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Researchers Managed to Model Violent Flares in Centre of Black Hole System


An international team of astronomers has used the optical HiPERCAM camera of the Gran Telescopio Canarias in La Palma and NASA’s NICER X-ray observatory aboard the International Space Station to create a video of a growing black hole system at an unprecedented level of detail. The study has increased scientific understanding on the immediate surroundings of black holes.

Save Your Information from the Current Volter!


At the beginning of 2020,Turku University Library will replace its library system to a new one. Your checked-out items, reservations and fees will be moved to the new system automatically, but the information you have saved in the current Volter, like favourites or saved searches, will not. So, please, save your information before the end of the year.

Turku Bioscience Celebrated Its 30th Anniversary


Turku Bioscience Centre, or Turku Bioscience in short, a joint unit of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University offering technology services and producing top research in biosciences is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. On Wednesday 2 October, the Centre celebrated this with a seminar showcasing its achievements throughout the years.

Changes Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease Detectable in Blood Samples


Researchers have discovered new changes in blood samples which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. A new international study examined Finnish twins. The study was conducted on disease-discordant twin pairs: one sibling who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and one who was cognitively healthy. The researchers utilised the latest genome-wide methods to find out whether the twins’ blood samples had any disease-related differences in chemical marks, so-called epigenetic marks, which are sensitive to changes in environmental and lifestyle factors.

SPARK Finland Helps Develop Universities’ Health Innovations into Products


SPARK Finland is part of the global SPARK network, which was founded in the University of Stanford in 2006 to help shape the health innovations developed in universities into finished products and new enterprises. SPARK began its operations in Finland in 2017, and in 2018, it was joined by the University Health Campus Turku, which encompasses the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University Hospital and Turku University of Applied Sciences. The application period for the next programme lasts until 2 December.