News from the Faculty of Medicine

Prominent ALS researcher at Umeå University named Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

2015-03-25
Peter Andersen, Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine and senior clinical neurologist at the University hospital of Umeå, has received SEK 15 million in funding from the Wallenberg Clinica...

Umeå University signs planetary health manifesto

2015-03-05
Umeå University has – as the first Swedish university – signed a manifesto on planetary health initiated by the medical journal the Lancet. The manifesto calls for a social movement to support collect...

Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency

2015-02-25
People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. This has been found in a study from Umeå University wh...

Short hospital stay linked to increased risk of death following hip fracture

2015-02-25
Older patients are more likely to die following a short hospital stay for a hip fracture, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.

DNA-damage causes immune reaction and inflammation and is linked to cancer development

2015-02-17
For the first time scientists from Umeå University show the importance of DNA damage in fine tuning of our innate immune system and hence the ability to mount the optimal inflammatory response to infe...

Snus is a gateway to smoking among adolescents

2015-01-12
The use of snus (moist snuff), a less negative attitude towards smoking and low self-esteem increase the risk of adolescents becoming smokers before they complete upper secondary school. Researchers a...

Isolation of important centres in the brain results in age-related memory deficits

2014-11-25
Poor memory among the elderly can be explained by regions in the hippocampus complex, an important part of the brain, becoming more co-active during rest, thereby interacting less efficiently with oth...

Breakthrough Researcher from Umeå University on BBC World News

2014-11-21
A week ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor at Umeå University and Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, was honored with a very prestigious award in life sciences: The Breakthrough Prize. This w...

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