Press releases from Uppsala University
Genes shed light on spread of agriculture in Stone Age Europe
26 April 2012
One of the most debated developments in human history is the transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies. This week’s edition of Scie...
New life for controversial stellar wind theory
12 April 2012
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 12 April 2012
Titanic is an Exception among Disasters at Sea
11 April 2012
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
7 April 2012
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
5 April 2012
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
23 March 2012
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
27 February 2012
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
25 February 2012
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
2 February 2012
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
1 February 2012
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
1 February 2012
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
18 January 2012
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
18 January 2012
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
22 December 2011
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
16 December 2011
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
8 December 2011
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
8 November 2011
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
6 November 2011
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
1 November 2011
During human evolution our ancestors mated with Neanderthals, but also with other related hominids. In this week’s online edition of PNAS, research...