Press releases from Uppsala University
Mating that causes injuries
Researchers at Uppsala University can now show that what is good for one sex is not always good for the other sex. In fact, evolutionary conflicts ...
Fruit flies sick from mating
Mating can be exhausting. When fruit flies mate, the females' genes are activated to roughly the same extent as when an immune reaction starts. Thi...
Tiny tool to control growing blood vessels opens new potential in tumor research
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new tool that makes it possible to study the signals in the body that control the generation of ...
Knowledge of genetics improves uncertain medication
Roughly 100,000 Swedes are under treatment with the blood-thinning drug Waran. Patients evince varying sensitivity to Waran, which makes the initia...
Natural selection is not the only process that drives evolution
Why have some of our genes evolved rapidly? It is widely believed that Darwinian natural selection is responsible, but research led by a group at U...
Newton's book back in Uppsala University Library
In the 1960s Isaac Newton's Principia was stolen from the Uppsala University Library, Carolina Rediviva, and has been circulating in Europe and the...
Infidelity produces faster sperms
Until now, it has been difficult to prove that fast-swimming sperms have an advantage when it comes to fertilizing an egg. But now a research team ...
Unique 17th-century Art Cabinet now on the Net
The Augsburg Art Cabinet from 1632 contained collections of exotic items, new inventions, and technically complicated objects. The Art Cabinet orig...
Why domestic animals changed coat
You notice it in your everyday life, the bewildering diversity in coat colour among our pigs, dogs and other domestic animals. This stark contrasts...
New piece in the jigsaw puzzle of human origins
In an article in today's Nature, Uppsala researcher Martin Brazeau describes the skull and jaws of a fish that lived about 410 million years ago. T...
Tasmanian wolf DNA makes museum objects highly interesting
An international research team, in which Uppsala scientists have played a leading role, has managed to map the mitochondria DNA of the extinct Tasm...
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Dissertation work led to world-leading wave power
A technology that is adapted to the special conditions for wave energy places the wave energy technology from Uppsala on the absolute cutting edge ...
Genes determine whether sugar pills work
It is a well-known fact in drug trials that individuals can respond just as well to placebos, sugar pills, as to the active drug. On the other hand...
New research project to study protection against future influenza epidemics
The influenza drug Tamiflu is a potent and important defense against future influenza epidemics. Recently, however, increased resistance to this im...
Proof of how proteins fold into the right structure
A protein not only has a special sequence of amino acids, it also needs to have the right folded structure in order to function as it should in the...
DNA-analysis of hair in project aiming at identification of Copernicus
In a collaborative project between Swedish and Polish scientists large efforts has been made in a project to identify the remains of Nicolaus Coper...
Blood fat medicine can kill cancer cells
The substance simvastatin kills cancer cells and can reduce the risk of blood clots in cancer patients. Experimental studies also show that low do...
Violent video games affect biological systems
An article published electronically yesterday in the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica, describes how heart rate and sleep in boys are affected b...