Category Archives: Research

High hopes for the universities’ BioMediTech in research and treatment methods

Top-level research in biosciences and medical sciences is going from strength to strength and the development of new ambitious treatment methods is being intensified in Tampere.  A research institute in…

Bone grows from fat – Stem cell development moving forward fast

What once sounded like a science fiction plot is just about modern fact.  The Institute of Biomedical Technology (IBT) at the University of Tampere actually grows bone inside the patient’s…

Regional security complex in the Persian Gulf

  Fatemeh Shayan, PhD student of International Relations in the University of Tampere describes her research The Persian Gulf sub-complex is one of the most important regions in the world…

Saving the world – with peanut butter!

“Then I would like to stop hunger and poverty in the world,” so say the aspiring beauty queens. Actually, for some time now efforts have been made to do just…

Tampere gains recognition for alternatives to tests on animals

One of the world’s first centres focusing on alternative methods to animal testing operates at the University of Tampere.  At the beginning of the year the Finnish Centre for Alternative…

A timeless boost from the Age of Antiquity

The figures of Antiquity provide a timeless boost, a flow or a power which pervades the very bones and core.  Such is the assessment of Juhani Sarsila, Adjunct Professor of…

Regular supplements of Vitamin D in winter afford protection against respiratory infections

Research published by the Medical School at the University of Tampere shows that regular supplements of Vitamin D in winter afford protection against respiratory infections. The researcher in charge, academic…

Crossing language barriers in information retrieval

How would it be if you could search through the collections of the national library of France in your own mother tongue? Or do a net search in English regardless…

A tough childhood predisposes to diseases

Common sense says that a good, balanced home helps a child to develop into a balanced adult.  Now there is scientific evidence to demonstrate that negative experiences in childhood make…

An active member of society keeps up with the information society

Nowadays we can use the net to pay our bills, deal with KELA, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, buy flight tickets and make medical appointments.  Even electronic voting has…