Category Archives: Medical sciences

An important genetic test for pregnant women will soon be made in Estonia

Estonian researchers have developed an innovative method of medical genetics that will enable non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to be carried out soon in Estonia. NIPT is like an insurance policy, providing reliable genetic testing about fetal chromosomal health already at … Continue reading

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How dreams come true: living example of UT scientist

As a result of more than 20 years of research by the scientists at the University of Tartu, the lactic acid bacteria strain ME-3, known for the last 15 years as the bacteria Hellus added to the dairy products of … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Smart Devices

Have you ever tried to eat ten ice creams in a row? Too much of a good thing can make you sick. Excessive amount of vitamins creates an adverse reaction in the body. Too much sun is bad for your … 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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52,000 Estonians Now Have a Personal Gene Map

Estonian Genome Center will start giving feedback to the 52,000 Estonians who donated their gene samples 17 years ago. Continue reading

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The Daily Life of a Researcher

Have you ever wondered what our researchers are doing on a day to day basis? Here is a snapshot of photos showing how exciting a life of a researcher can be. 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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