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Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine, one of the four faculties of Umeå University (Its name was changed from "Faculty of Medicine and Odontology" in April 2004). Our faculty is an organization for education and research in the fields of medicine, odontology and health care. We have 13 departments and about 5 800 undergraduate and 550 postgraduate students. We have about 1 150 employees, 50 % of them are  teachers/researchers.

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One more reason to swear off tobacco: The inflammatory trap induced by nicotine

One more reason to swear off tobacco: The inflammatory trap induced by nicotine

Research An Umeå-based team in collaboration with US researchers reveals a new link between nicotine and inflammation. They report that nicotine strongly activates immune cells to release DNA fibres decorated with pro-inflammatory molecules, so called neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). The continuous exposure to these NETs can harm the tissue and could explain the hazardous consequences of tobacco consumption for human health.

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Umeå Leads Consortium to Fight Zika and Build Latin American Response Capacity

Umeå University is among the 25 leading research and public health organizations from Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe gathered in Recife, Brazil, for the launch of ZikaPLAN (Zika Preparedness Latin American Network).

UCMR Mini-symposium "Structural dynamics of biological membranes", 27th October 2016, KBC

Welcome to the UCMR Mini-symposium "Structural dynamics of biological membranes" 27th October 14:00-16:00, Lilla hörsalen, KBC-building

Highlights at the Umeå University Annual Celebration

This year’s Annual Celebration kicks off on Friday 21 October with lots of exciting events. Listen to Nobel Peace Prize candidate Denis Mukwege on Friday and choose between an interesting Saturday programme of popular science lectures. Festivities continue with the Annual Celebration Ceremony that s...

TIME mentions Umeå incontinence exercise app

The American newspaper TIME has paid attention to the exercise app Tät® developed at Umeå University and previously written about on umu.se. The urinary incontinence exercise app is a part of the project eContinence (Tät.nu) and has been developed by researchers at the Department of Public Health an...

Cycle superhighway on campus soon reality

Every day, about 5,000 cyclists move on and through Campus Umeå. Making it safer and easier for bike traffic is an important part of the campus development plan established by the University Board last year. SEK 3 million is now being put into a so-called cycle superhighway in the area. Also, the bi...

International Days with a Global Village aims to promote studies abroad

During 12–13 October, two theme days will be arranged with a focus on exchange studies for students at Umeå University. In addition to information sessions and a fair, International Days includes a Global Village with food, dance, music and films from around the world.

Lacking respect of rules behind Macchiarini case

Carelessness regarding rules, groupthink and a culture of secrecy are some of the explanations as to why the so-called Macchiarini case at Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital had such dire consequences. This according to Kjell Asplund, professor emeritus at Umeå University, ...

Three research projects share SEK 94 million

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted over SEK 94 million to three research projects in medicine and natural sciences at Umeå University. The projects are led by researchers Maria Fällman, Jan Karlsson and Markus Schmid. Also, several Umeå researchers are co-applicants to a large join...

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