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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…

Highly educated people enjoy better health in later life

Socio-economic health differences persist even among nonagenarians (people in their nineties). Former manual occupations workers and those who received a lower level of education tend to have poorer health and…

Engaging little bodies and big imaginations

Spotlights swoop across the gym floor, feet stomp, voices shout. Instructions boom from the loudspeakers telling the students that they are now wizards, and all are soon engrossed in a…

New evidence found for the role of a specific virus causing type 1 diabetes

A vaccine has the potential to prevent a significant number of cases of type 1 diabetes. Viral infections have long been suspected of being the cause of diabetes. Now for…

Murmansk piracy trials are diverting attention from the Arctic

Activists aim to highlight the vulnerability of nature in the thawing north The arrest of Greenpeace activists on board a Russian oil platform in the Arctic Ocean has given rise…