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Attempted suicide in the young related to dramatically reduced life expectancy

2017-12-14
People who have been treated for attempted suicide or suicidal behaviour have a much shorter life expectancy and usually die of non-suicide-related causes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University in Sweden published in the scientif...

Scientific researchers' business ideas won prizes

2017-12-12
Twelve promising companies have worked with their business ideas in the autumn in a new round of the Startup programme at Uminova Innovation in Umeå. The programme ended last week with Startup Demoday, a pitch competition, at Allstar in Umeå. Researc...

Why mathematics? – Mathematician from Switzerland on the Forskarbloggen

2017-12-12
David Cohen is senior lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics since five years. This week he has been writing on the Umeå University Forskarblogg. You are welcome to read his blog that is in English.

Social capital is an important factor for the well-being among Ukrainians

2017-12-11
Before the current Ukrainian military conflict began in 2014, social capital was characterized as comparably low and unequally distributed among different groups in the Ukrainian society. However, due to the current military conflict context, social ...

Traces of historical reindeer grazing can still be observed after 100 years

2017-12-11
With the holiday season around the corner, most people may first think of reindeer as Santa Claus' trusted helpers. But it turns out that reindeer are not only good at pulling Santa's sleigh; they can also teach us important lessons about the functio...

Chemistry laureate to Umeå University on 13 December

2017-12-05
Professor Jacques Dubochet, one of this year’s three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December to hold a lecture on his revolutionising research. Together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson, he has devel...

Intelligent algorithms can help reduce disruptions in online services

2017-12-04
When the Swedish Tax Agency website went down for nearly two days, thousands of people across Sweden were left frustrated. Users of Gmail, Slack, Facebook, Apple services, and other popular services also regularly experience delays and this type of d...

Jawbone loss predates rheumatoid arthritis

2017-12-01
Jawbone loss caused by periodontitis predates the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. This according to research from Umeå University in Sweden presented in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. The research also shows a causal relationship between jawbon...

Kebnekaise - inauguration of the new supercomputer at Umeå University

2017-11-29
On Thursday October 30 the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University inaugurates the new supercomputer Kebnekaise. In connection with the celebration, High Performance Computing Center North, HPC2N, invites to an open house and participation in various acti...

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