Press releases from Uppsala University
Better dosage of common drug after genetic testing
The effectiveness of one of the most widely used anti-coagulant drugs can be improved if genotype testing is carried out before treatment is starte...
Errant gliding proteins yield long-sought insight
In order to react effectively to changes in the surroundings, bacteria must be able to quickly turn specific genes on or off. Although the overall ...
Pain processes in tennis elbow illuminated by PET scanning
Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by ...
Grazers and pollinators shape plant evolution
It has long been known that the characteristics of many plants with wide ranges can vary geographically, depending on differences in climate. But c...
3D model reveals new information about iconic volcano
The volcano on the Scottish peninsula Ardnamurchan is a popular place for the study of rocks and structures in the core of a volcano. Geology stude...
Two tests in combination can provide better asthma diagnosis
It was previously thought that the two test methods signalled the same type of asthma. But a new study, led by researchers at Uppsala University, S...
Game design students and researchers take part in Tokyo Game Show
Uppsala University and the Department of Game Design at Campus Gotland has, as the only western university, been invited to take part in Tokyo Game...
A high price to pay for cheap technology
Rape in war cannot be addressed in isolation. It is deeply embedded in both the local context and that of global proportions. This is one of the co...
European researchers present largest-ever mapping of functional genetic variation
In collaboration with several European research institutes, researchers at Uppsala University are presenting today a map of genetic causes of diffe...
Lifespan of fruitflies is primarily inherited within the sexes
An individual’s lifespan is to some extent determined by genetic factors. These can affect disease risk and are in general believed to have the sam...
- Mechanical chest compressions for cardiac arrest just as good as manual 2013-09-01
- Unique Swedish registry study may change treatment for heart attacks 2013-09-01
Welcome to the first ever TEDxUppsalaUniversity
On September 21st 2013 the inaugural TEDxUppsalaUniversity will come to Uppsala. TED and TEDx are highly successful world-wide concepts that allo...
MicroRNAs targeting carbohydrates open up new ways for cancer drug design
New research results from Uppsala University show that microRNAs, that regulate the formation of carbohydrates, affect cell behavior and potentiall...
New study on fungus unveils the genomic consequences of selfing
New research results from Uppsala University, Sweden, confirm the assumptions of the “dead-end” theory on maladaptation of selfing species in a fun...
Mutations in gene cause brain calcifications in humans and mice
Why many diseases lead to calcifications in the brain is not known. New insights into the genetic causes of familial idiopathic basal ganglia calci...
One step closer to explaining hypertension caused by adrenal glands
Researchers at Uppsala University and Yale University have identified a new mutation in adrenal gland tumor cells as a probable cause of hypertensi...
‘Impossible’ material made by Uppsala University researchers
A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University...
The ribosome – a new target for antiprion medicines
New research results from Uppsala University, Sweden, show that the key to treating neurodegenerative prion diseases such as mad cow disease and ...
Armed conflicts decreased in 2012, but fatalities increased
Last year the number of armed conflicts decreased markedly, at the same time as the number of battle-related deaths in these conflicts increased dr...