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The money invested in Youth Guarantee will save benefits costs in the future

“Finland has effectively implemented the EU’s Youth Guarantee,” says EU Commissioner László Andor. “For instance, the time limit in which the guarantee must be put into effect in Finland is…

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…

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…

Global Health and Development programme begins with the Millennium Goals

The first course in the Global Health and Development Programme (GHD) at the University of Tampere will begin next autumn. The programme, which is unique in Finland, starts with a…

Ukraine’s EU membership and its obstacles

Professor Pami Aalto thinks that a ten-year accession timetable would be overly optimistic for Ukraine. Jean Monnet Chair Pami Aalto at the University of Tampere thinks that Ukrainian EU membership…

Green nature makes people stronger

Science confirms that the nature restores and revitalises people. Many of us know that walking in the woods makes you feel great and relaxed. Now scientific evidence also exists about…

Genes reveal how cancer behaves

As child patients bear the con- sequences of cancer treatment in their bodies for the rest of their lives, the treatments used must not be too severe. Researchers are seeking…