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Unforeseen dioxin formation in waste incineration

2014-09-18
Dioxins forms faster, at lower temperatures and under other conditions than previously thought. This may affect how we in the future construct sampling equipment, flue gas filtering systems for waste incineration and how to treat waste incineration fly ash. These are some of the conclusions Eva Weid...

Smokers with high salt intake are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

2014-09-11
Smokers who also have a high sodium intake may be at double the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study published in the journal Rheumatology.

UID Ranked as Best Design School for 3rd consecutive year

2014-09-08
For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University has been ranked as the best design school in Europe, North and South America by the organization Red Dot.

Think and Aktum – in Swedish Publishing Prize final round

2014-09-04
Umeå University has two productions that have made it to the final round of the Swedish Publishing Prize 2014. The employee magazine Aktum and Think magazine have a chance to take home the prestigious award.

Computer simulation for a more efficient construction process

2014-09-04
Model based testing and simulations does not only provide opportunities to show that the system works as intended, they can also be used to find new designs. Fotios Kasolis combines in his dissertation, computer simulation and optimization algorithms to design acoustic components. Kasolis defends hi...

Umeå researcher named Pro Futura Scientia fellow

2014-09-01
Elise Dermineur, historian at the department of historical, philosophical and religious studies at Umeå University, has been admitted to the Pro Futura Scientia Programme. The programme provides funding to young, cutting-edge researchers in the social sciences and humanities.

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

2014-09-01
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

ALS researchers take on ice cold challenge

2014-08-27
On Friday 29 August at 15:00, the ALS research group at Umeå University will take on the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” Over 20 researchers will dump buckets of ice water over their heads by the campus pond. A large audience is anticipated.

International conference at MIMS opens

2014-08-26
On Tuesday 26 August, scientists at MIMS, Umeå University, opened an international conference with representatives present from all nodes of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The keynote speaker is Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at MIMS, who will discuss in depth about her disco...

International master’s student completes European bike trek to Umeå

2014-08-22
How many people would consider embarking on a 2100 km month-long bike ride through Europe in the middle of summer to reach their study destination in northern Sweden? Ethiopian Hailemelekot Negussie, a 27-year-old beginning master’s student at Umeå University, can claim to be one to have travelled t...

Record number of international students to arrive in Umeå

2014-08-21
On Monday 25 August, Umeå University will welcome its new arriving international students. The week-long orientation course provides students with an opportunity to get to know each other and gain an insight into what it's like to study and live in Umeå.

Blog about upcoming national election started by Umeå political scientists

2014-08-19
Four researchers and two PhD students, all political scientists who perform research on coalition politics and governments in parliamentary democracies, started a blog last week about power and politics, in which they analyse aspects of the Swedish election campaign.

Umeå University ranked among the world's top 300

2014-08-19
In this year's Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities, Umeå University is again placed among the world's top 300 instiutions. In addition, Umeå is ranked among the top 150 in the field of life and agricultural sciences and top 200 in clinical medicine and pharmacy.

Water-polluting anxiety drug reduces fish mortality

2014-08-08
A drug that is commonly used to treat anxiety in humans and which regularly finds its way into surface waters through wastewater effluence has been shown to reduce mortality rates in fish.

Göran Sandberg among world's highly cited researchers

2014-07-25
Göran Sandberg, professor of plant physiology and former Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University, made the list of the world's highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences by Thomson Reuters.

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