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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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Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

Research A comprehensive international study published today in Science describes how humans are affected when climate changes cause species to distribute unexpectedly across land and in water. Global changes to ecology have implications on humans that are becoming increasingly conspicuous – and it covers anything from health risks, economical threats, and conflicts over fisheries resources to affected access to global crops.

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Novel method to detect toxic effects of chemicals could reduce need for animal testing

2017-04-24
Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But research from Umeå University demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived from mouse, can be used to evaluate the neurotoxic effect of chemicals. The alterna...

Global march to celebrate science

2017-04-19
March for Science on 22 April is a global manifestation that took off in the US where researchers wanted to emphasise the importance of science and research-based knowledge in society, as well as counteract fact-resistance. The manifestation has also got a foothold in Sweden where Umeå is one of the...

Umeå University holds its position in new THE ranking

2017-04-10
Umeå University is ranked #41 in the world among universities established between 1945 and 1966, in what Times Higher Education describes as the Golden Age in global higher education.

Minute of silence for victims of Stockholm attack

2017-04-10
Umeå University invites everyone to partake in a national minute of silence on Monday 10 April at 12:00 to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack in Stockholm on Friday and show support for their family and friends.

Chris Heister new chairperson of the University Board

2017-04-07
The Swedish Government has appointed Chris Heister, county governor of Stockholm County, as new chairperson of the Umeå University Board. She will take her post on 1 May.

Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

2017-03-30
A comprehensive international study published today in Science describes how humans are affected when climate changes cause species to distribute unexpectedly across land and in water. Global changes to ecology have implications on humans that are becoming increasingly conspicuous – and it covers an...

New hope for better future diagnostics of brain tumours

2017-03-27
An international consortium of researchers has conducted the largest study of malignant brain tumours to date looking for genetic markers of glioma – a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. The study, in which researchers at Umeå University participated, confirmed 13 previously identified genetic ...

Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men

2017-03-24
The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionally affects men. A unique study with 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients now reveals that women have a statistically significant l...

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