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Genetic polymorphisms influence the efficacy of adjuvant treatments of breast cancer

09.02.2016
According to Lic Med Maria Tengström’s doctoral thesis, the polymorphisms in the genes related to mechanisms of action of cancer therapies may modify the individual response and thus influence the... » Read More About Genetic polymorphisms influence the efficacy of adjuvant treatments of breast cancer

Metabolic activation of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, common food contaminants, leads to liver damage in humans

09.02.2016
In his thesis, MSc Muluneh Fashe reports the formation and identification of new reactive metabolites of common food contaminants and widely distributed phytochemicals known as pyrrolizidine... » Read More About Metabolic activation of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, common food contaminants, leads to liver damage in humans

Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children's vitamin D levels

05.02.2016
Sufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.... » Read More About Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children's vitamin D levels

Researchers developing targeted drugs for improved treatment of brain diseases

02.02.2016
Researchers in Finland are working to develop targeted drugs to act as neuroprotective agents in inflammatory brain diseases and neurodegenerative diseases. Heading a project funded under a... » Read More About Researchers developing targeted drugs for improved treatment of brain diseases

Fatty acid metabolism genes LDLR, SOAT1 and DHCR24 and Alzheimer’s disease risk

27.01.2016
The work presented in MSc, BM Riikka Lämsä’s thesis reveals a possible gender specific effect of lipid metabolism gene variants on AD risk. » Read More About Fatty acid metabolism genes LDLR, SOAT1 and DHCR24 and Alzheimer’s disease risk

Faculty bulletins

grants

The Faculty of Health Sciences supports its doctoral students by awarding compensation for their travelling expenses and dissertation printing grants. Furthermore, the faculty calls annually open the grants of Mauri and Sirkka Wiljasalo and the grants of Matti and Vappu Maukonen.

Sabbatical

The University of Eastern Finland has introduced a system for sabbaticals starting on Jan. 1, 2011. There are two application deadlines at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The deadlines in 2016 will be March 18, 2016 and August 12, 2016. Please ready more from the enclosed bulletin.

Doctoral dissertations

The latest doctoral dissertations at the Faculty of Health Sciences