News from the Faculty of Medicine

Targeting metals to fight pathogenic bacteria

2016-05-26
Researchers at Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)/Umeå University in Sweden participated in the discovery of a unique system of acquisition of essential metals in the pathogenic...

Vitamin E a potential biomarker for development of brain tumours

2016-05-19
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and the Cancer Registry of Norway have studied possible causes behind the development of brain tumours. The results, published in the journal Oncotarget, show ...

Luminous proteins offer new method to discover viral infections

2016-05-18
Researchers at Umeå University have developed a new method to directly follow viral infections in living organisms. This method can make infected cells produce fluorescent proteins, which means that t...

Signal proteins guide formation of sensory systems during embryonic development

2016-05-17
In embryonic studies, Umeå University researchers have found that bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signals both trigger and regulate the formation of sensory cells for smell, hearing and vision. In ad...

Selenium deficiency linked to deadly heart disease affecting pregnant women

2016-05-16
Researchers have found a close link between selenium deficiency and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a heart disease that affects pregnant women and recent mothers. The study of patients in Nigeria a...

Researchers show that four-stranded DNA is formed and unfolded

2016-05-16
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered that specific DNA sequences that are rich in the DNA building block guanine in the yeast species, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, can form four-stra...

Emotional and inspiring TEDxUmeå delivered

2016-05-12
Yesterday, this year’s TEDxUmeå took place at Väven. 400 participants listened to eighteen speakers and their inspiring, 15 minute long talks. The messages revolved around our view on the human body, ...

Viruses detected in Swedish mosquito larvae

2016-05-11
After an outbreak of Ockelbo disease in northern Sweden in 2013, researchers at Umeå University were able to trace the virus to mosquitos in an area of Lövånger. In a new study, researchers have shown...

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