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Author Archives: Villu Päärt
Health in 2032: Many Elderly People, But No Retirement
What will health and medicine be like in 2032? University of Tartu professors discuss healthcare, new medical technologies, advances in genetics, and more. Continue reading
Posted in Estonia, General, Medical sciences, Research Tagged brain stimulation, diagnostics, Estonia, future, genetic risks, genome sequencing, health, health behaviour, health insurance, healthcare, medical technologies, medicine Comments Off on Health in 2032: Many Elderly People, But No Retirement
How Old Is Your Body?
Research shows that the age written in a passport and physical age can differ in a substantial way. Calculate your physical age with the help of an online calculator that combines six variables to estimate your maximal oxygen uptake. Continue reading
Posted in Medical sciences, Research Tagged cardiovascular health, fitness, maximal oxygen uptake, physical age, sports medicine, training Comments Off on How Old Is Your Body?
Europeans and Indians Share a Light-Skinned Ancestor
Find out how the lighter skin colour of Europeans and many Indians has been inherited from an ancestor living somewhere in the Middle East or Central Asia 20,000 years ago. Continue reading
Posted in Medical sciences, Research Tagged Europeans, genetics, golden gene, India, Indians, light skin, skin pigmentation, SLC24A5, South Asia, ultraviolet, vitamin D 2 Comments
Where Do the European Romani (Gypsies) Come From?
Researching paternal genetic lineage, scientists of the Estonian Biocentre made it possible to more precisely identify the historical homeland of Romani (Gypsies), who now live in Europe as nomads. Continue reading
Posted in Medical sciences, Research Tagged European, genetics, India, linguistics, origin, Roma, Romani Comments Off on Where Do the European Romani (Gypsies) Come From?