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New clues about the ageing memory functions of the brain

2016-06-29
A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected b...

Unique role unites ­
research and clinical practice

2016-06-28
Umeå University is first in Sweden to set up an associate lectureship combined with specialist training among other things, all within academic caring professions. It provides physicians with the opportunity to conduct research parallel with their positions as resident or specialist physicians at th...

Less fish in the future Baltic Sea

2016-06-27
In the northern parts of the Baltic Sea both precipitation and river discharge are expected to increase as a result of climate changes. The increased river discharge will lead to a higher inflow of river-borne dissolved organic matter to the coastal zone, which in turn will promote bacterial product...

IceLab organizes creative camp for young scientists

2016-06-23
It is time to apply for this years IceLab Camp. It is a four-day communication and creativity camp for young scientists, where they get a chance to practice their creative skills.

Lisa travelled 1,300 km to spread awareness of ALS

2016-06-21
After her uncle was diagnosed with ALS in 2015, Lisa Kriga commenced on a nine month campaign to raise awareness of ALS by running and biking 1,300 kilometres. The journey took place between the five Swedish cities and towns where ALS research is conducted and was concluded on Tuesday when Lisa deli...

EM Symposium at KBC, 22-23 September 2016

2016-06-20
Welcome to the EM Symposium at KBC and the new UCEM cryp-EM Core Facility!

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 7, No 2, 2016)

2016-06-20
The second issue of Education Inquiry in 2016 is available to read and download. It is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal with free access in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education. It publishes original empirical and theoretical studies from a wide variety of academic ...

New FairTax results presented at NOeG-SEA 2016

2016-06-13
On May 28, 2016, FairTax researchers Alexander Krenek and Marian Dobranschi presented the paper "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates".

UPSC Berzelii Centre becomes Vinnova Competence Centre

2016-06-13
VINNOVA, Sweden’s Innovation Agency, has decided to continue funding the activities of the UPSC Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology for five more years (2017–2021). The UPSC Berzelii Centre now becomes a new VINNOVA Competence Centre and will be one of five existing Centres of Competence in Swe...

Grant for research on environmental innovations from the Kamprad Family Foundation

2016-06-13
Maria Bengtsson and Herman Stål has been awarded 4 million Sek for the research project New Technology, Coopetition and business models for eco-innovation.

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