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  • Arthroscopic knee surgery does not cure sensations of knee catching or locking
    A new Finnish study proves that a commonly used surgical treatment does not help patients who suffer from “mechanical symptoms” (sensations of knee catching or locking) associated with a degenerative knee. “Established medical concepts need to be rigorously tested from time to time to see how they stand up to scrutiny. No assumption is too obvious not to be tested in medicine”, says Professor Teppo Järvinen, who led the research. (9.2.2016)
  • Young adults needlessly anxious about their ideal weight
    According to a new study at the University of Helsinki, having a personal "ideal weight" does not aid weight loss.Most young women and nearly half of young men aged 24 would like to weigh less than they do.A decade later, only one in five women and one in seven men is at or beneath the previously defined ideal weight. (3.2.2016)
  • Aarhus and Helsinki join forces in doctoral training
    The Doctoral School of Health Sciences in the University of Helsinki and the graduate school of Health in the Aarhus University have agreed on a partnership in doctoral training.(1.2.2016)
  • Slender mice, heart disease and diabetes – what do they have in common?
    Removal of a gene protected mice against arterial disease, and they stayed lean even when they ate more. The phenomenon underlying this beneficial phenotype is more active brown adipose tissue, a Finnish study found.(28.1.2016)
  • Antibiotic use in early life disrupt gut microbiota development
    The use of antibiotics in early childhood interferes with normal development of the intestinal microbiota, shows research conducted at the University of Helsinki. Particularly the broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotics, commonly used to treat respiratory tract infections, have adverse effects. Macrolides appear also to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.(27.1.2016)

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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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