Press releases from Uppsala University
Major step toward less energy loss in new electromagnetic materials
3 March 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University have managed for the first time to measure magnetic properties in new materials quantitatively with the help of e...
New discovery paves the way for new diagnosis of serious lung disease
2 March 2009
The discovery by Uppsala University researchers of a previously unknown protein in the cells of the lower air ways brings new potential for early d...
An impossible alloy now possible
26 February 2009
What has been impossible has now been shown to be possible - an alloy between two incompatible elements. The findings are being published in this w...
“One of the most important problems in materials science solved”
23 February 2009
Together with three colleagues Professor Peter Oppeneer of Uppsala Univeristy has now explained the hitherto unsolved mystery in materials science ...
Mating that causes injuries
20 February 2009
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
19 February 2009
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
19 February 2009
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
19 February 2009
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
27 January 2009
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
22 January 2009
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
20 January 2009
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
19 January 2009
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
16 January 2009
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
15 January 2009
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
13 January 2009
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
9 December 2008
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
3 December 2008
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
27 November 2008
The influenza drug Tamiflu is a potent and important defense against future influenza epidemics. Recently, however, increased resistance to this im...