Cell transplants offer new hope to patients with spinal cord injuries

The right kind of transplant could restore some functions of the body and make everyday life easier. Brain tissue is one of the most complicated in the human body, which…


International university networks help scholars at risk

In early 2016, the University of Tampere joined the Scholars at Risk (SAR) network, an international network of higher education institutions working to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom….


BioMediTech is developing a new treatment for corneal damage

A novel stem cell-based treatment method for serious corneal damage is being developed at BioMediTech (BMT), the joint institute of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. A…


The conscience of the world

“The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell.” This quotation from Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the UN, is written on…


The new Celiac Disease Research Center provides a boost to research

The third generation of celiac disease scholars at the University of Tampere have just established their own research centre. Founded in May, the new centre provides a further boost to…


Finding definitions for medieval remedies

Fifteen years of work resulted in a unique dictionary. There is no doubt that Juhani Norri, University Lecturer in English at the University of Tampere, is a patient man. For…

Keijo Viiri looks through the microscope at a “mini gut” grown from stem cells in the small intestine. The villi in the small intestine regenerate throughout life. In patients with the coeliac disease, the regeneration process is disturbed as a result of damage caused by gluten.

Epigenetics show that the utilisation of the genome can be influenced

People receive their genes at conception, but the external environment plays a role in how the genes are expressed. Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in many diseases. The fundamental rules of…


Researchers identify the genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depression and neuroticism

An international research consortium has discovered associations between genetic variants and feelings of subjective well-being, depression and neuroticism. The research also shows that depression and neuroticism share some of the…


Researchers need a digital presence

Information on who you are and what you do must be easy to find online. Academic work has profoundly changed in a short period of time. New research skills include…


Children can sense emotions in their bodies

Bodily changes are an important aspect of our feelings of emotion. As we experience emotions, changes occur, for example, in our muscle tone, breathing and autonomous nervous responses. Different emotions…