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Expanded understanding of promising blood fat-lowering protein

Expanded understanding of promising blood fat-lowering protein

Research New research on the blood lipid-lowering protein FGF21 shows how it redistributes fatty acids by two distinct mechanisms. The discovery could lead to improved pharmaceutical treatment for type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. This according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.


Will we ever talk to aliens?

Will we ever talk to aliens?

Lecture Professor Charles Cockell from Edinburgh University will visit Umeå’s Observatory Umevatoriet and Umeå University with two lectures on the search for life in Universe. The lectures form the start of a series of events on the space theme in Umeå aimed at children and adults alike.


Campus in development

In the next few years, lots will happen on and around Campus Umeå – the so-called Universitetsstaden.

A new Medical Biological Centre, a new building for the police education, hundreds of student and regular apartments – and a continued adaptation of the roads circulating campus.

And the building boom has kicked off in the entire university town of Umeå.

Read more about the ongoing building projects


International Master's Student

Nathan Kenney - Master's in Molecular Biology student Nathan Kenney, from the United States, is studying in the master's in molecular biology programme.
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