Press releases from Uppsala University
Very low concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics in the environment contribute to resistance
New research at Uppsala University shows that plasmids containing genes that confer resistance to antibiotics can be enriched by very low concentra...
Individual metropolises now global political players
By providing the infrastructure that connects global flows and financial systems, major cities have increased their political power alongside the n...
Novel approach to magnetic measurements atom-by-atom
Having the possibility to measure magnetic properties of materials at atomic precision is one of the important goals of today's experimental physic...
Smart, ecofriendly new battery to solve problems
Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed)...
New report: Lifestyle changes and new technology can ease elders’ lives
If we embrace lifestyle changes and new technology, we improve our prospects of staying healthy in old age, getting good care and reducing our depe...
Lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academical...
New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now mad...
Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics
In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees. Th...
Genetics and lifestyle have a strong impact on biomarkers for inflammation and cancer
In a new study published in Nature Communications, research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of th...
The genes tell crows to choose partners that look alike
Crows like to select mates that look alike. In a large-scale genomic study, published in Science today, a team of researchers led by Uppsala Univer...
High number of fatalities despite unchanged level of armed conflicts
At 33, conflicts in the world last year increased by one compared to 2012. This is reported by peace researchers at Uppsala University’s Conflict D...
Obesity Gene Linked to Hormonal Changes that Favor Energy Surplus
A new study from Uppsala University demonstrates that elderly humans carrying a common variant of the fat mass and obesity gene FTO also have a shi...
New findings open up for targeted diabetes drugs
In a new study, published in Nature Communications today, researchers from Uppsala University describe findings that offer new clues as to why insu...
PCB increases harmful effects of smoking
In a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at Uppsala University show that the harmful effect of smoking is aggravated if ...
Press invitation: Uppsala Health Summit seeking smart solutions in ageing society
Get set for 3-4 June: Uppsala University, together with seven other Swedish actors, has invited politicians, opinion-makers and experts from health...
Highly topical new book by Russian scholar: Energy issue key to crisis in Ukraine
The energy issue, specifically trade in natural gas, has affected the conflict and developments in Ukraine and Russia more than is generally known....
Shrinking helped dinosaurs and birds to keep evolving
A study that has ‘weighed’ hundreds of dinosaurs suggests that shrinking their bodies may have helped the group that became birds to continually ex...
Nature’s chemical diversity reflected in lakes
It’s not only the biology of lakes that varies with the climate and other environmental factors, it’s also their chemistry. More knowledge about th...
Loss of Y chromosome can explain shorter life expectancy and higher cancer risk for men
It is generally well known that men have an overall shorter life expectancy compared to women. A recent study, led by Uppsala University researcher...
Simulating in tiny steps gave birth to long-sought-after method
Using computer simulations to predict which drug candidates offer the greatest potential has thus far not been very reliable, because both small dr...