Ludification renews the culture, society and businesses – a wide-ranging new research project starts

“Pervasive ludification and gamification, as well as the spreading of interactive media and online services are changing social interaction and the practices of work, learning and leisure as we speak,”…

A breakthrough in clinical trials testing a treatment for celiac disease

A new drug for celiac disease appears to attenuate gluten-induced small bowel mucosal injury. Patients who were administered the new ALV003 drug in a clinical trial also experienced less abdominal…

I play snooker, therefore I am

A researcher of consciousness delves deep into his own mind. What can you see at the moment? What can you hear, and what can you smell and taste? If you…

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…