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Memory improvement after weight loss

2015-05-21
Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can improve the brain’s activation pattern in memory tests and also normalise the metabolism of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a thesis by Andreas Stomby at Umeå University.

People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

2015-05-21
People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large study by researchers at Umeå University, published on 20 May 2015, in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurol...

Designing microwave devices from scratch using computer simulations

2015-05-21
For decades, the fundamental design of microwave devices, such as antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has essentially relied on the inventiveness of a professional designer. Computer simulations are usually used only in f...

Tommy Olsson director of new medical research centre

2015-05-20
Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson has in co-operation with the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation appointed Tommy Olsson as director of the new Wallenberg molecular medicine centre at Umeå University. Tommy Olsson is Professor and Chief Physician at ...

Light-emitting fork made with sprayed LEC technology

2015-05-20
Light-emitting electrochemical cells, LEC, is a newly invented lighting technology. In his thesis, physicist Amir Asadpoordarvish, Umeå University, shows how a LEC can be produced through spraying three layers of ink on a substrate and emit light by ...

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