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10.12.2019 News

The University of Oulu at the forefront of hypoxia research

This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine will be awarded on 10 December to three researchers studying hypoxia – low oxygen concentrations. The Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine of the University of Oulu has made its significant contribution to the subject.

10.12.2019 News

Journey of a top researcher: Matti Pietikäinen is a pioneer in machine vision research in Finland

The founder of the Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis of the University of Oulu Emeritus Professor Matti Pietikäinen is one of the most established researchers of his field. A Highly Cited Researcher recognition is received for articles that rank in the top 1% by citations for the field in question.

9.12.2019 News

High blood pressure variation increases cardiac workload in cold temperature conditions

High home blood pressure variability is associated with an exaggerated blood pressure increase in response to cold temperature exposure, which places a strain on the heart and, at worst, it can increase cardiac arrhythmia, chest pain and heart attacks. The data can be found in a joint study by the University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

5.12.2019 News

Well-being improved at the University of Oulu – ranked second nationally

A survey conducted with Varma pension company provides a comparative view of the level of well-being at universities.

5.12.2019 News

Common genetic origins discovered behind uterine fibroids and endometriosis

A major international study revealed that the two most common female reproductive system diseases, uterine fibroids and endometriosis, have common genetic origins. The finding, published in the prestigious Nature Communications journal, drives forward basic research in the field and may open up completely new opportunities for developing drug treatment as well.

4.12.2019 News

Geography to support health services

The SOLOGS project of the University of Oulu examines the ideal location and most reasonable logistics for the social and health care service network in the Northern Ostrobothnia region. The results of the project, which will be completed in autumn 2020, are already attracting interest.

2.12.2019 News

Sleep apnea is common among ischemic stroke patients

A new doctoral dissertation by Lic. Med. Jaana Huhtakangas shows that over 90% of ischemic stroke patients have sleep apnea. The levels of sleep apnea remain high throughout the six-month observation period and became more severe for the majority of patients.

29.11.2019 News

Professor Markku Juntti elevated IEEE Fellow

Markku Juntti, Professor of Communications Engineering, from University of  Oulu Finland, has been elevated to the grade of an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to multiuser and multiantenna communications. The technologies are used in mobile communications systems both in base station network infrastructures and mobile handsets worldwide.

26.11.2019 News

A year after the move – how are they now?

A year ago, the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Education moved to new premises on the Linnanmaa Campus. The new premises have brought many changes to the day-to-day life.

26.11.2019 News

Technical sciences were successful in international science ranking

The University of Oulu’s engineering and technology and information technology fields moved up in the international Times Higher Education 2019-2020 ranking of science subjects.

22.11.2019 News

The global distribution of freshwater plants is controlled by catchment characteristics

Unlike land plants, photosynthesis in many aquatic plants relies on bicarbonate in addition to CO2 to compensate for the low availability of CO2 in water. A study in Science by Iversen and co-authors shows that the abundance of plant species with the ability to use bicarbonate increases in hard water lakes with greater bicarbonate concentrations.

21.11.2019 News

Diabetics do not benefit from implantable defibrillator pacemakers

According to a broad European study involving multiple medical institutes, patients with diabetes do not benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) pacemakers.

21.11.2019 News

Detection of the highest-energy photons from a gamma-ray burst reported in Nature

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most violent explosions in the Universe suddenly appearing in the sky, about once per day. They are thought to result from the collapse of massive stars or the merging of neutron stars in distant galaxies. They commence with an initial, very bright flash, called the prompt emission, with a duration ranging from a fraction of a second to hundreds of seconds. The prompt emission is accompanied by the so-called afterglow, a weaker but longer-lasting emission over a broad range of wavelengths that fades with time. 

20.11.2019 News

The number of students enrolled for the Climate.now module was a pleasant surprise

Climate.now is a multidisciplinary study module that deals with the science of climate change and how to prevent it and adapt to it. The module is open to anyone who is interested and can be completed through extensive online resources.

20.11.2019 News

Property strategy analysis begins

The property costs of the university campuses are calculated to increase in the coming years. Therefore, a long-term strategy is sought.

20.11.2019 News

A quarter century of children's diabetes study

Every year, about 600 Finnish children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The number is the highest in the world in proportion to population. For a total of 25 years already, the DIPP study has been collecting information on factors that may be relevant for the development of diabetes in children. Viruses are suspected to play a great role.

18.11.2019 News

From the secrets of the universe to the promise of tomorrow: Kari Leppänen maps the world around him in 6G

Many of us gaze at the stars and think, Wouldn’t it be fun to be an astronomer? Find out the secrets of the universe, life? But not many of us have the wherewithal to become astronomers, though. Professor of Practice Kari Leppänen at 6G Flagship does. For a while, he pursued a career in radio astronomy. “I know exactly how the recent image of the black hole was created."

17.11.2019 News

Eero Kajantie named preemie influencer of the year

Kevyt, the Finnish association of parents of premature infants, has named Eero Kajantie a preemie influencer of the year.

13.11.2019 News

The University of Oulu proposes a property strategy analysis

The Rector of the University of Oulu is proposing a property strategy analysis to the University of Oulu Board of Directors. The goal of the analysis is to find financially sustainable, long-term university property solutions that support the university’s operations.

13.11.2019 News

DigiHealth aims for practical applications

Digital health technology is one of the most important research themes at the University of Oulu. The DigiHealth project also takes researchers to the corridors of Oulu University Hospital.

12.11.2019 News

Sexual violence linked to experiences of caring

Damaging experiences in the previous lives of girls placed in residential institutions are reflected in their sensitivity to identifying sexual violence, demonstrates the doctoral dissertation by M.Ed.  Helena Louhela.

11.11.2019 News

Carbon nanotubes open new horizons for neuroscience: controlling neural cell outgrowth

Researchers of the Microelectronics Research Unit (MIC) at the University of Oulu have demonstrated in collaboration with Tampere University that carbon nanotubes can be used to control the direction of neural cells growth.

8.11.2019 News

Pediatric intensive care in Finland is of high quality

The pediatric intensive care in Finland shows good long-term results. Most children have a good quality of life five years after intensive care. Most children also manage well even with a severe disease.

6.11.2019 News

Autonomously operating excavator developed at the University of Oulu – open application platform for further research and industrial cooperation

For the first time on 31 October 2019, the Structures and Construction Technology Research Unit (SCT) of the University of Oulu presented an autonomous excavator developed in its research project at the Ouluzone Motorsport Centre in Yli-Kiiminki. In the demonstration, the excavator operated entirely without a driver.