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Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover

2015-06-30
New research has found that the number of plant species growing just next to restored streams can take up to 25 years to increase above those channelized during the timber floating era. This is according to doctoral student, Eliza Maher Hasselquist, ...

Sliperiet at Umeå University is starting a project: 3D printing houses

2015-06-26
In a collaborative project worth SEK 35 million, researchers and external partners are together developing a technology to make full-scale 3D prints of cellulose based material. It is not a matter of small prints – the objective is to make houses.

Umeå University EC Jubilee Award 2015

2015-06-24
Umeå University honours Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier for her pioneering research with the powerful discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, which has already been of great importance by providing new opportunities for Life Science research and its applications ...

Drugs for impotence do not increase risk of melanoma

2015-06-23
Using drugs for impotence does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma, researchers from Umeå University conclude in a publication in JAMA, a top US medical journal. These results contradict previous research indicating such an association.

Climate change could wipe out progress in health – or be a great global health opportunity

2015-06-23
The threat climate change poses to human health is possibly so great that it could wipe out health progress over the past 50 years. But getting to grips with climate change could also present major opportunities for global health. Details can be foun...

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Gruber Foundation award

2015-06-18
The Gruber Foundation has awarded three international prizes honouring individuals for their groundbreaking work in the sciences. One of the 2015 Gruber Prize recipients in Genetics is Emmanuelle Charpentier affiliated with Umeå University.

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 6, No 2, 2015)

2015-06-16
The second issue of Education Inquiry in 2015 is available to read and download. It is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal with free access in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education. It publishes original empirical and th...

Structural data reveals new mechanism behind protein transport

2015-06-15
In order for newly-produced secretory or membrane proteins to find their final destination, the proteins have signal-sequences connected to themselves as a form of address tag. Furthermore, they use a particle guiding them to the cell membrane. In a ...

Students from Umeå Institute of Design win 6 awards at iF

2015-06-12
From nearly 12,000 valid entries to iF's student category in 2015, 100 projects were awarded with an iF student design award, and four of those awards were won by students from Umeå Institute of Design (UID).

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