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Protein restricts sap uptake by aphids

2017-10-10
Researchers at Umeå University and Wageningen University have discovered how plants can defend themselves against aphids. They recorded aphid behavior on video, and identified a plant protein that keeps aphids from feeding. The results have been publ...

Obamacare helps reverse the decline in U.S. trust

2017-10-10
Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured U.S. citizens have gained access to health insurance. Recent research from Umeå and Lund universities shows ...

Opening at Bildmuseet: Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest

2017-10-05
On Friday 20 October at 19:00 Bildmuseet opens a large exhibition by recognised artist and filmmaker Amar Kanwar. The Sovereign Forest is a poetic response to the conflict over land and the resistance of local communities in the Indian state of Odish...

Airborne method of understanding northern lakes and their links to climate change

2017-10-04
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden are exploring the potential to create a landscape level map of the shapes of lake basins through a laser survey. This is a critical missing piece of the puzzle for understanding the role of lake carbon cycling...

Highly virulent bacterium causes rampant caries in some children

2017-09-28
Researchers at Umeå University have made a novel discovery connecting highly variant types of the caries bacterium Streptococcus mutans and their adhesive function to children with rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries. The results, whic...

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