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A woman in clinic uniform in a dental treatment room talks with two women, one of them behind a camera.
Published Sep. 7, 2018 2:07 PM

During the past year, journalists from major international media have visited the Faculty of Dentistry in Oslo for a very specific purpose: they wanted to know about a mysterious death in 1970. They all asked the same questions: Who was the woman found in the Ice Valley? Why and how did she die?

Teeth inside a mouth, where one of the front teeth is substituted with an empty room and an implant is visible in the gum
Published Jan. 8, 2018 4:37 PM

Molecules that are more often known for their potential to cause cancer may have a new, health-promoting role.  Scientists are now discovering how these «radicals» may be used to prevent infections and promote the long-term success of dental implants.

Bilde av forskerne
Published Sep. 1, 2017 2:32 PM

In the future, it will be possible to personalise your cancer treatment to you and your genes. Jian Gao is one of the contributors to the cancer treatment of the future.

Photo of a tray with streptococcus pneuoniae bacteria held up by a hand with blue plastic gloves
Published June 9, 2017 12:26 PM

Imagine if we could talk to bacteria and tell them what they should do, or perhaps even better: what they should not do! This scenario is not so distant from what a research group at the University of Oslo (UiO) is working towards

Published Apr. 25, 2017 11:03 AM

Children born without the ability to get several permanent teeth, known as severe hypodontia, must expect to be "eternal patients". A new doctoral thesis from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Oslo has examined how it is possible to better help these children.

Close-up of a very dry palate.
Published Feb. 22, 2017 1:54 PM

Today, a minor surgical operation involving extracting a few salivary glands from the lower lip, is one of the steps required to determine whether or not a dry mouth is due to the chronic disorder Sjögren's syndrome. Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO) are working to simplify the diagnostic process so that a single saliva test may be sufficient.

Published Sep. 1, 2015 8:23 AM

An artificial molecule can impair the E.coli-bacteria’s aptitude to cause illness. This may have wider impact than solely for the illnesses this bacteria causes. The discovery may also prove a valuable contribution in the struggle against the increasing threat from antibiotics resistance.

Published Nov. 24, 2014 8:45 AM

Imagine that your mouth is so dry that you are reluctant to kiss the person you love. You find that your tongue sticks to your palate and food is difficult to swallow. Mouth ulcers and dental cavities are a constantly recurring problem. You are tired all the time, even though you have slept the whole night, you suffer from muscular and joint pain, and you cannot understand why it feels as though you permanently have a grain of sand in your eye.