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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Explanted hearts that have been replaced by new are not going to waste at the Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR) in Oslo.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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Seminars and conferences

IEMR – Project meeting,
Ralph Sinkus

27. October 2023

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Scientific goals

IEMR has made significant contributions to academic and clinical medicine. In the coming years, we will focus on three main scientific goals.

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New publications

How stretch brings harmony to the heart: a new article in Circulation Research

Li J, Sundnes J, Hou Y, Laasmaa M, Ruud M, Unger A, Kolstad TR, Frisk M, Norseng PA, Yang L, Setterberg IE, Alves ES, Kalakoutis M, Sejersted OM, Lanner JT, Linke WA, Lunde IG, de Tombe PP, Louch WE

Stretch Harmonizes Sarcomere Strain Across the Cardiomyocyte

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Seminars and conferences

SPS-FEPS meeting in Tallinn

A successful joint meeting between the Scandinavian Physiological Society (SPS) and the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS) was held from September 14-16 in Tallinn, Estonia.

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