News from the Faculty of Medicine

Expanded understanding of promising blood fat-lowering protein

2016-02-11
New research on the blood lipid-lowering protein FGF21 shows how it redistributes fatty acids by two distinct mechanisms. The discovery could lead to improved pharmaceutical treatment for type 2 diabe...

Social Internet-based activities important for healthy ageing

2016-02-08
Meaningful and Internet-based activities promote experiences of participation in society and are important for healthy ageing. In a new dissertation at Umeå University, occupational therapists are sho...

Umeå University researchers help Europe fight spread of Zika virus

2016-02-08
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden help assess the risk that Zika will spread to Europe by describing the transmission season, areas at risk and intervention strategies. By using previous knowle...

30 years of internationalisation

2016-02-04
The unit of Epidemiology and Global Health at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine recently kicked-off its 30th anniversary celebrations with lectures at Umeå University's event Kunsk...

High risk of falling an early sign of Parkinson’s

2016-02-03
Parkinson’s patients have a higher risk of injurious fall and hip fractures already 26 years before a diagnosis according to a new cohort study at Umeå University. The patient group’s higher proportio...

Increased risk of bacterial infection if food is exposed to light

2016-02-02
Listeria bacterium found in food, which can infect people and cause temporary gastro-intestinal distress, is a serious health risk for pregnant women and for people with compromised immune systems. Ac...

Essential research at Kunskapsnoden 2016

2016-01-27
How is an including society created? What can be done about increasing obesity? Will there be sufficient food in the future? How can peace be reached worldwide? These are topics covered at Kunskapsnod...

Improved chances of diagnosing hereditary disease

2016-01-26
New insights in hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) improve the chances of diagnosing the genetic disease using ECG and ultrasound. In a new doctoral dissertation by Sandra Arvidsson at Umeå U...

News Archive


Page Editor: Lena Åminne
2008-10-29

Print page