News from the Faculty of Medicine

Attempted suicide in the young related to dramatically reduced life expectancy

2017-12-14
People who have been treated for attempted suicide or suicidal behaviour have a much shorter life expectancy and usually die of non-suicide-related causes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and U...

Social capital is an important factor for the well-being among Ukrainians

2017-12-11
Before the current Ukrainian military conflict began in 2014, social capital was characterized as comparably low and unequally distributed among different groups in the Ukrainian society. However, due...

Jawbone loss predates rheumatoid arthritis

2017-12-01
Jawbone loss caused by periodontitis predates the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. This according to research from Umeå University in Sweden presented in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. The resear...

Kebnekaise - inauguration of the new supercomputer at Umeå University

2017-11-29
On Thursday October 30 the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University inaugurates the new supercomputer Kebnekaise. In connection with the celebration, High Performance Computing Center North, HPC2N, invites ...

Immune deficiency explains rampant dental caries in some children

2017-11-24
Researchers at Umeå University have made a novel discovery connecting genetic innate immunity deficiencies to rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries affecting about one in five children. T...

Women’s health worsened while men’s health improved, trends since 1990 show

2017-11-21
Researchers at Umeå University and Region Norrbotten have studied health trends among women and men aged 25–34 from 1990–2014. In 1990, 8.5 percent of women self-rated their health as being worse than...

No cardiovascular disease or mortality reduction with intensive blood pressure lowering treatment

2017-11-13
Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysi...

Novel antimicrobial strategies based on interspecies metabolic cooperation

2017-11-03
MIMS-scientist publish in the high-impact Journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology, ISME.

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