Former Rector and Chancellor of the University of Turku Keijo Paunio has passed away at the age of 87. Paunio had an impressive career as Professor of Periodontology as well as in the University management and more extensively in science and university policy.
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The Finnish Retirement and Aging study FIREA of the University of Turku used accelerometers to study how the 24-hour movement behaviours, i.e. sleep, sedentary behaviour, light physical activity and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity change in relation to each other when a person retires. The results show an increase in the amount of sleep, which contributed to decreased amount of physical activity.
Vice Rector of the University of Turku Mika Hannula Elected as President of International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
The Vice Rector of the University of Turku Mika Hannula has been elected as the next President of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences CAETS. CAETS prepares propositions based of scientific knowledge for the governments of different countries and actively comments on topical global challenges.
Hackmanite Changes Colour Also Upon Exposure to Nuclear Radiation – Memory Trace from Radiation Enables New Applications
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have long studied the colour-changing properties of the natural mineral hackmanite upon exposure to UV radiation or X-rays. Now, the research group studied the reactions of synthetic hackmanite to nuclear radiation. The researchers discovered a one-of-a-kind and novel intelligent quality, gamma exposure memory, which allows the use of hackmanite as e.g. radiation detector.
How do scientists tackle a surprising problem they face? You can witness this in the Science Battle competition, where researchers from the Universities of Coimbra, Iasi, Jena and Salamanca compete against each other. Four teams try to solve questions submitted by the public. The competition can be followed online. Come and cheer your favorite to victory on September 30.
Current marine heat waves could increase short-term resistance of fish towards warm waters, but this capacity might be damaged by long-term temperature increase with climate change in Baltic Sea (Dissertation defense: MSc Giovanna Mottola, 30.9.2022, animal physiology)
After conducting a research on fish populations in the Baltic sea, Doctoral Candidate MSc Giovanna Mottola found that some fish can still survive from current summer heat waves. But according to the research the general increase of temperature due to climate change all the year around can threaten this capacity.
New discovery on the causes of PAP lung disease can also offer solutions for treating obesity and heart disease. The research group of Associate Professor Alexander Mildner at the University of Turku, Finland, identified a genetic defect that causes the accumulation of lipids in the pulmonary alveoli.
Children who bullied others at the age of 8–9 have higher hazard for committing violent offences by the age of 31. This was shown in a Finnish Nationwide Birth Cohort Study conducted at the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku, Finland.
Soil Microbiota Can Boost the Growth of Invasive Plant Species and Provide Defence against Herbivores
Soil microbes can have a great impact on the spread of harmful invasive species as they can either hinder or facilitate the plant’s growth. Researchers at the Department of Biology of the University of Turku, Finland, studied the role of soil microbiota in the success of garden lupine, which is an invasive species in the Finnish nature.
The University of Turku and Wärtsilä Finland Oy have signed a strategic partnership agreement with the objective of advancing the diverse and sustained collaboration between the parties to strengthen sustainable well-being, competitiveness, and vitality through research, education, and societal interaction.