Press releases from Uppsala University
Ancient genomes link early farmers to Basques
An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University reports a surprising discovery from the genomes of eight Iberian Stone-Age farmer re...
The Tree of Life may be a bush
New species evolve whenever a lineage splits off into several. Because of this, the kinship between species is often described in terms of a ‘tree ...
Patients don’t understand the purpose of clinical trials
Clinical trials are an important part of cancer research. Future patients depend on the severely ill to test drugs to improve treatment. But in her...
New candidate genes for immunodeficiency identified by using dogs as genetic models
IgA deficiency is one of the most common genetic immunodeficiency disorders in humans and is associated with an insufficiency or complete absence o...
Promising progress for new treatment of type 1 diabetes
New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of anti-inflammatory cytokine for treatment of type 1 diabetes. The study,...
Losing half a night of sleep makes memories less accessible in stressful situations
It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University now show that s...
Individuals with social phobia have too much serotonin – not too little
Previous studies have led researchers to believe that individuals with social anxiety disorder/ social phobia have too low levels of the neurotrans...
2014 the most violent year since the end of the Cold War
40 armed conflicts were active in 2014, the highest number of conflicts since 1999 and an increase of 18% when compared to the 34 conflicts active ...
New, robust and inexpensive technique for protein analysis in tissues
A new technique to study proteins, which does not require advanced equipment, specialized labs or expensive reagents, has been developed at Uppsala...
Recovery of sensory function by stem cell transplants
New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results, which are ...
New study shows the dynamics of active swarms in alternating fields
Researchers from Uppsala University, together with colleagues at University College Dublin, have studied the dynamics of active swarms using comput...
DNA which only females have
In many animal species, the chromosomes differ between the sexes. The male has a Y chromosome. In some animals, however, for example birds, it is t...
Extensive study of five-year mortality risk
Researchers from Uppsala University have studied the risk of dying over the next five years. They have developed a unique health-risk calculator by...
Uppsala University to invest in Antibiotics Centre
An Uppsala Antibiotics Centre is to be created at Uppsala University. This was announced by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg at today’s openi...
“Crimea Is Ours!” Russian geopolitics and digital irony
In a new article published in the Journal of Eurasian Geography and Economics Mikhail Suslov, researcher at Uppsala University, analyzes how the an...
Better fine motor skills with delayed cord clamping
The importance of the umbilical cord not only for the foetus but for newborn infants too was shown by Swedish researchers a few years ago. In a fol...
Malaria testing yet to reach its potential
In a study published this month in Malaria Journal, researchers from Uppsala University and other institutions present a new model for systematical...
Uppsala University dissertations 1602–1855 being digitized
More than 2,000 dissertations from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries have been digitized and made searchable and readable online. They are accessib...
This year’s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, is awarde...
Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells
In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that r...