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Nerve damage in type 2 diabetes can be detected in the eye

Nerve damage in type 2 diabetes can be detected in the eye

Research By examining the cornea of the eye with a special microscope it may be possible within ten minutes to diagnose if a person with type 2 diabetes has nerve damage. This according to a study among diabetics in Skellefteå, north Sweden.

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Abdominal obesity common among women in rural Indonesia

2018-10-24
Abdominal obesity is seven times more common among women than among men in Indonesia's rural area. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis at Umeå University.

Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania

2018-10-03
Many are trained, few employed, fewer still remain in the medical profession in rural areas. This is the result of a major healthcare reform in Tanzania, where private sector assistance was provided to train and retain healthcare professionals. This is the result of a doctoral thesis completed at Um...

Fernström Prize for research on bacterial cell walls

2018-09-12
2018 Fernström Prize awardee at Umeå University becomes Felipe Cava. His research group studies how bacteria can adapt the construction of the cell wall to different host environments, knowledge that may be important for the development of new antibiotics.

ALS disease mechanism discovered

2018-09-04
A mechanism for how the disease ALS evolves has been discovered at Umeå University. The discovery concerns how proteins with a defect structure spread the deformation to other proteins. This according to results in a new thesis. The discovery can open up for novel pharmaceutical developments in the ...

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CRISPR-Cas9 discovery

Expanding scientific frontiers at MIMS, Umeå University - Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier