Uppsala researchers study the transformation of a comet
On the Monday evening 20 January, the first signals from space probe Rosetta in two and a half years were finally detected at NASA’s facility in Go...
Famine may have driven evolution of milk tolerance
Ancient DNA from early Iberian farmers shows that the widely held evolutionary hypothesis of calcium absorption was not the only reason Europeans e...
Professor Leif Andersson awarded Wolf Prize
Professor Leif Andersson of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, has been awarded a 2014 Wolf Prize in Agri...
Record number of applicants for international Master’s programmes
7,132 students have applied for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes starting autumn 2014, an increase of 52 per cent since 2013....
Friends of Uppsala University establish new scholarship
The Friends of Uppsala University Foundation have decided to fund a scholarship for an international Master’s student from a non-EU country.
Cecilia Johansson: Juggling research projects
Coordinating research is more or less equivalent to creating order within chaos. Cecilia Johansson makes sure that things go smoothly within the re...
Mitochondrial genes matter!
Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce. These new results are reported by res...
Our world – an increasingly peaceful place
The number of armed conflicts in the world will continue to decrease. At least according to Håvard Hegre, new professor of peace and conflict resea...
74 PhDs to be conferred 24 January
74 young PhDs and 21 honorary doctorates will be conferred and a number of prizes and medals will be awarded during the winter Conferment Ceremony,...
First dinosaur remains discovered in Saudi Arabia
Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Mon...
Sleep to protect your brain
A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that one night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood concentrations of NSE and S-100B in ...
Smoking changes our genes
The fact that smoking means a considerable health risk is nowadays commonly accepted. New research findings from Uppsala University and Uppsala Cli...
Variety of genetic risk factors behind bone cancer in dogs
Bone cancer in dogs is affected by a variety of genetic risk factors. Researchers from Uppsala University and the Broad Institute show this in a ne...
Link found between perfluorinated compounds and diabetes
Perfluorinated compounds are environmental toxins that are found in fire extinguishing foam and water-repellent textiles, for example. In a new stu...
Lesbian parents more satisfied and less stressed
Lesbian couples who start a family through assisted reproduction with donated sperm are more satisfied with their relationship and evince less pare...
Millions in grant for strategic development of outreach mission
Uppsala University has received a grant of SEK 8 million from the Vinnova research council for the strategic development of its mission to interact...
Better preparedness against resistant influenza viruses
Researchers in Uppsala and Umeå have found that residues of the influenza drug Tamiflu in our environment can make the influenza virus in birds res...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates attend open conference in Uppsala
The 11–13 December, Uppsala University and Wallonia Bruxelles International will host the Conference Henri Lafontaine to mark the 100th anniversary...
Uppsala University honours Mandela
Today 6 December Uppsala University flies the Swedish flag at half-mast to honour the memory of former president of South Africa, honorary doctor N...
Better water purification with seeds from moringa trees
Seeds from Moringa oleifera trees can be used to purify water. Uppsala University leads a research group which has discovered that seed material c...