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Clinical medicine

In Clinical Medicine, research is conducted that aims to find new treatments, diagnostic methods and preventive measures against diseases. The research covers a wide range of topics, from pregnancy and children - including those born prematurely - to all organs of the healthy and diseased adult body, including psychiatry.

Latest news

Increased risk of blood clots persists long after COVID-19

Even several months after COVID-19, one is still at an increased risk of blood clot and bleeding.

Female sex hormone may protect against death in COVID-19

Oestrogen may have protective effect against becoming seriously ill and dying in COVID-19, according to study.

Simpler and reliable ALS diagnosis with blood tests

Blood tests may enable more accurate diagnosis of ALS at an earlier stage of the disease, according to study.

Prostate cancer medicine not a cure for COVID-19

A medicine that blocks testosterone does not stop COVID-19, as researchers previously had hoped.

Increased risk of dying from infectious diseases for people with serious mental disorders

People with psychotic or bipolar disorders run higher risk of death from influenza, pneumonia or sepsis.

High effectiveness of mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines

A combination of types of vaccine really gives better protection than if the second dose is a vector vaccine.


The professor who sees that anything is possible

Per Lindqvist is the professor who is driven by his curiosity to understand everything a little better

Women's hearts in focus for research

She is researching heart rate variability in women.

Laleh and her team

Magnetic camera as a research tool

Wants to get closer to a solution to Parkinson’s disease

Sara af Bjerkén is determined to figure out what role noradrenaline has in this context.

Glaucoma – the silent thief of sight

“Despite decades of research, we still don’t know exactly what causes the disease.”

Umeå professor Birgitta Evengård part in prestigious commission on Arctic Health

Read Arcum's interview on how Arctic health issues can be highlighted, and Umu:s unique work with the Arctic.

Research infrastructures

Biomedical Engineering – Research and Development (R&D)
The Department of Biomedical Engineering-R&D at University Hospital of Umeå is an important partner in e.g, developing equipment or as a technical...
Clinical Research Center
The Clinical Research Center is a joint resource for Region and University for near-patient clinical studies. The Clinical Research Center may...
Flow cytometry enables simultaneously analysis of cell surface bound as well as intracellular proteins and RNA expression on a single cell basis. I...
A research infrastructure under construction which includes a biobank and database for children and young adults in Västerbotten
Personalised screening, risk prediction, and understanding disease trajectories for early detection of disease - An integrated cohort approach.
Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB)
Biomedical research on experimental animals at Umeå University is organized within Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB).

Research groups

CLISTER - Clinical Surgical Trials Epidemiological Research
Clister is a research group focusing on near patient surgical research.
Research area: Cancer, Clinical medicine
Danielson/Backman Laboratory
Lab of Professor Patrik Danielson and Associate Professor Ludvig Backman and co-workers.
Gastroenterology and hepatology
Our group works against liver diseases including liver cancer.
Hanna Nyström lab
Our research is about growing patterns, biomarkers, tumor microenvironment in metastatic colorectal cancer.
Research area: Cancer, Clinical medicine
Jan Oscarsson Lab
Our group studies mechanisms of the bacterium A. actinomycetemcomitans and periodontal diseases.
Josefsson prostate cancer group
We aim to improve diagnostics, prognostics and treatment of prostate cancer.
Martin Rutegård lab
Rectal cancer affects over 2,000 people/year in Sweden. About 1,600 are operated on with chance of a cure.
Research area: Cancer, Clinical medicine
Per Stål-research group
Our group is dedicated to translational research on healthy and pathological skeletal and cardiac muscles. The research areas cover studies of musc...
Rickard Sjöberg
Surgical intervention in the brain always carries a risk of affecting brain function.

Research projects

Prostate cancer therapy for COVID-19
Duration 8 June 2020 until 31 May 2022
Type of project Research project
Artificial intelligence in oncology: European REVERT
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
The BRECLIM trial
Research area: Cancer, Clinical medicine
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2029
Type of project Research project
Training for Awareness Resilience and Action (TARA)
Duration 1 September 2019 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Safety among online sexually victimized adolescents
Duration 20 March 2019
Type of project Research project
What predicts depression in adolescents?
Duration 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project