Press releases from Uppsala University
Unexpectedly small effects of mutations in bacteria bring new perspectives
5 November 2010
Most mutations in the genes of the Salmonella bacterium have a surprisingly small negative impact on bacterial fitness. And this is the case regard...
Selected hens give new genetic insights
4 November 2010
Studies of heavy, fast-growing hens and small, slow-growing hens provide important new knowledge on the origin of the genetic variation that has en...
EU fails to exploit full potential for peace
28 October 2010
In recent years, the EU and its member states have increased their participation in wars, but not in peace efforts. This is shown in a new report f...
- European students place Uppsala at the top 28 October 2010
Uppsala’s humanities and social science scholars best in Sweden
25 October 2010
A major new research program is receiving SEK 38 million, eleven new projects have won grants, and two infrastructure projects are to be supported....
Drivel on Facebook more valuable than we think
18 October 2010
Superficial contacts on Facebook, apparently unnecessary comments, and banal status updates may be more worthwhile than we think. This is shown in ...
Ozone damage of molecules in the lungs
4 October 2010
Lungs are lined with a mixture of molecules to ensure that they function well. For example, some of these help with the removal of inhaled particl...
Entirely new drug for Alzheimer’s now being tested on patients
23 September 2010
An entirely new type of pharmaceutical substance for Alzheimer’s disease developed by Uppsala scientists is now starting to be clinically tested in...
The unexpected discovery of a new site yields extraordinary 500 million year old fossils
17 September 2010
During an expedition into the Canadian Rocky Mountains in 2008, a Canadian-led team including researchers from Uppsala University found a new site ...
ReAct’s Otto Cars Receives the 2010 APUA Leadership Award
14 September 2010
The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) is presenting its prestigious leadership award to Prof. Otto Cars, founding Director of ReAc...
SciLifeLab Uppsala launches demonstration projects
14 September 2010
With cross-disciplinary collaboration and large-scale technology, it is possible both to carry out pioneering medical research and to bring benefit...
Kick-off for major diabetes research initiative
10 September 2010
In Malmö the kick-off is underway for the strategic research field in diabetes, Exodiab, jointly run by Uppsala University and Lund University.
Turning a new page on antibiotics
8 September 2010
For 70 years the world has mismanaged the common good of antibiotics. The result is a growing global burden of antibiotic resistance, threatening t...
UN’s Francis Deng to give this year’s Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture
1 September 2010
This year’s Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture will be given by Dr. Francis M. Deng, UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide. Dr. Deng previously s...
Uppsala University ranked highly in world
18 August 2010
Uppsala University is highly ranked in the world. This is shown by this year’s edition of the prestigious Shanghai rankings. Uppsala is in 66th pla...
Invitation to the press: World gathers for unique conference on antibiotic resistance
17 August 2010
The growing problem of antibiotic resistance, which compromises our ability to treat common infections, represents one of the greatest threats to p...
Warmer climate entails increased release of carbon dioxide by inland lakes
21 July 2010
Much organically bound carbon is deposited on inland lake bottoms. A portion remains in the sediment, sometimes for thousands of years, while the r...
New discovery brings hope to treatment of incurable blood cancer
15 July 2010
Multiple myeloma is one of the most common blood cancers, and at present considered to be incurable. In a new study from Uppsala University, resear...
Unique conflict database now iPhone application
13 July 2010
The Conflict Database at Uppsala University gathers neutral information about all wars and conflicts in the world. Now the popular database is also...
Fees for students from outside Europe established
12 July 2010
The fees to apply, beginning with the autumn term of 2011, for students from countries outside Europe were established in the course of last week’s...