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Research leader offers pointers on how to gain EU funding

2017-01-18
On Monday 23 January, Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith, visiting professor at Umeå University and leader of the research consortium ZikaPLAN, will talk about how to create a successful application for an EU-funded research project.

US ambassador visits CIRC and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat in Abisko

2017-01-13
Swedish and United States partnerships in science and the polar regions have a long history. This week the United States Ambassador Azita Raji and her team Michael J. Layne and Kristy Plan visited the Abisko Scientific Research Station to experience the Arctic in winter in Sweden first-hand.

Climate is no ubiquitous explanation of fluctuations in reindeer numbers

2016-12-29
Exploitation of natural resources, such as forestry or gas and oil extraction, and management practices may have faster and greater impacts on reindeer populations than does climate change, a study finds. However, climate change should not be forgotten or underestimated, since reindeer are adapted t...

9th Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting at Chemical Biological Centre, Umeå University

2016-12-22
The Umeå Renewable Energy meeting 2017 is dedicated to presentations and discussions about artificial photosynthesis and solar fuel production from algae.

Ultrasound detects heart dysfunction after successful repair of aortic narrowing

2016-12-19
New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta. Surgical intervention in infants is a worldwide and often vital procedure, but new resea...

Christians less stressed than others during Christmas holidays

2016-12-19
Christmas is meant to be a joyous celebration, but on the contrary, people are experiencing on average a decrease in life satisfaction and emotional well-being than at other times during the year. However, Christians, particularly those with a high degree of religiousness, are an exception to this p...

Umeå epidemiologist joins UN mission to confront Rift Valley fever outbreak

2016-12-15
A Rift Valley fever outbreak was recently reported at the border between Niger and Mali in West Africa. So far, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been confirmed in Niger, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Umeå University infectious disease epidemiologist Osama Ahmed Hassan rece...

SEK 33 million to young researchers

2016-12-15
The Swedish Research Council has decided which prominent young researchers should be granted consolidation grants. The Council has approved twenty grants of which three go to Umeå University.

Arctic theme shows our expertise and breadth

2016-12-15
In 2017, Umeå University will focus particularly on Arctic research. The objective is to emphasise Umeå University’s profile as a leading Swedish university for the Arctic, and create conditions for even more important research projects. “We want to place Umeå on the map when it comes to Arctic re...

Phytoplankton communities structured by carbon from land

2016-12-13
EcoChange researcher Joanna Paczkowska has focused on the base of the food web, to figure out what climate change will do to the ecosystem along a north-south gradient in the Baltic Sea. She proves that carbon compounds originating from land have a great impact on the structure and function of the i...

Nelson Gekara receives SEK 9 million grant from the Swedish Research Council

2016-12-13
The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) recently gave Umeå University researcher Nelson Gekara a total of SEK 9 million over 6 years in consolidation grant. According to the Swedish Research Council, the consolidation grant, announced for the first time in 2016, give ”the most successful youn...

Lesions found within pancreatic islets provide clue for diabetes research

2016-12-12
Researchers at the Umeå Center for Molecular Medicine have created the first 3D spatial visualization of an obese mouse pancreas showing the distribution dynamics of insulin producing beta cells. The results show significant amounts of cystic lesions within pancreatic islets. These lesions could be ...

Innovative maternal health interventions reduce mortality in Ethiopia

2016-12-12
Ethiopian maternal health researcher Hagos Godefay at Umeå University in Sweden has created a locally feasible method to estimate maternal mortality rates with a bottom-up measurement approach. Providing insights into the effectiveness of local interventions to reduce maternal mortality, the approac...

Using herpes drugs to slow down Alzheimer’s disease could become reality

2016-12-12
The first clinical study to investigate if herpes virus drugs can have an effect on fundamental Alzheimer’s disease processes has been launched at Umeå University. The research group has previously demonstrated a correlation between herpes virus infection and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease...

Sustainable architecture and social projects in focus for future architects

2016-12-09
Social and ecological sustainability is what the new Master's Programme in Architecture and Urban Design at the Umeå School of Architecture will focus on with the help of an investigating, experimental set of teachers from all around the world.

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