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The Many Functions of Contracts (Doctoral defense: Anna Hurmerinta-Haanpää, 22.5.2021, contract law, sociology of law)

Contracts are fundamental for today’s networked business practices. Various professionals plan, design, and implement contracts, yet many of them find contracts difficult or even impossible to understand. In addition, contracts are mostly designed to protect parties in case something goes wrong––not to support collaboration.

Adverse Cardiovascular Risk Factor Profile from Childhood to Midlife Associates with Poor Cognitive Performance

10.05.2021

A Finnish study coordinated by the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku shows that exposure to cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, elevated serum cholesterol, and obesity, from childhood to midlife are associated with poor cognitive performance in midlife. Importantly, the worse the cardiovascular risk factor profile and the higher the number of the risk factors was, the poorer cognitive performance was observed.

Let’s Cope Together website offers families ways to manage worries about coronavirus

05.05.2021

Finnish parents felt that the Let’s Cope Together website, which is based on behavioural therapy methods, helped them and their child to manage worries related to the coronavirus during the first spring of the pandemic. The website, which has been created by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry at the University of Turku, is opened today for anonymous use. As well as the English, Finnish and Swedish versions, the content will also soon be offered in Russian and Japanese.

Professor André Sourander was granted European Research Council funding for digitally assisted parent training intervention research

22.04.2021

Professor André Sourander has received substantial research funding from the European Research Council (ERC). Sourander received ERC Advanced Grant funding for a project “DIGIPARENT -  Implementation, personalization and genetics of digitally assisted parent training intervention to improve child mental health services.

New Research Data on the Regulation of Hormone-dependent Breast Cancer

22.04.2021

Notch proteins are key regulators of growth and differentiation of both normal and cancer cells. Researchers in Turku, Finland, have now demonstrated that the activities of distinct Notch family members are modified differently by phosphorylation. These results can be used in the development of new cancer treatments, especially for hormone-dependent breast cancer. 

Juha Laine and Timo Veromaa Appointed as Professors of Practice at the University of Turku

19.04.2021

Docent Juha Laine has been appointed as Professor of Practice in Pharmacoeconomics and Dr. Timo Veromaa Professor of Practice in Drug Development. The appointments strengthen the operations of the InFLAMES Flagship, joint effort of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, funded by the Academy of Finland. Both professors of practice have been offered part-time positions for the duration of the InFLAMES Flagship funding period.

Promising Results from First-in-Humans Study of a Novel PET Radiopharmaceutical - Study Continues with Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

16.04.2021

The preliminary trial results of a novel radiopharmaceutical for PET imaging of inflammation developed at the University of Turku, Finland, have been published. The compound, which targets the vascular adhesion protein 1 (VAP-1) that regulates inflammatory cell traffic, is the first radiopharmaceutical that has been developed completely in Finland and has advanced to clinical trials. In the study that started with healthy volunteers, the radiopharmaceutical was found to be well tolerated and safe.