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Brain takes a beating as arteries age
Brain takes a beating as arteries age

When arteries stiffen with age, the brain receives more load from the heart's beating that can cause damage.

Medal of Merit to plant professor
Medal of Merit to plant professor

Marianne Sommarin receives Umeå University's Medal of Merit 2019.

Prestigious medal to molecular biologist
Prestigious medal to molecular biologist

Anders Nordström, Department of Molecular Biology, receive the silver medal to Berzelius's memory.

Scientists call for new regulations for GMO
Scientists call for new regulations for GMO

In an open letter scientists call for changed European legislation on genetically modified organisms.

Energy researchers gather
Energy researchers gather

Scientists meet at Umeå University to discuss renewable energy and to test drive a hydrogen car.

New member of Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences
New member of Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences

Eric Elmroth, professor of Computing Science is appointed member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.

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New possibilities for light-emitting plastics with patterned light
Published: 12 Feb, 2019

Mattias Lindh shows that the thickness of ultra-thin light-emitting plastics is important for brightness.

Motor enzyme protects genome through several mechanisms
Published: 08 Feb, 2019

A helicase, Pfh1, can protect the genome from DNA obstacles and damages associated with cancer.

WCMM grants postdoctoral Fellowships at the Faculty of Medicine
Published: 07 Feb, 2019

Four collaborative pairs receive funding from WCMM for joint postdoctoral Fellowships.

Nasdaq chooses Umeå and its university
Published: 04 Feb, 2019

As Cinnober becomes part of Nasdaq, Umeå will have a new global brand in town.

Umeå researcher on the top list of future biochemists
Published: 31 Jan, 2019

American Chemical Society's journal Biochemistry appoints Yaowen Wu as future top biochemistry researcher.

Umeå mathematics duo with article that tops philosophy research
Published: 30 Jan, 2019

Mathematicians' article on mathematical aesthetics in well-respected philosophy journal chosen as top article.

8 million SEK to expertise network for sample preparation
Published: 29 Jan, 2019

Researcher Linda Sandblad receives a grant for improving the accessibility of national infrastructures.

Aamer changed lifestyle in sports-oriented Umeå
Published: 25 Jan, 2019

Aamer Barood introduces the newly arrived exchange students to Sweden

New research charts an alternative imaginative path for design
Published: 25 Jan, 2019

Could a more experimental and imaginative way of doing design help make us better equipped today's challenges?

Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Meeting in Umeå 2019
Published: 24 Jan, 2019

During three days, April 9-11, the Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Meeting is held at Umeå Folkets Hus.

Mixed forests deliver more – but only if mixed correctly!
Published: 22 Jan, 2019

New study gives advice on how to mix the right tree species for tree production and other ecosystem services.

New formal methods for natural language processing
Published: 17 Jan, 2019

Computers represents the semantic meaning of a sentence by graphs. These graphs can be made more explicit.

Moon Eclipse -time!
Published: 15 Jan, 2019

If you would like to see the moon eclipse through a telescope, come visit us at Umevatoriet Monday morning!

A molecular switch for stopping inflammation
Published: 11 Jan, 2019

A component has been identified as a novel regulator that can deactivate the immune system.

If a tree falls in a forest, can it lift itself up?
Published: 27 Dec, 2018

Bernard shows that trees that cannot perceive the ethylene signal have problems to lift themselves up.