New Glacier Website With Fabulous Photos

19 Mar 2022 A new and most ambitious website with information about Iceland’s glaciers will be formally launched at Perlan, Reykjavík, at 2 pm tomorrow.

Hákon Hákonarson, MD.

Research Offers Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients

19 Jan 2022 An application has been filed for researching a new medication, which offers hope in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

DeCode Genetics' CEO Kári Stefánsson.

DeCode Genetics to Study Actual Spread of Coronavirus

11 Jan 2022 DeCode Genetics plans to research the actual spread in Icelandic society of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Rector Jón Atli Benediktsson.

Rector of University of Iceland Among World’s Top Scientists

17 Nov 2021 Jón Atli Benediktsson, rector of the University of Iceland and professor of electrical and computer engineering, is ranked, once again, on the Clarivate Analytics list of the world’s most influential researchers.

From the eruption site by Fagradalsfjall, Southwest Iceland.

Is ‘Icelandia’ Hidden Under Iceland?

9 Jul 2021 Is there a sunken continent hidden under Iceland?

Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson and his wife, Sylwia Gretarsson Nowakowska.

Good Blood Flow in Every Finger of Arm Transplant Patient

19 Jan 2021 Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson, the 48-year-old Icelander who January 14 became the first patient in the world to undergo transplant surgery of both arms and shoulders, saw a vascular surgeon yesterday for the first time after the operation.

The Holuhraun eruption lasted from August 31, 2014, till February 27, 2015.

Drones Made for Mars to Be Tested in Iceland

18 Jan 2021 Holuhraun lava field, north of Vatnajökull glacier, will soon be used by scientists as a testing field for drones developed for exploration on Mars.


Identical Twins Not Completely Identical

8 Jan 2021 Scientists at deCode Genetics have discovered that monozygotic twins, that is, twins developed from a single fertilized ovum, are not completely identical.

Páll Ragnar Karlsson developed a method for collecting skin samples from diabetics.

Honored for Innovative Research on Pain

8 Dec 2020 An Icelandic medical scientist, Páll Ragnar Karlsson, PhD, received the Scientist Award of the Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) yesterday.


Zebrafish Offers Insight into Human Diseases

13 Nov 2020 For the past years, the Icelandic pharmaceutical company 3Z, based in Reykjavík, has conducted research on genetically altered zebrafish to obtain information on diseases that affect humans.

A great deal can be learned from the research about the process of aging.

245 Years Old Without Signs of Aging

3 Nov 2020 The key to aging well is keeping exercise to a minimum and living in cold and darkness.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

Antibodies Do Not Decline Months After Infection

2 Sep 2020 An article published in The New England Journal of Medicine yesterday, based on research in Iceland, suggests that antiviral antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – do not decline within four months after diagnosis.

The rocket being launched.

Rocket Launched from Langanes Point

17 Aug 2020 A rocket, developed by the Scottish company Skyrora, was launched from Langanes point, Northeast Iceland, yesterday morning.

ORF is known for its BIOEFFECT skin care products.

Icelandic Biotech Firm Receives Large European Grant

1 Aug 2020 The Icelandic biotechnology company ORF Genetics has been awarded a EUR 2.5 million grant from the Grant Management Services of the European Commission.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

deCode ‘Detectives’ Determined to Solve COVID-19 Riddle

28 Jul 2020 Trying to solve the riddle of how new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) were carried to Iceland involves a thorough investigation.


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