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New method reveals how proteins stabilize the cell surface

2017-02-22
To withstand external mechanical stress and handle trafficking of various substances, a cell needs to adjust its surrounding membrane. This is done through small indentations on the cell surface called caveolae. In order to stabilize its membrane, cells use the protein EHD2, which can be turned on a...

Negative health impact of economic recession unevenly distributed in Spain

2017-02-21
A study carried out in Andalusia, Southern Spain, following the 2007/2008 economic recession detected increasing inequalities in male mortality rates. Men with lower educational levels saw an increase in mortality compared to men with university level education. In addition, 5,000 additional suicide...

Body and brain timing can be trained

2017-02-20
Good timing is vital in many situations of daily life, but is rarely something we consider. In a new dissertation from Umeå University, Olympia Karampela shows that our ability for timing is something that can be trained and it seems to be connected with our cognitive capacity.

Mosquito net better for groin hernia at no extra cost

2017-02-16
Using sterilised mosquito net instead of commercial mesh for repairing inguinal (groin) hernias opens the way for improved care without an increase in cost for low-income countries. This according to a study conducted in rural Uganda by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University and Maker...

Winners and losers: climate change will shift vegetation

2017-02-16
Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by a third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during agricultural growing season. These results have been presented in Nature Communications by an international col...

One fifth of Indonesian households exhibit double burden of malnutrition

2017-02-15
The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the population, especially in low-to middle-income countries. Research on malnutrition in Indonesia foun...

Umeå University gets top marks once again from international students

2017-02-14
The results of the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB) are evident – yet again Umeå University receives top marks by international students. ISB is a survey measuring student satisfaction regarding studies and everyday life at the University and in the city they live. 

Åforsk Foundation praises popular professor

2017-02-14
Plant scientist and Professor Stefan Jansson was awarded the 2017 Knowledge Prize, Kunskapspriset, together with SEK 100,000 by the ÅForsk Foundation. He is being praised for his prominent contributions as a committed and untiring public educator who fights well and hard for knowledge.

Treatment has no sufficient effect in 1 of 5 psoriasis patients

2017-02-13
A substantial part of people, one in five, undergoing systemic treatment for psoriasis (i.e. pills taken orally, injections or infusions) still have considerable problems with their disease. This is according to a study with 2,646 Swedish psoriasis patients conducted by researchers at Umeå Universit...

New study identifies critical factors for mercury methylation in lakes

2017-02-09
In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter. The study has been published in Nature Communications.

Umeå University hosts symposium about infectious diseases of our time

2017-02-08
On Tuesday February 14, researchers at Umeå University will gather for an afternoon symposium about how infectious diseases spread and the impact of our changing environments. The programme offers presentations about both locally existing infectious diseases such as puumala (nephropathia epidemica),...

“When he talked about global health, the world listened”

2017-02-08
Peter Byass, professor of epidemiology and global health at Umeå University talks about his friend and colleague, Hans Rosling, who died yesterday, Tuesday.

Malaria control efforts can benefit from forecasting using satellites

2017-02-07
Umeå University researcher Maquins Sewe has established links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) measurable by satellite imagery. In his doctoral dissertation, the researcher shows that conducive environmental conditions occur before...

Study highlights importance of weight stability to reduce type 2 diabetes

2017-02-06
A study of over 33,000 people in Västerbotten, published today in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target indivi...

Northern lakes respond differently to nitrogen deposition

2017-02-06
Nitrogen deposition caused by human activities can lead to an increased phytoplankton production in boreal lakes. The response of boreal lakes to nitrogen deposition will strongly depend on each lake’s content of organic carbon, which are predicted to increase with future warmer and wetter climate. ...

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