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The Huffington Post: Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

2014-10-30
A landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia has been published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed up in 22 population surveillance sites. Peter Byass, professor of global health at Umeå University,...

Europe’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend research

2014-10-30
More than twenty of Europe's most prominent plant scientists today signed a joint letter warning that Europe may lose its research lead unless plant science is adequately funded, GM (genetically modified) plant varieties that have been found safe are...

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award

2014-10-27
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine.

European CBRNE Center trains customs and border staff in the Balkans

2014-10-27
The European CBRNE Center at Umeå University, Sweden, will conduct a training course for border staff and customs in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on 28-30 October within the framework of the project on “Building Capacity to Identify and Respond to T...

Intense heat causes health problems among sugar cane workers

2014-10-23
Hard work under hot sun causes health problems for sugar cane workers in Costa Rica, such as headache, nausea, and renal dysfunction. The presence of symptoms is also expected to increase in line with ongoing climate changes, according to a dissertat...

University Network of European Capitals of Culture meet in Umeå

2014-10-22
UNEeCC (University Network of European Capitals of Culture) has its annual conference in Umeå October 23 to 24. Members of UNEeCC's are universities in cities that have been or are applying to become capitals of culture.

Campanas / Woods

2014-10-16
The Brazilian design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana is world famous for their colorful, individual and experimental furniture influenced by traditional crafts. Taking inspiration from nature, they created a site-specific installation exclusively f...

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized in ordinary kitchen microwave oven

2014-10-13
Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cel...

Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia

2014-10-13
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

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