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A retrospective view on research in neuroscience in Norway.
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PMID:  18439214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This brief historical review on neuroscience in Norway shows a comparatively high research activity with many important results. The Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen, who later became a famous Arctic explorer, was the first to formulate the neuron doctrine. 'The Oslo School of Neuroanatomy' contributed enormously to the understanding of the detailed anatomy and chemistry of the central nervous system. Norwegian neurophysiologists made important findings from studies of hippocampus including the inhibitory basket cell, the LTP phenomenon and the 'hippocampal-slice-technique'. In clinical neuroscience the description of Refsum's disease and studies of myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis have been of particular importance. Two of 13 centres of excellence in Norway selected in 2003 were from neuroscience, and The Norwegian Research Council has its own programme for neuroscience. The Norwegian Neurological Association arranges annual meetings to promote interest in neurological research.
L Gjerstad; N E Gilhus; A Storstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica. Supplementum     Volume:  188     ISSN:  0065-1427     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand., Suppl.c     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-28     Completed Date:  2008-08-22     Revised Date:  2012-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370337     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand Suppl     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Biomedical Research / history*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Neurosciences / history*

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