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ALS researchers take on ice cold challenge

2014-08-27
On Friday 29 August at 15:00, the ALS research group at Umeå University will take on the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” Over 20 researchers will dump buckets of ice water over their heads by the campus pond. A large audience is anticipated.

New issue of the Journal of Northern Studies

2014-08-27
The journal has a specific focus on human activities in northern spaces, and articles concentrate on people as cultural beings, people in society and the interaction between people and the northern environment.

International conference at MIMS opens

2014-08-26
On Tuesday 26 August, scientists at MIMS, Umeå University, opened an international conference with representatives present from all nodes of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The keynote speaker is Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at MIMS, who will discuss in depth about her disco...

Blog about upcoming national election started by Umeå political scientists

2014-08-19
Four researchers and two PhD students, all political scientists who perform research on coalition politics and governments in parliamentary democracies, started a blog last week about power and politics, in which they analyse aspects of the Swedish election campaign.

Umeå University ranked among the world's top 300

2014-08-19
In this year's Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities, Umeå University is again placed among the world's top 300 instiutions. In addition, Umeå is ranked among the top 150 in the field of life and agricultural sciences and top 200 in clinical medicine and pharmacy.

Lena Palmquist has defended her Lic Thesis

2014-08-18
Lena Palmquist has defended her Lic Thesis entitled “Exploring self-efficacy in end-user programming – a feminist approach".

Grant for research on simulation of flowing granular material

2014-08-15
Vinnova grants four million kronor on a two-year research project run in collaboration between Umeå University, Algoryx Simulation, LKAB and Optimation. The industry fund the project with an equal amount. Detailed computer simulations will enable new methods for control of systems for processing and...

Water-polluting anxiety drug reduces fish mortality

2014-08-08
A drug that is commonly used to treat anxiety in humans and which regularly finds its way into surface waters through wastewater effluence has been shown to reduce mortality rates in fish.

Göran Sandberg among world's highly cited researchers

2014-07-25
Göran Sandberg, professor of plant physiology and former Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University, made the list of the world's highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences by Thomson Reuters.

Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis

2014-07-10
Researchers from Umeå University have explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental insights into the reaction sequence leading to the formation of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two studies have been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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