Press releases from Uppsala University
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...
First dinosaurs identified from Saudi Arabia
Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Mon...
Smoking changes our genes
The fact that smoking means a considerable health risk is nowadays commonly accepted. New research findings from Uppsala University and Uppsala Cli...
New study shows link between perfluorinated compounds and diabetes
Perfluorinated compounds are environmental toxins that are found in fire extinguishing foam and water-repellent textiles and, for example. In...
Variety of risk genetic risk factors behind bone cancer in dogs
Bone cancer in dogs is affected by a variety of genetic risk factors. Researchers from Uppsala University and the Broad Institute show this in a ne...
Lesbian parents more satisfied and less stressed
Lesbian couples who start a family through assisted reproduction with donated sperm are more satisfied with their relationship and evince less pare...
How bacteria respond so quickly to external changes
Understanding how bacteria adapt so quickly to changes in their external environment with continued high growth rates is one of the major research ...
Punk – a subculture that creates its own conditions
Punk as a subculture does not emerge as a revolt against injustices but is rather created and defined from the inside, regardless of what the world...
DNA from 24 000-year-old bone in Siberia reveals origin of indigenous people in America
An international research study, now being published in Nature, has made a breakthrough in the question of the origin of the indigenous peoples in ...