Worsened quality of life for people with impaired sense of smell
Losing your sense of smell, for instance as a result of COVID-19, can cause a number of problems such as weight loss, low-spiritedness and impacted social relations.
Architect receives the Faculty of Science and Technology’s pedagogical award
James Benedict Brown, associate professor at Umeå School of Architecture, UMA, Umeå University, is awarded the Faculty of Science and Technology’s pedagogical award for 2021. The prize money is SEK 30,000.
Premiere in Europe for Naeem Mohaiemen’s new film about loss and care
Naeem Mohaiemen’s film Jole Dobe Na (Those Wo Do Not Drown) was commissioned by the Yokohama Triennale and Bildmuseet, where it is now being shown for the first time following its premiere in Japan. In the exhibition at Bildmuseet, the new film is presented together with earlier works by the artist.
Ecocentric design for future forestry
Recently, students from Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University, Sweden, completed a unique project in collaboration with the Cluster of Forest Technology along with several major stakeholders in the forest industry. But the intended client was not industry, but nature.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is receiving digital attention
On 10 December, the Nobel Prize Ceremony will take place at which Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna will be awarded their Nobel Prizes in Chemistry. Emmanuelle Charpentier made the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 when she worked at Umeå University.
Umeå Institute of Design once again claims top spot on Red Dot Ranking
For the fifth year running, Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University takes top position on the Red Dot Design Ranking, rating design educations in the Americas and Europe.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invests in infection medicine at Umeå University
The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) in Umeå has been granted SEK 170 million in operational support and another SEK 68 million for recruitments into data-driven Life Science by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Liquid gel in COVID patients’ lungs makes way for new treatment
In some patients who died with severe COVID-19 and respiratory failure, a jelly was formed in the lungs. Researchers have now established what the active agent in the jelly is and thanks to that, this new discovery can now be the key to new effective therapies. This according to a new study at Umeå University, Sweden.
New research challenges the most common model for diabetes research
Experimental models are key for understanding mechanistic aspects of diabetes and for developing better medicines. The probably most common diabetes disease model to date involves the destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Researchers at Umeå University and the Karolinska Institute present new data that challenges important aspects of this model.
Ground Control – New Exhibition Opens at Bildmuseet
Bildmuseet presents Ground Control, an exhibition with works by contemporary artists interested in plants and their political dimensions. Welcome to press previews – digital and on-site – on Thursday 24 September.
Huge swedish study of COVID-19 on Umeå University campus
Region Västerbotten and Umeå University have been assigned by the Public Health Agency of Sweden to carry out the largest study to date in Sweden assessing the prevalence of active COVID-19 infection. The aim is to perform up to 20,000 tests on students and employees on Campus Umeå between 31 August and 10 September.
Peatland carbon and nitrogen stocks vulnerable to permafrost thaw
Northern peatlands hold large stocks of carbon and nitrogen and thus play a key role in global climate dynamics. However, their vulnerability to climate warming is uncertain, due in part to a lack of spatially explicit, observation-based peatland maps. This is shown in a study published in PNAS of among others researchers at Umeå University.