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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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Aggregated protein in nerve cells can cause ALS

Aggregated protein in nerve cells can cause ALS

Research Persons with the serious disorder ALS, can have a genetic mutation that causes the protein SOD1 to aggregate in motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at Umeå University have discovered that, when injected into mice, the SOD1 aggregation spreads rapidly leading to ALS. The discovery has been described in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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New clues about the ageing memory functions of the brain

2016-06-29
A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected b...

Unique role unites ­
research and clinical practice

2016-06-28
Umeå University is first in Sweden to set up an associate lectureship combined with specialist training among other things, all within academic caring professions. It provides physicians with the opportunity to conduct research parallel with their positions as resident or specialist physicians at th...

Lisa travelled 1,300 km to spread awareness of ALS

2016-06-21
After her uncle was diagnosed with ALS in 2015, Lisa Kriga commenced on a nine month campaign to raise awareness of ALS by running and biking 1,300 kilometres. The journey took place between the five Swedish cities and towns where ALS research is conducted and was concluded on Tuesday when Lisa deli...

Umeå University to lead prestigious EU-funded Zika research initiative

2016-06-14
Umeå University will host and coordinate the Zika Preparedness Latin American Network (ZikaPLAN), an unprecedented international consortium for Zika research. This EU-funded Horizon2020 project involves 25 institutions in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - which, over a four-year period, will f...

Southern Europe risks Zika outbreaks this summer

2016-06-10
Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive number (R0), and air traveler flows suggests parts of Southern Europe may be at risk for Zika outbrea...

Nelson Gekara awarded Fernström Prize

2016-06-08
The Fernström Committee at the Faculty of Medicine has awarded the Erik K. Fernström prize for 2016 to Nelson Gekara, Group Leader at The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the Department of Molecular Biology. Gekara’s research focuses on the regulation of the innate immun...

Constructions on the Medical Biology Centre now kick off

2016-06-08
On Tuesday, the first sod was turned for a new Medical Biology Centre (MBC) at Umeå University. When the oldest building on campus, the Biology Building from 1961, is now being extended and rebuilt, frontier research at the Faculty of Medicine will be positioned under the same roof.

Air pollution affects young people’s psychiatric health

2016-06-08
New research from Umeå University indicates that dispensed medication for psychiatric diagnosis can be related to air polution concentrations. The study covers a large part of the Swedish population and has been published in the scientific journal BMJ Open.

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2015-09-11

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