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Research at the Department of Medical Biochemistry represents a comprehensive approach to study biological systems at the molecular level. Scientists here study the structure and function of genes and proteins.

News from the Faculty of Medicine

Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency

2015-02-25
People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. This has been found in a study from Umeå University which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Future vehicles will be virtually tested before the first prototype is built

2015-02-25
Future cars and trucks will be tested in a virtual environment long before the first vehicle prototype is built. UMIT Research Lab at Umeå University plays a key part when the vehicle manufacturers Scania and Volvo Cars and the simulation companies Algoryx Simulation and Modelon join forces to devel...

Short hospital stay linked to increased risk of death following hip fracture

2015-02-25
Older patients are more likely to die following a short hospital stay for a hip fracture, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.

Workshop in Neural oscillations and next-generation MEG sensors

2015-02-23
May 27-28, 2015, at Chalmers, Gothenburg.

End Ecoside

2015-02-20
Environmental lawyer Polly Higgins talks about the fight against life-pollution, Wendsday March 18 at 3 pm at Lindellhallen, audiotorium A, Umeå University.

EduSFE – Tempus Project

2015-02-20
Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) is a partner in the Tempus project Strengthening Higher Education in the Sphere of Finance in Siberia and the Far East of Russia (EduSFE) which is funded by the European Commission.

Climate change influences the distribution of organic pollutants in the Baltic Sea

2015-02-18
Regional climate change models predict an increased freshwater runoff into the Baltic Sea. This will result in increased inflow of terrestrial dissolved organic carbon. According to Matyas Ripszam, Umeå University, this change will have high impact on the organic pollutants on the organic pollutants...

DNA-damage causes immune reaction and inflammation and is linked to cancer development

2015-02-17
For the first time scientists from Umeå University show the importance of DNA damage in fine tuning of our innate immune system and hence the ability to mount the optimal inflammatory response to infections and other biological dangers. The study is published on 17th February in the very prestigious...

Climate change can cause loss of important ice dynamics in streams

2015-02-16
In her thesis, Lovisa Lind shows that ice and winter floods are important natural disturbances for maintaining species-rich riparian zones along northern watercourses. If the climate becomes warmer this disturbance might be lost. This could potentially lead to a less diverse riparian zone. She defen...

Patterns in large data show how information travels

2015-02-16
According to Fariba Karimi, network scientist at Umeå University, analysis of massive online data can reveal what information matters to us and with whom we have most in common. For example, networks can be used to study how information travels from one part of the world to another. She defends her ...


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