News from the Faculty of Medicine

Highly virulent bacterium causes rampant caries in some children

2017-09-28
Researchers at Umeå University have made a novel discovery connecting highly variant types of the caries bacterium Streptococcus mutans and their adhesive function to children with rampant caries and ...

Proud to flag for Pride

2017-09-28
On Friday 29 September, during Umeå Pride 2017, Umeå University will raise the Pride flag. The aim is to raise awareness of LGBT rights but also strike a blow for equal opportunities and gender equali...

MIMS director is new speaker in Nordic partnership

2017-09-25
Professor Bernt Eric Uhlin, Director of MIMS (the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden) at Umeå University, has been announced as new speaker of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular...

Umeå scientists in EU workshop on cross-border threats from infectious diseases

2017-09-25
Umeå University experts on infectious diseases participated in a European Commission-conducted workshop in Luxemburg, 19-21 September. The workshop focused on how to increase preparedness and response...

Researchers hopeful they can improve techniques for joint defect treatment

2017-09-22
Different surface topographies and materials provide interesting ways to study cell behaviour and potentially provide novel solutions for treating joint defects. Tissue engineering methods that simula...

Increased funding proposed for certain programmes in new budget

2017-09-21
The Medical Programme at Umeå University is proposed to get eight additional study places (FTEs), the engineering science programmes to get the equivalent of 15 additional places, and educations aimed...

Membrane vesicles released by bacteria may play different roles during infection

2017-09-18
Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighbouring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based sys...

Sleep apnea common in atrial fibrillation patients

2017-09-11
A study involving cardiac patients at the University Hospital of Umeå shows that over 80 percent of patients treated for atrial fibrillation also have sleep apnea – a condition with pauses in breathin...

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