Author Archives: Katre Tatrik

A moss thought to be extinct is resurrected in a University of Tartu laboratory

The University of Tartu scientists collected a peat sample from Lääne-Virumaal Äntu nature reserve, which grew sprouts of Meesia longiseta moss, previously thought to be extinct. Now Tartu has anecdotes comparing the resurrection of moss to the resurrection of mammoths. … Continue reading

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UT master’s student is a big step closer to making hydrogen fuel cell vehicles more affordable

Master’s student in chemistry Sander Ratso has created an innovative technology, which, if taken into use, would undercut the price of overly expensive fuel cells. Tests conducted in Finland and the USA also confirm it to be a promising alternative. … Continue reading

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Study by University of Tartu Scientist Published in a Renowned Science Magazine

Kaur Alasoo, a young scientist who has defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Cambridge and is now working as a bioinformatics researcher at the University of Tartu, focused on the reasons for complicated genetic diseases and ways to … Continue reading

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Cancer biologists from the University of Tartu help make an important discovery on Alzheimer’s disease

Cooperation between researchers in the United States and Estonia helps to discover changes in brain tissue, which are associated with the very early stages of dementia. The cause of nearly half of all cases of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. It … Continue reading

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Can MRI Detect Antisocial Personality Disorder?

University of Tartu Cognitive Psychology Professor Talis Bachmann comments on whether MRI scans can detect antisocial personality disorder. Continue reading

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The Reason For Strokes in Children Is Still Unknown; Rehabilitation Is Getting Better

Every year, three to four newborns leave the hospital with a diagnosis for stroke. Rael Laugesaar, junior research fellow at the Department of Pediatrics explains that the reasons for strokes in children are still unknown but with regular rehabilitative care they are able to live a normal life. Continue reading

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Was the Moth Really Attracted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tears?

Find out if Ronaldo’s moth was attracted to the footballer’s tears or came to offer friendship and consolation. Continue reading

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