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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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Immune deficiency explains rampant caries in some children

2017-11-24
Researchers at Umeå University have made a novel discovery connecting genetic innate immunity deficiencies to rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries affecting about one in five children. The results could lead to a better way of identifying high-risk patients and treat their caries. The ...

Women’s health worsened while men’s health improved, trends since 1990 show

2017-11-21
Researchers at Umeå University and Region Norrbotten have studied health trends among women and men aged 25–34 from 1990–2014. In 1990, 8.5 percent of women self-rated their health as being worse than peers in their own age group. At 2014, this trend had increased to 20 per cent of women. In contras...

No cardiovascular disease or mortality reduction with intensive blood pressure lowering treatment

2017-11-13
Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis from Umeå University. The results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, support current guidelines...

Novel antimicrobial strategies based on interspecies metabolic cooperation

2017-11-03
MIMS-scientist publish in the high-impact Journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology, ISME.

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CRISPR-Cas9 discovery

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