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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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Global increase in diabetes and obesity in previous 40 years

Global increase in diabetes and obesity in previous 40 years

Research In two separate studies, recently published in the journal The Lancet, researchers have analysed a large number of population-based studies and can now establish that the prevalence of diabetes or obesity in adults has steadily increased since 1975 and 1980, respectively. The studies covered research conducted at Umeå University in the MONICA study carried out in Swedish Norrbotten and Västerbotten.

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CRISPR enzyme scissors cutting both DNA and RNA

2016-04-29
Discoveries on the CRISPR-Cpf1 enzyme are expected to open up for new opportunities to edit genes. This according to researchers at MIMS at Umeå University among others in a study published in the journal Nature.

Nature: Feature article on Emmanuelle Charpentier

2016-04-27
The scientific journal Nature has published a lengthy feature article on Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, titled "The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life."

National aptitude test for newly arrived doctors in Umeå

2016-04-26
Umeå University has been commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare to perform a new national programme of aptitude tests to validate the theoretical and practical competence in medical doctors trained outside the EU and EEA. This is a part of the National Board's objective to ...

Mapping risk zones of mosquito-borne disease

2016-04-22
Significant ecological variables of outbreaks of Risk Valley fever (RVF) in Kenya can be used to map risk zones of infectious disease both on a local and global scale as well as predict future outbreaks of the disease. This according to researchers at Umeå University among others in a study publishe...

Mild weather since 1970s worrying for the American view on climate threat

2016-04-20
In a chronicle published in Nature, researcher Joacim Rocklöv at Umeå University reasons around the findings of a new research study showing that American’s scepticism towards climate issues are partly due to the improved weather. The cognitive dissonance taking place between self-experienced change...

Global travel and warming climates may expose parts of Europe to dengue

2016-04-20
Researchers at Umeå University have developed a model for evidence-based predictions of the mosquito-borne dengue virus. Results show that global travel and climate change increase the risk for epidemics of dengue, and potentially other climate-sensitive infectious diseases carried by mosquitos, spr...

Umeå University increasingly popular among students

2016-04-20
A total of 138,645 applications have been submitted to Umeå University study programmes and courses for the autumn term 2016. This is an increase by 1.5 per cent compared to last year. The number of first choice applicants has also increased by 4.2 per cent.

Global increase in diabetes and obesity in previous 40 years

2016-04-18
In two separate studies, recently published in the journal The Lancet, researchers have analysed a large number of population-based studies and can now establish that the prevalence of diabetes or obesity in adults has steadily increased since 1975 and 1980, respectively. The studies covered researc...

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2015-09-11

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Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine
Umeå University
S-901 87 Umeå 

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Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 64 65

Fax:  +46 (0)90-786 76 60

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