Press releases from Uppsala University
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 ...
Antibiotic resistance on the agenda in Uppsala, Sweden and worldwide
2 December 2014
The theme for the next Uppsala Health Summit, to be held in Uppsala on 2–3 June 2015, is antibiotic resistance — one of the biggest global he...
New method to determine antibiotic resistance fast
24 November 2014
Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new ...
Scientists X-ray tiny cell organelles responsible for carbon fixation
17 November 2014
An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray...
A vaccine directed against tumor blood vessels suppress tumor growth and metastasis
7 November 2014
In a new study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget researchers from Uppsala University show that a therapeutic vaccine directed against ...
New classification improves risk prediction in chronic leukemia
3 November 2014
If chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with a good or poor prognosis could be identified already at the time of diagnosis, physicians would have ...
New findings show that different brain tumours have the same origin
28 October 2014
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered ...
Self-reported sleep disturbances are linked to higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in men
28 October 2014
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University demonstrate that elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of develop...
Brain simulation raises questions
22 October 2014
What does it mean to simulate the human brain? Why is it important to do so? And is it even possible to simulate the brain separately from the body...
Uppsala University welcomes donation for studies in Japan
20 October 2014
Mitsubishi Corporation, a Japanese company, has donated SEK 357 000 to Uppsala University´s student exchange programme with Japan.
Nobel Peace Prize 2014 Highly Relevant in Light of Research
10 October 2014
The Nobel peace prize this year goes to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay ‘for their struggle against the suppression of children and young pe...
Very low concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics in the environment contribute to resistance
8 October 2014
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
7 October 2014
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
1 October 2014
Having the possibility to measure magnetic properties of materials at atomic precision is one of the important goals of today's experimental physic...