Family relationships are changed – but not fixed – by having a child

Families transition from pregnancy to parenthood in different ways. Having a child has an impact on marital and family relationships, but it does not change the basic family dynamics. New…

FICAM director Tuula Heinonen awarded international science prize for non-animal testing methods

Docent Tuula Heinonen, the director of FICAM, has received the annual Björn Ekwall Memorial Award for her research. Heinonen develops tissue models based on human cells and promotes the replacement…

Professor Pertti Alasuutari from UTA to the board of the Academy of Finland

The Government of Finland has appointed a new board for the Academy of Finland. The new Board’s term of office will last until the end of 2018. The Board will…

Kaakinen studies the invisible people of Europe

One of the postdoctoral researchers who have received a three-year funding from the Research Council for Culture and Society of the Academy of Finland is Inka Kaakinen, PhD, who will…

Studying violence experienced by children

Kirsi Peltonen has studied violence in both families and war. Her goal is to help children and parents overcome difficult situations and memories in their lives. Peltonen has participated in…

Farming tips sent to the fields

A voice-controlled mobile app reaches out to illiterate people in rural India. Anywhere else, but not India. This was the response Professors Markku Turunen and Mikko Ruohonen and Researcher Juhani…

New test reveals risk of death from sudden heart attack

Research directed at the University of Tampere makes new breakthroughs in the diagnosis of atherosclerosis. Imagine two patients who both suffer from coronary artery disease. One of them has a…

When the world is not enough

Augmented reality helps people to put theory into practice. On the table sits an A4-sized photograph of a footprint in muddy ground. Joanna Kalalahti, a researcher from the University of…

Recession-era children work differently to baby boomers

University researchers have devised a new division of the generations that reflects economic peaks and troughs. Traditionally, the post-war generations are conceptualised using a model that divides people into three…

Radiation effects not yet taken seriously

Finland has not tuned in to the negative effects of the radio frequency radiation emitted by mobile phones, says doctor Mikko Ahonen, an information sciences researcher at the University of…