Press releases from Uppsala University
New classification improves risk prediction in chronic leukemia
3 November 2014
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
28 October 2014
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
28 October 2014
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
22 October 2014
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
20 October 2014
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
10 October 2014
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
8 October 2014
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
7 October 2014
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
1 October 2014
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
29 September 2014
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
23 September 2014
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
22 September 2014
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
28 August 2014
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now mad...
Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics
24 August 2014
In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees. Th...
Genetics and lifestyle have a strong impact on biomarkers for inflammation and cancer
22 August 2014
In a new study published in Nature Communications, research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of th...
The genes tell crows to choose partners that look alike
19 June 2014
Crows like to select mates that look alike. In a large-scale genomic study, published in Science today, a team of researchers led by Uppsala Univer...
High number of fatalities despite unchanged level of armed conflicts
12 June 2014
At 33, conflicts in the world last year increased by one compared to 2012. This is reported by peace researchers at Uppsala University’s Conflict D...
Obesity Gene Linked to Hormonal Changes that Favor Energy Surplus
11 June 2014
A new study from Uppsala University demonstrates that elderly humans carrying a common variant of the fat mass and obesity gene FTO also have a shi...
New findings open up for targeted diabetes drugs
19 May 2014
In a new study, published in Nature Communications today, researchers from Uppsala University describe findings that offer new clues as to why insu...
PCB increases harmful effects of smoking
14 May 2014
In a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers at Uppsala University show that the harmful effect of smoking is aggravated if ...