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Grandparents’ smoking increases the risk of smoking in grandchildren

The example set by grandparents clearly makes a difference: if grandparents smoke, it is more likely that their grandchildren will also smoke. Study results show that the grandparents’ smoking increases…

New study arm launched in southern Ostrobothnia on the health habits and stress of preschool children

An internationally unique study is about to start investigating the nutrition, sedentary behaviour, physical activity and stress regulation of 3–6 year-old children who attend day care in Finland. The lifestyle…

Purer vaccines grown in plants

The development of vaccines will increase in the future because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are making diseases harder to treat. In the future, vaccines may be produced in plants, and vaccines grown…

University of Tampere exports a teacher training programme to Indonesia

Teacher training at the University of Tampere has made major inroads in educational exports by concluding a deal with Indonesian partners. In December, the School of Education will launch a…

Dental infections may shorten pregnancy and affect birth size

New research conducted in Malawi by researchers from the University of Tampere shows that a mother’s tooth infection may shorten the duration of pregnancy and lead to the birth of…

The future of multicultural teaching looks bright thanks to the Kuulumisia project

A new study reveals the effectiveness of teacher qualification training for people with immigrant backgrounds Kuulumisia training for qualified and trainee teachers with immigrant backgrounds benefits its participants in an…

A small language can benefit from machine translation

A student project showed the potential of machine translation Machine translation (MT) can help to preserve small languages such as Finnish. Some claim that it may even reduce the need…

Healthy people recover well from brain trauma

A resilient mind promotes healing. Patients who have enjoyed full health before a mild traumatic brain injury stand an excellent chance of making a complete recovery. A study conducted at…

Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people. If people look each other in the eye, they automatically send a signal that their attention is…

Annual Science Prize awarded to Pirkko Pitkänen for research on global migration

The University of Tampere has awarded its Annual Science Prize to Professor Pirkko Pitkänen of the School of Education. Since 2014, Pitkänen and her team have been investigating global migration…