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Umeå University makes big leap in global ranking

Umeå University advanced to place #251-300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, a dramatic rise from its 2014-15 position of #351-400. The list is recognised as one the wor...

Medical Daily: Grandmothers Who Smoke Cigarettes During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk In Grandchildren

A study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress finds that children with grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy have a 10 to 22% increased risk of asthma—even when the...

A newly discovered mechanism controls the number of immune cells

The proteins CD47 and SIRPα are fundamental to establishing a correct number of immune cells, so-called B lymphocytes. This according to a dissertation by Shrikant Shantilal Kolan from Umeå University...

Umeå University slips in global ranking

Umeå University dropped in this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, down to 319th place from 267th place in the 2014 rankings. The decline is partially due to a change in metho...

New genetic cause for osteoporosis identified in international study

Using one of the world’s most extensive genetics data sets, an international research team including five scientists from Umeå University, has identified a gene that is linked to the development of os...

Sarah Tyler – number 100,000 at Umeå University

The 22nd of January in 2015 was a huge day for Sarah Tyler, as she finally earned her medical degree after several years of study. The occasion was also very special for Umeå University since her degr...

Invisible health risks from harmful environmental exposures in slum areas

As an increasing proportion of the population in low- and middle-income countries migrates to urban slums areas, the risk of illness and death increases due to harmful environmental exposure. This is ...

Umeå researcher explains the increase in dengue epidemics in Singapore

Population growth and increased temperature are the most important explanations to the significant increase of dengue incidence in Singapore since the 1970s. This is shown in a study undertaken by Joa...

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