Category Archives: Research

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…

A racy take on science and art

Saara Särmä, an international relations (IR) researcher, creates risqué collages of caricatures depicting North Korea and other nations seeking nuclear capabilities. In the middle of her collages, Särmä draws “church…

More of us can look forward to becoming nonagenarians

Just a couple of decades ago, nonagenarians were a rarity. Now, however, there are about 45,000 people in their nineties in Finland, and they are living proof that longevity has…

Temporary migration between Europe and Asia is on the rise

Due to work, study and personal reasons, temporary migration between Europe and Asia is growing, and increasingly mobility is happening in both directions. The EURA-NET project brings together researchers from…

Prostate cancer screening saves lives – but results in overdiagnosis

New research confirms that screening men for prostate cancer prevents cancer deaths. In a 13-year follow up study, prostate cancer mortality rates were around 20 per cent lower among men…

Society has an impact on mental health

  Not everyone is suited to modern working life. Traditional unskilled labour is becoming increasingly rare, and modern working life demands that people are active social networkers with new kinds…

Ludification renews the culture, society and businesses – a wide-ranging new research project starts

“Pervasive ludification and gamification, as well as the spreading of interactive media and online services are changing social interaction and the practices of work, learning and leisure as we speak,”…

A breakthrough in clinical trials testing a treatment for celiac disease

A new drug for celiac disease appears to attenuate gluten-induced small bowel mucosal injury. Patients who were administered the new ALV003 drug in a clinical trial also experienced less abdominal…