Press releases from Uppsala University
One in five residents overuses electricity at neighbours’ expense
6 March 2017
Household electricity use falls by more than 30% when residents are obliged to pay for their own personal consumption. This is shown in a new study...
Effects of genes often influenced by network
27 February 2017
When many genes regulate a single trait, they commonly work together in large clusters or ‘networks’. Taking this into account allows better predic...
Archeologists at the vanguard of environmental research
26 February 2017
The history of people and landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is fundamentally connected. Answering key historical questions about this relati...
Genetic data show mainly men migrated from the Pontic steppe to Europe 5,000 years ago
21 February 2017
A new study, looking at the sex-specifically inherited X chromosome of prehistoric human remains, shows that hardly any women took part in the exte...
New study identifies organic matter composition as a critical factor controlling mercury methylation in lakes
9 February 2017
The biological formation of neurotoxic methyl mercury is an enigmatic process underpinning mercury-related health and environmental hazards. Nevert...
The secret of the supervolcano
25 January 2017
Researchers have now found an explanation for what triggered the largest volcanic eruption witnessed by humankind. The volcano’s secret was reveale...
Cell of origin affects malignancy and drug sensitivity of brain tumours
24 January 2017
Patients with glioblastoma have very poor prognosis since there are no effective therapies. In a study published in Cell Reports, researchers at Up...
Climate change altered the natural selection – large forehead patch no longer a winner
24 January 2017
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence of that climate change upends selection of face characteristics in the collar...
A new principle for epigenetic changes
20 January 2017
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence of a new principle for how epigenetic changes can occur. The principle is bas...
Delayed clamping prevents anaemia
17 January 2017
When clamping of the umbilical cord is delayed, iron deficiency up to six months of age can be prevented, according to a new study from Uppsala Uni...
New research study creates new opportunities for treating brain diseases
16 January 2017
Immunotherapy has proven to be effective against many serious diseases. But to treat diseases in the brain, the antibodies must first get past the ...
Increased cooperation between preschool and CHC to identify children with mental health problems
13 January 2017
It is beneficial to systematise the exchange of information between parents, preschool and child care centres (CHCs) to increase the focus on young...
Inhibition of EZH2 might be new therapy of multiple myeloma
12 January 2017
In a study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show how the protein EZH2 affects the development of...
Researchers discover ‘Marvel microbes’ explaining how cells became complex
11 January 2017
In a new study, published in Nature, an international research group led from Uppsala University presents the discovery of a group of microbes that...
North-South divide in science - a hinder action on climate change?
4 January 2017
Northern domination of science relevant to climate-change policy and practice globally and lack of research led by Southern researchers in Southern...
Live cell imaging using a smartphone
21 December 2016
A recent study from Uppsala University shows how smartphones can be used to make movies of living cells, without the need for expensive equipment. ...
Studies of one of the world’s rarest birds, the Rufous-headed Robin
20 December 2016
Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden have put together all known information about the...
Therapy response in brain tumour cells is linked to disease prognosis
13 December 2016
The brain tumour form glioblastoma is difficult to treat and has very poor prognosis. In a new study, published today in the journal Cell Reports, ...
Collective dynamics in magnetic nano-structures
8 December 2016
Researchers at the Division of Solid-state Physics and the Division of Material Physics at Uppsala University have shown how the collective dynamic...
Localised immunotherapy new possibility to treat bladder cancer
8 December 2016
Antibody-based immunotherapy is a new promising method to treat cancer. Unfortunately, today’s treatments can result in adverse side effects. New f...