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A novel 18F-fluorine labeled tracer for imaging mitochondrial membrane potential based on fluorescent probe of JC-1

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Mitochondria,as "energy factories", are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life. Mitochondrial disease is a group of disorders cuased by dysfunctional mitochondria. About 1 in 4,000 children will develope this disease by the age of 10 years.Currently there is no specific method to detect this disorder clinically. This study is designated to develop a novel PET tracer for imaging mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), which is a key inditor for moniting mitochondrial function.This is an international collaboration project with China: one researcher comes from China and part of project will be performed in China (synthesis of precursor).
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Xiaoqing Zhuang, Olof Solin;Merja Haapanranta-Solin, Tove Grönroos;Juhani Knuuti

Links-on-the-fly Technology for Robust, Efficient and Smart Communication in Unpredictable Environments (RESCUE)

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As of the time 14:46, March 11, 2011, Tohoku, Japan was hit by a massive earthquake. The epicentre of the earthquake was located to be undersea off the coast of Japan, and the magnitude-level was 9.0. The first earthquake also triggered a series of subsequent big earthquakes. Altogether, these earthquakes caused huge trembling on the Japanese mainland, reaching magnitude-level 7 at Kurihara City in the Miyagi prefecture, and Level 6 across many places in Tohoku. Following these huge earthquakes, those areas facing to the Pacific Ocean over the entire Tohoku area and also a northern part of Kanto areas were hit by unpredictably huge Tsunami waves of up to 40 m height. While travelling up 10 km inland, these waves caused thousands of deaths and severe damage of private and public infrastructure.
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Tadashi Matsumoto

Cognitive-Networks-Enabled Transnational Proactive Healthcare (CoNHealth)

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CoNHealth will bring together leading researchers with wide-ranging research experience in the context of a collaborative scheme of research exchanges and networking to advance current knowledge in the area of intelligent wireless networks for medical ICT applications. The project is endorsed by 8 institutions including 3 partners from EU countries (UK, Italy, and Finland), 2 partners from industrialized third countries (US and Japan), and 3 partners from an International Cooperation Partner (ICP) country (China).

A Theory for Sustainable Smart Grids: Combining Communication Theory, Power Systems, Signal Processing and Economics from a Complexity Science Perspective (SUSTAIN)

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In this project, we aim at developing a new theory for the new generation of electric power systems, also known as smart grids. Such a technology uses the information and communication technologies to exchange data within the grid, allowing for interactions between its elements as well as the humans who also play an important role. These interactions form a network structure among the diverse system elements based on fixed rules (e.g. physical laws) and adaptive relation rules guided by the available (estimated, filtered and/or processed) information (e.g. human behavior). Therefore, we need to go further than the simple analysis of the technology and thus we should include the human interactions with the power grid to have a proper picture of its dynamics.
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Pedro Nardelli, Florian Kühnlenz

Dependable wireless healthcare

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Project focuses on a wireless body area network (WBAN) as a core of ideal ubiquitous healthcare infrastructure, which can provide us new paradigm to create innovations for future healthcare in academia and industry by employing advanced wireless technologies which Finland and Japan have been leading in a world. WBAN is a crucial wearable and implant network sensing various vital data for diagnosis and controlling actuators for health treatment around a body, and constructs a ubiquitous healthcare network combining with existing radio, and optical, networks such as a mobile cellular network and Internet. The research is divided into three paradigms: Dependable wireless communication in healthcare applications, developing the IEEE802.15.6-2012 standard, and improving the efficiency of clinical approval for compliance for novel WBAN devices.

GraphoGame Literacy Intervention in Zambia

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The project is part of All Children Reading - A Grand Challenge for Development innovation competition by World Vision, USAID and Australian Aid. The purpose of the project is to pilot mobile teacher training service for better literacy instruction in Zambian languages.

Eritrea learning For All (ELFA)

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Eritrea Learning for All (ELFA) is a Higher Education Institutional Cooperation programme between Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT) and the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. The overall objective of ELFA is to enable EIT personnel develop their educational professional capacity in educational leadership and management, teacher education and pedagogy, learning related research methodology, use of ICT in education, literacy and numeracy learning, inclusive education and special needs education with a focus on learning difficulties. In collaboration with Finnish experts the EIT participants will design and pilot assessment tools and pedagogical programmes applied to the Eritrean context.
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Dr. Elina Lehtomäki, Dr. Päivi Fadjukoff, Dr. Suzanne Adhiambo Puhakka, Khalid Idris, Zecarias Zemichael Woldu, Abraham Belay, Ermias Melake Tesfay, Amare Teclemicael Mebrahtu, Dr. Yonas Mesfun Asfaha, Amare Teclemicael Mebrahtu, Menghisteab Teklemichael, Samuel Mebrahtu Bahta, , Dr. Markku Leskinen, Dr. Eija Raikkonen, Dr. Matti Kuorelahti, Dr. Anita Malinen, Dr. Ulla-Maija Valleala, Prof. Heikki Lyytinen, Prof. Mikko Aro, Prof. Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Doctoral Candidate Emma Ojanen, Dr. Pekka Räsänen, Dr. Tuire Koponen, Doctoral Candidate Jonna Salminen, Prof. Aini-Kristiina Jappinen, Mika Risku, Dr. Antti Pirhonen

Cell therapy for stroke

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Stroke is a major cause of adult disability that poses an enormous healthcare burden. It has been estimated that in Finland annual stroke-related costs (e.g., special care, rehabilitation) are 1.1 billion euros (7 % of the annual total healthcare costs).
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Jukka Jolkkonen, Shen Li

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of restorative therapies following stroke

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Stroke is a major cause of adult disability that poses an enormous healthcare burden. It has been estimated that in Finland annual stroke-related costs (e.g., special care, rehabilitation) are 1.1 billion euros (7 % of the annual total healthcare costs).
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Jukka Jolkkonen, Chuansheng Zhao

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION, FINLAND/EU - CHINA

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Comparative legal research on climate change mitigation legislation and policy, specially energy efficiency legislation.
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Ari Ekroos, Sara Kymenvaara, Jenny Rontu