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Professor Tuula Tamminen appointed to EC health panel

Child psychiatry professor Tuula Tamminen from the University of Tampere has been appointed to the Scientific Panel for Health of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research innovation programme. She is…

Researchers at Tampere universities examine neonatal cry for markers of child development and health

A new study at the Tampere Center for Child Health Research investigates whether the analysis of the acoustic properties of neonatal cry reveals information that could be used in the…

Riina Sarkanen from FICAM awarded for a developmental vascular model

Dr. Riina Sarkanen, a scientist at the FICAM (the Finnish Centre for Alternative Methods), which is an expert centre for alternative methods for animal testing, is the recipient of the…

More of us can look forward to becoming nonagenarians

Just a couple of decades ago, nonagenarians were a rarity. Now, however, there are about 45,000 people in their nineties in Finland, and they are living proof that longevity has…

International students think Finland is the best country to study in Europe

Information gathered by the StudyPortals website in the Netherlands shows that international students think Finland is the best country to study in Europe. The University of Tampere scored 9 out…

Temporary migration between Europe and Asia is on the rise

Due to work, study and personal reasons, temporary migration between Europe and Asia is growing, and increasingly mobility is happening in both directions. The EURA-NET project brings together researchers from…

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…