Uppsala physicist ranked as one of Europe’s foremost
Henrik Johansson, senior lecturer in theoretical physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and ranked as one of the foremost researchers i...
Uppsala University to consolidate efforts in racism research
Today, society is faced with the difficult situation of an increasing number of refugees and burgeoning racism, and the work for social inclusion i...
WHO to collaborate with ReAct in fight against antibiotic resistance
The Uppsala University-based network ReAct recently presented a so-called Toolbox developed to guide actors in curbing antimicrobial resistance at ...
Small birds' vision: superfast rather than sharp
One may expect a creature that darts around its habitat to be capable of perceiving rapid changes visually. Yet birds are famed more for their good...
New research sheds light on the life of Saint Erik
The saint's legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern s...
Three UU researchers granted positions by the Swedish Cancer Society
The Swedish Cancer Society has decided to award Anna Dimberg, Patrick Micke and Marika Nestor grants for research positions. Researchers from the D...
Join the UU Delegation in developing a new Global Citizenship Program
Faculty and students from seven international universities will come together at a workshop in Uppsala during 18-21st April, marking the first meet...
Mosquito CSI – Bacteria reveal information of recent events in a mosquito’s life
Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University in Sweden have found that the bacteria on and in a mala...
Evolutionary ‘selection of the fittest’ measured
A difference of one hundredth of a percent in fitness is sufficient to select between winners and losers in evolution. For the first time researche...
New cancer treatment to be tested
The Swedish Medical Products Agency and the Regional Ethics Committee have approved the initiation of a clinical trial for a completely new form of...
Bird species found to use syntax
Human communication is powered by rules for combining words to generate novel meanings. Such syntactical rules have long been assumed to be unique ...
A touch of Uppsala in London
Alumni and friends of Uppsala University were treated to a real Uppsala atmosphere at the UK Alumni Chapter function in London on 4 March.
New evaluation to strengthen research quality and renewal
Uppsala University is launching its third university-wide research evaluation, Quality and Renewal 2017 (Kvalitet och förnyelse, ‘KoF17’). This tim...
Antibody can be used to detect Alzheimers with higher precision
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in passing an antibody through the blood-brain barrier to act as a tracer for PET imaging of the bra...
Careful renovations of the University Main Building underway
Extensive renovations of the Uppsala University Main Building are now underway. The aim is to make the popular building even more inviting and appe...
Environmental contaminants increase risk of dementia
Individuals subjected to chronic low-dose exposure to organochlorine pesticides show an increased risk of obtaining a future diagnosis of cognitive...
Evolution silences negative mutations
Sometimes so-called synonymous mutations occur in DNA. These do not lead to a change in the protein sequence but which may still have major negativ...
Uppsala University a winner through the ages
Uppsala University comes in at number eleven in a top 25 ranking of universities over 400 years old. The list was compiled by the Times Higher Educ...
New microbe found thriving deep in the earth
They live several kilometers under the surface of the earth, need no light or oxygen and can only be seen in a microscope. By sequencing genomes of...
Energy in new light at this years' Celsius-Linné lectures
The human desire to master light has taken us from controlling fire to building global optical networks. But several questions still remain to be a...