Category Archives: Research

I play snooker, therefore I am

A researcher of consciousness delves deep into his own mind. What can you see at the moment? What can you hear, and what can you smell and taste? If you…

Family relationships are changed – but not fixed – by having a child

Families transition from pregnancy to parenthood in different ways. Having a child has an impact on marital and family relationships, but it does not change the basic family dynamics. New…

FICAM director Tuula Heinonen awarded international science prize for non-animal testing methods

Docent Tuula Heinonen, the director of FICAM, has received the annual Björn Ekwall Memorial Award for her research. Heinonen develops tissue models based on human cells and promotes the replacement…

Kaakinen studies the invisible people of Europe

One of the postdoctoral researchers who have received a three-year funding from the Research Council for Culture and Society of the Academy of Finland is Inka Kaakinen, PhD, who will…

Studying violence experienced by children

Kirsi Peltonen has studied violence in both families and war. Her goal is to help children and parents overcome difficult situations and memories in their lives. Peltonen has participated in…

When the world is not enough

Augmented reality helps people to put theory into practice. On the table sits an A4-sized photograph of a footprint in muddy ground. Joanna Kalalahti, a researcher from the University of…

Radiation effects not yet taken seriously

Finland has not tuned in to the negative effects of the radio frequency radiation emitted by mobile phones, says doctor Mikko Ahonen, an information sciences researcher at the University of…

(From left to right:) Study nurse Jarita Kytölä, study doctor Eeva Jason and study nurse Suvi Laurinen at the DIPP clinic welcome participants in the infant formula study at Tampere University Hospital.

Investigating infant formula’s possible role in preventing diabetes

Researchers at the University of Tampere are exploring whether early nutrition has an effect on the incidence of type 1 diabetes. The EDIA project explores ways of preventing childhood diabetes….

Russia, a patchwork of states, fears being torn apart

“Ukraine is not only important for Russia – it is historically a constitutive part of Russia.” Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine and the Caucasus demonstrates its fears about being dismantled and…

Economic crisis highlighted class divisions

The concept of social class is loaded in Finland but it is quite a neutral term for a sociologist. Because of the economic crisis, the class society has become a…