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Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ...

Pre-travel advice does not reduce the risk of falling ill while travelling

Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travellers follow the travel medicine clinics’ advice on how to reduce risks during...

Computers can perceive image curves like artists

Imagine computers being able to understand paintings or paint abstract images much like humans. Bo Li demonstrates a breakthrough concept in the field of computer vision using curves and lines to represent image shapes and furthermore to recognise objects. He defends his dissertation on 27 November ...

New Master’s in peace and conflict studies at Umeå University

Umeå University continues to strengthen its profile in security research, crisis readiness and peacebuilding. Since May 2015, Umeå University has a professor of peace and conflict studies and from autumn 2016, a Master’s programme in the subject will be available.

Police presence around campus

The sight of police officers on and around campus is not due to any particular threat, but is part of the police’s increased presence in public places in the community, which includes Umeå University. This is according to a statement by police spokesperson Peder Jonsson.

NLAFET – a high-profile computing research project funded with nearly €4 million

Umeå University together with three international partners have been funded with nearly 4 million euros (3,907,375) for a front-line research project focusing on novel methods and software for the future supercomputer systems. The project named NLAFET is one of the high-profile extreme-scale computi...

Faculty of Social Sciences holds Anniversary Symposium

The Faculty of Social Sciences celebrates Umeå University’s 50th anniversary with an Anniversary Symposium on 24 November in Aula Nordica on the theme of “Making Social Science Matter". The event is open to the public.

Ultrasound can measure effects of atherosclerosis drugs

Newly introduced advanced ultrasound technology can be used to carefully study carotid arteries, the main blood vessels that supply the brain, and measure the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs. A dissertation at Umeå University shows that ultrasound offers a radiation-free, easy-to-perform and c...

“Green light in the tunnel”: Opinion of the Swedish Board of Agriculture – a CRISPR-Cas9-mutant but not a GMO

The Swedish Board of Agriculture has, after questions from researchers in Umeå and Uppsala, confirmed the interpretation that some plants in which the genome has been edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology do not fall under the European GMO definition. This is important for the wide use of such pla...

Minute of silence after the terrorist attacks around the world

Umeå University invites everyone to observe a minute of silence on account of the terrorist attacks in for instance Paris and Beirut. A minute of silence will be held at several universities in Sweden on Monday 16 November at 12:00. The EU also holds a minute's silence at 12:00 in which the Swedish ...

Research collaboration over drug for chronic wounds

The biotech company Omnio based in Swedish Umeå, and led by researcher Tor Ny at Umeå University, launches a research collaboration with the Canadian pharmaceutical company ProMetic to develop a new drug for slow-healing chronic wounds.

PhD student Anne Deininger wins prize for best poster

Ecosystem ecologist Anne Deininger won the prize for the best poster at the yearly staff conference at the Chemical Biological Centre, KBC. “I am of course very happy that I won a prize for my poster! The KBC-days were a good opportunity to get input from researchers outside my field, and it’s nice...

Global village brings together the international campus

A joyful and well-attended Global Village was hosted at Umeå University aiming at celebrating cultures from all around the world. The event is organised by the Buddy Programme at Umeå University and the organisation AIESEC.

Multidisciplinary analysis improves interpretation of complex systems

By combining computer science, physics and chemistry, Yang Huang has done analyses to gain more physics knowledge of particular complex systems from protein hydration, dynamics of ionic liquid, to water motion in the zeolite pores. Yang Huang defends his thesis on November 26th, at Umeå University.

Two dissertations in chemistry praised

Anugwom Ikenna, postdoc at Umeå University, receives a statuette and EUR 500 for “Best PhD Thesis 2014” from the Baltic University Programme (BUP). Mikhail Golets, previous doctoral student at Umeå University, receives an honorary diploma for his dissertation work.

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