Category Archives: Science

Fear and loathing in political rhetoric

An American election researcher sees worrying signs of a changing political discourse in Trump’s success. What if the words will become deeds? The presidential election in the United States is…

Cell transplants offer new hope to patients with spinal cord injuries

The right kind of transplant could restore some functions of the body and make everyday life easier. Brain tissue is one of the most complicated in the human body, which…

Researchers at the University of Tampere developed a computational model for stem cell analysis

Researchers at the University of Tampere have developed a computational model for analysing and classifying information on cardiomyocytes differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). The aim of the…

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…

New evidence found for the role of a specific virus causing type 1 diabetes

A vaccine has the potential to prevent a significant number of cases of type 1 diabetes. Viral infections have long been suspected of being the cause of diabetes. Now for…

Coffee protects the liver

Drinking more than four cups a day reduces the level of the gamma-GT enzyme in heavy drinkers. A Finnish study recently confirmed that drinking coffee protects the liver from the…

Investigating the genetic markers of atherosclerosis

A research project at the University of Tampere is probing how insidious atherosclerosis – the stiffening of the cardiac arteries – could be diagnosed earlier, in order to prevent sudden…

Cholesterol has an effect on the growth of prostate cancer cells

A study conducted at the School of Medicine at the University of Tampere shows that cholesterol has an important role in the growth of prostate cancer cells. LDL cholesterol increased…

Researchers develop the car of the future

Researchers in Tampere are developing the car of the future which can be steered without constantly looking at the controls and indicators. The car manufacturer Volvo has donated an SUV…

Bone grows from fat – Stem cell development moving forward fast

What once sounded like a science fiction plot is just about modern fact.  The Institute of Biomedical Technology (IBT) at the University of Tampere actually grows bone inside the patient’s…