medical sciences

Coronavirus is ten times more prevalent than previously thought
Screening test by University of Tartu scientists for early identification of the risk for preeclampsia
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New giant database helps find medication and diagnose hereditary diseases
The study showed that copper ions are primarily bound to only two proteins in the blood – ceruloplasmin and serum albumin. A small proportion of copper ions are also bound to histidine and other free amino acids in the blood.
The analysis of copper levels in blood facilitates diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
Schizophrenia spectrum disorder is characterised by significant impairments in reality testing and behaviour, which may involve a decline in functioning.
The condition of metabolic and immune systems affects the development of schizophrenia spectrum disorders
Eating high fibre foods such as fruits and vegetables supports health by improving the intestinal microbiota.
Food scientists confirm low fibre intake among Estonians
The long-term goal of the study is to develop a methodology for the analysis of new and yet unknown viral infections
Coronavirus in Estonia has at least eight mutations
The findings of the study provide new information on the ovarian function which is important for a more accurate diagnosis of the causes of female infertility and for the development of new treatment options.
Geneticists revealed new potential causes of female infertility
The results of the study show that we should be thinking about how to make a diverse diet that is largely based on plant-based food (fruits, vegetables, etc.) available and attractive to adolescents.
Students need more fruit and vegetable options at school
A physically active lifestyle is one of the prerequisites to good mental health in adolescents.
Physical activity and sleep help maintain good mental health in adolescents
The study showed that the working life of men with prostatitis-like symptoms was more frequently characterised by night shifts. Photo credit: Kaspar Orasmäe.
Men with prostatitis-like symptoms often consider their quality of life to be poor
University of Tartu scientists developed a test for detecting COVID-19 antibodies
In many societies one’s ancestors often come from the opposite corners of the world.
How to develop personalized medicine for multiethnic families?
The NIPT is a non-invasive screening method that only requires drawing blood from the mother
NIPT test developed by Estonian researchers is covered by Estonian Health Insurance Fund
Time will show whether we will be able to do something to slow down age-related changes. This study at least gives an idea as to which direction we should look to next.
How to slow down ageing?
In January, the first three personalised medicine babies were born in Estonia.
Personalised medicine increases IVF success rate
The scientists will use data from the Estonian Biobank and cell line experiments to investigate the biological function of genetic variants.
New research centre combines genomics, evolution and personalised medicine
Computer-based environment and virtual reality is one of the most novel possibilities for paediatric neurorehabilitation available today.
Computer-based programmes support children’s neurorehabilitation
People in Europe and the Nordic countries are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer due to their predominantly light and sun-sensitive skin type. Photo credit: Stina Kase.
A new hope for melanoma patients
Developing diagnostic biomarkers creates possibilities for their daily use, which in more complicated cases would allow diseases to be diagnosed more accurately and faster. Photo credit: Renee Altrov.
Towards biomarker-based diagnosis of psoriasis
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
Chromosomal aberrations created during in vitro fertilization do not endanger the future baby
P2X4 receptors inside the eosinophil
TalTech immunologists develop new leucocyte markers
Osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease
Towards better understanding of brittle bone disease
Parkinson's disease affects neurons in the substantia nigra located in the midbrain. Photo by:
Towards better diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease

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