Wireless sensors – soon of use nearly everywhere?
15 August 2010
Tiny, cheap, and reliable smart wireless sensors open up unimagined potential. In the near future we will have sensors that can measure pollution i...
Multidisciplinary center focusing on Russia
4 August 2010
A new Center for Russian Studies is taking shape at Uppsala University. It will be the only one of its kind in Sweden and will pursue multidiscipli...
Religion – a social factor of ever greater importance
16 July 2010
Religion, society, and law – what do they have to do with each other? A great deal, is the answer from two of the 40 Uppsala researchers who are pu...
Solar energy has potential to provide electricity for all
15 July 2010
The solar cells that are installed around the world today produce as much energy as an entire nuclear power station. The supply of solar energy is ...
Fees for students from outside Europe established
12 July 2010
The fees to apply, beginning with the autumn term of 2011, for students from countries outside Europe were established in the course of last week’s...
Mutations can be detected directly in an active gene
12 July 2010
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method to reveal mutations and other minor genetic variations in active genes. They are very...
Ocean waves -- our new electricity supplier
1 July 2010
Uppsala researchers have developed an entirely unique energy technology that is adapted to the slow movements of waves. Now this technology is to b...
Database on conflicts can help promote peace
17 June 2010
At Uppsala, information is collected about all the wars, conflicts, and peace processes in the world. All this information is stored in a conflict ...
Put political rhetoric under the magnifying glass
17 June 2010
Politicians and interest groups vie for the attention and support of the audience and the media. Everyone wants to be seen and have their message h...
Infants can do more than we think
16 June 2010
- Infants have great social competence by the age of six months. They perceive much of their surroundings and can do more than we think, says Profe...
Natural disasters call for coordinated research efforts
15 June 2010
Knowledge about how natural disasters can be predicted and how help to afflicted communities should be implemented exists in many different researc...
Individually tailored heart care within reach
15 June 2010
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death and lies behind the greatest number of emergency admissions to hospitals in Sweden. At Upp...
Research for life
9 June 2010
What happens in the cells of humans when they developed cancer, diabetes, or some other public health disorder, and how can we prevent it? These ar...
Cross-disciplinary research on nerve system at Uppsala
3 June 2010
Dementia and chronic pain are two pathological conditions that are on the rise in society, which increases the need for better diagnosis and treatm...
Two Uppsala researchers named Wallenberg Scholars
3 June 2010
Per Ahlberg and Olle Eriksson have been named Wallenberg Scholars by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. They will be receiving a five-year g...
Uppsala and US most popular among post-doc applicants
2 June 2010
A plurality of those seeking a position in Sweden want to come to Uppsala University. For those seeking scholarships for positions abroad, the US i...
Resistance to antibiotics – global threat
1 June 2010
In many parts of the world thousands of people are dying because medicines no longer have any effect. An international network with its base in Upp...
Sweden and Europe creating world’s largest innovation factory
1 June 2010
In late May the massive European initiative InnoEnergy was launched, bringing together Europe’s very best universities and companies in the field o...
Commentary with regard to the debate about Lars Vilks
20 May 2010
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 ...
Do labor market measures yield more jobs?
17 May 2010
How is unemployment affected by political reforms? What are the connections between unemployment and health? How does the structure of the educatio...
Genetic mapping with aid of chickens
13 May 2010
The development of our domestic animals and crops was the most important innovation in human history. However, the genetics behind this development...
MicroRNA can move between cells
3 May 2010
MicroRNAs can move between cells and play a role in their communication. This discovery was made by plant researchers at Uppsala University toget...
Reliable evidence with DNA analysis
15 April 2010
The securing of technical evidence from crime scenes is undergoing rapid development. Today it is possible to extract evidence from extremely small...
This year´s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
12 April 2010
What is the connection between political economy and democracy? Polish-American Adam Przeworski, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of European St...
Faster route to new drugs
6 April 2010
With the help of microwaves, new drug molecules can be artificially created more quickly. The technology developed by Professor Mats Larhed at the ...
Deaf regain hearing
17 March 2010
With the help of various types of implants, many deaf people today can regain at least parts of their hearing. It is possible to replace damaged ha...
Troublesome green algae turned into green battery
15 March 2010
The unwanted blooming of the green alga Cladophora along the Baltic coast, and elsewhere in the world, may not only be a bad thing. A research team...
Seeds from Moringa tree can purify water
15 March 2010
Pure water is vital to humans, and in many countries there is a great need for alternative, inexpensive purification methods. In collaboration with...
Historians to shed light on women’s work
15 March 2010
We know very little about what people worked with in the past – and especially little about women. Now a database about women’s work is being creat...
Viruses in the service of humankind
11 March 2010
Cancer is one of our major public health diseases. The creation of viruses that benefit humankind is an example of Uppsala University research desi...
Millions donated to gene research to create new Swedish global stars
25 February 2010
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
22 February 2010
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...
Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures on unknown worlds
18 February 2010
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 ...
Save energy with smart windows
17 February 2010
Do you have a battery layer in your window that regulates the amount of light coming through? You don’t? But in the future this may be possible. Re...
SciLifeLab Uppsala invites research collaboration
16 February 2010
Finding pathological genes and new possibilities for diagnosis and treatment is the goal as Science for Life Laboratory in Uppsala now commences it...
Governmental millions for solar cell research
15 February 2010
Solar cell research at the Uppsala University Department of Engineering Sciences at Ångström Laboratory has been granted SEK 22 million in funding ...
Governmental decision to back commercial wave power
11 February 2010
Today the Swedish Energy Agency decided to contribute SEK 139 million to a full-scale wave power array outside of Smögen, off the west coast of Swe...
Footprints that alter history
15 January 2010
Researchers at Uppsala University, working with Polish scientists, have discovered fossil footprints from land-dwelling animals that are 395 millio...
Uppsala University readies for future challenges
12 November 2009
A new program for internationalization and an action plan for stable growth with quality and the future in focus. These, among other things, were a...
Dinosaurs all day – in English
10 November 2009
It is time for Dinosaur Day once again this coming Sunday. For the third year in a row, the Museum of Evolution will offer a special day of lecture...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to lecture at Uppsala University
25 September 2009
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Uppsala University and give a public lecture in the Grand Auditorium of the University Main ...
Positive signals about strategic allocations
15 June 2009
Today the research councils in Sweden presented their proposals regarding how funding for strategic research in the first 20 of a total of 24 selec...
No new mathematical solution by Swedish Teen
1 June 2009
Swedish and international media have recently reported that a 16-year old Swede has presented the solution to the Bernoulli numbers. This is not co...
Unauthorized work published in the University’s Acta Series
27 May 2009
The manuscript Textual Analysis of a Recovered Memory Trial Assisted by Computer Search for Keywords was not approved for publication by the Uppsal...
Uppsala University competing for strategic funding
18 March 2009
This week the Vice Chancellor submitted Uppsala University’s applications for the strategic research funding that the government made available wit...
DNA-analysis of hair in project aiming at identification of Copernicus
23 November 2008
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
21 November 2008
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
13 November 2008
An article published electronically yesterday in the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica, describes how heart rate and sleep in boys are affected b...
Dinosaurs - in English
12 November 2008
On Sunday, November 16, the Museum of Evolution will present a whole day for English-speaking residents of Uppsala.
New strategic commitments decided for 2009
6 November 2008
Uppsala University is continuing its strategic commitments, focusing on quality and renewal. Energy research, peace research, and medical research...