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Infant Brain Responses to Speech Predict Later Language Development, Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted at the University of Helsinki under the DyslexiaBaby project reveals that infants’ neural responses to speech sounds can predict their later development of language and literacy skills. Stronger neural responses in the left side of … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Study Uncovers Pre-Industrial Atmosphere Insights from Finnish Peatland

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Helsinki’s Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) conducted a study in Finland’s Siikaneva peatland, revealing significant insights into pre-industrial aerosol formation processes. The investigation highlighted the release of highly oxygenated organic … Read the full press release

Three Mushketeers: Transforming Mushroom Surplus into Culinary Gold

(IN BRIEF) Three Mushketeers, a startup founded by Emmi Korjus, Emma Kynkäniemi, and Ida Nikkilä, is revolutionizing the use of surplus mushrooms by creating a mushroom powder that enhances the taste of vegetarian dishes. The powder, currently in its second … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Launches Doctoral Researcher Positions Pilot Funded by Finnish Ministry

(IN BRIEF) The University of Helsinki has initiated a doctoral education pilot, sponsored by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, offering three-year positions for doctoral researchers. With 236 vacancies across 11 sectoral pilots, the application period runs until April … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Higher Prevalence of Lewy Body Disease in Middle-Aged Population

(IN BRIEF) A recent study by the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere suggests that Lewy body disease, the second most common brain degenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, may be more prevalent in middle-aged individuals than previously believed. Utilizing … Read the full press release

Harnessing AI for Enhanced Marine Data Collection: A Step Towards Ocean Conservation

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of Helsinki, in collaboration with partners from the University of Tartu, University of Madeira, and MARE-Madeira, ARDITI, are pioneering the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and sensor technologies to revolutionize marine data collection. By … Read the full press release

What’s new in cancer care across Europe in early 2024 (1 Jan – 5 Mar 2024): Advancements, Innovations, Research, Awareness

(IN BRIEF) In early 2024, Europe’s medical and research communities announced major breakthroughs in cancer care, highlighting new treatments like AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s datopotamab deruxtecan for lung and breast cancer, and AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso for EGFR-mutated lung cancer. Diagnostic advancements … Read the full press release

Genetic Study Reveals Potential for Tailored Breast Cancer Screening

(IN BRIEF) A recent genetic study conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki suggests that genetic risk information could revolutionize breast cancer screening, potentially benefiting one in ten women. The study indicates that a comprehensive genetic risk profile could … Read the full press release

Anu Haapala Appointed Director of Development for University of Helsinki’s Teaching and Learning Services

(IN BRIEF) Anu Haapala, Doctor of Philosophy in Education, has been named the new director of development for the University of Helsinki’s Teaching and Learning Services sector, effective April 1, 2024. With a background spanning over a decade in research … Read the full press release

Harnessing Online Data to Combat Biodiversity Crisis: University of Helsinki Study

(IN BRIEF) A study led by Dr. Andrea Soriano-Redondo and researchers from the University of Helsinki proposes leveraging online digital data, including social media posts, news articles, and image-sharing platforms, to complement traditional biodiversity monitoring efforts. Published in the journal … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Study Reveals Temperature-Dependent Splitting of Quadruply Quantized Vortices in Superfluids

(IN BRIEF) A recent study from the University of Helsinki sheds light on the behavior of quadruply quantized vortices in superfluids, demonstrating that these vortices can split in three distinct ways depending on temperature. Led by doctoral researcher Xin Li, … Read the full press release

New Method Traces Pre-existing Resistance in Cancer Cells, Opening Doors for Targeted Therapies

(IN BRIEF) A recent study published in Nature Communications by researchers at the University of Helsinki introduces a groundbreaking methodology called ReSisTrace, designed to identify and trace pre-existing treatment resistance in cancer cells. By labeling cancer cells with genetic barcodes … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Study: Advancing Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment with Comprehensive Genetic Information

(IN BRIEF) A study led by researchers at the University of Helsinki highlights the need for a more comprehensive approach to assessing the hereditary risk of colorectal cancer. By analyzing genetic data and health records of over 450,000 Finns, the … Read the full press release

Record Number of Applications Received for University of Helsinki’s International Master’s Programs in 2024

(IN BRIEF) The University of Helsinki’s international master’s programs for 2024 received an impressive 12,665 applications from 10,662 applicants. The Master’s Program in Computer Science was the most sought after with 1,402 applications, followed closely by the Master’s Program in … Read the full press release

Finnish Researchers Investigate Medication Discontinuation Success in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia Patients

(IN BRIEF) Researchers in Finland have conducted a study to understand why some chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) patients can safely discontinue their daily medication. CML is a type of blood cancer, and targeted drugs have significantly improved patient outcomes. However, … Read the full press release

Honeybees Are Selective Pollinators, Influencing Their Health and Agriculture

(IN BRIEF) An international research group conducted a study to understand which plants honeybees prefer when collecting nectar and pollen. Contrary to the perception of honeybees as generalists, the research found that they are selective in their choices. Honeybees’ selection … Read the full press release

Business Finland Director General Emphasizes Importance of Collaboration in RDI Chain

(IN BRIEF) Nina Kopola, Director General of Business Finland, has expressed support for the Finnish government’s commitment to increasing investment in research, development, and innovation (RDI). She highlights the importance of maintaining high standards across the entire RDI chain and … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Evolution of Proboscidean Teeth in Response to Climate and Dietary Changes

(IN BRIEF) New research from the University of Helsinki sheds light on the evolutionary adaptations of proboscideans, including ancient relatives of modern elephants, in response to dietary changes triggered by vegetation shifts and climate variations over the last 26 million … Read the full press release

Unlocking Feline Personalities: University of Helsinki’s Study Offers Insight into Cat Behaviors and Traits

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of Helsinki have conducted extensive research into the personality traits and behaviors of cats, shedding light on various factors that impact the well-being of both cats and their owners. The research led to changes … Read the full press release

Singing to Preterm Infants Boosts Brain Development and Maternal Wellbeing, Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A recently completed doctoral thesis suggests that parents should sing to their stable preterm infants during kangaroo care, as it promotes brain development in infants and improves maternal wellbeing. The study found that singing during kangaroo care helped … Read the full press release

Max Planck and University of Helsinki Launch Center to Investigate Social Inequalities in Population Health

(IN BRIEF) The Max Planck l University of Helsinki Center for Social Inequalities in Population Health, known as MaxHel, has launched its research initiative to investigate the factors that contribute to health inequalities. The center, located in Helsinki and Rostock, … Read the full press release

Study examines moral views on rescue situations involving humans and robots

(IN BRIEF) A study by the Moralities of Intelligent Machines research group investigated people’s moral views on rescue situations, comparing human rescuers with robots specifically designed for the task. The study asked participants to decide whether to save one innocent … Read the full press release

Finnish Universities Developing Certificate-Based Admission Process to Complement Entrance Exams

(IN BRIEF) Finnish universities are developing a draft scoring model to improve the country’s certificate-based admission system, which admits around half of all new university students. The proposed model aims to ensure that the opportunities of certificate-based admission applicants are … Read the full press release

Researchers discover new approach to treating brain hemorrhage with protein therapy

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the Brain Repair laboratory at the University of Helsinki have investigated whether a protein called cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor (CDNF) has potential as a treatment for intracerebral haemorrhage, a condition where bleeding into brain tissue causes … Read the full press release

Bovaer® Feed Additive Could Help Reduce Methane Emissions from Dairy Cows by 30%

(IN BRIEF) Valio, A-Rehu, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), and the University of Helsinki are collaborating on a project called ‘Climate smart feeding solutions for Finnish milk production sector’, which is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Study Reveals Indoor Air Quality Concerns with UVGI Disinfection Robots

(IN BRIEF) A study by researchers at the University of Helsinki’s Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research found that using ultraviolet germicidal radiation (UVGI) to disinfect indoor spaces with UV lamps can lead to increased concentrations of gases and … Read the full press release

Rector Search Underway at Finland’s Oldest University

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 17-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, has announced that it has received 19 applications for the position of rector. The rector’s term of office is … Read the full press release

New study shows functional diversity key in bird community resilience to climate change

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 17-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, has announced that a new study has revealed that biodiversity may play a crucial role in safeguarding bird communities under a … Read the full press release

Neste and the University of Helsinki to support a groundbreaking research on the link between the state of the seas and climate change

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 2-Sep-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste (HEL: NESTE), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and the 4th most sustainable company in the world, has announced a new five-year cooperation with the University of … Read the full press release

New study by universities of Helsinki and Turku underlines the importance of higher education in dementia prevention

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 7-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, has announced a joint study together with the University of Turku, the third largest university in Finland, which finds that … Read the full press release

Professor of Urban Ecology Jari Niemelä at University of Helsinki will step down as of 1 February 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 31-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, has announced that Professor of Urban Ecology Jari Niemelä, currently on sick leave from his position as rector of the … Read the full press release

New study looks into the link between the genetic variant APOE4 allele and the severity of COVID-19 in Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 27-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, and University Hospital Helsinki, Finland’s largest provider of healthcare services, have announced a new study that investigates the connection between … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki and University Hospital Helsinki: Very positive start for the correction of genetic alterations in the cultured patient cells

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 30-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, and University Hospital Helsinki, Finland’s largest provider of healthcare services, have announced that their researchers have developed a method to … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki new artificial intelligence methods for industrial and fusion research part of ITER fusion reactor in Southern France

The participation of Finnish industry in the construction of ITER fusion reactor and the utilization of innovations in other fields is promoted by a cluster of companies and research institutions. ITER is beeing constructed in Southern France. (PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, … Read the full press release

YIT selected for the renovation of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki

HELSINKI, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT has signed an alliance contract for the renovation of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki. The current phase of the project consists of making a project plan. The project customer is the University … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki: neuroprotective protein CDNF entered clinical trials on Parkinson’s disease patients

HELSINKI, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the help of the two-year Therapeutic Idea Award from the US Department of Defense professor Saarma and Dr. Voutilainen aim to generate more preclinical data i.e. data from tests preceding the patient trials, to support … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki meta-analysis on zinc acetate and zinc gluconate lozenges efficacies shortening the duration of common colds

HELSINKI, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There is no significant difference between zinc acetate lozenges and zinc gluconate lozenges regarding their efficacy in shortening the duration of common colds according to a meta-analysis published in Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki: Finland still one of the top countries in the world in terms of press freedom

HELSINKI, 17-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — According to researchers, the tension between the public and the secret is significant, and stems from the very structures of our society. “Luckily, it has become more difficult to hide the truth. The media can easily … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki ranked 71st in the international National Taiwan University ranking

HELSINKI, 17-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Helsinki ranked 71st in the international National Taiwan University ranking. Last year, the University placed at 69. The only Nordic institutions to place higher were the University of Copenhagen and the Karolinska Institutet, … Read the full press release

Joint Learning Innovation Institute: University of Helsinki to host delegation of Chinese guests this week

The cultures of China and Finland share an appreciation of education. Mutual values are now promoted through a multi-university institute of learning innovation. HELSINKI, 19-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Helsinki is hosting a delegation of Chinese guests this week … Read the full press release