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Several methods for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
European scientists have developed new approaches for measuring biomarkers for diagnostics and a novel system for integrating the information systematically. The system provides an objective method for measuring the state of the patient. VTT was a research partner in PredictAD, an EU-funded project. >>
 Scientists in search for new anti cancer drugs from marine fungi
The aim of the EU project “Marine Fungi” is to evaluate the therapeutic potential of natural products of known strains and new isolates of unique habitats in particular fungi inhabiting tropical coral reefs, macroalgae of the Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean sponges as anti-cancer agents. >>
   
 Finnish twin study yields new information on how fat cells cope with obesity
The mechanisms by which obesity leads towards metabolic co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, are poorly understood and of great public health interest. A new study suggests that adaptation of fat cell membranes to obesity may play a key role in the early stages of inflammatory disorders. >>
 
 A new mechanism inhibiting the spread and growth of cancer found in motile cells
It has long been held that cells use different mechanisms for regulating migration and growth. This conception has been proven false. A single cell protein (p120RasGAP) acts as an important inhibitor of both cell migration and growth. >>
 
 The European printing industry needs a rapid renewal
The growth of digital media and the resulting decline in print runs, together with rising raw material costs and increased pressure from Asian competitors have put European printers in a tight spot. A VTT study on the current state of the industry and its future challenges shows that these companies need urgent actions in order to remain competitive. >>
 
 VTT Ventures announces an exit from its porfolio through Aivon Oy MBO
Aivon, a VTT spin-off, was founded in 2006. The company specializes in ultrasensitive measurements especially with superconducting sensors and low-noise readout electronics. In addition to standard sensors and electronics Aivon offers custom design, fabrication, assembly and testing services. >>
 
 
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 New Centre of Excellence resolving connections between immune system and inflammatory diseases
Molecular Systems Immunology and Physiology Research Group is one of new Centres of Excellence for the period of 2012 - 2017. Solving the mechanisms how type 1 diabetes develops is one of the main focuses of the venture. >>
 National MEMS Technology Roadmap published
The primary objective of the roadmap is to define focus areas of research and development activities in various institutes and commercial organizations. The work contributes to the efforts of maintaining the competitiveness and knowhow of the emerging Finnish MEMS cluster at the highest level. >>
 
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