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Mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus causes miscarriage

2016-09-30
The mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever virus has been linked to miscarriage in humans. A study of 130 pregnant Sudanese women with fever showed that the risk of miscarriage was seven times greater if the woman was infected with Rift Valley fever virus.

Allergy antibodies a target for potential treatment to delay diabetes progression

2016-09-28
Non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice that develop diabetes have naturally much higher amounts of IgE, an antibody associated with allergies, on their B cells, as well as other antibodies that B cells produce after vaccination in their serum. According to a doctoral dissertation from Umeå University, treatm...

World-class laboratory in laser optics being built at campus

2016-09-26
An enthusiastic László Veisz shows his laser lab in the basement of the Natural Sciences Building at Umeå University. His research on ultrafast processes is now reaching the incredible time scale that describes electron movements in atoms, molecules and ionised plasma.

When, where and how is ice formed in northern streams?

2016-09-21
Ice formation is important in northern streams with long winters as it affects plants and animals in various ways. But knowledge on variations in ice formation processes has been inadequate. Former doctoral student, Lovisa Lind, at Umeå University, has created a model for ice formation that can be o...

New professor with a passion for architecture in areas of political change and social deprivation

2016-09-20
Professor Robert Mull, with a background as an architect, teacher, activist, and former Dean of the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in London, is the newest addition to the Umeå School of Architecture. He brings new ideas about the social dimensions of architectural practice to the tabl...

Training during first half of menstrual cycle most efficient

2016-09-20
Research at Umeå University provides new insights into when during the menstrual cycle it is advantageous to periodise your strength training. The results show that training that is concentrated to the first two week of the cycle have more of an effect on muscular strength, power and muscle mass. Th...

Coronary artery calcification and male gender most reliable indicators of significant narrowing

2016-09-19
The conventional cardiovascular risk factors (dyslipidaemia, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity and family history of coronary artery disease) are largely redundant when assessing significant coronary narrowing in symptomatic patients. According to a doctoral dissertation published at Umeå Uni...

“Every researcher has his or her own obsession. Mine is social justice”

2016-09-18
Hello Ambra Trotto! We address five questions for Ambra Trotto, senior lecturer at the Umeå School of Architecture and director of the Interactive Institute.

Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene at Bildmuseet

2016-09-16
Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time. The exhibition is opened by Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University, on Sun...

Better models to forecast effects of environmental change on food webs

2016-09-16
Extinctions, variations in population densities, and large algal blooms in waters are examples of expected effects of global warming and nutrient over-fertilization. Wojciech Uszko at Umeå University shows how simple mathematical models can help us understand mechanisms behind these phenomena and fo...

Outside workers most likely to suffer heat-related mortality

2016-09-15
A study investigating the effects of weather extremes on health in 22 rural villages east of Pune, in western India, found that people of working age had a higher risk of dying as a result of hot weather than other population groups. During heat waves, deaths from non-infectious diseases such as ast...

Exercise app reduces incontinence

2016-09-12
Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and improved quality of life. This according to a study within the project eContinence (in Swedish Tät.nu) at Umeå...

Umeå Institute of Design ranked best in the world

2016-09-12
Both the prestigious Red Dot and iF rank Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University as the best design school in Europe and the world. The school’s premises, in-house and external staff, and its focus on relevant collaborations with companies and the design profession are some of the factors ...

Evolutionarily conserved enzyme play key role in DNA replication

2016-09-09
Genome-wide studies of fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) suggest that the evolutionary conserved enzyme Pfh1 helicase facilitates DNA synthesis by tracking along with the replication apparatus, promoting intact DNA synthesis at hard-to-replicate sites and consequently suppressing DNA damage....

Performance Weeks at Bildmuseet

2016-09-09
In collaboration with Vita Kuben, Bildmuseet invites to three weeks with performance – more than twenty live acts are part of the programme. Also, film, talks and workshops. Opening evening on Tuesday September 13 at 18:00. Free admission, café and bar.

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