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New clues about the ageing memory functions of the brain

New clues about the ageing memory functions of the brain

MEDICAL BIOLOGY A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected by memory impairment. The results have been published in the journal PNAS.


Less fish in the future Baltic Sea

Less fish in the future Baltic Sea

ECOLOGY In the northern parts of the Baltic Sea both precipitation and river discharge are expected to increase as a result of climate changes. The increased river discharge will lead to a higher inflow of river-borne dissolved organic matter to the coastal zone, which in turn will promote bacterial production.

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Former exchange student returns as 2016 keynote alumni speaker

Shaf Mansour.

Shaf Mansour attended Umeå University as an Erasmus exchange student during the 2007-2008 academic year where he studied law. Today, he works as Head of Digital Content and Communities at Barnardo’s, the largest children’s charity in the UK with over 960 services, 8,500 members of staff and 17,000 volunteers.

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2016 Graduation Ceremony Highlights

The 2016 Graduation Ceremony for international master's degree recipients was held on 24 May at Aula Nordica.

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TEDxUmeå 2016

Kalle Grill is an associate professor of philosophy at Umeå university. He has discussed philosophy, in a professional capacity, with children to middle-aged adults who are considering a change of career or life partner. Check out all our researchers who spoke at TEDxUmeå 2016