Press releases from Uppsala University
Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of the Canary Islands
The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands – at El Hierro in 2011 – produced spectacularly enigmatic white “floating rocks” that originated fro...
New knowledge about host-virus coevolution unmasked from the genomic record
Retroviruses are important pathogens, which have attacked vertebrate hosts for millions of years. Researchers from Uppsala University and Lund Univ...
Smoking and higher mortality in men
In a new study, published in Science, researchers at Uppsala University demonstrate an association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in ...
Antibiotic resistance on the agenda in Uppsala, Sweden and worldwide
The theme for the next Uppsala Health Summit, to be held in Uppsala on 2–3 June 2015, is antibiotic resistance — one of the biggest global he...
New method to determine antibiotic resistance fast
Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new ...
Scientists X-ray tiny cell organelles responsible for carbon fixation
An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray...
A vaccine directed against tumor blood vessels suppress tumor growth and metastasis
In a new study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget researchers from Uppsala University show that a therapeutic vaccine directed against ...
New classification improves risk prediction in chronic leukemia
If chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with a good or poor prognosis could be identified already at the time of diagnosis, physicians would have ...
New findings show that different brain tumours have the same origin
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered ...
Self-reported sleep disturbances are linked to higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in men
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University demonstrate that elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of develop...
Brain simulation raises questions
What does it mean to simulate the human brain? Why is it important to do so? And is it even possible to simulate the brain separately from the body...
Uppsala University welcomes donation for studies in Japan
Mitsubishi Corporation, a Japanese company, has donated SEK 357 000 to Uppsala University´s student exchange programme with Japan.
Nobel Peace Prize 2014 Highly Relevant in Light of Research
The Nobel peace prize this year goes to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay ‘for their struggle against the suppression of children and young pe...
Very low concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics in the environment contribute to resistance
New research at Uppsala University shows that plasmids containing genes that confer resistance to antibiotics can be enriched by very low concentra...
Individual metropolises now global political players
By providing the infrastructure that connects global flows and financial systems, major cities have increased their political power alongside the n...
Novel approach to magnetic measurements atom-by-atom
Having the possibility to measure magnetic properties of materials at atomic precision is one of the important goals of today's experimental physic...
Smart, ecofriendly new battery to solve problems
Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed)...
New report: Lifestyle changes and new technology can ease elders’ lives
If we embrace lifestyle changes and new technology, we improve our prospects of staying healthy in old age, getting good care and reducing our depe...
Lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academical...
New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now mad...