medical sciences

New Knowledge About Youngsters’ BMI and Bone Density Give Benefits to Help Them

Source: pixabay.com Obesity in childhood and adolescence is a serious health risk that results in various health problems. Major changes in body weight, height, and body composition occur during [...]


Taking iron helps reduce risks in anaemic, pregnant women

The fear of giving birth is not a sufficient argument for doctors to allow a caesarean section. Author/source: Freepik Karina Luik, a medical student at the University of Tartu, [...]


Knowing the risks, for better or worse

Andres Metspalu from the Institute of Genomics (University of Tartu) shares his experience in cancer research in Estonia in the article “POLITICO Global Policy Lab: Europe’s mortality gap [...]


Smarter data analysis strategies will improve infertility treatment in the future

Scientists from Tartu have discovered a simple way how to improve infertility treatment in the future. The results of the study, published in Human Reproduction, a top journal [...]


Study by the Estonian Genome Center of UT might have saved 13 people from early heart attack

High levels of LDL cholesterol are characteristics of familial hypercholesterolaemia. The disease increases the likelihood of early coronary heart disease and stroke. Author/source: Pixabay Estonians have too much cholesterol [...]


First Precision Medicine Laboratory in Estonia Kicks Off

The lab is developing some more high-tech tests to enter international markets. For example, one of the next projects is now being tested in fertility treatment clinics – [...]


An important genetic test for pregnant women will soon be made in Estonia

NIPT is a prenatal blood test to screen for fetal aneuploidy disorders such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13) that [...]


Estonia is several steps ahead of others in personalised medicine

Estonia might be a strong digital state, but to achieve the e‑health capability we need the additional data that is being gathered abroad, said the Minister of Health [...]


Scientists at the University of Tartu are developing medicines suitable for young children

Scientists at the University of Tartu’s Institute of Pharmacy are developing novel dosage forms and drug delivery systems suitable for children. Author/source: Pixabay UT scientists are developing medicines suitable [...]


TTÜ best research article of the year is seeking solutions for combating nervous diseases

The title TTÜ Research Article of the Year 2017 in the field of natural, exact and health sciences was awarded to the research article published on the initiative [...]