Press releases from Uppsala University
Was early animal evolution co-operative?
7 December 2015
The fossil group called the Ediacaran biota have been troubling researchers for a long time. How do these peculiar organisms relate to modern organ...
Terrorism is nothing new. Even Shakespeare was familiar with it.
2 December 2015
There was no word for terrorism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but outbreaks of terrorist violence were frequent. In his new book on t...
- An online game reveals something fishy about mathematical models 2 December 2015
Blood test reveals your real age
1 December 2015
Now a simple blood test can reveal your biological age—how old your body really is. The new research from Uppsala University is published in ...
Posttraumatic stress disorder reveals an imbalance between signalling systems in the brain
1 December 2015
Experiencing a traumatic event can cause life-long anxiety problems, called posttraumatic stress disorder. Swedish researchers from Uppsala Univers...
A ’supergene’ underlies genetic differences in testosteron levels and sexual behaviour in male ruff
16 November 2015
The ruff is a Eurasian shorebird that has a spectacular lekking behaviour where highly ornamented males compete for females. Now two groups report ...
Northern lakes act as CO2 chimneys in a warming world
10 November 2015
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
9 November 2015
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
3 November 2015
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
28 October 2015
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
21 October 2015
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
12 October 2015
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
10 October 2015
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
9 October 2015
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
9 October 2015
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
1 October 2015
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
1 October 2015
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
30 September 2015
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
25 September 2015
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
23 September 2015
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...