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BIONÆR-Bionæringsprogram

Digestion studies of fatty acids and proteins in milk from different species - Effect on gut health

Gastro-intestinal infections are increasing in industrial countries and for certain diseases, e.g. diarrhoea caused by bacterial and viral infections, there is an increase in incidences that is described as having epidemic proportions. Detection of natura l components in foods that can replace an...

Awarded: NOK 4.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Akershus

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Habitat restoration in overgrazed areas on the northern Norwegian coast

The principal objective is to test the hypotheses that former kelp forests that were grazed by sea urchins can be restored by artificially re-introduce three-dimensional habitats. This may promote colonisation of sea urchin predators that may reduce recru itment of sea urchin populations and indu...

Awarded: NOK 5.7 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2014

Location: Oslo

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Nutrient requirements of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae at first-feeding

Intensively cultured cod larvae, which are fed rotifers and formulated feed, grow slower and develop more deformities than larvae cultured semi-extensively with the natural diet, copepods. This shows that the present knowledge is insufficient for optimal intensive juvenile production. Suboptimal ...

Awarded: NOK 5.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Vestland

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

7 - Radium in produced water - quantities and effects. Seminar

The PROOF-supported project "Radioactivity in produced water from Norwegian oil and gas installations - concentrations, bioavailability and doses to biota" will be finished this year. In this multi-disiplinary project several intresting results have been obtained as well as new methodology has be...

Awarded: NOK 0.20 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2008

Location: Akershus

NORKLIMA-Klimaendringer og konsekvenser for Norge

CARBON-HEAT- CARBON uptake and fluxes of water and HEAT in the North Atlantic Current

CARBON-HEAT is a three year project that will study a potential feedback between the ocean carbon cycle and climate change, relating to the flow speed and heat and carbon flux of the Atlantic water en route to the Arctic Ocean We intend to -Assess the de gree to which the Atlantic Water (AW) is ...

Awarded: NOK 4.7 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Vestland

KLINISK-Klinisk forskning

The Prescription Peer Academic Detailing (Rx-PAD) study. A cluster-randomized educational intervention to improve GPs' prescription practice

The study will be employed as a cluster randomized study targeting 80 general practice (GP) continuous medical education (CME) groups (about 500 GPs) which will be randomized to recieve one out of two interventions - being controls for the other. Furtherm ore, an extended control group comprised ...

Awarded: NOK 4.3 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Oslo

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Restriction of lipid deposition in the liver of cod by use of bioactive substances in salmon oil and vegetable feed ingredients.

Use of high-energy feeds has been of major importance for the development of cost effective farming of fast growing salmonids. High energy diets contain high levels of lipids, and such diets cause development of a large fatty liver in cod. More than 80% o f total body lipids in cod are in fact fo...

Awarded: NOK 4.5 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

KLINISK-Klinisk forskning

Is beta cell rest by insulin treatment beneficial in preserving beta cell function in latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult ( LADA)?

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes LADA) er en hyppig form av diabetes. Det er vist at mellom 5 og 10 % av alle pasienter med diabetes har LADA. Selv om denne formen av diabetes altså er hyppig er mye mindre kjent om hva som er beste behandling enn hva som er kjent for type2 diabetes (aldersdiabetes) ell...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2015

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

Tracing viral disease dissemination in aquaculture: an interdiciplinary approach between molecular virology and dispersal modelling

Viral diseases are a large problem in Norwegian salmon farming imposing economic as well as welfare-related challenges to the industry. In order to control viral disease dispersal, knowledge on the dispersal pathways of the disease agents and key factors affecting the interaction between the dise...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Akershus

SIP-Strategiske instituttprogram

Nettverk - en modell for innovasjon i kommunene?

Overordnet er formålet for dette prosjektet å bidra til innovasjon i kommunene i Innlandet gjennom kunnskapsutvikling og aktiv medvirkning. Vi ønsker spesielt å få anledning til å utnytte erfaringene våre fra å bistå utviklings- og læringsnettverk i både offentlig og privat sektor med sikte på å ...

Awarded: NOK 1.8 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Innlandet

BIONÆR-Bionæringsprogram

Marine omega-3 fatty acids and health - use of systems biology in controlled dietary intervention studies

Intake of fatty fish and cod liver oil has been part of a healthy diet in Norway for many years due to the high availability of fish. Omega-3 fatty acids from cod liver oil are used by the Norwegian food industry to develop new healthy food for the consum ers. To understand the beneficial health ...

Awarded: NOK 3.9 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Oslo

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

7 - 2nd Norwegian Environmental Toxicology symposium: Joining forces for an Integrated search for Environmental solutions

Sustainable development within environmental carrying capacity and minimal human health risk consequences is a central issue toxicological and environmental studies and research. Within the concept of environmental carrying capacity and minimal human heal th risk, the evaluation and development r...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2008-2008

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MATPROG-Matprogrammet: Norsk mat fra sjø og land

Formation of flavour components from PUFA and how these are influenced by the presence of molecular pro- and antioxidants and mitochondria

The project is a joint effort within The Food Alliance at Ås and within the coming NOFIMA Research group plus the participation of two food industries: NORTURA and TINE. The project focuses on generating more knowledge in the area of flavour formation in formulated food products containing differ...

Awarded: NOK 6.3 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Akershus

NORKLIMA-Klimaendringer og konsekvenser for Norge

The Role of Seeds in a Changing Climate - Linking Germination Ecophysiology to Population and Community Ecology

Rekruttering fra frø (frøspiring og frøplantenes overlevelse) er en nøkkelprosess i plantenes livshistorie med konsekvenser for artenes utbredelse, evolusjon, og overlevelse. Både frøenes økologiske rolle og deres klimarespons best forstås ved å sette dette livshistoriestadiet inn i en større sam...

Awarded: NOK 6.6 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2014

Location: Vestland

VAM-Velferd, arbeid og migrasjon

Arbeids- og bedriftsvandringer i et utvidet Europa: Inkludering i det gode arbeidslivet?

Tre år etter EU-utvidelsen ser vi at bedriftenes arbeidskraftstrategier er i endring, og at det nasjonale reguleringsregimet både på lov- og avtalenivå har vært og er under omfattende revisjon. Kunnskap om den nye arbeidskraftsmobilitetens former og omfan g, og ikke minst konsekvensene/responsene...

Awarded: NOK 5.7 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2010

Location: Oslo

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Oceanography and Match-mismatch

We intend to study ecosystem functioning using the match-mismatch hypothesis as a framework. The marine ecosystem chosen - the Benguela Upwelling - is an important fishing area and thereby also subject to anthropogenic constraints. The present proposal i s link to Mico project ES427093 that invo...

Awarded: NOK 0.41 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2010

Location: Oslo

RENERGI-Fremtidens rene energisystemer

Subsidizing R&D and installment of carbon abatement in open economies

The European Union and Norway have both proposed tougher unilateral emission reduction targets than what is required by the Kyoto protocol. According to some setting tough unilateral targets will lead to faster technological development, which again will influence other countries willingness to p...

Awarded: NOK 4.4 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

ENERGIX-Stort program energi

Terminert Optical and electrical properties of nanostructured materials for energy conversion

The project is aimed at acquiring the fundamental knowledge on formation, optical, electrical, and thermal properties of nano-structured solar cells by combination of fabrication, characterization, and modeling methods. We will investigate possibilities o f enhancing efficiency of different inorg...

Awarded: NOK 3.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Oslo

GLOBHELS-Global helse

OMEVAC (Open Mobile Electronic Vaccine Trials), an interdisciplinary project to improve quality of vaccine trials in low-resource settings

Emerging international standards and regulations will in few years require complete electronic systems for management of a vaccine trials. Clinical trials conducted in low-income countries need to have the same level of quality and reliability as comparab le studies conducted in high-income count...

Awarded: NOK 10.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Vestland

NORGLOBAL-Norge - Global partner

Unravelling the Vicious Circle: Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Small-scale Fisheries

In this project we question how poverty can be alleviated through ecosystem-based management of natural resources. Alleviating poverty sometimes requires strategies which are inherently in conflict. This is particularly the case in economies based on natu ral resources. As one seeks to reduce pov...

Awarded: NOK 4.1 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2017

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

NORGLOBAL-Norge - Global partner

Social networks, labour transactions and outcomes: A theoretical and empirical study of migrant workers, and their employers, in South-Asia.

We study motives and explanations for network use in labour transactions in low income countries and the implications for employers, and in particular for the segment of poor unskilled workers. One explanation favoured among economists is that networks ar e vehicles for effective information tran...

Awarded: NOK 1.9 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2017

Location: Vestland

MATPROG-Matprogrammet: Norsk mat fra sjø og land

Innovative and attractive fish dishes (188389)

Attractive seafood dishes for large scale production are in minority among the dishes served in institutional households and industrial kitchens of the HoReCa segment. The seafood dishes present are characterised by low quality due to improper handling, p rocessing, packaging, storage conditions ...

Awarded: NOK 6.3 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2010

Location: Rogaland

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Survey Methods for Abundance Estimation of Sandeel (Ammodytes marinus) Stocks

Sandeels are small eel-like fish that is laterally compressed and without swimbladder that swim in large shoals and inhabit areas with specific sandy substrate into which they burrow. Sandeels are distributed in coastal and shallow open-ocean waters throu ghout the North Sea, but the geographical...

Awarded: NOK 3.3 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Vestland

MATPROG-Matprogrammet: Norsk mat fra sjø og land

Influence of polysaccharide based dietary fibre on gut microflora and human health-INFIGUT

This project aims at generating new knowledge about the influence of dietary fibres on the gut microflora and to document effects on the human health. The knowledge can be utilized as basis for dietary recommendations and form a basis for development of n ew, health promoting foods. The intesti...

Awarded: NOK 3.9 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

MATPROG-Matprogrammet: Norsk mat fra sjø og land

Identification of plant foods and drinks available in the Norwegian marked that reduce oxidative stress and dampen inflammation

Oxidative stress is intimately involved in pathophysiology many chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cataract as well as neurodegenerative diseases. Oxidative stress is also central to the theory of aging. We ar e therefore investigating the role of die...

Awarded: NOK 2.2 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

HAVKYST-Havet og kysten

Fjord ecosystems - Sami communities: Local ecological knowledge and socio-ecological history

The project will bring forth management-relevant knowledge about a largely neglected part of Norway's marine/coastal environment; the northern fjords. This will be achieved through cross-disciplinary partnership, including marine scientists from Institute for Marine Research, international co-op...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

HAVBRUKS-Havbruk - en næring i vekst

The potential use of recombinant Salmonid alphavirus in development of prophylactic and therapeutic measures against viral fish diseases

Recently, the University of Bergen (UB) engaged a PhD student in a 4-year position (project start Mars 1st 2007), aiming at developing a full-length recombinant salmonid alphavirus 3 (SAV3). This subtype of SAV is the etiologic agent of pancreas disease ( PD) in farmed Atlantic salmon in Norway. ...

Awarded: NOK 0.75 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2011

Location: Oslo

VAM-Velferd, arbeid og migrasjon

Mobilizing unutilised labour reserves: the role of part-time work and extended employment interruptions

Norwegian women have a high employment level, but at the same time one of the highest part-time rates in Europe as well as in the Nordic countries, and part-time is common among women in all stages of the life cycle. At the same time a substantial proport ion is absent from work due to childbirth...

Awarded: NOK 5.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2012

Location: Oslo

VAM-Velferd, arbeid og migrasjon

Den nye arbeidsplassen: Arbeid, helse og deltakelse i arbeidslivet. En prospektiv, longitudinell undersøkelse.

Both individual level, organization level, and society level factors participate in determining health, absence, and participation in or exit from working life. Several studies have shown that work factors contribute to health problems that are important determinants of musculoskeletal disorders,...

Awarded: NOK 7.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Oslo

TJENESTER-Helse- og omsorgstjenester

A new clinical pathway for patients with fractured neck of femur -The orthopaedics operate, the geriatricians manage the medical work-up

Each year 9000 persons undergo surgery for hip fractures in Norway. The epidemic of hip fractures is associated with high morbidity, mortality, disability and subsequent hospital and social costs as well as impairment of quality of life. Hip fracture pati ents tend to be old and above all charact...

Awarded: NOK 3.0 mill.

Project Period: 2008-2013

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage