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Collaboration for early fibrosis diagnosis and follow-up

Fibrotic diseases represent a significant health problem, and research in this area has received very little attention until now. IEMR is now part of a new collaborative project across disciplines, aiming to improve the disease course and treatment outcomes for patients with fibrotic diseases.

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New publications

Cardiomyocytes respond to changes in workload by altering their substructure and function

Ruud M, Frisk M, Melleby AO, Norseng PA, Mohamed BA, Li J, Aronsen JM, Setterberg IE, Jakubiczka J, van Hout I, Coffey S, Shen X, Nygård S, Lunde IG, Tønnessen T, Jones PP, Sjaastad I, Gullestad L, Toischer K, Dahl CP, Christensen G, Louch WE

Regulation of cardiomyocyte t-tubule structure by preload and afterload: Roles in cardiac compensation and decompensation

 

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Funding

The University of Oslo funds new research infrastructure in light microscopy

IEMR receive support from UiO for the acquisition of new research infrastructure. “It is vital to be at the forefront of new technology to be competitive in the international research frontier,” says Professor Bill Louch.

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People

People at IEMR: Mohammed Almashhadani

Mohammed Almashhadani has overcome many challenges to get where he is today. The Medical Research Curriculum Student continue to embrace challenges as growth opportunities.

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People

A passionate mentor looks back: Professor Geir Christensen retires

Just one month shy of 38 years with the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR), Professor Geir Christensen adds the word Emeritus to his title. To everyone at IEMR and to Norwegian heart research, it is the end of an era.  

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New publications

Peptides used for transport of cargo over the cell membrane can have unwanted effects on calcium handling.

Per Kristian Lunde, Ornella Manfra, Thea Parsberg Støle, Marianne Lunde, Marita Martinsen, Cathrine Rein Carlson and William E. Louch

Polyarginine Cell-Penetrating Peptides Bind and Inhibit SERCA2

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New publications

New editorial on the “forgotten” heart chamber

Emil EspeMathis Korseberg Stokke

Editorial for “MRI Assessment of Myocardial Deformation for Risk Stratification of Major Arrhythmic Events in Patients with Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Eligible for Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators”

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Seminars and conferences

IEMR – Project meeting
Godfrey Smith

1. March 2024

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New publications

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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