Research News

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.

Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added

2014-06-27
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide layers gradually increases when water molecules are added. That is because ...

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

2014-06-24
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research 2014. The award is presented by the biotechnology and healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and is endo...

Fernström Prize for public health research in low- and middle-income countries

2014-06-18
Nawi Ng wins the 2014 award of shipowner Erik K. Fernström’s prize, dedicated to "younger and particularly promising scientists".

Post-doctoral research position in Economics

2014-06-17

Infection research receives continued Linnaeus Centre funding with 45 million SEK during the second five-year period

2014-06-17
Umeå University's successful infection research at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) will continue to receive Linnaeus Centre funding from the Swedish Research Council. This means continued funding with nine million SEK per year over a period of five years.

Low cortisol levels may increase risk of depression in bipolar disorder

2014-06-17
Depression is almost twice as common, and poor quality of life almost five times as common, in people with bipolar disorder who have elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, report this in a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Detailed assessment of heart failure identifies patients needing pacemaker treatment (CRT)

2014-06-09
By measuring how synchronised the heart chambers work together, it is possible to identify which patients with heart failure who benefit from pacemaker therapy, and which ones who do not. This is presented in a thesis to be defended by Gani Bajraktari on 10 June at Umeå University.

Increasing Legal Certainty Through Cross-National Validity Within Global Software Market

2014-06-02
The Internet has revolutionized the software industry. A single software market is emerging, independent of national borders, where products and services are digitally distributed. But the legal framework for software transfers is not geographically independent; relevant underlying law varies substa...

Noble visit by Chemistry Laureate

2014-06-02
Professor Michael Levitt, one of the 2013 three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Thursday June 5 to lecture on his discoveries . “I want to visit the north of Sweden for its friendly people, abundant summer light and I hope for good weather for an afternoon of kayaking,”...

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