Umeå University will host and coordinate the Zika Preparedness Latin American Network (ZikaPLAN), an unprecedented international consortium for Zika research. This EU-funded Horizon2020 project involves 25 institutions in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - which, over a four-year period, will f...
Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive number (R0), and air traveler flows suggests parts of Southern Europe may be at risk for Zika outbrea...
New research from Umeå University indicates that dispensed medication for psychiatric diagnosis can be related to air polution concentrations. The study covers a large part of the Swedish population and has been published in the scientific journal BMJ Open.
Does the Olympics in Rio this summer pose an increased risk of spreading the Zika virus? That’s a question that the American National Public Radio (NPR) asks Mikkel Quam, researcher at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Unit for Epidemiology and Global Health at Umeå University. ...
Most of epilepsy cases are treatable, yet in many parts of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa where the burden is amongst the world’s highest, access to adequate treatment remains low. This results in significant stigma, avoidable harm and large societal costs. A doctoral dissertation from Umeå...
Researchers have found a close link between selenium deficiency and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a heart disease that affects pregnant women and recent mothers. The study of patients in Nigeria also showed that rural women were three times more likely to develop the disease, according to a doct...
In a chronicle published in Nature, researcher Joacim Rocklöv at Umeå University reasons around the findings of a new research study showing that American’s scepticism towards climate issues are partly due to the improved weather. The cognitive dissonance taking place between self-experienced change...
Researchers at Umeå University have developed a model for evidence-based predictions of the mosquito-borne dengue virus. Results show that global travel and climate change increase the risk for epidemics of dengue, and potentially other climate-sensitive infectious diseases carried by mosquitos, spr...
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