The human mind can survive even very difficult experiences

The traumas experienced by a mother are not directly related to developmental disorders in her children. The traumas experienced by expectant mothers and mothers with newborn infants do not directly…

Five facts: One can learn to think through joy

Why do some people always feel good while others are continually unhappy? Personal circumstances do not explain everything: for some, the glass is half-full, and for others, it is half-empty….

Persistent tuberculosis resists treatment

A new study aims at halving treatment time. A study conducted at the University of Tampere in Finland is seeking new ways to make the drug treatment of tuberculosis more…

Quality assessments do not improve quality itself

PISA results can be used as arguments by politicians, but offer little aid or instruction in the development of our school system. The PISA survey, conducted every three years, measures…

Community singing may help the voice problems of Parkinson’s patients

The University of Tampere in Finland has launched a unique study to investigate whether singing can ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease transforms the voice by muffling it,…

Clownery set an actor’s imagination free and helped her say goodbye to her inhibitions

Curious, questioning and wondering. These are three words actor Laura Rämä, 36, uses to describe the true essence of clowns. The words also describe her own persona as an actor….

Diagnostics of genetic cardiac diseases using stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

A new study by Professors Martti Juhola and Katriina Aalto-Setälä of the University of Tampere in Finland demonstrates that with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it is…

A new treatment for tuberculosis under development at the University of Tampere

The University of Tampere in Finland is launching a study to develop a new therapeutic concept for tuberculosis. This treatment concept is intended to target biofilms, which consist of organised…

Laser bioprinting may help restore vision

Biomaterials and 3D structures can cure corneal lesions Text: Jaakko Kinnunen Photographs: Jonne Renvall The University of Tampere has conducted a unique study using the 3D bioprinting of stem cells…

Professor Markku Mäki receives a major international research award

Professor Emeritus Markku Mäki of the University of Tampere has received the Distinguished Service Award from ESPGHAN, the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The annual award recognises…