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UPSC-Professor Named Forest Biotechnologist of the Year

2016-05-26
Stefan Jansson, a professor at the University of Umeå, Sweden, has been named 2015 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biosciences (IFB). IFB is an international organization working with forest research questions.

Ecosystems with many and similar species can handle tougher environmental disturbances

2016-05-25
How sensitive an ecosystem is to unforeseen environmental stress can be determined, according to Daniel Bruno, previous visiting researcher at Umeå University. The approach is to study how many species there are in an ecosystem and what proportion of...

Vitamin E a potential biomarker for development of brain tumours

2016-05-19
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the Cancer Registry of Norway have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumours. The results, published in the journal Oncotarget, show differences in expression of certain molecules kno...

Extraterrestrial oceans – beneath the surface!

2016-05-19
Icy objects in our solar system have large oceans under their surfaces and here life could evolve and flourish. So says a new thesis by Jesper Lindkvist, PhD student at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Umeå University. The thesis will be de...

Luminous proteins offer new method to discover viral infections

2016-05-18
Researchers at Umeå University have developed a new method to directly follow viral infections in living organisms. This method can make infected cells produce fluorescent proteins, which means that they light up and become easier to identify. The me...

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