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People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

2015-05-21
People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large study by researchers at Umeå University, published on 20 May 2015, in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurol...

Designing microwave devices from scratch using computer simulations

2015-05-21
For decades, the fundamental design of microwave devices, such as antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has essentially relied on the inventiveness of a professional designer. Computer simulations are usually used only in f...

Light-emitting fork made with sprayed LEC technology

2015-05-20
Light-emitting electrochemical cells, LEC, is a newly invented lighting technology. In his thesis, physicist Amir Asadpoordarvish, Umeå University, shows how a LEC can be produced through spraying three layers of ink on a substrate and emit light by ...

Nerve cells use each other as maps

2015-05-19
When nerve cells form in an embryo they don’t start off in the right place but have to be guided to their final position by navigating a kind of molecular and cellular “map” in order to function properly. In a recent research study published in Natur...

Public participation does not lead to increased democracy

2015-05-19
Contrary to common belief, increased public participation does not lead to higher levels of democracy in countries that have been subject to conflicts. Instead, it is the role of the politicians and their ability to collaborate that determines the ou...

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