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Tukholmankatu 8 B, 5th and 6th floors
P.O.Box 20

p. +358 294 1911
f. +358 2941 26638

med-studentaffairs (at) helsinki.fi


Faculty of Medicine


  • Finnish study establishes connection between gut microbiota and Parkinson’s disease
    Parkinson’s disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts, according to a study conducted at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital. Researchers are now trying to determine what the connection between intestinal microbes and Parkinson’s disease is.(11.12.2014)
  • The need for statin treatment among the over-80 age group?
    The need for cholesterol treatment among people over 80 must always be assessed individually by taking into account the patient’s overall situation and health. This is the recommendation of Finnish researchers whose review article on the topic have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (17.9.2014)
  • The patients with eating disorders have an increased risk of autoimmune diseases
    Finnish researchers have observed an association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases with different genetic backgrounds. Their findings support the link between immune-mediated mechanisms and development of eating disorders. (26.8.2014)

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Professor Willem M. de Vos thrives with young talents

When I started the research of microbiota some 15 years ago there was not much research done in this area.  In the course of years we have gained the understanding that microbiota has a major impact on human health and disease, says Professor Willem M. de Vos who was included in the recent Thomson Reuters list of the world's most influential scientific minds of 2014. De Vos works as professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Helsinki, but most of his present work is more related to the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at the Medical Faculty. (21.8.2014) Read more


The man who wants to conquer diabetes

Just a few decades ago we were slim and fit, now we are fat and feeble. Our genes have not kept up with the change, says Leif Groop, a FiDiPro professor and one of the world’s best-known diabetes researchers. (16.10.2012) Read more




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