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Happy salmon swim better

2016-12-06
What makes young salmon decide to leave their rivers and head out to Sea has been a hot topic for decades now. Current research from Umeå University shows that the young salmon’s desire to migrate can partly be limited by anxiety. The complete study ...

Science and SciLifeLab Prize to environmental scientist David Seekell

2016-12-02
One of the university's promising researchers, David Seekell, has won a prestigious award: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Besides being awarded a trophy and SEK 90 000, he gets the opportunity to publish a scientific paper in ...

Bioorganic chemist Erik Chorell appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

2016-12-01
Chemist Erik Chorell at Umeå University has been appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations. The award comes with a SEK 3 million research grant and a personal award of SEK 50,000. The internationally renowned researcher Gunnar Öquist, p...

Prominent chemist becomes Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Umeå University

2016-12-01
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation continues its investment in young researchers. One of this year’s chosen professionals is Yaowen Wu, chemist at Max Planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany. He studies how cells recycle material, keeps clean and wel...

Inequality and social exclusion drive mental health problems in northern India

2016-11-29
A survey of nearly 1000 households in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand showed that six percent of adults were identified as depressed. People were two or three times more likely to be depressed if they were from the most socially oppressed caste...

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