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Smokers with high salt intake are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

2014-09-11
Smokers who also have a high sodium intake may be at double the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study published in the journal Rheumatology.

Accepted COBRA Article

2014-09-04
The first article concerning the COBRA project has been accepted in Brain Research.

Umeå researcher named Pro Futura Scientia fellow

2014-09-01
Elise Dermineur, historian at the department of historical, philosophical and religious studies at Umeå University, has been admitted to the Pro Futura Scientia Programme. The programme provides funding to young, cutting-edge researchers in the social sciences and humanities.

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

2014-09-01
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

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".

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