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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

Blockage of protein a possible way to obstruct injuries to radiation therapy

2018-11-20
It is possible to prevent certain injuries that can occur in radiation therapy against cancer. By blocking the activity of a plasma protein during and immediately after radiation, the patient can be protected against injury. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis at Umeå University.

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 to train and retain healthcare professionals. This is the result of a doctoral thesis completed at Um...

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 may be important for the development of new antibiotics.

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