Press releases from Uppsala University
A stone says more than a thousand runes
It was not necessary to be literate to be able to access rune carvings in the 11th century. At the same time those who could read were able to glea...
Vilks will complete interrupted lecture at Uppsala University
The Department of Philosophy at Uppsala University has decided to invite the artist Lars Vilks during the fall term, provided that all arrangements...
Commentary with regard to the debate about Lars Vilks
In the aftermath of Lars Vilks’ interrupted lecture at the University, many people are questioning how he could have been invited to speak here in ...
Duties to human remains in universities and museums
Human remains are stored in universities and museums all over the world. A recent example of genetic testing on old human remains is the results fr...
Press invitation, conference: Is Medical Ethics Really in the Best Interest of the Patient?
When is it right to terminate treatments? Is it alright to conduct medical research on children? Who should receive treatment when resources are sc...
Ethical review not always in the patient’s best interest
Ethical review boards in practice deny patients access to the best medical knowledge by applying a view of autonomy that is too strict. This has co...
MicroRNA can move between cells
MicroRNAs can move between cells and play a role in their communication. This discovery was made by plant researchers at Uppsala University toget...
This year´s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
What is the connection between political economy and democracy? Polish-American Adam Przeworski, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of European St...
Mutations directly identifiable in active genes
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for identifying genetic variation, including mutations, in active genes. Hopes are st...
Stone Age Scandinavians unable to digest milk
The hunter-gatherers who inhabited the southern coast of Scandinavia 4,000 years ago were lactose intolerant. This has been shown by a new study ca...
IT-enabled change must involve the entire organisation
The secret to successful IT-enabled change is the right balance between “hard” factors like planning, goals, structure and system architecture and ...
New ethical guidelines needed for dementia research
How do we handle the ethical dilemmas of research on adults who can’t give their informed consent? In a recent article in the journal Bioethics, et...
Ticket release for Otello – preparations in full swing
Preparations for this summer’s staging of the opera Otello at Uppsala University are in full swing. A new chorus has been assembled, costumes are b...
The sexual tug-of-war - a genomic view
The genes that are most beneficial to males are the most disadvantageous for females, and vice versa. This genetic conflict between the sexes is im...
Scientific breakthrough in genetic studies of animal domestication
The domestication of animals and plants is the most important technological innovation during human history. This genetic transformation of wild sp...
Millions donated to gene research to create new Swedish global stars
The Beijer Laboratory at Uppsala University has received a SEK 10.8 million from the Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation. The donation, distributed a...
University wants to see dramatic commitment to excellence in education
The year 2009 brought 1,700 more students and increased funding for research at Uppsala University. In the coming three years, above all, the Unive...
Seeds from the Moringa tree can be used for water purification
Pure water is a key requirement for good health and alternative cheap, safe methods are required in many countries. In a paper that has just been p...
Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures on unknown worlds
The mystery of quantum physics and the potential of genetic research to create new life: this years Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures deal with two of the ...
Russian gas to fall short of EU demand
The political ramifications of dependence on Russian natural gas are a current, lively topic of debate within the EU. One issue that deserves more ...