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Streams and rivers emit more carbon dioxide at night than day
Streams and rivers emit more carbon dioxide at night than day

A study by Gerard Rocher Ros shows that the flux may be greater than previously thought.

Great interest in Sujata Patel's installation lecture
Great interest in Sujata Patel's installation lecture

The lecture was entitled "Colonialism and Its Knowledges" and is now available for viewing online.

Two UPSC postdocs are awarded with an Indian fellowship
Two UPSC postdocs are awarded with an Indian fellowship

Vikash Kumar and Jay Prakash Maurya receive the Ramalingaswami Fellowship from the Indian Government.

In memoriam: Nemam Ghafouri
In memoriam: Nemam Ghafouri

Collegues at the Department of Epidemiologi and Global Health writes about Neman.

Metal contamination of aquatic environments also threatens birds on land
Metal contamination of aquatic environments also threatens birds on land

Johan Lidman shows in his dissertation that metals in water have negative effects on insect-eating birds.

A bacterial toxin that acts as a mediator rather than a killer
A bacterial toxin that acts as a mediator rather than a killer

Umeå researchers have discovered that bacterial toxins can act as modulators of the host immune response.

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Peatland carbon and nitrogen stocks vulnerable to permafrost thaw
Published: 10 Aug, 2020

Permafrost thaw due to anthropogenic climate warming may convert peatlands into a net source of warming.

Harvard statistician appointed honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Published: 10 Aug, 2020

Martin Kulldorff is professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Scientists tap novel technologies to see water as never before
Published: 04 Aug, 2020

Researchers redefine how the binding effect works at the nano level.

Responsible AI grant
Published: 21 Jul, 2020

The research project Responsible Artificial INtelligence (RAIN) is supported with a SEK 1,500,000 grant.

Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils
Published: 20 Jul, 2020

Plant roots stimulate microbial decomposition and increases greenhouse gas emission from thawing permafrost.

NMMP funding for collaboration projects with SciLifeLab
Published: 03 Jul, 2020

A minor grant opens the door for national collaboration between young group leaders at WCMM and SciLifeLab.

Interest in holiday cottages on the rise
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

Demand for holiday cottages never seems to dwindle. Right now it's at record levels.

Tourism to Västerbotten can increase this summera i Västerbotten i sommar
Published: 25 Jun, 2020

Tourism has been hit hard by Covid-19. But it will come back. Perhaps already this summer in Västerbotten.

Medicine against prostate cancer in new COVID-19 study
Published: 15 Jul, 2020

Researchers will investigate if a medicine for prostate cancer also can have effect on COVID-19.

Templating S100A9 amyloids on Aβ fibrillar surfaces revealed
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

A research team has provided the mechanistic insight into protein co-aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease.

Umeå University’s staff tripled overnight
Published: 19 May, 2020

150,000 diligently working bees and their queens Vilhelmina, Dorotea and Fredrika make up Campus Bigården.

Making sense of complex tree data
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

Bastian Schiffthaler has improved the genome information from aspen and developed bioinformatic tools.

Pike cause speciation in northern lakes
Published: 19 May, 2020

Researchers have mapped environmental factors leading to whitefish dividing into different "sibling species".

50 million to hydrogen research for sustainable energy production
Published: 18 Jun, 2020

SSF supports a hydrogen research centre led by KTH and including Umeå researchers.

Umeå researchers take up the fight against covid-19 with SciLifeLab support
Published: 13 May, 2020

SciLifeLab and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation funds 6 projects focusing on combating the corona.