Press releases from Uppsala University
High number of fatalities despite unchanged level of armed conflicts
12 June 2014
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
11 June 2014
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
19 May 2014
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
14 May 2014
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
12 May 2014
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
8 May 2014
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
6 May 2014
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
2 May 2014
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
28 April 2014
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
22 April 2014
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
22 April 2014
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
7 April 2014
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
31 March 2014
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
19 March 2014
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
24 February 2014
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
23 February 2014
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
12 February 2014
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
12 February 2014
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
11 February 2014
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
27 January 2014
Retrieval of ancient DNA molecules is usually performed with special precautions to prevent DNA from researchers or the environment to get mixed in...