Category Archives: Research

“Researchers have erred about the True Finns Party”

Political scientists have erred and largely overlooked the significance of organisation in their analyses of the success of the True Finns Party. This is how David Arter, Professor of Political…

Cholesterol has an effect on the growth of prostate cancer cells

A study conducted at the School of Medicine at the University of Tampere shows that cholesterol has an important role in the growth of prostate cancer cells. LDL cholesterol increased…

Moments of joy shield the child from psychological problems

The mother’s contentment with her own life has an effect on the child’s mental development. If the mother has experienced contentment and creativity in the early interaction with the child,…

Professor Marja Jylhä to join the steering group of an EU age programme

Professor Marja Jylhä has been selected to join the Scientific Advisory Board of a Joint Planning Initiative on population change and ageing entitled More Years, Better Lives.  The purpose of…

Finnish researchers have discovered a new gene causing muscular dystrophy

Researchers in Tampere and Helsinki have discovered the underlying mutations in DNAJB6 gene as the cause of limb girdle muscular dystrophy 1D (LGMD1D).  Finding the cause of the disease is…

Eye contact is not emotionally motivating to autistic children

Inadequate eye contact is generally as major cause for concern when we begin to wonder if a small child’s developmental disorder is due to autism. However, the research literature evinces…

Anger predisposes to heart disease

Anger has been neglected in psychiatry and is a poorly recognized problem which is a significant contributory factor to cardiovascular disease.  Most people suffering from it go untreated. “Many anxiety…

TAUCHI researchers developing gesture control for industrial settings

Gesture control could replace button pressing in industrial machinery.  Researchers at the TAUCHI Research Centre at the University of Tampere have developed gesture control which functions reliably and also with…

Nudity tunes up the brain

Most people like to look at pictures of nude or scantily clad human bodies. Looking at nude bodies is sexually arousing, and a nude human body is a classic subject…

Scientist of the Year: Dr. Anchit Khanna of the University of Tampere

The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers has named the cancer researcher Dr. Anchit Khanna Scientist of the Year.  Dr. Khanna, 32, is currently working on his doctoral dissertation…