Press releases from Uppsala University
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...
Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells
6 May 2015
In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that r...
Uppsala Health Summit publishes pre-conference report
6 May 2015
For the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit on antibiotic resistance, 2–3 June, a report has now been published focusing on some of the most pressing is...
Gender Inequalities Exist for Fathers in the Swedish Child Health Field
4 May 2015
Fathers in Sweden are not provided with the same opportunities as mothers when it comes to learning about how to take care and raise their children.
How does a honeybee queen avoid inbreeding in her colony?
29 April 2015
Recombination, or crossing-over, occurs when sperm and egg cells are formed and segments of each chromosome pair are interchanged. This process pla...
Important study of how climate affects biodiversity
16 April 2015
A key question in the climate debate is how the occurrence and distribution of species is affected by climate change. But without information about...
New biomarker for uterine cancer discovered
14 April 2015
Researchers at Uppsala University have, together with researchers from Turku and Bergen, discovered a new biomarker which makes it possible to iden...
Uppsala Health Summit on Antibiotic Resistance to follow decision by WHO
14 April 2015
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
27 March 2015
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
12 March 2015
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
24 February 2015
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
11 February 2015
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’
11 February 2015
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
26 January 2015
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
22 January 2015
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
22 December 2014
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
5 December 2014
In a new study, published in Science, researchers at Uppsala University demonstrate an association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in ...