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Independent science team contradicts ministry’s face mask research

A group of Finnish researchers have concluded that there's some significant benefits in combating coronavirus if people wear masks. The independent analysis by the Get...

Coronavirus detected in Helsinki and Turku wastewater

Microbiologists have discovered traces of the coronavirus in wastewater samples from Helsinki and Turku. Samples from Tampere, Kuopio and Oulu however showed no signes...

Finnish researchers look to dogs to sniff out coronavirus

Researchers at the University of Helsinki are investigating whether dogs' sense of smell could be a faster and more accurate test for coronavirus. Scientists from...

HUS investigates radiation therapy treatment for Covid-19 patients

Scientists at the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS are launching a new study to see whether a very small dose of radiation directed...

Finland gives €36m for vaccine research

Finland has promised to give €36 million to international efforts to find a vaccine for coronavirus. The announcement came as part of a global...

Divided science leads to confusion over children’s school safety

Students are set to return to school on 14th May after nearly two months of forced distance learning. The government's decision to re-start classes was...

More funding for coronavirus vaccine research

Finland is joining two international organisations working to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, and contributing €5 million in total funding to help...

Nationwide antibody testing programme begins

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is launching a coronavirus antibody testing study, to see how far the virus might have spread...

THL launches national coronvirus research project 

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is launching a new national project to gather more data about people who have coronavirus. Researchers are...

Kajaani supercomputer joins the race to find a coronavirus vaccine

A supercomputer at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences KAMK is linking up with Stanford University in California to help model the surface structure of...