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Tenure track research positions at WCMM are now open for application

2016-12-01
Up to four tenure track research positions as Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) at WCMM Umeå University are now open for application. In this announcement, the Centre is looking for outstanding researchers – Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows - to be positioned within one or more of...

Inequality and social exclusion drive mental health problems in northern India

2016-11-29
A survey of nearly 1000 households in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand showed that six percent of adults were identified as depressed. People were two or three times more likely to be depressed if they were from the most socially oppressed castes, had taken a recent loan, lived in poor quality ...

Climate change affects Swedish reindeer herding and increases tularemia

2016-11-24
In northern Sweden, data from certain weather stations have shown that the snow season has been shortened by over two months in the last 30 years, which has huge effects on reindeer herding. Also, the climate sensitive human infection tularemia has tenfolded over the same period and is much more com...

El Niño conditions in the Pacific precedes dengue fever epidemics in South Asia

2016-11-24
Researchers have found a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, el Niño activity – measured in se...

Surveillance and cohesive policies needed against Rift Valley fever outbreaks

2016-11-18
Research on the mosquito-borne Rift Valley fever in east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula shows that current surveillance systems are unable to detect the virus in livestock before it spreads to humans. A coherent policy is needed to combat the viral disease, which has the potential to spread to pre...

Researchers launch annual climate change and health report

2016-11-14
On 14 November, the Lancet Countdown was launched as a global research initiative covering 16 organisations, including Umeå University, in collaboration. The objective is to compile scientifically based knowledge into annual reports to speed up action to minimise potentially catastrophic health risk...

New Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

2016-11-09
The Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 152 million to 42 research projects at Umeå University in the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and health, natural sciences and technology, as well as educational science.

Umeå researchers call for stricter measures to reach climate targets

2016-11-04
On Friday 4 November, the global climate deal from Paris in 2015 comes into effect. On the same day, 94 of 197 parties have ratified the legally binding Paris Agreement that obliges them to contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and to stabilise the average global temperature under 2 ...

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