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Media are not social, but people are

2015-05-22
Simon Lindgren, Professor of Sociology at Umeå University. was one of the invited speakers at TEDx Umeå 2015 in Umeå. Simon's research is about how groups and individuals organise and interact through digitally networked media.

Niklas Zechner has defended his licentiate thesis

2015-05-22
Niklas Zechner has defended his licentiate thesis in Computing Science titled ”The Formal Foundations of Authorship Attribution”.

Memory improvement after weight loss

2015-05-21
Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can improve the brain’s activation pattern in memory tests and also normalise the metabolism of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a thesis by Andreas Stomby at Umeå University.

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 Neurology.

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 final design stages to fine-tune details in the des...

Tommy Olsson director of new medical research centre

2015-05-20
Vice-Chancellor Lena Gustafsson has in co-operation with the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation appointed Tommy Olsson as director of the new Wallenberg molecular medicine centre at Umeå University. Tommy Olsson is Professor and Chief Physician at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medic...

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 the current from an ordinary battery. LEC componen...

Symposium on aging in June

2015-05-19
On 2-3 June, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will hold a symposium on the subject of aging together with Umeå University. Some important issues on future population levels as well as what happens in your brain and body with age will be raised. The event takes place in Aula Nordica at Umeå Univ...

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 Nature Communications neurobiologist Sara Wilson, Umeå ...

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 outcome.

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