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Parents guts tell tales to their children

2018-11-08
Researchers at Umeå university in Sweden have published a new study showing that the gut bacteria can carry information of past experiences of an altered environment from parents to offspring. Eggs and sperm are not the only information carriers from one generation to the next.

Large amounts of antimicrobial substances in Swedish sewage treatment plants

2018-10-29
A large number of antimicrobial substances are found in sludge and water in Swedish sewage treatment plants. Several of them pass through the treatment plants and are released into the aquatic environment. However, with new technologies like ozone and activated carbon, emissions can be significantly...

SEK 24 million to research on tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance

2018-09-10
Fredrik Almqvist, Professor in organic chemistry at Umeå University, and his American research colleague Christina Stallings, receive SEK 24 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research for combating infections of the most common type of tuberculosis bacteria.

Major European grant to newly recruited Umeå researcher

2018-08-31 (from 2018-08-30)
The European Research Council grants an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro to the group leader Changchun Chen at the Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM) and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM), Umeå university.

Expert in chemistry education becomes honorary doctor

2018-06-19
Ilka Parchmann, Professor and Vice President at Kiel University, has been appointed the 2018 honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University in Sweden.

WCMM symposium: New frontiers in neuroscience and imaging

2018-06-12
On June 7 the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine arranged a symposium on neuroscience and imaging.

Research on sex in malaria parasites granted prestigious EU grant

2018-04-16
ERC Advanced Grants – the European Union’s most prestigious research funding programme – is granting Professor Oliver Billker EUR 2.5 million for a period of five years for research on the sexual biology of malaria parasites. Molecular biologist Oliver Billker is a new top recruit to Umeå University...

Industrial Doctoral School: useful and collaborative

2018-04-12
The successful Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University is now kicking off twelve new doctoral projects with ten new industrial partners. Co-funded doctoral education is a win-win situation providing companies and doctoral students with valuable experience.

Tree rings provide vital information for improved climate predictions

2018-04-09
Due to their worldwide distribution, trees have an extraordinary role in removing excessive amounts of CO2 released by our highly industrialized and mobile modern societies from the atmosphere. So far however, no tool exists which would enable scientists to precisely calculate the carbon dioxide upt...

Nutrient limitation constrains arctic stream responses to climate warming

2018-04-05
Many current climate studies focus solely on increases in temperature, and in doing so, the ecosystem effects caused by climate change may be misinterpreted. In a new study, Umeå researchers are emphasising that shortage of nitrogen can limit how arctic streams respond to global warming. The results...

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