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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 professor with focus on ethical and societal impact of AI
Published: 22 Oct, 2018

Virigina Dignum, Computing Science, is one of the new professors within the WASP project.

Novel strategy to analyse biomarkers in exhaled breath
Published: 15 Oct, 2018

In his dissertation, Ramin Ghorbani presents a novel methodology for the analysis of real-time breath data.

New book about the history of field research institutions
Published: 10 Oct, 2018

Thirteen researchers study the history of field research institutions, from the 17th century and onward.

SEK 30 million grant for malaria parasite research
Published: 04 Oct, 2018

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation grants Oliver Billker, professor and newly appointed directo...

Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania
Published: 03 Oct, 2018

Press release about Nathanael Sirili's dissertation

Umeå Institute of Design ranked first by Red Dot
Published: 01 Oct, 2018

For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design was ranked number one in the Red Dot Design Ranking.

William Kentridge / The Refusal of Time
Published: 26 Sep, 2018

Can we ever truly understand the passing of time in a world in a state of constant flux? As the...

Fernström Prize for research on bacterial cell walls
Published: 14 Sep, 2018

Felipe Cava has been awarded the 2018 Fernström Prize at Umeå University. His research group...

SEK 24 million to research on tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance
Published: 10 Sep, 2018

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection causes approximately nine million new cases of tuberculosis each year.

ALS disease mechanism discovered
Published: 04 Sep, 2018

The discovery can open up for novel pharmaceutical developments in the future.

Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws
Published: 04 Sep, 2018

Thawing permafrost makes greenhouse emissions from rivers peak, a recent study from Umeå University shows.

Major European grant to newly recruited Umeå researcher
Published: 30 Aug, 2018

The European Research Council grants an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro to the group leade...

Umeå University is first in Europe with 5G technology
Published: 24 Aug, 2018

Umeå University will be the first 5G university in Europe in an initiative to put Umeå in the forefront.

Wide variety of nationalities among students
Published: 23 Aug, 2018

Multicultural peak when new international students arrive at campus from all corners of the world.

School of Education jointly starts Arctic teacher training
Published: 23 Aug, 2018

Umeå School of Education starts Arctic teacher training for social justice and equality in joint project.