Press releases from Uppsala University
Process important to brain development studied in detail
Knowledge about the development of the nervous system is of the greatest importance for us to understand the function of the brain and brain disord...
Shared genes with Neanderthal relatives not unusual
During human evolution our ancestors mated with Neanderthals, but also with other related hominids. In this week’s online edition of PNAS, research...
Environmental toxin Bisphenol A can affect newborn brain
Newborn mice that are exposed to Bisphenol A develop changes in their spontaneous behavior and evince poorer adaptation to new environments, as wel...
Eva Åkesson nominated as Vice Chancellor of Uppsala University
On October 11 the Board of Uppsala University unanimously decided to propose to the Swedish government that Eva Åkesson, professor of chemical phys...
Millions of new regulatory elements found in human genome
An international research team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh at the Broad Institute, US and Uppsala University, Sweden has mapped and compared the ge...
Link shown between environmental toxicants and atherosclerosis
Environmental toxicants such as dioxins, PCBs, and pesticides can pose a risk for cardiovascular disease. For the first time a link has been demons...
Unknown ocean bacteria create entirely new theories
The earth’s most successful bacteria are found in the oceans and belong to the group SAR11. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University pr...
Lizard genome mapped for first time
A lizard genome has been mapped for the first time ever, by an international research team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of the Broad Institute (U.S....
Faulty signaling in brain increases craving for sugar and drugs
When glutamate and dopamine do not collaborate as they should in the brain’s signal system, the kick that alcohol, sugar, or other drugs induce inc...
Major advanced cancer study to be led by Uppsala University
Several prominent cancer researchers are now joining forces in an advanced new cancer study. The goal is to understand which tumors will be difficu...
Small amounts of antibiotics generate big problems
New research conducted at Uppsala University shows that extremely low concentrations of antibiotics can enrich for antibiotic resistant bacteria. T...
Ethical dilemmas when elective surgery is cancelled
Planned operations are sometimes cancelled when the health care system is overwhelmed by emergency cases. Hospitals lose money and efficiency decre...
Stretchable electronics report how you feel
Electronics that can be bent and stretched might sound like science fiction. But Uppsala researcher Zhigang Wu, working with collaborators, has dev...
- Combo method reveals cells’ signal systems 2011-05-26
Unique canine tooth from Peking man found
Fossils from so-called Peking man are extremely rare, as most of the finds disappeared during World War II. A unique discovery has been made at the...
New marker offers hope for more reliable detection of prostate cancer
A new, promising marker for diagnosing prostate cancer has been discovered by Uppsala researchers with the aid of a unique method developed at the ...
Surgery reduces risk of mortality due to prostate cancer even for low-risk groups
A Swedish research team partly consisting of researchers from Uppsala University followed a group of prostate cancer patients in the Nordic region ...
Battle scars found on an ancient sea monster
Scars on the jaw of a 120 million year old marine reptile suggest that life might not have been easy in the ancient polar oceans. The healed bite w...
Uppsala University named Peace Center in stiff competition
In keen international competition, Uppsala University has been named one of Rotary International’s seven international Peace Centers. This means th...
This year´s Johan Skytte Prize winners announced
The 2011 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Ronald Inglehart, University of Michigan, and Pippa Norris, Harvard University for contributing innovativ...