The Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and the University of Turku (UTU), Finland, have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and will continue to jointly promote and develop maritime research and development (R&D) activities.
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A research group at the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered a completely new mechanism that cells use to circulate integrins on the cell surface. Aggressive breast cancer cells exploit this mechanism to spread and metastasise to other parts of the body.
Adolescents who had received a mental health disorder diagnosis were often excluded from the labour market and education as young adults. This particularly applied to adolescents who had been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or psychosis. The results were found out in a birth cohort study of people born in Finland in 1987. The study was published on 5 October in British Journal of Psychiatry.
Polarization of Light Helps to Better Understand Emission Sources in the Vicinity of Stellar-Mass Black Holes (Dissertation Defence, MSc Ilia Kosenkov, 8 Oct 2021, Astronomy)
Stellar-mass black holes that are part of binary systems sometimes show variable polarization of optical emission. The degree, angle and variability pattern of polarization is characteristic of the physical processes occurring in the vicinity of a black hole. By studying black holes astronomers learn how matter and energy behave under extreme conditions.
Researchers and experts from the University of Turku in Finland and OLVG hospital in the Netherlands have collaborated to develop a tool to measure parent participation and collaboration with healthcare professionals during neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalisation of ill and preterm infants. The tool helps healthcare professionals secure practices of parent participation and collaboration into normal practice habits in everyday work.
Shared care, in which children of separated parents live roughly equal amounts of time with each parent, has been increasing in many countries. It is also becoming a more popular arrangement across different social demographic groups. Little is known whether or not the economic outcomes for children and parents are different when shared care is chosen over single parent care, and whether these outcomes are similar across welfare states.
A study of semi-captive Asian elephants in Myanmar has found that calves benefit from having older sisters more than older brothers. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Animal Ecology.
University of Turku Proposes Extending Educational Responsibility to Electrical and Automation Engineering
The University Board of the University of Turku decided in its meeting on 24 September 2021 that the University applies for extending its educational responsibility to electrical and automation engineering from the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Professor Christina Salmivalli was awarded the William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development
The European Association of Developmental Psychology gives every two years The William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development to a European psychologist or a group of European psychologists – who is/are recognized internationally for an original and substantial contribution to a better understanding of human development and its contexts, as demonstrated by first-rate publications in scholarly journals, based on empirical research into the antecedents, processes and outcomes of human development-in-context.
Diabetes is a risk factor for cognitive decline. In a study of the University of Turku and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, the researchers observed that already a higher two-hour glucose level in the glucose tolerance test predicts worse performance in a test measuring episodic memory after ten years. Decline in episodic memory is one of the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.