News from the Faculty of Medicine

Abdominal obesity common among women in rural Indonesia

2018-10-24
Abdominal obesity is seven times more common among women than among men in Indonesia's rural area. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis at Umeå University.

Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania

2018-10-03
Many are trained, few employed, fewer still remain in the medical profession in rural areas. This is the result of a major healthcare reform in Tanzania, where private sector assistance was provided t...

Fernström Prize for research on bacterial cell walls

2018-09-12
2018 Fernström Prize awardee at Umeå University becomes Felipe Cava. His research group studies how bacteria can adapt the construction of the cell wall to different host environments, knowledge that ...

ALS disease mechanism discovered

2018-09-04
A mechanism for how the disease ALS evolves has been discovered at Umeå University. The discovery concerns how proteins with a defect structure spread the deformation to other proteins. This according...

Major European grant to newly recruited Umeå researcher

2018-08-30
The European Research Council grants an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro to the group leader Changchun Chen at the Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM) and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular M...

Third in Sweden on number of applicants per place

2018-08-14
Umeå University is top three in Sweden on the number of qualified first choice applicants to this autumn’s courses and programmes. This according to statistics from the Swedish Council for Higher Educ...

New toxin in Cholera bacteria discovered

2018-07-02
The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå University, Sweden.

Genes of different importance for brain cancer

2018-05-24
Two genes play important roles for the formation of malignant cancer in the brain. One gene prevents the formation of the tumour, while another gene promotes the tumour. This is shown in a new dissert...

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