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.
Keyword: Institute of Biomedicine
The University of Turku has 26 different Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English. They cover a broad range of different subjects from health and biomedical sciences to social sciences. Students in the international Programmes of the University come from around the world and they have various different backgrounds.
With the help of new technology, the researchers of the University of Turku have gained more detailed information on the diversity of the human lymphatic system than before. The research results can help to understand the human defence mechanisms on the molecular level even better than before. Several cancers, such as breast cancer and head and neck cancers, spread primarily via the lymphatic system.
The 11th European meeting on Intermediate Filaments (EUROIF2019), organized by scientist and medical doctors at Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku, brings together over 100 international experts in biology, biochemistry and medicine to Turku, June 8-11, 2019.
According to a new research, circulating tumor DNA can be used to detect treatment options for ovarian cancer patients who don’t benefit from chemotherapy.
Our laboratory has a modern transmission electron microscope, an ultramicrotome capable of sectioning both plastic and cryo sections, and specimen preparation equipment for various situations.
Our equipment and methods can be applied in various projects in medical and biological research as well as in materials sciences.
Laboratory of Electron Microscopy is a core facility of the Institute of Biomedicine. Our services are open for everyone who needs electron microscopy in their work.