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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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Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ...

Pre-travel advice does not reduce the risk of falling ill while travelling

Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travellers follow the travel medicine clinics’ advice on how to reduce risks during...

Ultrasound can measure effects of atherosclerosis drugs

Newly introduced advanced ultrasound technology can be used to carefully study carotid arteries, the main blood vessels that supply the brain, and measure the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs. A dissertation at Umeå University shows that ultrasound offers a radiation-free, easy-to-perform and c...

Research collaboration over drug for chronic wounds

The biotech company Omnio based in Swedish Umeå, and led by researcher Tor Ny at Umeå University, launches a research collaboration with the Canadian pharmaceutical company ProMetic to develop a new drug for slow-healing chronic wounds.

Global village brings together the international campus

A joyful and well-attended Global Village was hosted at Umeå University aiming at celebrating cultures from all around the world. The event is organised by the Buddy Programme at Umeå University and the organisation AIESEC.

Blood sample new way of detecting cancer

A new RNA test of blood platelets can be used to detect, classify and pinpoint the location of cancer by analysing a sample equivalent to one drop of blood. Using this new method for blood-based RNA tests of blood platelets, researchers have been able to identify cancer with 96 per cent accuracy and...

Receptors on bone cells connected to inflammatory bone loss and bone formation

Receptors on bone cells activate bone loss in contact with bacteria that cause inflammation in patients resulting in loosening of the teeth, loosening dental and orthopaedic implants or arthritis. The discovery indicates that the so-called Toll-like receptors also play an important role in the forma...

Lifestyle a risk factor for celiac disease

Celiac disease incidence has increased among Swedish children between 2 to 15 years. The significant escalation in celiac disease can be associated with planned caesarean sections, urinary tract infections during pregnancy, season of birth and being born in south Sweden. This according to a disserta...

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Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine
Umeå University
S-901 87 Umeå 

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Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 64 65

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