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Practically no spread of infection on campus at the start of the semester
Practically no spread of infection on campus at the start of the semester

The results show a very low prevalence of COVID-19 at the start of the semester, and no increase.

“Thanks to everyone who participated!”
“Thanks to everyone who participated!”

Sweden's so far biggest COVID-19 study has now been completed. Thousands of students and staff participated.

Millions to Umeå University in European project about Covid-19
Millions to Umeå University in European project about Covid-19

The European Commission has granted 6.8 Million Euro to the project SHARE-Covid-19.

A step towards better understanding of bacterial diseases
A step towards better understanding of bacterial diseases

Chemists together with German researchers have captured and identified bacterial toxin target substrates.

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Sweden's first Exercise Physiology programme starts in Umeå
Published: 05 Dec, 2019

Exercise Physiologists have excellence within physical training.

New insights into regulation of root initiation
Published: 05 Dec, 2019

Abdellah Lakehal has studied how the initiation of adventitious roots is regulated at the molecular level.

Ellen will find targets for a malaria vaccine
Published: 03 Dec, 2019

Wallenberg Academy Fellow Ellen Bushell will map the ways a variant of the malaria infects.

USBE at Master and More student fair in Hamburg
Published: 03 Dec, 2019

On December 6th USBE will be attending a student recruitment fair called MASTER AND MORE in Hamburg, Germany.

Autonomous forestry and farming: how close we are?
Published: 02 Dec, 2019

Ahmad Ostovar has developed methods and algorithms for automatic detection and recognition of objects.

Multicultural school context – a buffer against potential parental prejudice
Published: 02 Dec, 2019

New research shows that multicultural school context can offset the negative effects of parental bias.

Kempe funds 10 postdocs in AI and software for international leadership
Published: 02 Dec, 2019

The Kempe Foundations have issued a grant for 10 postdoctoral fellows in AI and software.

Doctoral thesis: Growth factor signaling cross-talk contribute to cancer progression
Published: 26 Nov, 2019

In cancer the synergistic cross-talk between the proteins contributes to cancer progression.

Political distrust a major barrier to climate action
Published: 26 Nov, 2019

Distrust in politicians is preventing people from supporting increased taxes on fossil fuels.

Hans Wiklund new University Director
Published: 25 Nov, 2019

The Umeå University alumnus will begin his new position on 1 March 2020.

Bright and efficient light without rare metals
Published: 25 Nov, 2019

Umeå Physicists show environmental friendy alternatives for efficient light-emitting electrochemical cells.

Umeå researchers in scientific breakthrough for malaria research
Published: 14 Nov, 2019

Research team publishes in Cell seven metabolic pathsways that the malaria parasite to infect the liver.

Distinguished Disability Scholar is Guest Professor at Umeå University
Published: 14 Nov, 2019

Guest Professor Catherine J. Kudlick is Professor of History at San Francisco State University, USA.

The need for long time series
Published: 08 Nov, 2019

The UN report on oceans and climate is based on long time data series. Umeå University contributes to these.

Nordeuropa - mer europeiskt än arktiskt
Published: 08 Nov, 2019

"The Arctic" is often portrayed as polar bears and white wastelands. New research diversifies this image.