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Methods of Umeå University research group included in leading research manual

2016-12-09
The research group of Lucia Mincheva-Nilsson at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Immunology Unit, has provided a chapter describing its research methods in the latest version of the revered handbook Current Protocols in Immunology. With the inclusion in the manual, the methods for i...

Nobel brain researcher at Campus Umeå

2016-12-09
The Norwegian Professor Edvard Moser was together with May-Britt Moser awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their breakthrough on the human brain positioning system. On Thursday, Edvard Moser visited Campus Umeå to make new contacts and share experiences.

Happy salmon swim better

2016-12-06
What makes young salmon decide to leave their rivers and head out to Sea has been a hot topic for decades now. Current research from Umeå University shows that the young salmon’s desire to migrate can partly be limited by anxiety. The complete study can be found in the journal Nature Communications.

Science and SciLifeLab Prize to environmental scientist David Seekell

2016-12-02
One of the university's promising researchers, David Seekell, has won a prestigious award: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Besides being awarded a trophy and SEK 90 000, he gets the opportunity to publish a scientific paper in Science, and also attend a discussion panel at the...

Bioorganic chemist Erik Chorell appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

2016-12-01
Chemist Erik Chorell at Umeå University has been appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations. The award comes with a SEK 3 million research grant and a personal award of SEK 50,000. The internationally renowned researcher Gunnar Öquist, professor emeritus, will also become his mentor.

Prominent chemist becomes Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Umeå University

2016-12-01
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation continues its investment in young researchers. One of this year’s chosen professionals is Yaowen Wu, chemist at Max Planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany. He studies how cells recycle material, keeps clean and well-ordered – processes that, when they do not work ...

Read the special section on historical games in the Rethinking History Journal

2016-11-29
Anna Foka at Humlab informs that the special section on historical games in the Rethinking History Journal is now available.

Inequality and social exclusion drive mental health problems in northern India

2016-11-29
A survey of nearly 1000 households in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand showed that six percent of adults were identified as depressed. People were two or three times more likely to be depressed if they were from the most socially oppressed castes, had taken a recent loan, lived in poor quality ...

Climate change affects Swedish reindeer herding and increases tularemia

2016-11-24
In northern Sweden, data from certain weather stations have shown that the snow season has been shortened by over two months in the last 30 years, which has huge effects on reindeer herding. Also, the climate sensitive human infection tularemia has tenfolded over the same period and is much more com...

El Niño conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics in South Asia

2016-11-24
Researchers have found a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, el Niño activity – measured in se...

New cyberinfrastructure for interdisciplinary research

2016-11-24
By connecting and integrating a range of international research databases, DataARC will produce online tools and infrastructure to enable ground-breaking interdisciplinary research on human ecodynamics in the North Atlantic context. Umeå University's part in the project funded by the National Scienc...

Norwegian Nobel laureate comes to Umeå University

2016-11-22
Edvard Moser, 2014 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, comes to Umeå University on 8 December to hold a public lecture on his discovery on the human ‘inner GPS’ – a form of positioning system in the brain that is essential for navigation. Brain researcher Lars Nyberg hosts the event.

Disabilities, Well-being, and the Interpretation of Social Indicators

2016-11-22
The Higher Seminar in Philosophy and Theory of Science invite to a seminar with Jason Raibley, California State University Long Beach, under the heading: "Disabilities, Well-being, and the Interpretation of Social Indicators".

Mystery of how plants produce oxygen soon solved

2016-11-21
With the help of experimental studies on molecular level, researchers are acquiring increased knowledge on how plants form oxygen from water molecules. An international research team has now found a way to visualise this reaction in high-resolution images of photosystem II. The results are being pub...

Massive effort on future autonomous systems for industry and society

2016-11-21
The Kempe Foundations have granted two years of funding for eight postdoctoral researchers in autonomous systems in a major investment at Umeå University. Autonomous systems consist of software and infrastructure that together with humans provide increased functionality, sustainability, and efficien...

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