Category Archives: Research

Risk-loving managers bribe more with no payoff

I studied the role of managerial traits in company-level corruption among Vietnamese small and medium enterprises. Vietnam is a Socialist republic that has experienced high economic growth; however, they also have widespread corruption. According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, … Continue reading

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Our top 10 most-read stories from 2020 are personal

Our most popular stories from last year are mostly very personal. These include quarantine diaries, a love story, a journey on the way to scientific discoveries, a quest for freedom, proud stories of graduation, and professional success. Enjoy! 1. Student … Continue reading

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Five tips for the safe use of drugs

All drugs are poison. No drug, be it natural or herbal, is completely safe – if it has effects, it also has side effects. The rigid regulatory framework of the pharmaceutical world and the strict requirements protect public health and … Continue reading

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How to reduce the workload of healthcare workers using robots

University of Tartu roboticists are working on hospital robots that will minimise the contact between staff and patients and thereby lower the risk of infection during virus outbreaks. Continue reading

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3 myths about conspiracy theories

University of Tartu semioticians Mari-Liis Madisson and Andreas Ventsel highlight three myths related to conspiracy theories. Continue reading

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How to design effective drugs against neurodegeneration

Fresh PhD Larisa Ivanova writes about designing effective drugs against neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Continue reading

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What Belarusian people joke about

Anastasiya Fiadotava writes about the jokes that Belarusian people make about their families and politics. Continue reading

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