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Faculty of Medicine


  • Even the elderly can recover from a severe traumatic brain injury
    According to a study completed at the Helsinki University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury. This is the first study to describe the results of surgically treated elderly patients with acute subdural hematomas. (30.11.2015)
  • Gene mutation linked to reckless drunken behaviour
    University of Helsinki researchers have identified that a genetic mutation renders carriers susceptible to particularly impulsive and reckless behaviour when drunk.More than one hundred thousand Finns carry this mutation. (18.11.2015)
  • Being at “high risk” of ill health has become a disease in its own right
    Classifying an individual as being at “high risk” of developing a particular condition or disease has become a disease in its own right, and is turning the healthy into the sick, argues Professor Teppo Järvinen in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (17.11.2015)

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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




Four Fascinating Facts about Your Brain

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