Category Archives: Research

Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people. If people look each other in the eye, they automatically send a signal that their attention is…

Matti Lehtinen is currently investigating how often cervical cancer needs to be screened in the 1992-1995 born cohorts that were vaccinated against HPV in 2007-2009. If the research produces the expected results, the number of screening tests can be reduced from 10–20 to one or two, which would eventually save Finland about 25 million euros annually.

How the human papillomavirus was conquered

Tampere, Stockholm, Oxford, Heidelberg, Philadelphia and Seattle comprise some of the hubs of the human papilloma virus (HPV) research network. Research Director Matti Lehtinen, who is also a visiting professor…

New research shows that work ability in mid-life predicts functional ability in later life

People in their middle age should take care of themselves, because work strain will continue to influence their health even into their old age. The good news is that the…

Annual Science Prize awarded to Pirkko Pitkänen for research on global migration

The University of Tampere has awarded its Annual Science Prize to Professor Pirkko Pitkänen of the School of Education. Since 2014, Pitkänen and her team have been investigating global migration…

Television brings families together while computers isolate

Young people are spending increasingly more time on their computers and less time with their friends and family. It is often said that people have gone to the internet to…

Jonathan Middleton makes music about salmon migrating to the mountains

Who would think about making music about salmon migrating up the Snake River? Who would think about composing the DNA of redwood trees for a symphony orchestra? Whose computer contains…

Improving vision

Stem cell research paves the way for new eye treatments. Visually impaired people suffering from incurable eye diseases are eagerly awaiting new treatment methods. Many believe that stem cell research…

Transparency decreases concerns about surveillance

Transparency about the purpose and intent of data gathering can decrease concerns about surveillance. The basic and most important question is who uses the data and for what purposes. These…

Social history research on ancient papyri uncovers some pushy parenting

Research uncovers children’s every-day life in Roman Egypt. “The most striking story we uncovered in an ancient papyrus was a fixed match between two high-ranking 13 year-old boys in the…

Gut microbes hold the key to undernourishment

Gut microbes may yet provide an answer to the health problems encountered by undernourished children. Researchers at the University of Tampere are participating in a study directed by Washington University…