Category Archives: University of Tampere

Persistent tuberculosis resists treatment

A new study aims at halving treatment time. A study conducted at the University of Tampere in Finland is seeking new ways to make the drug treatment of tuberculosis more…

Quality assessments do not improve quality itself

PISA results can be used as arguments by politicians, but offer little aid or instruction in the development of our school system. The PISA survey, conducted every three years, measures…

Community singing may help the voice problems of Parkinson’s patients

The University of Tampere in Finland has launched a unique study to investigate whether singing can ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease transforms the voice by muffling it,…

Clownery set an actor’s imagination free and helped her say goodbye to her inhibitions

Curious, questioning and wondering. These are three words actor Laura Rämä, 36, uses to describe the true essence of clowns. The words also describe her own persona as an actor….

Diagnostics of genetic cardiac diseases using stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

A new study by Professors Martti Juhola and Katriina Aalto-Setälä of the University of Tampere in Finland demonstrates that with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it is…

A new treatment for tuberculosis under development at the University of Tampere

The University of Tampere in Finland is launching a study to develop a new therapeutic concept for tuberculosis. This treatment concept is intended to target biofilms, which consist of organised…

Laser bioprinting may help restore vision

Biomaterials and 3D structures can cure corneal lesions Text: Jaakko Kinnunen Photographs: Jonne Renvall The University of Tampere has conducted a unique study using the 3D bioprinting of stem cells…

Professor Markku Mäki receives a major international research award

Professor Emeritus Markku Mäki of the University of Tampere has received the Distinguished Service Award from ESPGHAN, the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The annual award recognises…

Playing games is no longer sinful

Finnish society now accepts games, but there are still downsides to the rapidly expanding game culture. Donkey Kong, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Defender of the Crown, Pool of Radiance. In the…

Professor Kaija-Leena Kolho

The microbiome is like a fingerprint

“Microbiome” is the term used to refer to the microorganisms present in a particular environment. The human body contains a number of microbiomes, such as the one found in our…