News from the Faculty of Medicine

Training during first half of menstrual cycle most efficient

2016-09-20
Research at Umeå University provides new insights into when during the menstrual cycle it is advantageous to periodise your strength training. The results show that training that is concentrated to th...

Coronary artery calcification and male gender most reliable indicators of significant narrowing

2016-09-19
The conventional cardiovascular risk factors (dyslipidaemia, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity and family history of coronary artery disease) are largely redundant when assessing significant co...

Outside workers most likely to suffer heat-related mortality

2016-09-15
A study investigating the effects of weather extremes on health in 22 rural villages east of Pune, in western India, found that people of working age had a higher risk of dying as a result of hot weat...

Exercise app reduces incontinence

2016-09-12
Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and improved q...

Evolutionarily conserved enzyme play key role in DNA replication

2016-09-09
Genome-wide studies of fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) suggest that the evolutionary conserved enzyme Pfh1 helicase facilitates DNA synthesis by tracking along with the replication apparatus...

Campus Umeå top ten on international list

2016-09-09
Umeå University Campus Park with its outdoor seatings in different levels, a floating jetty and rolling hills around the central pond is one of Sweden’s most successful landscaping projects. This acco...

Sensory cells of the balance organ can regenerate after injury

2016-09-05
Research at Umeå University shows that in the utricle – which is one of the internal ear’s balance organs in mammals – epithelial cells can be regenerated, resulting in healthy sensory hair cells and ...

Umeå researcher served a world first (?) CRISPR meal

2016-09-05
For (probably) the first time ever, plants modified with the “genetic scissors” CRISPR-Cas9 has been cultivated, harvested and cooked. Stefan Jansson, professor in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology at ...

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