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A Financial Transaction Tax might contribute to the closing of sustainability gaps in the EU budget

2017-02-16
Strengthening the link between smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the EU system of own resources, the introduction of Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) as a tax-based own resource could contribute to the decrease in the existing sustainability gaps. Those are the findings of the recent FairTa...

Mosquito net better for groin hernia at no extra cost

2017-02-16
Using sterilised mosquito net instead of commercial mesh for repairing inguinal (groin) hernias opens the way for improved care without an increase in cost for low-income countries. This according to a study conducted in rural Uganda by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University and Maker...

Winners and losers: climate change will shift vegetation

2017-02-16
Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by a third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during agricultural growing season. These results have been presented in Nature Communications by an international col...

Seminar on Friday February 17, 13:15, Sensorimotor control: from single-neuron signals to advanced behavior.

2017-02-16

Åforsk Foundation praises popular professor

2017-02-14
Plant scientist and Professor Stefan Jansson was awarded the 2017 Knowledge Prize, Kunskapspriset, together with SEK 100,000 by the ÅForsk Foundation. He is being praised for his prominent contributions as a committed and untiring public educator who fights well and hard for knowledge.

Seminar on exposure to online hate

2017-02-13
DIGSUM welcomes you to a research seminar about exposure to online hate among teenagers and young adults on February 16 at 13:15 in S-507 (Samvetet).

Treatment has no sufficient effect in 1 of 5 psoriasis patients

2017-02-13
A substantial part of people, one in five, undergoing systemic treatment for psoriasis (i.e. pills taken orally, injections or infusions) still have considerable problems with their disease. This is according to a study with 2,646 Swedish psoriasis patients conducted by researchers at Umeå Universit...

New study identifies critical factors for mercury methylation in lakes

2017-02-09
In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter. The study has been published in Nature Communications.

Umeå University hosts symposium about infectious diseases of our time

2017-02-08
On Tuesday February 14, researchers at Umeå University will gather for an afternoon symposium about how infectious diseases spread and the impact of our changing environments. The programme offers presentations about both locally existing infectious diseases such as puumala (nephropathia epidemica),...

“When he talked about global health, the world listened”

2017-02-08
Peter Byass, professor of epidemiology and global health at Umeå University talks about his friend and colleague, Hans Rosling, who died yesterday, Tuesday.

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