

Complete information from the conference homepage

Substantial support from the Pink Ribbon campaign to cancer research

From the ceremony
From the ceremony

An enormous pink commitment from Norwegians last year means that six breast cancer researchers now receive a total of NOK 25 million. Among these are the following three scientist from Oslo University Hospital: Jon Amund Kyte (Department of Cancer Immunology), Therese Sørlie (Department of Cancer Genetics) and Xavier Tekpli (Department of Medical Genetics).

The goal of the Pink Ribbon campaign is to show solidarity with those affected by breast cancer, increase knowledge about the disease and provide support for research. Since 1999, Norwegians have contributed more than NOK 280 million.

Andersen appointed professor in biomedical innovation at UiO:Innovation motivated by patients

Jan Terje Andersen
Jan Terje Andersen
Jan Terje Andersen, head of "The Laboratory of Adaptive Immunity and Homeostasis" at Department of Pharmacology and Department of Immunology, has been appointed professor in biomedical innovation at the Faculty of Medicine.
 
Read about his career so far and his views on research-based innovation.

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