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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….

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…

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…

Negligence damages a child’s trust

Child protection saves lives, but there are still shortcomings in the implementation of children’s rights. Training organised by the University of Tampere brings child protection professionals together to create new…

What happened – and how was it experienced?

As a Finnish parent, having one’s child taken into protective custody, on the one hand, and receiving a maternity package from Kela (the Finnish Social Insurance Institution), on the other,…

An eNose is able to sniff out bacteria that cause soft tissue infections

A recent study conducted at the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology, Pirkanmaa Hospital District and Fimlab in Finland has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used…

Mapping the baby box projects around the world

Researchers at the University of Tampere are conducting research for the first time ever on the extent to which the Finnish maternity package – also known as “the baby box”…

Go east, student!

Student exchange is the best way to learn the Chinese language and culture. Vice-rector Harri Melin calls for closer cooperation between the universities in Tampere and China. In the 1850s,…

Football breaks down boundaries

A new study is exploring how the voices of vulnerable groups can be included in urban planning, and a football team was born as a by-product. The November night is…