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The Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University is an organisation for education and research in the fields of medicine, odontology and health care. We have 13 departments, 2 research centres and about 3,400 students (including 600 at the postgraduate level). Our faculty has approximately 1,2000 employees, of which 45% are teachers/researchers.

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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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Fernström Prize for research on bacterial cell walls

2018-09-12
2018 Fernström Prize awardee at Umeå University becomes Felipe Cava. His research group studies how bacteria can adapt the construction of the cell wall to different host environments, knowledge that may be important for the development of new antibiotics.

ALS disease mechanism discovered

2018-09-04
A mechanism for how the disease ALS evolves has been discovered at Umeå University. The discovery concerns how proteins with a defect structure spread the deformation to other proteins. This according to results in a new thesis. The discovery can open up for novel pharmaceutical developments in the ...

Major European grant to newly recruited Umeå researcher

2018-08-30
The European Research Council grants an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro to the group leader Changchun Chen at the Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM) and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM), Umeå university.

Third in Sweden on number of applicants per place

2018-08-14
Umeå University is top three in Sweden on the number of qualified first choice applicants to this autumn’s courses and programmes. This according to statistics from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR).

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CRISPR-Cas9 discovery

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