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The Biology of Sacrifice (and Terrorism)

Immune ecology researchers Elin Sild and Tuul Sepp disclose the biological and psychological mechanisms that lead to self-sacrifice and motivate suicide terrorism. Continue reading

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“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution”

I’m a Mobilitas-funded post-doc in Tartu University, working in the lab of Tanel Tenson in the Institute of Technology. I write a blog about my research, and I’ve been kindly invited to write a guest post for the UT blog. … Continue reading

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From +34°C in India to -32°C in Estonia

This is a story of the first Indian student to have defended his PhD thesis in Molecular Biology at the University of Tartu. Gyaneshwer Chaubey arrived to Estonia on a cold and dark day in January 2006, his supervisor was waiting for him with two enormous jackets. Continue reading

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