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Faculty of Medicine (Office)
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


  • International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia
    As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date. The findings, published in Nature, could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder, which has seen little innovation in drug development in more than 60 years. (11.8.2014)
  • From Saudi Arabia to summer school in Helsinki and Stockholm
    In the Haartman Institute, July 2 was a day of celebration. A group of students from the Jazan University, Saudi Arabia, received a diploma for completion of the summer course that prepares them for doctoral studies in medical and molecular biosciences. The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Finland also attended the ceremony.(3.7.2014)
  • Infant nutrition and development of type 1 diabetes - what if we split the cow's milk proteins in a formula?
    Splitting the cow’s milk proteins in a formula doesn’t prevent the start-up of the disease process of type 1 diabetes in predisposed children, shows a large international study. However, these results do not exclude the possibility that the early dietary modification may affect the latter phase in the disease process and so prevent the actual illness. (11.6.2014)

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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)