The spearheads of research of the Faculty of Medicine at the Meilahti Campus include clinical research, cancer, inflammation, genetic research, and research on the mind.
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The research focus of NeuroMedUH is at revealing biomedical background of selected neurological and psychiatric illnesses. NeuroMedUH has an emphasis on clinically relevant questions and with that aims to create basic knowledge and tools for clinical therapies and diagnosis. The majority of the principal investigators have medical education and with that a profound understanding of clinical problems. Most of our research topics fall in the category of integrative neuroscience.
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The Molecular Neurology Research Program in the Biomedicum Helsinki consists of nine research groups. The research program's ambitious goal is to clarify the neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases mechanisms. We are looking for disease susceptibility genes by using cultured cells, disease models and patient samples. The molecular understanding about the diseases is a prerequisite for the search of potential drugs and therapies. We work closely with children's and adult neurology clinics, which enables the efficient use of research findings in the diagnosis, patient treatment and patient counseling.
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Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research is a private institute in biomedicine that is located at Biomedicum Helsinki in close association with Helsinki University. General theme of the research is the study of basic cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying important human diseases, including heart and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and neurological disorders.
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At the Psychology unit of the Faculty of Medicine, research operations in the discipline of psychology are focused on developmental psychology, health psychology and cognitive brain research. In addition, discipline-specific research is conducted also in perceptual psychology, cognitive psychology, the psychology of values and clinical neuropsychology.
Research in the field of logopedics is centred on the development, disorders and rehabilitation of speech, language, voice and communication.
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Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU) studies human auditory and crossmodal cognition, as well as their impairments and plasticity. The main research areas are human language and music processes, their plasticity, and the development of auditory functions. They utilize modern brain research methods in our interdisciplinary work, which is carried out with an international and national collaboration network.
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