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Health through Research: The Coronavirus Caused Restrictions and Work for the Virologists


The coronavirus launched a pandemic, but also a wave of new research. In spring 2020, most virologists around the world started to study the new, unknown virus. The challenge was also taken up at the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital (Tyks). Eighteen months into the pandemic, the number of international medical publications related to the virus in PubMed is already around 170,000, which is a truly exceptional number.

Covid-19-mRNA Vaccine Induces Good Immune Response against Coronavirus Variants


A new Finnish study shows that 180 health care workers who had received two doses of the Pfizer and Biontech vaccine have very good antibody responses against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The immune response was as strong against the alpha variant (formerly the UK variant) but was somewhat decreased against the beta variant (formerly the South Africa variant).

Terveydeksi!-seminaari/New Discoveries!-seminar


24.4.2019 at 8.00 - 26.4.2019 at 15.00
Terveydeksi - New Discoveries 2019! -biolääketieteen opinnäytetyöseminaari järjestetään tänä vuonna 24.-26.4. 2019, Medisiina D:n Alhopuro-salissa. Seminaarissa esitetään suullisesti biolääketieteen / terveyden biotieteiden Pro gradu -tutkielmia ja LuK -tutkielmia. Seminaari on kaikille avoin. Lue...

Lifespan minisymposium, The Journey of PET imaging


14.12.2018 at 12.15 - 14.45
Lifespan minisymposium: The Journey of PET imaging12.15 Keynote Speaker: Prof. Anna-Liisa Brownell, PhDHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston“From Man to Mouse to Man – Journey of PET Imaging”13.15 – 13.45 Coffee break13.45 – 14.15 Mirkka Sarparanta, PhD, Academy Research...

Gut microbiota Not Involved in the Incidence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – But Gut Microbiota May Be Modulated by Fish Oil And Probiotics


Consuming the combination of fish oil and probiotic food supplements modulate the composition of gut microbiota in overweight and obese pregnant women, reveals a new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland. The same study shows that gut microbiota composition and function is not related to gestational diabetes.

US Department of Defense Supports Breast Cancer Research at the Turku Bioscience Centre


Despite of continuous development in breast cancer treatments, metastases of the most aggressive breast cancer types are still a significant and growing medical problem. Together with a research group at Michigan University, the group of Professor Jukka Westermarck at Turku Bioscience Centre recently received funding from the US Department of Defense for the development of novel treatment strategies for breast cancer metastases.