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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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How proteins control gene expression by binding both DNA and RNA

Research Proteins that bind DNA or RNA are usually put in different categories, but researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and Inserm in France recently showed how the p53 protein has the capacity to bind both and how this controls gene expression on the levels of both transcription (RNA synthesis) and mRNA translation (protein synthesis). The discovery was presented in the July issue of the journal Oncogene.

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Vertex: Orientation course welcomes international students

2016-08-24
This week around 600 international students arrived at Umeå University where they have been introduced to Umeå and Umeå University through the Orientation Course. Read what the student magazine Vertex has to say about this year's welcoming.

Radical treatment and thorough examination can halve mortality from prostate cancer

2016-08-08
Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality risk of men who are treated at hospitals with the lowest proportion. This is according to a new study ...

How proteins control gene expression by binding both DNA and RNA

2016-08-04
Proteins that bind DNA or RNA are usually put in different categories, but researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and Inserm in France recently showed how the p53 protein has the capacity to bind both and how this controls gene expression on the levels of both transcription (RNA synthesis) and mRN...

Higher BMI not associated with increased risk of heart attack or death

2016-08-01
A study of 4,046 genetically identical twin pairs with different amounts of body fat shows that twin siblings with a higher Body Mass Index, as a measure of obesity, do not have an increased risk of heart attack or mortality. The study, conducted by researchers at Umeå University in Sweden, also sho...

Reactive oxygen species – fuelling or putting the brakes on inflammation?

2016-07-13
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as peroxides and superoxides are important signalling molecules in an organism’s regulation of metabolism and inflammation. Accumulation of ROS have been linked to neurodegeneration and cancer. Researchers at Umeå University and Hospital of Halland in Sweden now re...

Familiar history is an important factor for prostate cancer

2016-07-11
For the first time, researchers at Umeå University and Lund University have estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with the disease in the family. Men with brothers who have had prostate cancer run twice as high a risk of being diagnosed themselves in comparison to...

How the bacterial protective shell is adapted to challenging environments

2016-07-07
Researchers at Umeå University have published new findings on the adaptation of the bacterial cell wall in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The study reveals novel bacterial defence mechanisms against the immune system and how they can become resistant to antibiotics.

Link between stress hormone and obesity in depressed and bipolar patients

2016-07-04
Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder. This according to a study at Umeå University published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

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2015-09-11

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