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Women’s health worsened while men’s health improved, trends since 1990 show

2017-11-21
Researchers at Umeå University and Region Norrbotten have studied health trends among women and men aged 25–34 from 1990–2014. In 1990, 8.5 percent of women self-rated their health as being worse than peers in their own age group. At 2014, this trend had increased to 20 per cent of women. In contras...

SEK 1 billion for artificial intelligence research

2017-11-17
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has decided to award grants amounting to SEK 1 billion for research into artificial intelligence. The effort is made through Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program, where Umeå University is one of five partners.

No cardiovascular disease or mortality reduction with intensive blood pressure lowering treatment

2017-11-13
Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis from Umeå University. The results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, support current guidelines...

The Swedish Bioinformatics Advisory Program 2017

2017-11-10
For the third time the SciLifeLab the National Bioinformatics platform offers within the Bioinformatics Advisory Programme new mentorship possibilities for PhD students

Circular fashion? A study about decoupling amongst Swedish apparel retailers

2017-11-07
In a published paper in Journal of Cleaner Production, RiseB: s Herman Stål, together with Hervé Corvellec from Lund University, explore how Swedish apparel companies mitigate demands for circularity via decoupling.)

Grants for Cut Finite Elements

2017-11-03
The Swedish Research Council has granted a total of SEK 5.8 million for research around cut finite element methods.

Uptake of mercury in focus

2017-11-03
Erik Björn, researcher at the department of Chemistry at Umeå University, has together with his research group performed several conspicuous studies on methylmercury in aquatic environments, and how climate change will affect the amounts of this toxin in the ecosystem. However, an important but stil...

Novel antimicrobial strategies based on interspecies metabolic cooperation

2017-11-03
MIMS-scientist publish in the high-impact Journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology, ISME.

Major research funds to DIGSUM

2017-11-02
DIGSUM has been successful in getting funding within the JPI-MYBL Joint Transnational Call for proposals 2017 for "Ageing and Place in a Digitising World”. The programme, headed by professor Simon Lindgren, goes under the acronym of HARVEST (eHealth and Ageing in Rural Areas: Transforming Everyday L...

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