News from the Faculty of Medicine

Lisa travelled 1,300 km to spread awareness of ALS

After her uncle was diagnosed with ALS in 2015, Lisa Kriga commenced on a nine month campaign to raise awareness of ALS by running and biking 1,300 kilometres. The journey took place between the five ...

Southern Europe risks Zika outbreaks this summer

Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive n...

Nelson Gekara awarded Fernström Prize

The Fernström Committee at the Faculty of Medicine has awarded the Erik K. Fernström prize for 2016 to Nelson Gekara, Group Leader at The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and ...

Constructions on the Medical Biology Centre now kick off

On Tuesday, the first sod was turned for a new Medical Biology Centre (MBC) at Umeå University. When the oldest building on campus, the Biology Building from 1961, is now being extended and rebuilt, f...

Air pollution affects young people’s psychiatric health

New research from Umeå University indicates that dispensed medication for psychiatric diagnosis can be related to air polution concentrations. The study covers a large part of the Swedish population a...

NPR: Umeå researcher in American radio on Zika and the Olympics

Does the Olympics in Rio this summer pose an increased risk of spreading the Zika virus? That’s a question that the American National Public Radio (NPR) asks Mikkel Quam, researcher at the Department ...

Differences in how ALS affects eye and limb muscles may provide important clues

In an effort to better understand what happens during Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), researchers at Umeå University have compared the impact of ALS on the eye and limb muscles. They have focused...

Community interventions to close epilepsy treatment gap cost-effective

Most of epilepsy cases are treatable, yet in many parts of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa where the burden is amongst the world’s highest, access to adequate treatment remains low. This resul...

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