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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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New toxin in Cholera bacteria discovered

2018-07-02
The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå University, Sweden.

Genes of different importance for brain cancer

2018-05-24
Two genes play important roles for the formation of malignant cancer in the brain. One gene prevents the formation of the tumour, while another gene promotes the tumour. This is shown in a new dissertation at Umeå University, Sweden.

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate

2018-05-14
People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or ...

All-round improved work environment at the University

2018-05-03
The University's work environment is moving in the right direction in almost every area. This is evident in the summary results from this year's employment satisfaction survey.

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