Nominations for the Millennium Technology Prize increased in 2013 with double the number of candidates in life sciences following the 2012 award to stem-cell pioneer Dr Shinya Yamanaka. The winner of the sixth Millennium Technology Prize will be announced in April 2014.
Will personalized cancer treatment become available in the near future? The multidisciplinary field of molecular medicine aims at developing novel drugs and treatments. Check out how DNA sequencing, robotics and high throughput drug screening are put to use at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland.
Researchers have found a new way to curb the spread of the mosquito-borne parasite. Malaria disappears when family size drops to less than four persons per household. This connection was established in an extensive international study which involved researchers from the University of Helsinki.