New report: Lifestyle changes and new technology can ease elders’ lives
If we embrace lifestyle changes and new technology, we improve our prospects of staying healthy in old age, getting good care and reducing our depe...
Uppsala University’s Innovation Prize to Professor Mats Leijon
Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson has decided to award Professor Mats Leijon this year’s Uppsala University Innovation Prize for his accomplishments in h...
Lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academical...
Three new honorary doctors in Science and Technology
Three leading international researchers have been awarded honorary doctorates at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Science and Technology: Professor ...
Improved catalysers could reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhausts
It is fully doable to reduce environmentally harmful nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines by improving the aftertreatment system in catalys...
New world ranking: Uppsala University in 81st place
Uppsala University reinforces its position as one of the 100 best universities in the world. In the QS World University Rankings for 2014, Uppsala ...
Uppsala University’s Instagram challenge wins prize
The Instagram challenge ‘My University Town’ which was launched by Uppsala University last year has been awarded first prize in the Euprio competit...
Japanese and Swedish researchers meet at the Sweden–Kyoto Symposium
The 11–12 September, over 60 prominent researchers from the highly ranked Kyoto University will visit Sweden for two days to take part in the Swede...
Exercise helps us avoid heart failure
By exercising at moderate intensity for one hour, or exercising vigorously for 30 minutes a day, it is possible to decrease the risk of heart failu...
The world’s lakes have finally been counted
Finland is called ‘the land of a thousand lakes’. On registration plates in Minnesota it says ‘10,000 lakes!’, and in Sweden there are about 100,00...
Four Uppsala researchers receive the Royal Society of Sciences’ Thuréus Prize
The Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala has today awarded the Thuréus Prize of SEK 175,000 to four prominent Uppsala researchers, at a ceremony at...
New genetic research reveals how wild rabbits became tame rabbits
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now mad...
Sheep dogs follow simple rules – may be used to develop ‘sheep robots’
We can all be fascinated by skilful sheep dogs’ abilities to lead sheep where they want them. But how do they do it? A multidisciplinary Swedish–Br...
Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics
In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees. Th...
Nordic Law Prize awarded to Stig Strömholm
At a ceremony in Oslo 21 August, in connection with the opening of the 40th Nordic Law Meeting, H.M. King Harald V awarded the Knut and Alice Walle...
Genetics and lifestyle have a strong impact on biomarkers for inflammation and cancer
In a new study published in Nature Communications, research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of th...
Researcher trio awarded for animal-free methods
The 2014 Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments has been awarded to Christel Bergström, Maria Karlgren and Pär Matsson at Uppsala Univ...
Uppsala University places 60th in the 2014 Shanghai ranking
In this year’s Shanghai Ranking (ARWU), Uppsala University been ranked 60th among the world’s top universities, thereby improving its position by t...
Blood cells unexpected source of new nerve cells in crayfish
A new study led by researchers at Uppsala University and Wellesley College, USA, demonstrates that the immune system in crayfish can produce cells ...
Why white dogs are white
About half of all dogs show some form of white spotting which can range from a few white marks in the Bernese mountain dog to extreme white coat co...