Press releases from Uppsala University
New life for controversial stellar wind theory
An international research team has succeeded in identifying a specific kind of dust grain in the vicinity of cool giant stars. This means fresh imp...
- High levels of phthalates can lead to greater risk for type-2 diabetes 2012-04-12
Titanic is an Exception among Disasters at Sea
On April 15, a century have passed since the Titanic foundered during its maiden voyage. Since then there has been a widespread belief that in a di...
Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur in Patagonia discovered
An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur...
Three-spined stickleback’s genes show adaptation to fresh water
The genome of the three-spined stickleback has now been mapped by an international research group led by researchers at Uppsala University and Broa...
Biomarkers for autism discovered
An important step towards developing a rapid, inexpensive diagnostic method for autism has been take by Uppsala University, among other universitie...
SciLifeLab gets new premises in Uppsala
Uppsala University and Akademiska Hus are jointly investing SEK 177 million in expanding the Uppsala Biomedical Center (BMC). The goal is to provid...
European neandertals were on the verge of extinction even before the arrival of modern humans
New findings from an international team of researchers show that most neandertals in Europe died off around 50,000 years ago. The previously held v...
Identical twins reveal mechanisms behind ageing
In a recent study led by Uppsala University, the researchers compared the DNA of identical (monozygotic) twins of different age. They could show th...
Insulin resistance linked to brain health in elderly
New research from Uppsala University shows that reduced insulin sensitivity is linked to smaller brain size and deteriorated language skills in sen...
Obesity reduces the size of your brain
New research from Uppsala University shows that a specific brain region linked to appetite regulation is reduced in elderly people who are obese. P...
Lack of sleep makes your brain hungry
New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to a person’s appetite sensation is more activate...
Uppsala researchers lead EU initiative in regenerative medicine
Treatment of conditions caused by damaged or lost tissue is a major challenge. There are few donors. Starting this year, researchers at Uppsala Uni...
Genetic study of black chickens shed light on mechanisms causing rapid evolution in domestic animals
The genetic changes underlying the evolution of new species are still poorly understood. Genetic studies in domestic animals can shed light on this...
More female managers do not reduce wage gap
Are wage differences between men and women decreasing as more women attain managerial positions? A new Swedish report from the Institute for Labour...
New data allows for unique conflict research
Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war? What circumstances make conflict resolution more likely to be successful? If work for p...
Follow the rules to school
The rules of school are simple: it is all about watching the kid nearest to you and making sure you do what they do. Researchers at the mathematics...
Process important to brain development studied in detail
Knowledge about the development of the nervous system is of the greatest importance for us to understand the function of the brain and brain disord...
Shared genes with Neanderthal relatives not unusual
During human evolution our ancestors mated with Neanderthals, but also with other related hominids. In this week’s online edition of PNAS, research...
Environmental toxin Bisphenol A can affect newborn brain
Newborn mice that are exposed to Bisphenol A develop changes in their spontaneous behavior and evince poorer adaptation to new environments, as wel...