Category Archives: Research

Researchers need a digital presence

Information on who you are and what you do must be easy to find online. Academic work has profoundly changed in a short period of time. New research skills include…

Children can sense emotions in their bodies

Bodily changes are an important aspect of our feelings of emotion. As we experience emotions, changes occur, for example, in our muscle tone, breathing and autonomous nervous responses. Different emotions…

Emeritus professor Antti Eskola is a different sort of old man

Antti Eskola, an emeritus professor of social psychology, is a man that people seek out to listen and talk to. He has written dozens of books that can be found…

The University of Tampere is participating in a new study on the role of gut microbes and breast milk in the prevention of malnutrition

The findings of two recent international studies show that the health promoting gut microbes and certain sugar compounds found in breast milk may help to treat and prevent infant malnutrition….

Social background may define success in job hunting

In the battle for workplaces, people’s resources and family backgrounds are crucial once again. Many job seekers know that education does not automatically guarantee employment. Even a highly educated person…

Early family system types predict children’s emotional attention

The type of family system during pregnancy and the baby’s first year predicts the way the child processes emotional information. The results of a ten-year longitudinal study conducted at the…

Grandparents’ smoking increases the risk of smoking in grandchildren

The example set by grandparents clearly makes a difference: if grandparents smoke, it is more likely that their grandchildren will also smoke. Study results show that the grandparents’ smoking increases…

New study arm launched in southern Ostrobothnia on the health habits and stress of preschool children

An internationally unique study is about to start investigating the nutrition, sedentary behaviour, physical activity and stress regulation of 3–6 year-old children who attend day care in Finland. The lifestyle…

Tampere Center for Child Health Research aims to bear fruit in the study of infant development

  How fast can an infant’s gaze spot a red apple in a picture? Researchers are now using this simple test to develop new indicators of child well-being in poor…

Purer vaccines grown in plants

The development of vaccines will increase in the future because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are making diseases harder to treat. In the future, vaccines may be produced in plants, and vaccines grown…