Press releases from Uppsala University
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...
Diagnostic testing of suspected malaria is low and inequitable at the outset of new WHO guidelines
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for universal testing of all suspected malaria cases prior to treatment, but this goal will be nearl...
Teenagers’ pornography and sexual experiences- fewer differences than expected between girls and boy
Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences betw...
Nano-paper filter removes viruses
Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus pa...
Earliest evidence of limb bone marrow in the fin of a 370 million-year-old fish
This week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of French and Swedish researchers present the earliest fossil evidence for the ...
Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on ...
Detailed measurements in living cells challenges classic model for gene regulation
In all living organisms, genes are regulated by proteins called transcription factors. The established model states that a gene is switched off as ...
Jawed vertebrates get a face
This week in the leading journal Nature, a team of French and Swedish researchers present new fossil evidence for the origin of one of the most imp...
€85 million European programme targets novel antibiotics
The growing problem of resistance to antibiotics is very costly, both in human lives and in resources. Uppsala University is now to be a leading ac...
Researchers discover ‘epic’ new Burgess Shale site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park
Yoho National Park’s 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale – home to some of the planet’s earliest animals is one of the world’s most important fossil...
New method rescues DNA from contaminated Neandertal bones
Retrieval of ancient DNA molecules is usually performed with special precautions to prevent DNA from researchers or the environment to get mixed in...
Calcium absorption not the cause of evolution of milk digestion in Europeans
Ancient DNA from early Iberian farmers shows that the wideheld evolutionary hypothesis of calcium absorption was not the only reason Europeans evol...
Mitochondrial genes matter!
Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce. These new results are reported by res...