Press releases from Uppsala University
The number of armed conflicts increased strongly in 2011
13 July 2012
Last year, the number of armed conflicts in the world increased markedly, with the strongest increase taking place in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is t...
How proteins find their way on chromosomes
21 June 2012
A research team at Uppsala University has managed to clarify how proteins that regulate the activity of genes quickly find their way on chromosomes...
Important study on adrenal cortex cancer completed
7 June 2012
Adrenocortical cancer is an uncommon form of cancer that is often fatal. For the first time, a large-scale randomized treatment study has now been ...
PCB can increase risk of abdominal fat
24 May 2012
There is a correlation between high levels of the environmental toxin PCB and the distribution of body fat to the abdomen. This is shown in a new s...
Ultimate outsidership for undocumented in Sweden
18 May 2012
Sweden is a well-functioning, secure, and efficient welfare country. But without a civic registration number, a person quickly winds up entirely ou...
Food supplementation in early pregnancy reduces infant mortality
15 May 2012
The devastating role of maternal and child malnutrition is especially prominent in South Asia. In this week’s issue of JAMA researchers from Uppsal...
- Active lifestyle in elderly keeps their brains running 15 May 2012
Children’s brain tumours more diverse than previously believed
14 May 2012
Paediatric brain tumours preserve specific characteristics of the normal cells from which they originate – a previously unknown circumstance with r...
Genes shed light on spread of agriculture in Stone Age Europe
26 April 2012
One of the most debated developments in human history is the transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies. This week’s edition of Scie...
New life for controversial stellar wind theory
12 April 2012
An international research team has succeeded in identifying a specific kind of dust grain in the vicinity of cool giant stars. This means fresh imp...
- High levels of phthalates can lead to greater risk for type-2 diabetes 12 April 2012
Titanic is an Exception among Disasters at Sea
11 April 2012
On April 15, a century have passed since the Titanic foundered during its maiden voyage. Since then there has been a widespread belief that in a di...
Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur in Patagonia discovered
7 April 2012
An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur...
Three-spined stickleback’s genes show adaptation to fresh water
5 April 2012
The genome of the three-spined stickleback has now been mapped by an international research group led by researchers at Uppsala University and Broa...
Biomarkers for autism discovered
23 March 2012
An important step towards developing a rapid, inexpensive diagnostic method for autism has been take by Uppsala University, among other universitie...
SciLifeLab gets new premises in Uppsala
27 February 2012
Uppsala University and Akademiska Hus are jointly investing SEK 177 million in expanding the Uppsala Biomedical Center (BMC). The goal is to provid...
European neandertals were on the verge of extinction even before the arrival of modern humans
25 February 2012
New findings from an international team of researchers show that most neandertals in Europe died off around 50,000 years ago. The previously held v...
Identical twins reveal mechanisms behind ageing
2 February 2012
In a recent study led by Uppsala University, the researchers compared the DNA of identical (monozygotic) twins of different age. They could show th...
Insulin resistance linked to brain health in elderly
1 February 2012
New research from Uppsala University shows that reduced insulin sensitivity is linked to smaller brain size and deteriorated language skills in sen...
Obesity reduces the size of your brain
1 February 2012
New research from Uppsala University shows that a specific brain region linked to appetite regulation is reduced in elderly people who are obese. P...