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PFAS and many other micropollutants from factories and our homes often end up transferred to the local wastewater treatment plants, which are not currently equipped with sufficient technologies to keep these pollutants from ending in nature. Photo credit: Ivan Pandura/Unsplash
The environmental chemists at the University of Tartu take the micropollutants out of wastewater
TFTAK scientists are working to make food products more sustainable, healthier and ethical. Photo credit: TFTAK
How Estonian researchers combat climate change through plant-based proteins
Instrumental analysis laboratory focuses on the chemical properties of a wide range of plants.
Photo: Pille-Riin Laanet
Estonian researchers fight Lyme disease with local herbs
Genetic studies on the cowslip suggests that this common plant may go extinct in the future. Photo credit: Erik Karits/Pixabay
Scientists to solve major cowslip blossom mystery with new citizen campaign
What genes can tell us about fertility, Liisa Loog studies during her Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellowship. Photo credit: Pixabay
DNA study looks at how height and fertility are connected
Swedish business delegation visiting Tartu University. Photo credit: Andero Kalju
Business delegation accompanying the Swedish royal couple were shown Tartu Universities’ influential research and technology facilities
The Soviets were proud of their health protection system, but there was a distinct lack of resources, even needles and rubber gloves that were reused. Photo credit: Museums Public Portal
Study shows how nurses were used in Soviet propaganda
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Bioinformatics offers an opportunity to defeat cancer and brain diseases
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University of Tartu participates in establishing Hydrogen Valley Estonia to boost hydrogen economy
Jekaterina Sydorenko and her lab team invented glass that can be more than just beautiful. Photo credit: Taltech
This rainbow glass kills pollutants in the air
Pharping Hydropower Station. Photo credit: Sujitabh Chaudhary/Unsplash
Expert knowledge from TalTech transfers to Asia
“The change can begin at school by cultivating a culture of appreciation and acceptance of difference, which is in the power of teachers,” said Triin Ulla, Tallinn University researcher. Photo credit: Mikhail Nilov/Pexels
Having special kids in ordinary schools sounds fantastic, in theory
The Moscheles Lock, authenticated by the study, with inscription by former owner Ignaz Moscheles. 
Image credit: Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San Jose State University. (Under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license).
Beethoven’s genome offers clues to composer´s health and family history
Used electronic devices hide many valuable metals Europe desperately needs. Photo credit: Pixabay
Europe needs metals. Bacteria can get it from waste.
The glacial meltwater channels run both under and on top of the ice masses. The meltwater can create picturesque views of canyon formations with many bends. Photo credit: Dr Andreas Alexander
How to map hidden meltwater paths in glaciers and why is it important?
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Scientists created an intervention to fight drugs
Chocolate cream from sunflower seeds. Photo credit: Kristel Vene
Estonian researchers discovered expected hit “new Nutella” while developing a drink from sunflower seeds
Telescope in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Photo credit: private collection
Journey into astrophysics
Photo: University of Tartu
Consortium led by the University of Tartu received €30 million to upgrade the Estonian Centre for Biosustainability to a hub of digital biology 
An Estonian psychologist Kadri Haljas created Triumf Land to give children the tools to care for their mental health. Photo: Sven Tupits, Fotogeen
A psychologist is helping children with a video game
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Estonian companies have actively grown their businesses. They are now investing abroad more than companies in Central and Eastern Europe. Photo credit: Pixabay
Study: where do Estonian companies invest?
Photo is illustrative. Photo credit: Unsplash / Becca Tapert
More factors affect women’s fertility than is believed
Car and train traffic are European researchers are mapping noise in bigger cities to fight it. Photo credit: Pixabay
Europe is getting noisy – and it’s damaging our bodies
Giving a helping hand or sharing a kind word may be small acts, but they can change lives. Photo credit: Pixabay
One in every fifth child can’t rely on support when bullied at school

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