Category Archives: Research

Keijo Viiri looks through the microscope at a “mini gut” grown from stem cells in the small intestine. The villi in the small intestine regenerate throughout life. In patients with the coeliac disease, the regeneration process is disturbed as a result of damage caused by gluten.

Epigenetics show that the utilisation of the genome can be influenced

People receive their genes at conception, but the external environment plays a role in how the genes are expressed. Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in many diseases. The fundamental rules of…

Researchers identify the genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depression and neuroticism

An international research consortium has discovered associations between genetic variants and feelings of subjective well-being, depression and neuroticism. The research also shows that depression and neuroticism share some of the…

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…