Press releases from Uppsala University
Uppsala Health Summit on Antibiotic Resistance to follow decision by WHO
Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) global action plan on antibiotic resistance has been adopted in May 2015, researchers, politician...
Evolutionary novelties in vision
A new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University published in PLOS ONE shows that genes crucial for vision were multiplied in the early stages of ...
The origin of the lymphatic vasculature uncovered
In a new study, published in Cell Reports, researchers at Uppsala University describe a novel mechanism by which lymphatic vessels form during embr...
New, useful feature of Moringa seeds revealed
Previous studies have shown that the extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification. In a new study, researche...
Evolution of the Darwin’s finches and their beaks
Darwin’s finches, inhabiting the Galápagos archipelago and Cocos island, constitute an iconic model for studies of speciation and adaptive evolutio...
Live bacterium depicted with ‘supercamera’
An international team led by Uppsala University scientists has succeeded, for the first time, in depicting intact live bacteria with an X-ray laser...
Zennström climate professorship to Doreen Stabinsky
Climate researcher Doreen Stabinsky will be Uppsala University’s first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership....
Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of the Canary Islands
The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands – at El Hierro in 2011 – produced spectacularly enigmatic white “floating rocks” that originated fro...
New knowledge about host-virus coevolution unmasked from the genomic record
Retroviruses are important pathogens, which have attacked vertebrate hosts for millions of years. Researchers from Uppsala University and Lund Univ...
Smoking and higher mortality in men
In a new study, published in Science, researchers at Uppsala University demonstrate an association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in ...
Antibiotic resistance on the agenda in Uppsala, Sweden and worldwide
The theme for the next Uppsala Health Summit, to be held in Uppsala on 2–3 June 2015, is antibiotic resistance — one of the biggest global he...
New method to determine antibiotic resistance fast
Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new ...
Scientists X-ray tiny cell organelles responsible for carbon fixation
An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray...
A vaccine directed against tumor blood vessels suppress tumor growth and metastasis
In a new study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget researchers from Uppsala University show that a therapeutic vaccine directed against ...
New classification improves risk prediction in chronic leukemia
If chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with a good or poor prognosis could be identified already at the time of diagnosis, physicians would have ...
New findings show that different brain tumours have the same origin
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered ...
Self-reported sleep disturbances are linked to higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in men
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University demonstrate that elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of develop...
Brain simulation raises questions
What does it mean to simulate the human brain? Why is it important to do so? And is it even possible to simulate the brain separately from the body...
Uppsala University welcomes donation for studies in Japan
Mitsubishi Corporation, a Japanese company, has donated SEK 357 000 to Uppsala University´s student exchange programme with Japan.
Nobel Peace Prize 2014 Highly Relevant in Light of Research
The Nobel peace prize this year goes to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay ‘for their struggle against the suppression of children and young pe...