New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of t...
Otto Cars appointed to UN group on antibiotic resistance
Otto Cars, Senior Professor of Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University and founder of the international network ReAct, has been selected as a mem...
B vitamins may reduce negative health effects of air pollution
A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Uppsala University shows that B vitamins might play a criti...
Older Uppsala theses all now catalogued
Would you like to read a thesis in Latin written in 1604? Are you curious about Carl Peter Thunberg’s Thesis on the animals mentioned in the Bible ...
Recommendations for reorienting teacher education to advance Sustainable Development Goals
SWEDESD is presenting the results from the first Swedish International Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development conference ...
Innovative business ideas from Uppsala University funded by Vinnova
In a new initiative from Vinnova, Sweden’s innovation agency, 117 business startups with innovative commercial ideas are sharing funds of SEK 35 mi...
Kristina Edström appointed honorary doctor in Norway
Kristina Edström, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry (Ångström Laboratory), has been appointed honorary doctor at the ...
2017 Gustaf Adolf Medals awarded
Five Elder Gustaf Adolf Medals in gold and two in silver have been awarded to employees at Uppsala University.
How to pull off a climate change challenge
Changing your behavior doesn’t happen overnight, but can it be done during 30 days? Students at CEMUS’ course Global Challenges and Sustainable Fut...
Measurements by school pupils paved way for key research findings
With their measurements and samples, nearly 3,500 schoolchildren have assisted a research study on lakes and global warming, now published in an ac...
Trita Parsi visits Uppsala for Alumnus of the Year lecture
Trita Parsi, 2016 Uppsala University Alumnus of the Year, will visit Uppsala University on 14 March to receive his award and give a lecture titled ...
One in five overuses electricity at neighbours’ expense
Household electricity use falls by more than 30% when residents are obliged to pay for their own personal consumption. This is shown in a new study...
SEK 71 million in grants secured for science and technology research environments
The Swedish Research Council has decided on grants for research environments in science and technology. Uppsala University is the recipient of thre...
Time for reflection improves elderly’s mealtime experience
A year of recurrent staff supervision, headed by a dietitian, at nursing homes for the elderly in Sweden resulted in a better mealtime situation ...
Studying genes in clusters allows for better predictions
When many genes regulate a single trait, they commonly work together in large clusters or ‘networks’. Taking this into account allows better predic...
Archaeologists at the vanguard of environmental and climate research
The history of people and landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is fundamentally connected. Answering key historical questions about this relati...
Rapid increase in resistant intestinal bacteria among preschool children
In a new thesis Johan Kaarme, a paediatrician at Uppsala University Hospital and PhD student at the University, points to a more than sixfold incre...
Genetic data show mainly men migrated to Europe from the Pontic steppe 5,000 years ago
A new study published in PNAS, looking at the sex-specifically inherited X chromosome of prehistoric human remains, shows that hardly any women too...
Annual report: Continued stable development for Uppsala University
Uppsala University’s board has adopted the annual report for 2016, which shows a continued strong outcome in the competition for government researc...
Eva Åkesson appointed member of Tartu University Council
The government of Estonia has appointed Uppsala University Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson as new member of Tartu University Council. Professor Åkesson...