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Memory improvement after weight loss

2015-05-21
Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can improve the brain’s activation pattern in memory tests and also normalise the metabolism of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a thesis by Andreas Stomby at Umeå University.

People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

2015-05-21
People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large study by researchers at Umeå University, published on 20 May 2015, in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Designing microwave devices from scratch using computer simulations

2015-05-21
For decades, the fundamental design of microwave devices, such as antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has essentially relied on the inventiveness of a professional designer. Computer simulations are usually used only in final design stages to fine-tune details in the des...

Tommy Olsson director of new medical research centre

2015-05-20
Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson has in co-operation with the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation appointed Tommy Olsson as director of the new Wallenberg molecular medicine centre at Umeå University. Tommy Olsson is Professor and Chief Physician at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medic...

Light-emitting fork made with sprayed LEC technology

2015-05-20
Light-emitting electrochemical cells, LEC, is a newly invented lighting technology. In his thesis, physicist Amir Asadpoordarvish, Umeå University, shows how a LEC can be produced through spraying three layers of ink on a substrate and emit light by the current from an ordinary battery. LEC componen...

Symposium on aging in June

2015-05-19
On 2-3 June, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will hold a symposium on the subject of aging together with Umeå University. Some important issues on future population levels as well as what happens in your brain and body with age will be raised. The event takes place in Aula Nordica at Umeå Univ...

Nerve cells use each other as maps

2015-05-19
When nerve cells form in an embryo they don’t start off in the right place but have to be guided to their final position by navigating a kind of molecular and cellular “map” in order to function properly. In a recent research study published in Nature Communications neurobiologist Sara Wilson, Umeå ...

Public participation does not lead to increased democracy

2015-05-19
Contrary to common belief, increased public participation does not lead to higher levels of democracy in countries that have been subject to conflicts. Instead, it is the role of the politicians and their ability to collaborate that determines the outcome.

Environmental sciences student receives Global Swede Award

2015-05-12
Alexis Nielsen, master’s degree student in geoecology at Umeå University, received the 2015 Global Swede Award at a diploma ceremony in Stockholm on 12 May. The special recognition is a joint initiative between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute to honour international studen...

Historical land use important factor for carbon cycling in northern lakes

2015-05-12
The historical past is important when we seek to understand environmental conditions as they are today and predict how these might change in the future. This is according to researchers from Umeå University, whose analyses of lake-sediment records show how lake-water carbon concentrations have varie...

Umeå-based researcher presents Ebola report in Sierra Leone

2015-05-12
A researcher at Umeå University has carried out a project to identify messages required for the community in Sierra Leone to stop the spread of Ebola. A report has recently been presented to the country’s government with the results.

Arts Project: Record Your Phone Call

2015-05-12
In October, a site specific art work named “Vinden bär oss med sig” (en. The wind will carry us) will be inaugurated at Umeå University by the artist Mandana Moghaddam, produced by the Public Art Agency Sweden (Statens konstråd). Curator for the project is Kristina Möster.

Parallel health systems create insecurities in low and middle income countries

2015-05-06
Strengthening the integration between national community-based health worker (CBHW) programmes and other health systems in low and middle income countries is crucial for measures to have the intended effect throughout the national primary health care system. This is what Joseph Mumba Zulu states in ...

Umeå University highly rated by the Swedish Research Council

2015-05-05
The initiative for creating strategic research areas at Umeå University has been remarkably successful. That is shown in the evaluation presented by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) about the research initiative that has been carried out between 2010 and 2014.

PNU student named winner in Korea scholarship competition

2015-05-04
Seoljong Kim from Pusan National University (PNU) has won a full-tuition waiver to study the two-year master's programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology at Umeå University, as part of the Korea Talent Race 2014 competition.

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