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Forest and watercourse interplay important for restorations

2016-08-24
Humans utilise forests and watercourses in a way that depletes ecosystem habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Many areas are restored to break the trend, but to succeed you need to consider not only the ecosystem in mind, but also surroundi...

Vertex: Orientation course welcomes international students

2016-08-24
This week around 600 international students arrived at Umeå University where they have been introduced to Umeå and Umeå University through the Orientation Course. Read what the student magazine Vertex has to say about this year's welcoming.

Radical treatment and thorough examination can halve mortality from prostate cancer

2016-08-08
Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality risk of men who are treated at hospitals with the lo...

Underestimated algae production on shallow bottoms

2016-08-08
Algae are responsible for a large part of the production of organic matter in the sea and their importance for the northern Baltic Sea has so far been underestimated, according to a study conducted by the research programme EcoChange at Umeå Universi...

How proteins control gene expression by binding both DNA and RNA

2016-08-04
Proteins that bind DNA or RNA are usually put in different categories, but researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and Inserm in France recently showed how the p53 protein has the capacity to bind both and how this controls gene expression on the le...

Higher BMI not associated with increased risk of heart attack or death

2016-08-01
A study of 4,046 genetically identical twin pairs with different amounts of body fat shows that twin siblings with a higher Body Mass Index, as a measure of obesity, do not have an increased risk of heart attack or mortality. The study, conducted by ...

Active student ­participation — but increased ­competition

2016-08-01
Last autumn, students Ida Stjernström and Marcus Smedsén ­travelled to Singapore on exchange studies to Nanyang Business School — one of Asia’s leading universities — which has invested strongly in active learning platforms and flexible classrooms.

Reactive oxygen species – fuelling or putting the brakes on inflammation?

2016-07-13
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as peroxides and superoxides are important signalling molecules in an organism’s regulation of metabolism and inflammation. Accumulation of ROS have been linked to neurodegeneration and cancer. Researchers at Umeå U...

Familiar history is an important factor for prostate cancer

2016-07-11
For the first time, researchers at Umeå University and Lund University have estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with the disease in the family. Men with brothers who have had prostate cancer run twice as high a r...

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