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Understanding the stiff heart: Versican in cardiac fibrosis development

Athiramol SasiAndreas RomainePugazendhi Murugan ErusappanArne Olav MellebyAlmira HasicChristen Peder DahlKaspar BrochVibeke Marie AlmaasRosa Doñate PuertasH Llewelyn RoderickIda Gjervold LundeIvar SjaastadMaria VistnesGeir Christensen

Temporal expression and spatial distribution of the proteoglycan versican during cardiac fibrosis development

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Doctoral Thesis

Public Defence: Kristine Andreassen

M.Sc. Kristine Andreassen at Institute of Clinical Medicine will be defending the thesis “On exercise training and fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy” for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

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Doctoral Thesis

Public Defence: Henriette Schermacher Marstein

M.Sc. Henriette Schermacher Marstein at Institute of Clinical Medicine will be defending the thesis “Associations between inflammatory markers and organ involvement in long-term juvenile dermatomyositis” for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

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General

Research Strategy 2011-2022

The IEMR research strategy was updated in 2023. See new strategy here.

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People

Professor Godfrey Smith joins the IEMR team

Collaboration is key. That is why Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, Godfrey Smith, joins forces with the research team at the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR) in Oslo. 

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In focus

Old hearts provide new knowledge

Explanted hearts that have been replaced by new are not going to waste at the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR) in Oslo. By studying them, before and after the transplant, scientists hope to improve prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.

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Awards and prizes

Oslo University Hospital prize for outstanding research paper

Oslo University Hospital awards prizes every six months to six outstanding research articles featuring key authors from the hospital. On December 8th, the prizes were awarded for articles published in the first half of 2023. One of the winners was Harmonie Perdreau-Dahl, from the Louch Group at IEMR.

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Gender differences in cardiac health and disease – do we know enough?

There is no requirement or legislation regarding the inclusion of both sexes in biomedical research. Targeted efforts are needed from the regulatory authorities, those who finance the research and the researchers themselves, says Thea Parsberg Støle, Cathrine Rein Carlson, Bill Louch and Mathis Korseberg Stokke in the opinions section of Dagens Medisin.

 

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Doctoral Thesis

PhD defence: Marie Synnøve Haugsten Hansen

M.Sc. Marie Synnøve Haugsten Hansen at Institute of Clinical Medicine will be defending the thesis “Calcium dependent arrhythmia mechanisms in CPVT and ischemia-reperfusion” for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

November 15, 2023

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People

People at IEMR: Jia Li

Jia Li is a postdoctoral fellow at IEMR, working with cardiomyocyte signaling and excitation contraction coupling. Her recent article shows how the contractile units of cardiac muscle cells function, and how they become dysfunctional during disease.

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