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Expanded understanding of promising blood fat-lowering protein

2016-02-11
New research on the blood lipid-lowering protein FGF21 shows how it redistributes fatty acids by two distinct mechanisms. The discovery could lead to improved pharmaceutical treatment for type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. This accor...

Social Internet-based activities important for healthy ageing

2016-02-08
Meaningful and Internet-based activities promote experiences of participation in society and are important for healthy ageing. In a new dissertation at Umeå University, occupational therapists are shown to promote participation, reduce experiences of...

Umeå University researchers help Europe fight spread of Zika virus

2016-02-08
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden help assess the risk that Zika will spread to Europe by describing the transmission season, areas at risk and intervention strategies. By using previous knowledge on Dengue, they are now strategizing on how Zi...

Will we ever talk to aliens?

2016-02-08
Professor Charles Cockell from Edinburgh University will visit Umeå’s Observatory Umevatoriet and Umeå University with two lectures on the search for life in Universe. The lectures form the start of a series of events on the space theme in Umeå aimed...

30 years of internationalisation

2016-02-04
The unit of Epidemiology and Global Health at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine recently kicked-off its 30th anniversary celebrations with lectures at Umeå University's event Kunskapsnoden at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

High risk of falling an early sign of Parkinson’s

2016-02-03
Parkinson’s patients have a higher risk of injurious fall and hip fractures already 26 years before a diagnosis according to a new cohort study at Umeå University. The patient group’s higher proportion of fall-related injuries can partly be explained...

Fashion designers make smart collection in new digital textile lab

2016-02-02
In Sliperiet’s state-of-the-art innovation environment in Umeå, designer Minna Palmqvist and artist Ricardo O’Nascimento will explore in what direction textile creation can be taken by the use of new digital technology.

Increased risk of bacterial infection if food is exposed to light

2016-02-02
Listeria bacterium found in food, which can infect people and cause temporary gastro-intestinal distress, is a serious health risk for pregnant women and for people with compromised immune systems. According to a dissertation from Umeå University, th...

Highest ranking for UPSC Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology

2016-01-29
An international evaluation committee ranks Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology at the Umeå Plant Science Centre with top marks. The Berzelii centre, which has been built up by funding from Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council, is assessed a...

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