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High risk of falling an early sign of Parkinson’s

2016-02-03
Parkinson’s patients have a higher risk of injurious fall and hip fractures already 26 years before a diagnosis according to a new cohort study at Umeå University. The patient group’s higher proportion of fall-related injuries can partly be explained...

Fashion designers make smart collection in new digital textile lab

2016-02-02
In Sliperiet’s state-of-the-art innovation environment in Umeå, designer Minna Palmqvist and artist Ricardo O’Nascimento will explore in what direction textile creation can be taken by the use of new digital technology.

Increased risk of bacterial infection if food is exposed to light

2016-02-02
Listeria bacterium found in food, which can infect people and cause temporary gastro-intestinal distress, is a serious health risk for pregnant women and for people with compromised immune systems. According to a dissertation from Umeå University, th...

Highest ranking for UPSC Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology

2016-01-29
An international evaluation committee ranks Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology at the Umeå Plant Science Centre with top marks. The Berzelii centre, which has been built up by funding from Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council, is assessed a...

Swetlana Heger-Davis new rector of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

2016-01-28
It was the love for the place, the buildings and the international atmosphere that tempted. Since 1 January 2016, Professor Swetlana Heger-Davis is the new rector of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

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