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The Huffington Post: Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

2014-10-30
A landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia has been published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed up in 22 population surveillance sites. Peter Byass, professor of global health at Umeå University, is one of the researchers involved in the study.

Europe’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend research

2014-10-30
More than twenty of Europe's most prominent plant scientists today signed a joint letter warning that Europe may lose its research lead unless plant science is adequately funded, GM (genetically modified) plant varieties that have been found safe are allowed and field trials are protected from vanda...

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award

2014-10-27
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine.

University Network of European Capitals of Culture meet in Umeå

2014-10-22
UNEeCC (University Network of European Capitals of Culture) has its annual conference in Umeå October 23 to 24. Members of UNEeCC's are universities in cities that have been or are applying to become capitals of culture.

The 3rd eSSENCE Academy Workshop

2014-10-16
The 3rd eSSENCE Academy Workshop has been held, this time at Umeå University. eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University.

“Imaging cognition II” among the top 10 most cited fMRI articles listed in Web of Science.

2014-10-14

Umeå University Annual Celebration: 16-18 October 2014

2014-10-14
The ceremony contains the conferment of honorary doctorates, the installation of new professors, and the presentation of awards for scientific achievement.

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized in ordinary kitchen microwave oven

2014-10-13
Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cells. Their results are published in the scientific ...

Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia

2014-10-13
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Professor Sujata Patel visits the Department of Sociology at Umeå University

2014-10-09
Sujata Patel, Professor of Sociology at the University of Hyderabad, India, will spend a week as guest professor at the Department of Sociology in Umeå, November 17-22. Sujata Patel’s visit forms part of the Sociology Department’s internationalization initiative.

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