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New drug against nerve agents in sight

2016-05-03
The nerve agent sarin causes a deadly overstimulation of the nervous system that can be stopped if treated with an antidote within minutes of poisoning. Today, a ground-breaking study has been published in PNAS, which in detail describes how such a drug works. Researchers at the Swedish Defence Rese...

CRISPR enzyme scissors cutting both DNA and RNA

2016-04-29
Discoveries on the CRISPR-Cpf1 enzyme are expected to open up for new opportunities to edit genes. This according to researchers at MIMS at Umeå University among others in a study published in the journal Nature.

Nature: Feature article on Emmanuelle Charpentier

2016-04-27
The scientific journal Nature has published a lengthy feature article on Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, titled "The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life."

RiseB thesis prize 2016 to Anna Zhan and Josefin Halvarsson at Stockholm School of Economics

2016-04-27
The thesis prize in Business Administration and Sustainability which is awarded by the Research Institute for Sustainability and Ethics in Business (RiseB.se) at Umeå University and Umeå Energi 2016, goes to Anna Zhan and Josefin Halvarsson for the bachelor thesis Corporate Social Responsibility and...

Comprehensive study of the health of Indigenous peoples

2016-04-25
A unique study published in The Lancet provides evidence of poorer health and social outcomes for Indigenous and tribal peoples around the world. The study is partly based on research led by Per Axelsson, associate professor in History at Umeå University, who studies the effect of colonisation on he...

Mapping risk zones of mosquito-borne disease

2016-04-22
Significant ecological variables of outbreaks of Risk Valley fever (RVF) in Kenya can be used to map risk zones of infectious disease both on a local and global scale as well as predict future outbreaks of the disease. This according to researchers at Umeå University among others in a study publishe...

Do fish survive in streams in winter?

2016-04-22
Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by Christine Weber, previous researcher at Umeå University, by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to follow fish migration. Fish’s general state of health is the single most important factor for surviving...

Mild weather since 1970s worrying for the American view on climate threat

2016-04-20
In a chronicle published in Nature, researcher Joacim Rocklöv at Umeå University reasons around the findings of a new research study showing that American’s scepticism towards climate issues are partly due to the improved weather. The cognitive dissonance taking place between self-experienced change...

Future Forest acknowledged internationally for its collaboration

2016-04-19
The largest forest research programme in Sweden – Future Forests – is on the home straight. In an international evaluation, the programme was acknowledged to have created a good atmosphere for interdisciplinary research collaborations and collaborations with society. The evaluators are further encou...

Seminar with Professor Andrew Brown "Stories and high reliability organizing: A case study of sensemaking in the English Environment Agency”

2016-04-18
Welcome to an open RiseB seminar.

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