Press releases from Uppsala University
Ultrafast uncoupled magnetism in atoms - a new step towards computers of the future
10 September 2015
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
7 September 2015
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
18 August 2015
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
17 August 2015
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
30 July 2015
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
30 July 2015
New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of anti-inflammatory cytokine for treatment of type 1 diabetes. The study,...
Losing half a night of sleep makes memories less accessible in stressful situations
13 July 2015
It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University now show that s...
Individuals with social phobia have too much serotonin – not too little
17 June 2015
Previous studies have led researchers to believe that individuals with social anxiety disorder/ social phobia have too low levels of the neurotrans...
2014 the most violent year since the end of the Cold War
17 June 2015
40 armed conflicts were active in 2014, the highest number of conflicts since 1999 and an increase of 18% when compared to the 34 conflicts active ...
New, robust and inexpensive technique for protein analysis in tissues
12 June 2015
A new technique to study proteins, which does not require advanced equipment, specialized labs or expensive reagents, has been developed at Uppsala...
Recovery of sensory function by stem cell transplants
8 June 2015
New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results, which are ...
New study shows the dynamics of active swarms in alternating fields
5 June 2015
Researchers from Uppsala University, together with colleagues at University College Dublin, have studied the dynamics of active swarms using comput...
DNA which only females have
4 June 2015
In many animal species, the chromosomes differ between the sexes. The male has a Y chromosome. In some animals, however, for example birds, it is t...
Extensive study of five-year mortality risk
4 June 2015
Researchers from Uppsala University have studied the risk of dying over the next five years. They have developed a unique health-risk calculator by...
Uppsala University to invest in Antibiotics Centre
2 June 2015
An Uppsala Antibiotics Centre is to be created at Uppsala University. This was announced by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg at today’s openi...
“Crimea Is Ours!” Russian geopolitics and digital irony
29 May 2015
In a new article published in the Journal of Eurasian Geography and Economics Mikhail Suslov, researcher at Uppsala University, analyzes how the an...
Better fine motor skills with delayed cord clamping
26 May 2015
The importance of the umbilical cord not only for the foetus but for newborn infants too was shown by Swedish researchers a few years ago. In a fol...
Malaria testing yet to reach its potential
12 May 2015
In a study published this month in Malaria Journal, researchers from Uppsala University and other institutions present a new model for systematical...
Uppsala University dissertations 1602–1855 being digitized
11 May 2015
More than 2,000 dissertations from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries have been digitized and made searchable and readable online. They are accessib...
This year’s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
8 May 2015
Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, is awarde...