Press releases from Uppsala University
Lifespan of fruitflies is primarily inherited within the sexes
13 September 2013
An individual’s lifespan is to some extent determined by genetic factors. These can affect disease risk and are in general believed to have the sam...
- Mechanical chest compressions for cardiac arrest just as good as manual 1 September 2013
- Unique Swedish registry study may change treatment for heart attacks 1 September 2013
Welcome to the first ever TEDxUppsalaUniversity
22 August 2013
On September 21st 2013 the inaugural TEDxUppsalaUniversity will come to Uppsala. TED and TEDx are highly successful world-wide concepts that allo...
MicroRNAs targeting carbohydrates open up new ways for cancer drug design
8 August 2013
New research results from Uppsala University show that microRNAs, that regulate the formation of carbohydrates, affect cell behavior and potentiall...
New study on fungus unveils the genomic consequences of selfing
5 August 2013
New research results from Uppsala University, Sweden, confirm the assumptions of the “dead-end” theory on maladaptation of selfing species in a fun...
Mutations in gene cause brain calcifications in humans and mice
5 August 2013
Why many diseases lead to calcifications in the brain is not known. New insights into the genetic causes of familial idiopathic basal ganglia calci...
One step closer to explaining hypertension caused by adrenal glands
2 August 2013
Researchers at Uppsala University and Yale University have identified a new mutation in adrenal gland tumor cells as a probable cause of hypertensi...
‘Impossible’ material made by Uppsala University researchers
18 July 2013
A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University...
The ribosome – a new target for antiprion medicines
2 July 2013
New research results from Uppsala University, Sweden, show that the key to treating neurodegenerative prion diseases such as mad cow disease and ...
Armed conflicts decreased in 2012, but fatalities increased
1 July 2013
Last year the number of armed conflicts decreased markedly, at the same time as the number of battle-related deaths in these conflicts increased dr...
Complex activity patterns emerge from simple underlying laws
28 June 2013
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University and University of Havana uses mathematic modeling and experiments on ants to show that a group...
Link shown between Crohn’s disease and virus
27 June 2013
A new study reveals that all children with Crohn’s disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus – an enterovirus – in their intestines...
Overweight causes heart failure – large study with new method clarifies the association
26 June 2013
An international research team led by Swedish scientists has used a new method to investigate obesity and overweight as a cause of cardiovascular d...
Donation enables clinical testing of new cancer treatment
15 June 2013
Uppsala University has received a donation of SEK 14 million from entrepreneur Vince Hamilton for research into a new virus treatment for neuroendo...
Putting flesh on the bones of ancient fish
13 June 2013
This week in the journal Science early online edition, Swedish and Australian researchers present the miraculously preserved musculature of 380 mil...
New study challenges popular beliefs about migrants from war-torn countries
12 June 2013
Events such as the bombing of the Boston Marathon seem to confirm people’s suspicions that migrants from war-torn countries such as Chechnya, Bosni...
Cells must use their brakes moderately for effective speed control
15 May 2013
How cells regulate their own function by “accelerating and braking” is important basic knowledge when new intelligent medicines are being developed...
Local community group activities may help reduce neonatal mortality in Vietnam
15 May 2013
Community groups in rural Vietnam comprised of local health workers, politicians and laywomen (Maternal and Newborn Health Groups) set up to tackle...
The mechanism that puts the curl in the curling stone revealed
13 May 2013
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden can now reveal the mechanism behind the curved path of a curling stone. The discovery by the research...