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Värska mineral water in Estonia turned into a throat spray

Researchers of the University of Tartu studied the medical mineral water of Estonia’s Värska resort and confirmed that it can effectively support the treatment of upper respiratory diseases; based on the water, the resort now produces nasal and throat spray called Tsilk. Uno Mäeorg, Enn Karro and Ain Raal, the …

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Estonian 100-year-olds pave the way for better health

A study by medical researchers of the University of Tartu reveals that Estonian 100-year-olds have a richer and more diverse gut microbiota than the young. Researchers believe this knowledge could be applied to improve the health of microbiota and thus the health of the person. It is also highly likely …

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Is marriage dead in Estonia?

While her Ukrainian friends were posting pictures of rings and white dresses, her Estonian friends were sharing photos of babies with no weddings in sight, so Polina Shevchenko, a Ukrainian expat living in Estonia, thought she’d dig into this data and see what is actually happening with marriage in Estonia. …

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Estonian researcher helps restore the mask-making tradition of the indigenous people of Alaska

Estonian researcher Anna Mossolova is helping the indigenous people of Alaska to revive their mask-making tradition that was suppressed under the influence of Christian missionaries at the turn of the 20th century. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. The Yup’ik people living in southwest Alaska first came …

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International students and graduates contribute over €13 million in Estonia

According to Statistics Estonia, during the academic year of 2019/2020, international students paid €10 million and international graduates paid more than €3 million in income and social tax in Estonia. In academic year 2019/2020, there were 5,520 international degree students studying in Estonian universities, which was the highest number ever. According …

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Seven globally outstanding Estonian female scientists

On 11 February 2021, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is held in Estonia for the first time; to mark the occasion, Estonian World highlights seven globally outstanding female scientists from the country. The Day of Women and Girls in Science was established at the initiative of …

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Joy, guilt and research: the lives of Estonian mothers in science

One fourth of all University of Tartu professors are women and many are mothers – some parents to children as young as one; how do these mother scientists cope with work and raising their children?* Kairi Kreegipuu, a professor of experimental psychology at the University of Tartu, has been involved …

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The University of Tartu researchers help boost health with the Jerusalem artichoke

The University of Tartu researchers, Viia Kõiv, Tanel Tenson and Elin Org, have found a new way to improve the health of the immune and nervous system and support metabolism; after several years of research, the scientists developed chips from the Jerusalem artichoke at the university’s spin-off company, RootBioMe. This article is published in collaboration with Research …

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Researchers are designing a smart face mask

Researchers from seven countries, including Estonia, envision future reusable and self-disinfecting face masks, based on smart nanotechnology. According to the plan, these 3D-printed masks will be more comfortable to wear, have excellent filtration efficiency, self-disinfection capacity and an integrated humidity dissipation system, the University of Tartu, Estonia’s pre-eminent university, said …

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Thirty exquisite maps to teach a great deal about Estonia

Geographers from the University of Tartu participated in a global 30-day map challenge, creating thirty maps of Estonia – see what they came up to. This is a lightly edited version of the article originally published in the University of Tartu blog. In late 2020, geographers Evelyn Uuemaa, Anto Aasa, …

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