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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

Indian rural women late in seeking breast cancer care

Women in rural India are waiting long before seeking medical care for breast cancer. Most of the Indian women do not know the possibility of inspecting their own body and many of them have not even heard of breast cancer. This is shown in a new dissertation at Umeå University, Sweden.

Blood samples can soon reveal your lifestyle

People who use moist snuff ‘snus’ have significantly higher levels of the protein cornulin in their blood than non-snusers. This previously unknown relationship was found in a new study from Umeå University, Sweden. Whether higher levels per se increase the risk of disease has, however, not yet been...

Nerve damage in type 2 diabetes can be detected in the eye

By examining the cornea of the eye with a special microscope it may be possible within ten minutes to diagnose if a person with type 2 diabetes has nerve damage. This according to a study among diabetics in Skellefteå, north Sweden.

Children with marginally low birth weight need treatment

Children with a birth weight under 2.5 kilos stand at risk of becoming underweight and can experience cognitive difficulties as well as diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life. However, early iron supplementation seems to provide some protection. This according to a new doctoral dissertati...

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