Press releases from Uppsala University
Northern lakes act as CO2 chimneys in a warming world
Many of the world’s approximately 117 million lakes act as wet chimneys releasing large amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, into the...
Digital tablets good tool för bilingual preschool children
Bilingual preschool children can use digital tablets as a special resource. They can listen to books in their language, use pedagogical application...
Early contact with dogs linked to lower risk of asthma
A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries encompassing more than one million Swedish children to study the association between ear...
Distressed damsels cry for help
In a world first study researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden and James Cook University in Australia and have found that prey fish captured by...
Learning from ants how to build transportation networks
Using mathematical modeling and field data, researchers at the mathematics department at Uppsala University have found the basic rules that allow a...
New conflict data show that 2014 was a very violent year
In June, Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) reported that the number of fatalities in armed conflict has increased substantially in recent years,...
World Obesity Day, 11 October: Obesity and diet to be the theme of next Uppsala Health Summit
One of the major global healthcare challenges today is the increasing prevalence of obesity and overweight caused by unhealthy diets. The steering ...
Conference report points the way in fight against antibiotic resistance
The aim of Uppsala Health Summit, this summer’s international summit about antibiotic resistance, was to make real progress in combatting this thre...
Unexpected information about Earth’s climate history from Yellow River sediment
By meticulously examining sediments in China’s Yellow River, a Swedish–Chinese research group are showing that the history of tectonic and climate ...
New method to predict increased risk of non-familial breast cancer
By detecting cancer at an early stage, or even predicting who has an increased risk of being affected, the possibilities to treat the disease can...
Anti-ageing treatment for smart windows presented in a new study
Electrochromic windows, so-called ‘smart windows’, share a well-known problem with rechargeable batteries – their limited lifespan. Researchers at ...
Researchers show that genetic background regulates tumour differences
Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Broad Institute, USA, have identified both similarities and differences between a single tumou...
Rwanda: impressive decline in child mortality including differences between social groups
After the genocide in the mid-1990s, Rwanda initiated major social and health reforms to improve the survival of all children. In his dissertation,...
Enamel evolved in the skin and colonized the teeth much later
When did the enamel that covers our teeth evolve? And where in the body did this tissue first appear? In the latest issue of the journal Nature, re...
New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research
A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments. The new robot system finds optimal treatment combinations. Today Scientific R...
Families need care when children are dying
Children with cancer want honest but hopeful information. But giving appropriate information is difficult and improvements are needed for the sake ...
Greenland map facilitates climate research
For the first time a high-resolution map over the ground below the Greenland ice sheet is available. Researchers at Uppsala University have develop...
Niklas Zennström named Alumnus of the Year
The title of Alumnus of the Year 2015 at Uppsala University is being awarded to IT entrepreneur Niklas Zennström, current CEO of the investment fir...
Size matters - The more DNA the better
A new study shows that variation in genome size may be much more important than previously believed. It is clear that, at least sometimes, a large ...
Ultrafast uncoupled magnetism in atoms - a new step towards computers of the future
Future computers will require a magnetic material which can be manipulated ultra-rapidly by breaking the strong magnetic coupling. A study has been...