Extracellular matrix guides growth and function of epithelial cells
Scientists at the University of Helsinki have found an essential factor from the extracellular matrix that regulates functionality of the breast...
Jette Lengefeld joins Institute of Biotechnology
PhD Jette Lengefeld started as a new group leader in April. Her research focuses on stem cells and their aging factors.
Cellular mechanisms of early mammary gland development unraveled
Helsinki University research group used live tissue imaging for the first time to visualise the emergence of the mammary gland.
Cancer cells fight for their footing by using an ageing gene
New results allow the development of novel therapies for hereditary forms of intestinal cancer.
In Memoriam Kiti Aaltonen (1945–2021)
Kirsti (Kiti) Aaltonen served for a long time in various administrative and development positions, first at the University of Helsinki and later...
Hologic to acquire Mobidiag, a company with backing from the University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki’s long-term investment in research-based startups has proven to be a success.
Researchers identified a mechanism by which cells build ‘mini-muscles’ underneath their nucleus
Research groups at the University of Helsinki uncovered how motor protein myosin, which is responsible for contraction of skeletal muscles,...
Advanced imaging technology captures translation of the maternal genome
An international collaboration among researchers from Finland, Sweden, UK and the USA has captured ribosomes translating messenger RNA expressed...