Press releases from Uppsala University
Conclusions on ending childhood obesity from Uppsala Health Summit 2016
14 October 2016
Uppsala Health Summit concluded its deliberations on how to end childhood obesity this week with a number of recommendations to governments, the fo...
Conclusions from Uppsala Health Summit 11 -12 October 2016
13 October 2016
The following are conclusions and proposals developed during the multi-party dialogues held during Uppsala Health Summit, 11 – 12 October 2016:
Erasmus+ Capacity building project launch EVENT
11 October 2016
In competition with a large number of other academic institutions, Uppsala University has been given the task of coordinating the project EVENT, Eu...
Childhood obesity on the agenda as experts gather in Uppsala
11 October 2016
At Uppsala Health Summit on childhood obesity, which starts today on World Obesity Day, experts from health organisations, the academic community, ...
Magma movements foretell future eruptions
7 October 2016
Geologists at Uppsala University have traced magma movement beneath Mt. Cameroon volcano, which will help monitoring for future volcanic eruptions....
New efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light
6 October 2016
An environmentally friendly, efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light has been developed by researchers at Up...
Roundworms even more useful than researchers previously thought
5 October 2016
The one millimetre long roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has been used as a model organism in scientific research, and has therefore been extensive...
"The Nobel Prize in Economics” and society
5 October 2016
In 1968, the scientific status of economics was strengthened by the creation of the “Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences”. After financial crises, low...
The psychology behind climate change denial
4 October 2016
Climate change is a serious threat to humans, animals, and the earth’s ecosystems. Nevertheless, effective climate action has been delayed, partly ...
Eat, escape, love: the price of looking sexy
27 September 2016
In the animal kingdom colourful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study from a group of researchers at Uppsala University has studie...
Short sleep increases blood lipids tied to hunger and mood in humans before but not after a work out
26 September 2016
Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of overweight and obesity and previous studies have demonstrated that healthy participan...
Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour
19 September 2016
Researchers at Uppsala University have used computer modelling to study how brain tumours arise. The study, which is published today in the journal...
The memory of a heart attack is stored in our genes
16 September 2016
Both heredity and environmental factors influence our risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study, by researches at Uppsala University, shows now t...
Donation for New Sociology Prize
9 September 2016
Uppsala University has received its first donation for sociology to be used for the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize “to be awarded yearly to a younger res...
Uppsala Health Summit 11-12 October: Pre-conference report
8 September 2016
A report has been released for the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit on ending childhood obesity, outlining the challenges, including the effectivenes...
Life history of the 360 million-year-old Acanthostega rewrites the tetrapod move on land
7 September 2016
This week in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers shows that fossils of the 360 million-year-old tetrapod Acanthostega, one of ...
Sustainable peace is more than lack of violence
6 September 2016
In a world of conflict and violence new knowledge on how to build sustainable peace is urgently needed. In his dissertation PhD candidate Florian K...
Flycatcher genome sheds light on causes of mutations
6 September 2016
A research team at Uppsala University has determined the complete genetic code of 11 members of a flycatcher pedigree. Doing this, they have for th...
Biobank storage time as important as age
5 September 2016
The amount of time a blood sample used for medical research has been stored at a biobank may affect the test results as much as the blood sample pr...
Controlling the amount of heparan sulphate – a carbohydrate needed for foetal development
2 September 2016
Heparan sulphate occurs as carbohydrate chains which are very important for human body cells both for normal foetal development and during the cour...