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New drug against nerve agents in sight

New drug against nerve agents in sight

Research The nerve agent sarin causes a deadly overstimulation of the nervous system that can be stopped if treated with an antidote within minutes of poisoning. Today, a ground-breaking study has been published in PNAS, which in detail describes how such a drug works. Researchers at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, Umeå University and in Germany are behind the study.


Aggregated protein in nerve cells can cause ALS

Research Persons with the serious disorder ALS, can have a genetic mutation that causes the protein SOD1 to aggregate in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at Umeå University have discovered that, when injected into mice, the SOD1 aggregation spreads rapidly leading to ALS. The discovery has been described in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Refugees and integration – what is Umeå University's role?

Last year, around 160,000 people sought asylum in Sweden on the run from wars, conflicts and threats. A large proportion of these have academic educations. Umeå University is now working hard to support newly arrived academics in order to make the most of these individual's professional qualifications.Read more


Culture on Campus presents:

Good Harvest

Thursday 12 May
At 12:10–12:50
Campus Pond

Good Harvest is Hanna Enlöf and Ylva Eriksson with voices in silky harmony, brilliant guitar playing and phenomenal arrangements.

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International Master's Graduate

Carlos Martin Jara, from Ecuador studied Business Development and Internationalisation at the Umeå School of Business and Economics.
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