Press releases from Uppsala University
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...
Environmental toxin Bisphenol A can affect newborn brain
26 October 2011
Newborn mice that are exposed to Bisphenol A develop changes in their spontaneous behavior and evince poorer adaptation to new environments, as wel...
Eva Åkesson nominated as Vice Chancellor of Uppsala University
13 October 2011
On October 11 the Board of Uppsala University unanimously decided to propose to the Swedish government that Eva Åkesson, professor of chemical phys...
Millions of new regulatory elements found in human genome
12 October 2011
An international research team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh at the Broad Institute, US and Uppsala University, Sweden has mapped and compared the ge...
Link shown between environmental toxicants and atherosclerosis
11 October 2011
Environmental toxicants such as dioxins, PCBs, and pesticides can pose a risk for cardiovascular disease. For the first time a link has been demons...
Unknown ocean bacteria create entirely new theories
16 September 2011
The earth’s most successful bacteria are found in the oceans and belong to the group SAR11. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University pr...
Lizard genome mapped for first time
31 August 2011
A lizard genome has been mapped for the first time ever, by an international research team led by Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of the Broad Institute (U.S....
Faulty signaling in brain increases craving for sugar and drugs
31 August 2011
When glutamate and dopamine do not collaborate as they should in the brain’s signal system, the kick that alcohol, sugar, or other drugs induce inc...
Major advanced cancer study to be led by Uppsala University
18 August 2011
Several prominent cancer researchers are now joining forces in an advanced new cancer study. The goal is to understand which tumors will be difficu...