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Discovery of nanosized molecules that might inhibit Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Nanosized molecules of a particular chemical element can inhibit the formation of plaque in brain tissues.

Master student receives Women's STEM Award

Adna Bliek at Umeå University, awarded for her Master's thesis in AI.

Can AI prevent the effects of a pandemic?

A new book on how AI can prevent the effects of a crisis.

Postdocs in Umeå stick together in Umeå Postdoc Society

The aim of the society is to attain an attractive environment for postdocs, both socially and academically.

Aphids don’t spit in the glass, but in plant sap

The gene SLI1 protects arabidopsis and makes aphids spit 20 times before absorbing sugar juice from the plant.

Uncanny soundscapes of gothic nineteenth-century short stories reverberate across centuries

Chilling sounds that crowd Gothic short stories are investigated in a new thesis by Elena Glotova.

New guest professorship focuses on sustainability

Guest professor Julian D. Olden will focus his research on sustainable life along Vindelälven.

No change of plans for the autumn semester at Umeå University

Higher education may now conduct on-campus education. Read how this affects Umeå University.

Hundreds gather for a sustainable future in developing countries

Umeå University hosts DevRes2021, which brings together hundreds of stakeholders in development research.

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A challenge to find the solution to pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer can resist most existing treatments and the five-year survival rate is low.

What does zero tolerance mean in practice?

How are suspected cases actually handled in the organisation and what conditions are in place to take action?

Chemistry students study molecules in a VR environment

Through VR glasses, students can twist and turn molecular models and see chemical reactions in 3D.