High-resolution imaging of nanoparticlesurface structures is now possible

Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules protecting the surface. This was the finding of joint research between China and Finland, led in Finland by Academy Professor Hannu Häkkinen of the University of Jyväskylä. The research was recently published in the prestigious Nature Communications series and the publication was selected by the journal editors to the journal’s monthly collection of highlighted papers.

New app utilises artificial intelligence to assess memory fitness

A team of researchers and students at the University of Jyväskylä have developed a memory-testing app that helps detect the need for a mental state assessment at the early stage of a memory disorder. The app adapts a set of tasks from standardized memory tests used in the detection of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

New information to understand regulation of muscle function in muscle dystrophy patients

Scientists from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, have found new functions and structural details of muscle attachment structures. The research is important for the basic understanding of regulation of muscle function for instance in muscle dystrophy patients and muscle adaptation to physical activity and sports.

Experts in inverse problems meet in Jyväskylä, 20.–23.8.2018

The workshop “Inverse problems, PDE and geometry” gathers experts working in the broad field of inverse problems, providing a place to discuss novel methods, current directions, and future trends in the field. The workshop will be organized 20.–23.8.2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland.

Researchers' Night
Sep 28, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 11:45 PM

European Researchers’ Night is a science event that makes science and the work of scientists familiar to audiences all over Europe. Tutkijoiden yö.

Researchers’ Night gets schoolchildren familiar with science

The University of Jyväskylä will be hosting the European Researchers’ Night again on the last Friday of September (28.9.) together with 10 other Finnish cities, and over 300 European cities. As before, there will be loads of interesting and fun science activities for children and school groups.

Resistance training and exercise-motivation go hand-in-hand

A recent study conducted in the University of Jyväskylä suggests that resistance training improves exercise motivation and contributes to making exercise planning among older adults. Exercise motivation and exercise self-efficacy are key factors in continuing resistance training.