Cheaper and more durable electric cars coming soon
Electric cars help to combat the greenhouse effect. But the weaknesses of the environmentally friendly electric cars on the road today are numerous...
Tomorrow’s nuclear energy plants will use today’s nuclear waste
In the future we may have an entirely new type of nuclear power, with reactors that are easy to situate and durable, and that can use nuclear waste...
High-tech research yields better understanding of severe diseases
Collaboration with the biotechnology and drug industries is helping scientists at Uppsala University better understand and alleviate neurological d...
Entirely new drug for Alzheimer’s now being tested on patients
An entirely new type of pharmaceutical substance for Alzheimer’s disease developed by Uppsala scientists is now starting to be clinically tested in...
Segregation research a burning issue
In Europe work migration is regarded today as an important and necessary way to deal with low birth rates and an aging population. At the same time...
The unexpected discovery of a new site yields extraordinary 500 million year old fossils
During an expedition into the Canadian Rocky Mountains in 2008, a Canadian-led team including researchers from Uppsala University found a new site ...
Research that can decrease the number of animal experiments
The absorption and metabolism of drugs in liver cells – this is the focus for Per Artursson, a professor of drug formulation. Ultimately his resear...
E-science builds bridges for research
eSSENCE is a research program designed to bring together disparate competencies and research fields in order to better exploit the potential of e-s...
Crises will always come back – but the impact can be mitigated
We have learned a few things from previous economic crises. But our thinking about the future is still too short-sighted, and we forget that crises...
SciLifeLab Uppsala launches demonstration projects
With cross-disciplinary collaboration and large-scale technology, it is possible both to carry out pioneering medical research and to bring benefit...
More effective treatment for diabetes coming
Diabetes research at Uppsala University is taking great strides forward. Transplantation of insulin-producing cells in the arm muscle is moving on ...
Treatment program for traumatic stress
It can be hard to cope with the news that you have a disease, especially cancer or other life-threatening disorders. Many people feel terrible afte...
Kick-off for major diabetes research initiative
In Malmö the kick-off is underway for the strategic research field in diabetes, Exodiab, jointly run by Uppsala University and Lund University.
Birds’ genes can explain how new species emerge
How does a new species arise? Mapping the genes of flycatchers may reveal the answer.
The political entrepreneur – a new breed of politician
A sweeping change is underway in the Swedish democratic system. The number of people who are members of a political party is shrinking, and voters ...
Uppsala University ranked highly in world
Uppsala University is highly ranked in the world. This is shown by this year’s edition of the prestigious Shanghai rankings. Uppsala is in 66th pla...
Wireless sensors – soon of use nearly everywhere?
Tiny, cheap, and reliable smart wireless sensors open up unimagined potential. In the near future we will have sensors that can measure pollution i...
Multidisciplinary center focusing on Russia
A new Center for Russian Studies is taking shape at Uppsala University. It will be the only one of its kind in Sweden and will pursue multidiscipli...
Religion – a social factor of ever greater importance
Religion, society, and law – what do they have to do with each other? A great deal, is the answer from two of the 40 Uppsala researchers who are pu...
Solar energy has potential to provide electricity for all
The solar cells that are installed around the world today produce as much energy as an entire nuclear power station. The supply of solar energy is ...