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Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men

2017-03-24
The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionally affects men. A unique study with 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients now reveals that women have a statistically significant l...

World Water Day focusing on wastewater

2017-03-22
On 22 Wednesday 2017, Umeå and the rest of the World celebrate the World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Why waste water?”. Jerker Fick at the Department of Chemistry leads a research project on purifying wastewater from pharmaceutical residue.

WCMM researcher receives grant from the Human Frontier Science Program

2017-03-22
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has awarded a Career Development Award of 300,000 USD over three years to Lars-Anders Carlson to support the research in his new laboratory at Umeå University. Lars-Anders Carlson was recently recruited from UC Berkeley to the new Wallenberg Centre for Molec...

Heat exposure associated with mental illness

2017-03-21
A mental hospital-based study in Hanoi, Vietnam looked at if there is a relationship between heat exposure and mental health problems. The results showed significant increase in hospital admissions for mental illnesses during periods of heatwaves, especially during longer periods of heat exposure. T...

Emmanuelle Charpentier wins Novozomes Prize for CRISPR-Cas9

2017-03-21
At a ceremony in Copenhagen on 17 March, Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier received the annual Novozomes Prize, which is awarded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation for pioneering research activities or technology solutions that promote biotechnology science.

3D visualisation of the pancreas – new tool in diabetes research

2017-03-14
Umeå researchers have created datasets that map the three-dimensional distribution and volume of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The wealth of visual and quantitative information may serve as powerful reference resource for diabetes researchers.

Ending all investments in fossil fuels

2017-03-13
Umeå University, the fourth largest institution of higher education in Sweden, has decided to end all investments in companies that produce, process or distribute coal, oil or gas, the so-called fossil fuels.

Umeå University ends all investments in fossil fuels

2017-03-13
Umeå University, has decided to end all investments in companies that produce, process or distribute coal, oil or gas, the so-called fossil fuels.

Run Faster! Be Stronger! Can technology make you better?

2017-03-13
Technological growth is moving at a rate never seen before — and as it advances, it simultaneously shrinks, moving closer to our bodies, intertwining with the many facets of our lives and positions itself between our experiences of the physical environments around us. When utilizing these technologi...

Art and design most highly ranked

2017-03-10
Seven subjects at Umeå University are placed on the charts of the international QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. Just like last year, the University’s art and design were ranked highest, in the top 100 even.

PH-sensitive binding mechanism key to virulence of H. pylori

2017-03-08
To thrive and establish chronic infection in the very acidic stomach, the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori uses a specific protein to attach to the protective pH-neutral mucous lining. New research shows how the BabA adhesin protein has a pH-responsive mechanism allowing H. pylori to rapidly det...

The sky is the limit for new low-cost 3D printer

2017-03-07
Sliperiet at Umeå Arts Campus is in the process of making a 3D printed Tower of Babel using a novel hanging printer. This offers a low-cost solution and increased flexibility to print large volumes.

Women in focus during Sami Week

2017-03-03
Sami women will in various ways stand at the centre of attention during the 2017 Sami Week. According to Michael Lindblad, chairperson of Umeå Sami Association, Såhkie, and researcher in pedagogical work at Umeå University, the programme for the Sami Week pays attention to Sami women as visionaries,...

Architecture students take on community project

2017-03-03
A festival in the Norwegian island municipality of Træna kicks off a project on rural and community development for the second-year students at the five-year Architectural Programme in Umeå.

Frozen chemistry controls bacterial infections

2017-03-03
Chemists and molecular biologists have made an unexpected discovery in infection biology. The researchers can now show that two proteins that bind to one another slow down a chemical reaction central to the course of the disease in the bacteria Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. The results have been publ...

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