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Biochemical “fingerprints” reveal diabetes progression

2017-08-21
Researchers from Umeå University in Sweden describe a new method to study biochemical changes that occur in the pancreas during the development of diabetes. The method, recently published in Scientific Reports, is based on molecular spectroscopy and can be used to extract biochemical profiles (or “f...

WHO supports Swedish-Somali collaboration

2017-08-17
Somali-Swedish Collaboration in Research for Health is an initiative where doctors and nurses from Somalia can develop knowledge and skills through research in Somalia. The programme, led from Umeå University in Sweden, has recently been granted crucial support from the World Health Organization and...

UPSC celebrates 50 years of Plant Science in Umeå

2017-08-14
The Department of Plant Physiology started its work at Umeå University in 1967. It is now part of the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), a world leading plant research institute. UPSC celebrates the 50 years anniversary with a three-day lasting symposium about the past, the present and the future of ...

Climatic stability resulted in the evolution of more bird species

2017-07-17
More species of birds have accumulated in genera inhabiting climatically stable areas. This is shown by a new study from Umeå University.

Technology widens our senses

2017-07-05
Improved safety aspects, and also enhanced experiences are at the focal point of Rouien Zarin’s research. He designs prototypes for situations that require concentration and coordination, for instance when practising various forms of extreme sports.

The artistic creation is not on summer holiday

2017-07-05
Administrative secretary Robert Djärv has worked at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts for over two decades. Just as long as they have offered summer courses. If you ask him, choosing the selection of courses is all about current interest and being familiar with contemporary trends in the world of arts in or...

Hassan passed the test

2017-07-04
31-year-old Hassan Baqer was one of the first doctors of medicine educated outside the EU and EEA to pass a new Swedish proficiency test for medical doctors. He has now started his practical service at the Gullviksborg Health Care Centre in Malmö. “When I’m done. I can apply for my medical licence...

Nordic countries start new Master’s in social work

2017-07-04
An international two-year Master in Social Work and Welfare within a Nordic Perspective will start this autumn. Umeå will be one of three Nordic universities hosting the degree programme.

Leading experts in infection research celebrated Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's 100 year anniversary

2017-07-03
More than 300 people participated in the Symposium "Infection Research to Meet Current and Future Challenges", which was held at Aula Nordica on 19 June.

One day at Umeå School of Architecture

2017-07-03
An exterior that attracts at a distance, and an interior that greatly differs from most educational spaces. But how is life at Umeå School of Architecture for staff and students? Let’s spends a day in the building by the river with students and teachers alike.

Nasim Sabouri is awarded the 2017 Fernström Prize

2017-06-29
A prize committee at Umeå University’s Faculty of Medicine recently awarded the 2017 Erik K. Fernström Prize to Nasim Sabouri, Group Leader at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Study finds long-term sustained effect of biological psoriasis treatment

2017-06-28
Biological treatment of psoriasis shows a good efficacy in clinical trials. Since most analyses have focused on short-term outcomes of single biological agents, little has been known about long-term outcomes in clinical practice, where switching between biological agents is common. A Swedish study t...

"Hackfest" gathers experts to develop data program that can predict epidemics

2017-06-22
On 20–22 June, international experts on mosquito-borne diseases from WHO and Umeå University and elsewhere met with software developers from Microsoft to further advance early warnings and response systems for mosquito-borne epidemics. The goal of the three-day meetup is to develop a decision-making...

35 million SEK for interdisciplinary research on plant stress responses

2017-06-16
Åsa Strand, Stefan Björklund and Martin Rosvall, all researchers at Umeå University, have been awarded 35 million SEK from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for a five-year research program on systems biology. The interdisciplinary project aims to map how plants react to abiotic stresse...

Infection challenges attract top-end scientists to Umeå

2017-06-14
On Monday 19 June, world-leading infection researchers visit Umeå to discuss altered spreading patterns of infectious diseases, and antibiotic resistance. The symposium is the second in a series of jubilee symposia celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

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