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Biochemical “fingerprints” reveal diabetes progression

Biochemical “fingerprints” reveal diabetes progression

Research Researchers from Umeå University in Sweden describe a new method to study biochemical changes that occur in the pancreas during the development of diabetes. The method, recently published in Scientific Reports, is based on molecular spectroscopy and can be used to extract biochemical profiles (or “fingerprints”) containing information about disease progression. The method could facilitate improved understanding of the mechanistic processes on molecular and cellular levels that are key to the development of diabetes.

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Highly virulent bacterium causes rampant caries in some children

2017-09-28
Researchers at Umeå University have made a novel discovery connecting highly variant types of the caries bacterium Streptococcus mutans and their adhesive function to children with rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries. The results, which can lead to a better way of identifying high-ris...

Proud to flag for Pride

2017-09-28
On Friday 29 September, during Umeå Pride 2017, Umeå University will raise the Pride flag. The aim is to raise awareness of LGBT rights but also strike a blow for equal opportunities and gender equality from a wider perspective.

MIMS director is new speaker in Nordic partnership

2017-09-25
Professor Bernt Eric Uhlin, Director of MIMS (the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden) at Umeå University, has been announced as new speaker of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. MIMS is one of four Nordic nodes for research in molecular medicine in collaboration with...

Umeå scientists in EU workshop on cross-border threats from infectious diseases

2017-09-25
Umeå University experts on infectious diseases participated in a European Commission-conducted workshop in Luxemburg, 19-21 September. The workshop focused on how to increase preparedness and response to vector-borne disease outbreaks. The expert gathering had a large focus on the hazards of climate...

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CRISPR-Cas9 discovery

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