Category Archives: Research

Investigating the genetic markers of atherosclerosis

A research project at the University of Tampere is probing how insidious atherosclerosis – the stiffening of the cardiac arteries – could be diagnosed earlier, in order to prevent sudden…

The European Union must choose between two evils

The crisis is not over yet The acute banking crisis is over in the European Union, but the underlying problem behind the crisis has only worsened. Competitive differences between the…

The Internet gives alternative music an audience

Piracy takes money from record companies, but small labels cannot manage without the Internet Big record companies regard the Internet and piracy as a threat. However, for small record labels,…

Mental health disorders predispose individuals to driving under the influence

People who drive under the influence (DUI) are a threat to other people. However, do drunk drivers get enough help? Research by Karoliina Karjalainen, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of…

“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…