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Targeting metals to fight pathogenic bacteria

2016-05-26
Researchers at Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)/Umeå University in Sweden participated in the discovery of a unique system of acquisition of essential metals in the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. This research wa...

UPSC-Professor Named Forest Biotechnologist of the Year

2016-05-26
Stefan Jansson, a professor at the University of Umeå, Sweden, has been named 2015 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biosciences (IFB). IFB is an international organization working with forest research questions.

Ecosystems with many and similar species can handle tougher environmental disturbances

2016-05-25
How sensitive an ecosystem is to unforeseen environmental stress can be determined, according to Daniel Bruno, previous visiting researcher at Umeå University. The approach is to study how many species there are in an ecosystem and what proportion of...

Vitamin E a potential biomarker for development of brain tumours

2016-05-19
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the Cancer Registry of Norway have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumours. The results, published in the journal Oncotarget, show differences in expression of certain molecules kno...

Extraterrestrial oceans – beneath the surface!

2016-05-19
Icy objects in our solar system have large oceans under their surfaces and here life could evolve and flourish. So says a new thesis by Jesper Lindkvist, PhD student at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Umeå University. The thesis will be de...

Informatics student receives Global Swede Award

2016-05-18
Fahria Kabir, master’s degree student in Human Computer Interaction and Social Media at Umeå University, received the 2016 Global Swede Award at a diploma ceremony at the Offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm on 18 May.

Luminous proteins offer new method to discover viral infections

2016-05-18
Researchers at Umeå University have developed a new method to directly follow viral infections in living organisms. This method can make infected cells produce fluorescent proteins, which means that they light up and become easier to identify. The me...

Signal proteins guide formation of sensory systems during embryonic development

2016-05-17
In embryonic studies, Umeå University researchers have found that bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signals both trigger and regulate the formation of sensory cells for smell, hearing and vision. In addition, BMP activity plays a crucial role for the ...

Selenium deficiency linked to deadly heart disease affecting pregnant women

2016-05-16
Researchers have found a close link between selenium deficiency and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a heart disease that affects pregnant women and recent mothers. The study of patients in Nigeria also showed that rural women were three times more ...

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