New general concept for the treatment of cancer
A team of researchers from five Swedish universities, led by Karolinska Institutet, have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is pr...
Nano-paper filter can remove viruses
Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus pa...
New gel promotes bone growth on implants
A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration int...
First selection for international Master’s programmes done
The results of the first selection for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes autumn 2014 are on their way out to the students. In ...
SEK 28 million grant to fund advanced imaging equipment
Uppsala University has received a grant of SEK 28 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation towards PET equipment. The new equipment wi...
Open lecture: Conducting the world’s largest election
Next month, more than 800 million people will cast their votes in India’s general election – the world’s largest election. To mark the occasion, th...
New approach makes cancer cells explode
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have discovered that a substance called Vacquinol-1 makes cells from glioblastoma, the ...
New research on old swear words
‘Bad words’ have always existed. In a new book, a group of researchers from the Nordic countries present the latest research on swearing. How are s...
Limb bone marrow found in 370 million-year-old fish
This week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of French and Swedish researchers present the earliest fossil evidence for the ...
First DNA study on Linnaeus’s plants published
For the first time, a DNA study has been conducted comparing Linnaeus’s living plants in Uppsala and his plant specimens at the Linnean Society in ...
Full day symposium on Irish America
While Ireland has roughly 5 million inhabitants, there are as many as 30 million Americans said to have Irish roots. “Irish America” is the title o...
Methane-producing microbe blooms in permafrost thaw
In time with the climate warming up, parts of the permafrost in northern Sweden and elsewhere in the world are thawing. An international study publ...
Swedish universities slide in reputation ranking
Yesterday, Times Higher Education released the results of the World Reputation Rankings 2014. This year Uppsala University and Lund University have...
Seven awarded Gustaf Adolf medals
Four Gustaf Adolf medals in gold and three in silver have been awarded to employees at Uppsala University.
Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on ...
Detailed study of living cells challenges classic gene regulation model
In all living organisms, genes are regulated by proteins called transcription factors. The established model states that a gene is switched off as ...
New drug candidate starves dormant cancer cells
In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden present a new drug candidate w...
SEK 160 million in support of international development programme
Uppsala University has signed a deal with Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, securing continued funding of the Interna...
New discovery may improve prediction of volcano eruptions
Volcanoes are among the most dangerous and least predictable natural forces on our planet. New findings may contribute to better volcano surveillan...
New link found between Native Americans and first humans in America
DNA from a 12,600 year-old burial site in Montana has allowed Uppsala University researchers to help uncover the origins of today’s Native American...