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Aggregated protein in nerve cells can cause ALS

2016-05-04
Persons with the serious disorder ALS, can have a genetic mutation that causes the protein SOD1 to aggregate in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at Umeå University have discovered that, when injected into mice, the SOD1 aggrega...

Unanimous Pro-Vice-Chancellor recommendation

2016-05-03
The Hearing Assembly at Umeå University has unanimously decided to recommend Katrine Åhlström Riklund, Professor in Diagnostic Radiology, as new Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University for the upcoming six-year term. The final decision will be made by...

New drug against nerve agents in sight

2016-05-03
The nerve agent sarin causes a deadly overstimulation of the nervous system that can be stopped if treated with an antidote within minutes of poisoning. Today, a ground-breaking study has been published in PNAS, which in detail describes how such a d...

Group activities reduced depressive symptoms among older people with dementia

2016-05-02
Both a high-intensity functional exercise programme and a non-exercise group activity, conducted among older care facility residents with dementia, reduced high levels of depressive symptoms. However, exercise had no superior effect on depression, ac...

CRISPR enzyme scissors cutting both DNA and RNA

2016-04-29
Discoveries on the CRISPR-Cpf1 enzyme are expected to open up for new opportunities to edit genes. This according to researchers at MIMS at Umeå University among others in a study published in the journal Nature.

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