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Research

The research within the faculty covers large parts of the field of Medicine, from the tiny details of microbes to disease patterns and risk factors in the entire population.

Umeå University has designated strong research environments and three of them - Ageing Research, Global Health, and Infection Biology, are mainly based in the Faculty of Medicine.

Several of the others involve researchers from the faculty: Gender Studies, Modelling Living Systems, The dynamics, structure and function of proteins, and Welfare Studies.

The work is mainly done in the departments by groups of researchers, most of them also teachers involved in our courses and programmes. A few centres are almost entirely focused on research: Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM), and - connected to the Department of Molecular Biology - Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS).

New research centre: Umeå Centre of Gender Studies, Medicine (UCGM).

Research News from the Faculty of Medicine

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 dissertation at Umeå University, Sweden.

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate

2018-05-14
People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or ...

All-round improved work environment at the University

2018-05-03
The University's work environment is moving in the right direction in almost every area. This is evident in the summary results from this year's employment satisfaction survey.

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