Category Archives: 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…

Number of sons contributes to inflammation in old age

The rate of inflammation increases in elderly individuals. This low-grade inflammation (inflammaging) is associated with many degenerative diseases, such as atherosclerosis, dementia, the frailty syndrome and even life expectancy. A…

The rock star of Greek economics is no stranger to Tampere

The economic ideas of Syriza – the party that has just won the general election in Greece – make sense and could lead to a deeper change in European economic…

Challenging the translation industry

Finnish researchers challenge the translation industry with a new user-centered approach. “From the translator’s perspective, the translation industry currently emphasises volume and overlooks the readability and high standard of translated…

Cold winds blow between the East and the West

Russia is once again at loggerheads with the West, so is talk of a new Cold War justified? The Ukraine crisis has seen a deterioration in Russia’s relations with the…

Obesity causes inflammation

Hormones produced by the adipose tissue can cause diseases. The risk of arthritis is much higher among the obese than people of normal weight, and one reason for this is…

Researchers at Tampere universities examine neonatal cry for markers of child development and health

A new study at the Tampere Center for Child Health Research investigates whether the analysis of the acoustic properties of neonatal cry reveals information that could be used in the…

Riina Sarkanen from FICAM awarded for a developmental vascular model

Dr. Riina Sarkanen, a scientist at the FICAM (the Finnish Centre for Alternative Methods), which is an expert centre for alternative methods for animal testing, is the recipient of the…