Press releases from Uppsala University
New conflict data show that 2014 was a very violent year
In June, Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) reported that the number of fatalities in armed conflict has increased substantially in recent years,...
World Obesity Day, 11 October: Obesity and diet to be the theme of next Uppsala Health Summit
One of the major global healthcare challenges today is the increasing prevalence of obesity and overweight caused by unhealthy diets. The steering ...
Conference report points the way in fight against antibiotic resistance
The aim of Uppsala Health Summit, this summer’s international summit about antibiotic resistance, was to make real progress in combatting this thre...
Unexpected information about Earth’s climate history from Yellow River sediment
By meticulously examining sediments in China’s Yellow River, a Swedish–Chinese research group are showing that the history of tectonic and climate ...
New method to predict increased risk of non-familial breast cancer
By detecting cancer at an early stage, or even predicting who has an increased risk of being affected, the possibilities to treat the disease can...
Anti-ageing treatment for smart windows presented in a new study
Electrochromic windows, so-called ‘smart windows’, share a well-known problem with rechargeable batteries – their limited lifespan. Researchers at ...
Researchers show that genetic background regulates tumour differences
Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Broad Institute, USA, have identified both similarities and differences between a single tumou...
Rwanda: impressive decline in child mortality including differences between social groups
After the genocide in the mid-1990s, Rwanda initiated major social and health reforms to improve the survival of all children. In his dissertation,...
Enamel evolved in the skin and colonized the teeth much later
When did the enamel that covers our teeth evolve? And where in the body did this tissue first appear? In the latest issue of the journal Nature, re...
New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research
A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments. The new robot system finds optimal treatment combinations. Today Scientific R...
Families need care when children are dying
Children with cancer want honest but hopeful information. But giving appropriate information is difficult and improvements are needed for the sake ...
Greenland map facilitates climate research
For the first time a high-resolution map over the ground below the Greenland ice sheet is available. Researchers at Uppsala University have develop...
Niklas Zennström named Alumnus of the Year
The title of Alumnus of the Year 2015 at Uppsala University is being awarded to IT entrepreneur Niklas Zennström, current CEO of the investment fir...
Size matters - The more DNA the better
A new study shows that variation in genome size may be much more important than previously believed. It is clear that, at least sometimes, a large ...
Ultrafast uncoupled magnetism in atoms - a new step towards computers of the future
Future computers will require a magnetic material which can be manipulated ultra-rapidly by breaking the strong magnetic coupling. A study has been...
Ancient genomes link early farmers to Basques
An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University reports a surprising discovery from the genomes of eight Iberian Stone-Age farmer re...
The Tree of Life may be a bush
New species evolve whenever a lineage splits off into several. Because of this, the kinship between species is often described in terms of a ‘tree ...
Patients don’t understand the purpose of clinical trials
Clinical trials are an important part of cancer research. Future patients depend on the severely ill to test drugs to improve treatment. But in her...
New candidate genes for immunodeficiency identified by using dogs as genetic models
IgA deficiency is one of the most common genetic immunodeficiency disorders in humans and is associated with an insufficiency or complete absence o...
Promising progress for new treatment of type 1 diabetes
New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of anti-inflammatory cytokine for treatment of type 1 diabetes. The study,...