Aging Research in Finland
GEREC is a collaborative effort in aging research jointly run by the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Tampere, read more about us.
News, dissertations, events and publications
- Research news: 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.
- Research news: Leucocyte amount proportions associate with menopausal stage
Researchers in the multidisciplinary ERMA study at the University of Jyväskylä have found that total leucocyte amount together with their subtype proportions differ significantly between women at different menopausal stages.
- Dissertation 8.6.2018: Midlife work exposures and musculoskeletal diseases, mobility limitations and disability in old age
MSc (Public Health) Prakash K.C. defends his doctoral dissertation in Occupational Health ”Midlife work exposures and musculoskeletal diseases, mobility limitations and disability in old age: A 28-year follow up of Finnish municipal employees” at the University of Tampere on Friday 8 June. The opponent is Professor Andreas Holtermann (National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark). Professor Clas-Håkan Nygård acts as the custos. The language of the dissertation defence is English.
- Dissertation 25.5.2018: Successful aging among the oldest old
MSc Lily Nosraty defends her doctoral dissertation in Gerontology ”Successful aging among the oldest old”. The opponent is Professor Timo Strandberg (University of Helsinki). Professor Marja Jylhä acts as the custos. The language of the dissertation defence is English.
- The 2018 winner of the Sohlberg prize – the most prestigious Nordic Prize in Gerontology is Professor Taina Rantanen
- Research news: Diabetes did not increase early retirement
A Finnish study examined diabetes and work loss due to early retirement during the work careers of approximately 13,000 people.
- Dissertation 16.2.2018: Aging and microRNA messaging: Associations with systemic estrogen levels and physical performance
M.A. Reeta Kangas defended her doctoral dissertation in Gerontology and Public Health ”Aging and microRNA messaging: Associations with systemic estrogen levels and physical performance”. The opponent was Professor Carolyn M. Klinge (University of Louisville) and custos Academy Researcher Eija Laakkonen (University of Jyväskylä).
- Research news: A majority of middle-aged people show a high level of mental well-being
A recent study at the University of Jyväskylä has found a surprisingly high level of mental well-being among middle-aged individuals.