Press releases from Uppsala University
Grazers and pollinators shape plant evolution
21 October 2013
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
10 October 2013
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
24 September 2013
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
20 September 2013
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
17 September 2013
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
15 September 2013
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
13 September 2013
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 1 September 2013
- Unique Swedish registry study may change treatment for heart attacks 1 September 2013
Welcome to the first ever TEDxUppsalaUniversity
22 August 2013
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
8 August 2013
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
5 August 2013
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
5 August 2013
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
2 August 2013
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
18 July 2013
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
2 July 2013
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
1 July 2013
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...
Complex activity patterns emerge from simple underlying laws
28 June 2013
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University and University of Havana uses mathematic modeling and experiments on ants to show that a group...
Link shown between Crohn’s disease and virus
27 June 2013
A new study reveals that all children with Crohn’s disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus – an enterovirus – in their intestines...
Overweight causes heart failure – large study with new method clarifies the association
26 June 2013
An international research team led by Swedish scientists has used a new method to investigate obesity and overweight as a cause of cardiovascular d...