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From disease mechanisms to clinical practice

Our overall goal is translating basic medical research into clinical practice. We focus on the disease mechanisms where Norway has clear strengths and together with our partner institutions, cooperations, and strong research teams, we have the research and clinical resources to achieve excellence in translational molecular medicine.

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  • NCMM congratulates Emmanuelle Charpentier and MIMS with the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

    NCMM congratulates MIMS group leader Emmanuelle Charpentier and Umeå University on receiving the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences! The award recognizes "excellence in research aimed at finding cures for intractable diseases and extending human life" and Emmanuelle Charpentier was honored together with Jennifer Doudna from the University of California for "harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine". Emmanuelle Charpentier is awarded for her discoveries on CRISPR/CAS9, the defense mechanism in bacteria, and she and Doudna receive $3 million each.

  • Prostate Cancer Research presented by the Norwegian Cancer Society

    Professor Kristin Austlid Taskén (OUH, UiO) and NCMM Group Leader Dr. Ian Mills are headinig a Norwegian collaborative project for the research on prognostic biomarkers for prostate cancer. Altoghether, this project gathers 26 prostate cancer researchers in the Norwegian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Consortium.

  • Mutations in STX1B encoding a presynaptic protein cause fever-associated epilepsy syndromes (new publication in Nature Genetics)

    Incoming Group Leader at the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo, Dr. Camila Esguerra, is shared senior author and co-corresponding author on the paper “ Mutations in STX1B encoding a presynaptic protein cause fever-associated epilepsy syndromes” that was recently published in Nature Genetics.

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