News from the Faculty of Medicine

CRISPR enzyme scissors cutting both DNA and RNA

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 jou...

Nature: Feature article on Emmanuelle Charpentier

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 Emmanuell...

National aptitude test for newly arrived doctors in Umeå

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 ...

Mapping risk zones of mosquito-borne disease

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 outbrea...

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

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 partl...

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

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 epidem...

Umeå University increasingly popular among students

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 f...

Global increase in diabetes and obesity in previous 40 years

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 obe...

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