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  • Early childhood gut microbiome shapes immune defence
    A study in children living in Finland, Russian Karelia and Estonia supports the hypothesis that the early childhood gut microbiota plays a significant role in the development of immune-mediated disorders, such as type 1 diabetes and allergies.(3.5.2016)
  • Sleep loss detrimental to blood vessels
    Getting too little sleep causes changes in the metabolism of cholesterol, demonstrates a study conducted at the University of Helsinki. According to the results, long-term sleep loss may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease.(22.4.2016)
  • "Wrong" scale used to evaluate results of brain surgery
    The most common scale used to evaluate outcome of neurosurgical procedures, the modified rankin scale (mRS) does not measure what is commonly assumed, concludes a study conducted at the Department of Neurosurgery of Helsinki University Hospital. The researchers state that previous treatment results must now be reevaluated. (15.4.2016)

XIV conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine

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Life is peculiar thing

What is life where does it begin and where does it end? Professor Hannu Sariola is a doctor, pathologist, and researcher in developmental biology. You would be forgiven for assuming he is a man with a clear understanding of both life and death. However, when asked “what is life”, he answers: "I don’t know. Maybe we could define it like this: All living things consume energy." (11.3.2016) Read more



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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Four Fascinating Facts about Your Brain

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