News from the Faculty of Medicine

Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men

2017-03-24
The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionally affects men. A unique s...

World Water Day focusing on wastewater

2017-03-22
On 22 Wednesday 2017, Umeå and the rest of the World celebrate the World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Why waste water?”. Jerker Fick at the Department of Chemistry leads a research project on puri...

WCMM researcher receives grant from the Human Frontier Science Program

2017-03-22
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has awarded a Career Development Award of 300,000 USD over three years to Lars-Anders Carlson to support the research in his new laboratory at Umeå University...

Heat exposure associated with mental illness

2017-03-21
A mental hospital-based study in Hanoi, Vietnam looked at if there is a relationship between heat exposure and mental health problems. The results showed significant increase in hospital admissions fo...

Emmanuelle Charpentier wins Novozomes Prize for CRISPR-Cas9

2017-03-21
At a ceremony in Copenhagen on 17 March, Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier received the annual Novozomes Prize, which is awarded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation for pioneering research activities or tec...

3D visualisation of the pancreas – new tool in diabetes research

2017-03-14
Umeå researchers have created datasets that map the three-dimensional distribution and volume of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The wealth of visual and quantitative information may serv...

PH-sensitive binding mechanism key to virulence of H. pylori

2017-03-08
To thrive and establish chronic infection in the very acidic stomach, the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori uses a specific protein to attach to the protective pH-neutral mucous lining. New researc...

New method reveals how proteins stabilize the cell surface

2017-02-22
To withstand external mechanical stress and handle trafficking of various substances, a cell needs to adjust its surrounding membrane. This is done through small indentations on the cell surface calle...

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