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Designing acoustic devices using thin materials

Acoustic devices like mufflers and loudspeakers are all around us. In the design of such devices, computer simulations and numerical optimisation algorithms are becoming increasingly useful in order t...

UPSC-Professor appointed Forest Biotechnologist of the Year

Stefan Jansson, a professor at Umeå University has been appointed 2015 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year by the Institute of Forest Biosciences (IFB). IFB is an international organisation working tow...

Ecosystems with many and similar species can handle tougher environmental disturbances

How sensitive an ecosystem is to unforeseen environmental stress can be determined, according to Daniel Bruno, previous visiting researcher at Umeå University. The approach is to study how many specie...

Vitamin E a potential biomarker for development of brain tumours

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the Cancer Registry of Norway have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumours. The results, published in the journal Oncotarget, show ...

Extraterrestrial oceans – beneath the surface!

Icy objects in our solar system have large oceans under their surfaces and here life could evolve and flourish. This according to a recent dissertation by Jesper Lindkvist, doctoral student at the Swe...

Informatics student receives Global Swede Award

Fahria Kabir, master’s degree student in Human Computer Interaction and Social Media at Umeå University, received the 2016 Global Swede Award at a diploma ceremony at the Offices of the Ministry of Fo...

The Independent: Sarin nerve agent antidote is within reach, scientists reveal

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the search for new antidotes to combat deadly nerve agent sarin. A joint study published by the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and Umeå Unive...

Emotional and inspiring TEDxUmeå delivered

Yesterday, this year’s TEDxUmeå took place at Väven. 400 participants listened to eighteen speakers and their inspiring, 15 minute long talks. The messages revolved around our view on the human body, ...

New perspectives in the spotlight at TEDxUmeå

On Wednesday 11 May, TEDxUmeå will be held for the third time, and Umeå University is one of the co-organisers. This year’s theme is challenging the norm and to encourage new ways of thinking. Several...

New drug against nerve agents in sight

The nerve agent sarin causes a deadly overstimulation of the nervous system that can be stopped if treated with an antidote within minutes of poisoning. Today, a ground-breaking study has been publish...

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