News from the Faculty of Medicine

Vertex: Orientation course welcomes international students

2016-08-24
This week around 600 international students arrived at Umeå University where they have been introduced to Umeå and Umeå University through the Orientation Course. Read what the student magazine Vertex...

Radical treatment and thorough examination can halve mortality from prostate cancer

2016-08-08
Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality ri...

How proteins control gene expression by binding both DNA and RNA

2016-08-04
Proteins that bind DNA or RNA are usually put in different categories, but researchers at Umeå University in Sweden and Inserm in France recently showed how the p53 protein has the capacity to bind bo...

Higher BMI not associated with increased risk of heart attack or death

2016-08-01
A study of 4,046 genetically identical twin pairs with different amounts of body fat shows that twin siblings with a higher Body Mass Index, as a measure of obesity, do not have an increased risk of h...

Reactive oxygen species – fuelling or putting the brakes on inflammation?

2016-07-13
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as peroxides and superoxides are important signalling molecules in an organism’s regulation of metabolism and inflammation. Accumulation of ROS have been linked to n...

Familiar history is an important factor for prostate cancer

2016-07-11
For the first time, researchers at Umeå University and Lund University have estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with the disease in the family. Men with brothers ...

How the bacterial protective shell is adapted to challenging environments

2016-07-07
Researchers at Umeå University have published new findings on the adaptation of the bacterial cell wall in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The study reveals novel bacterial defence mecha...

Link between stress hormone and obesity in depressed and bipolar patients

2016-07-04
Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder. This according to...

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