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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


  • ERC funding for research into autoimmune and mitochondrial diseases
    The background mechanisms of autoimmune diseases and the mysteries of mitochondrial diseases are being studied in Meilahti with funding from the European Research Council.(30.3.2015)
  • Many things can be read in a newborn’s gaze
    Experienced nannies and doctors have always known how much the visual contact with a newborn can convey. A recent study from the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital provides scientific evidence for this everyday belief. (26.3.2015)
  • Lifestyle guidance prevents memory disorders
    Extensive Finnish research has shown, for the first time, that healthy eating, exercise, and brain-training programme results in slower mental decline for older people. The results of the study were published in The Lancet. (12.3.2015)

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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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