Category Archives: Medical sciences

52,000 Estonians Now Have a Personal Gene Map

The Estonian Genome Project is a national super-science project: gene samples from over 52,000 people were collected, which comprises about 5% of the population of Estonia. Now, 17 years after the project began, the Estonian Genome Center will offer personal feedback to people … 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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Less Is More: The Modern Working Environment Paralyses The Brain

Neuroscientist Jaan Aru explains how to get the most out of your brain. The lesson here is: forget multitasking! Continue reading

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Rait Ratasepp: Introducing Estonian Ultratriathlon to the World

The geaduate of the University of Tartu Rait Ratasepp describes the mental and physical efforts that are needed in order to be a successful ultra-athlete. Continue reading

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Preventing a Cold Starts With Washing Your Hands

Associate Professor in Family Medicine Marje Oona explains why we become ill and how can we protect ourselves from colds. Continue reading

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A Discovery Puts the Brakes on a Cancer-Inducing Virus

A freshly defended PhD thesis outlines novel inhibitors of the cancer-inducing human papillomavirus. Continue reading

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