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TalTech materials engineers develop flexible supercapacitors for space technology


02.06.2020       Kersti Vähi

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Over the past few years, researchers from Taltech Laboratory of Polymers and Textile Technology in cooperation with the company Skeleton Technologies, Institute of Chemistry of University of Tartu and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been engaged in the development of novel extremely durable supercapacitors.

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The analysis of copper levels in blood developed by TalTech biochemists facilitates diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease


26.05.2020       Kersti Vähi

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In biology it is well-known that every living organism is triggered by the hereditary material or DNA that encodes various protein molecules, which in turn perform all the necessary biological functions and it might seem that nothing else is needed to sustain the life of an organism.

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Estonian Research Council offers researchers short term study visits to ERC grant holders


18.05.2020       Priit Tuvike

Researchers who are interested in applying for ERC grants can apply for support for short term study visits to current ERC grant holders. Estonian Research Council reimburses the costs of a study visit lasting up to two months. The aim of the visit is to learn from the grant holders how to write successful grant proposals and how to manage the ERC grant. The call for applications will be open in ETIS from 18 May until 17:00, 12 June 2020.

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A recent study by food scientists confirms low fibre intake among Estonians


12.05.2020       Kersti Vähi

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For normal gut and body function, the diet should contain sufficient amounts of (at least 25 – 35 grams of) a variety of dietary fibres. Fibres are a type of carbohydrates forming a big group of molecules of very different structures and sizes that have different functions in our body.

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A study by TalTech geneticists revealed new potential causes of female infertility


06.05.2020       Kersti Vähi

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Over the last six years a group of Estonian geneticists led by Associate Professor Agne Velthut-Meikas and a PhD student Ilmatar Rooda from TalTech Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology have studied genes previously associated primarily with female hormone synthesis and ovarian follicle development. The findings suggest that these genes may play a far more complex role in oocyte maturation than previously assumed.

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Probiotic ME-3 bacteria now in ice cream


04.05.2020       Sandra Sommer

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Balbiino has introduced a new apricot-honey yoghurt ice cream with probiotic ME-3 bacteria discovered by medical researchers from the University of Tartu.

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TalTech scientists studied the growth rate effect of gut bacteria on degradation of dietary fibers


28.04.2020       Kersti Vähi

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It is known that approximately 80% of human immune system functions in the gastrointestinal tract. Gut bacteria and their metabolites play a fundamental role in the interaction between gut and other organs.

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Study on coronavirus prevalence launched


23.04.2020       Sandra Sommer

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Today, the University of Tartu researchers start a three-month study on the prevalence of coronavirus in Estonia among both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. For that, at least 16,000 residents of Estonia based on a random statistical sample will be interviewed and invited to be tested for coronavirus.

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Folklore 78 “On the Move: Migration and Diasporas”


16.04.2020       Anne Ostrak

We are pleased to present to you the special edition of Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore, titled “On the Move: Migration and Diasporas”, with Leena Kurvet-Käosaar and Triinu Ojamaa as guest editors. The issue brings together researchers representing a variety of fields of the humanities and social sciences. The contributions of the current volume focus on migration dominantly from the perspective of the individual and highlight, in particular, the crucial importance of the ways in which social engagements and bonds and communication networks are formed and function (or fail to function) on individual and collective levels in the context of forced and voluntary migration.

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TalTech's underwater robot was successfully tested in a Norwegian fishery for investigation of fish behaviour


15.04.2020       Kersti Vähi

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Several hundred thousand salmon swim closely together in fish farms. For at least some time, the fish farmer and the fish have the same goal: to keep the fish healthy, eating and growing. Therefore it is necessary to provide fish with environmental conditions, where the stress level is low, parasites do not pose a risk to their health and there is enough food. Stressed and sick fish do not eat or grow or bring profit to the fish farmer.

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University of Tartu researcher to study inequality in prehistoric Europe


08.04.2020       Kaja Karo

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To find out about politics and inequality in prehistoric Europe, the prominent European Research Council (ERC) awarded researchers of three countries with a grant of nearly two million euros in total. To obtain new information, the researchers will use novel research methods and thereby bring together ancient life and death.

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University of Tartu researchers study the spread of coronavirus in Estonia


08.04.2020       Kaja Karo

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An interdisciplinary research team of the University of Tartu is actively collecting, modelling and analysing data on the spread of coronavirus. The researchers invite people to participate in a study on the prevalence of COVID-19 to create a database for mapping and modelling the spread of the virus. The research group includes computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians and medical, genetic and social scientists of the University of Tartu.

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01.04.2020      
Building scientists explain why we suffer from too dry indoor air in winter   TalTech building scientists in cooperation with their colleagues from Canada studied the factors influencing the indoor temperature and humidity of dwellings. The goal of the study was to create indoor temperature and humidity load models for dwellings in northern climate. These models applied in designing building envelopes indicate the dependency of moisture excess levels on occupancy.
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04.06.2020       https://www.etag.ee/?p=55476
Riik otsib teadmistepõhiseid lahendusi koroonakriisi mõjude hindamiseks ja leevendamiseks  

Ministeeriumid tellivad koroonakriisi mõjude analüüsiks Eesti Teadusagentuuri toel seitse rakendusuuringut, mis pakuvad teaduspõhist tuge kriisijärgseks poliitikakujundamiseks. Tellitavad uuringud tegelevad muuhulgas...

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01.04.2020      
Why the pandemic may pave the way for online voting?   Covid-19 is a democratic time bomb. Is electronic voting the answer? This article was originally published on Apolitical. This article is written by Dr. Robert Krimmer, professor of e-Governance Dr. David Duenas-Cid, senior researcher in e-Governance and Iuliia Krivonosova, Junior Researcher in e-Governance at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance at Taltech, Estonia.
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04.06.2020       https://www.etag.ee/?p=55489
Mobilitas Pluss programm võimaldab tänavu Eestisse tagasi pöörduda 14 teadlasel  

Eesti Teadusagentuuri Mobilitas Pluss programmi tagasipöörduva teadlase taotlusvoor toob seitse teadlast Tartu Ülikooli, kaks nii Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli kui Keemilise ja...

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19.03.2020      
How to operate and use building services in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) virus (SARS-CoV-2)   On March 17, Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations REHVA published guidance on the operation and use of building services in areas with a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Representing a network of more than 120.000 engineers from 27 European countries, REHVA guidance complements the general guidance for employers provided by WHO and is targeted to commercial and public buildings.
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05.06.2020       https://www.etag.ee/?p=55509
Algab konkurss vaimsele tervisele avaldunud koroonakriisi mõjude uuringu läbiviija leidmiseks  

Eesti Teadusagentuur (ETAg) kuulutab välja konkursi Eesti elanikkonna vaimse tervise olukorda kaardistava ning toetavate teenuste vajadust hindava uuringu läbiviija leidmiseks....

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11.03.2020      
An international conference offers a forum for scholarly discussions on practical approaches to handling a world full of disagreements   Today, on 11th of March, an international scholarly conference begins at the University of Tartu, focusing on the philosophical analysis of disagreements. The conference also constitutes discussions with an international community of scholars of the results of a funded investigation led by Margit Sutrop, Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Tartu.
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05.06.2020       https://www.etag.ee/?p=55529
Algab konkurss koroonaviiruse kulgu ja tõsidust mõjutavaid tegureid analüüsiva uuringu läbiviija leidmiseks  

Eesti Teadusagentuur (ETAg) kuulutab välja konkursi programmist RITA rahastatava uuringu „COVID-19 haigusjuhtumite analüüs ja riskirühmade väljaselgitamine” läbiviija leidmiseks. Konkurss jääb...

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