Press releases from Uppsala University
Jon Elster awarded this year’s Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
The Johan Skytte Prize annually recognizes the most valuable contribution to the field of Political Science. This year’s prize is awarded to Profes...
New app improves treatment of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulation reduces this risk but instead increases the risk of bleeding....
Decreased blood vessel leakage can improve cancer therapy and reduce tumour spread
Cancer therapy is often hampered by the accumulation of fluids in and around the tumour, which is caused by leakage from the blood vessels in the t...
Small birds’ vision: not so sharp but superfast
One may expect a creature that darts around its habitat to be capable of perceiving rapid changes as well. Yet birds are famed more for their good ...
New results from the analysis of the remains 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...
Evolutionary ”selection of the fittest” measured for the first time
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...
Syntax is not unique to human language – the Japanese great tits “speak” in phrases too
Human communication is powered by rules for combining words to generate novel meanings. Such syntactical rules have long been assumed to be unique ...
Antibody can provide a more exact Alzheimer’s diagnosis than brain imaging with radioactive tracers
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...
Low-dose exposure of environmental contaminants can be harmful to the human brain
Individuals subjected to chronic low-dose exposure to organochlorine pesticides show and increased risk to obtain a future diagnosis of cognitive i...
Evolution silences harmful 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...
Scientists discover new microbes that thrive 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 the 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...
New species of bird discovered in India and China by international team of scientists
A new species of bird has been described in north-eastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the US, Ind...
New method for better treatment of breast cancer
A new study shows that a novel imaging-based method for defining appropriateness of breast cancer treatment is as accurate as the current standard-...
A horse of a different colour: genetics of camouflage and the Dun pattern
Most horses today are treasured for their ability to run, work, or be ridden, but have lost their wild-type camouflage: pale hair with zebra-like d...
New dissertation: Windows with nanostructured coatings can cure “sick” buildings
Harmful organic molecules in the indoor air can cause adverse health effects – a problem known as the “sick building syndrome”. Current air-cleanin...
Was early animal evolution co-operative?
The fossil group called the Ediacaran biota have been troubling researchers for a long time. How do these peculiar organisms relate to modern organ...
Terrorism is nothing new. Even Shakespeare was familiar with it.
There was no word for terrorism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but outbreaks of terrorist violence were frequent. In his new book on t...
- An online game reveals something fishy about mathematical models 2015-12-02
Blood test reveals your real age
Now a simple blood test can reveal your biological age—how old your body really is. The new research from Uppsala University is published in ...