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Summer at Bildmuseet

Summer at Bildmuseet

ART Life and death, blooming and withering, attraction and loathe. The best day in a poetic interplay between image and text. This summer’s two exhibitions at Bildmuseet cover our cultural impressions and changing existence.


Reactive oxygen species – fuelling or putting the brakes on inflammation?

Research Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as peroxides and superoxides are important signalling molecules in an organism’s regulation of metabolism and inflammation. Accumulation of ROS have been linked to neurodegeneration and cancer. Researchers at Umeå University and Hospital of Halland in Sweden now reveal an unexpected function of ROS. They dampen a key inflammatory process and weaken the immune system´s ability to combat pathogens such as those that cause pneumonia. The findings are published in the July 2016 issue of the Cell Press Journal Immunity.

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New Vice-Chancellor:
"All cards on the table"

Hans Adolfsson

Picture of Hans Adolfsson.On 1 July, Hans Adolfsson took over as Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University. To him, openness and collaboration is just as much a philosophy of life as part of a scientific method.

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Being bilingual reduces the risk of dementia?

Can we practise our memory muscles? And how long does the effect last? Jessica Körning Ljungberg at Umeå University wants to find out if being bilingual or a mentally demanding job can improve memory and protect against dementia.


TedXUmeå 2016

Listen to associate professor Sara Edenheim talk about the downsides of norm criticism and the dangers of believing that norm criticism in itself is enough for change.

Check out all our researchers who spoke at TEDxUmeå 2016