Press releases from Uppsala University
Transparency in politics can lead to greater corruption
Why are some countries more prone to political corruption? Viviana Stechina from Uppsala University, Sweden, has investigated why corruption among ...
Wind power research has wind in its sails
Today Ericsson has announced that the company is launching a collaboration with Uppsala University and its spin-off company Vertical Wind AB to dev...
Advanced system for endorphins and opiates already existed in first vertebrates
Endorphins are well known as mediators of pain relief and the feeling of being rewarded. These and several other signal substances do this via four...
Genetic damage in minibacteria in aphids and ants repaired by faulty copying
Aphids (plant lice) and ants carry minibacteria that produce essential amino acids and vitamins. These minibacteria have very limited genetic mater...
Primordial fish had rudimentary fingers
Tetrapods, the first four-legged land animals, are regarded as the first organisms that had fingers and toes. Now researchers at Uppsala University...
More students taking master’s programs taught in English
Nearly 400 students have registered for this autumn’s master’s programs taught in English at Uppsala University. Most of them are from countries i...
Major donation to Uppsala University climate research
Uppsala University has been given funding to recruit a world leader in climate research as a visiting professor every other year for a total of ten...
Violence against women impair children’s health
Violence against women in a family also has serious consequences for the children's growth, health, and survival. Kajsa Åsling Monemi from Uppsala ...
Multimillion-dollar grant for diabetes research at Uppsala
In stiff international competition, Uppsala University´s research on type 1 diabetes has won a multimillion-dollar grant from the American Juvenile...
Ahtisaari this year´s Dag Hammarskjöld lecturer
The former president of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari will deliver this year´s Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture on September 18 in the presence of Crown Prince...
New book provides social scientific perspective on sustainable fishing
Life is being threatened in our oceans, and many species are redlisted and in need of policies that can quickly lead to sustainable fishing. In a ...
New material repairs teeth and fractured vertebrae
Dental and medical care is constantly looking for new materials to improve care procedures. In his doctoral dissertation Jesper Lööf has worked wi...
Significance of milk in development of culture to be studied
The capacity to drink and tolerate milk may have been of tremendous importance for the cultural development of Europe. In a major EU project, being...
25 years of conventional evaluation of data analysis proves worthless in practice
So-called intelligent computer-based methods for classifying patient samples, for example, have been evaluated with the help of two methods that ha...
New discovery about growth factor can be breakthrough for cancer research
A research team at the Ludwig Institute and Uppsala University has discovered an entirely new signal path for a growth factor that is of crucial im...
Blood vessel cells are instructed to form tube-like structures
How do blood vessel cells understand that they should organise themselves in tubes and not in layers? A research group from Uppsala University show...
Collaboration with India to provide nanotechnology with new tools
A research team at the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University will be leading a collaborative project between the EU and India in theoretical ma...
Uppsala University on prestigious ranking list
Uppsala University occupies 71st place in the major ranking of the world’s universities that is carried out every year by Shanghai Jiao Tong Univer...
The genetics of the white horse unravelled
The white horse is an icon for dignity which has had a huge impact on human culture across the world. An international team led by researchers at U...
New discovery a step towards better diabetes treatment
In today's issue of the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism Uppsala scientists are presenting new findings that shed light on the processes that de...