Press releases from Uppsala University
Unique canine tooth from Peking man found
11 May 2011
Fossils from so-called Peking man are extremely rare, as most of the finds disappeared during World War II. A unique discovery has been made at the...
New marker offers hope for more reliable detection of prostate cancer
9 May 2011
A new, promising marker for diagnosing prostate cancer has been discovered by Uppsala researchers with the aid of a unique method developed at the ...
Surgery reduces risk of mortality due to prostate cancer even for low-risk groups
5 May 2011
A Swedish research team partly consisting of researchers from Uppsala University followed a group of prostate cancer patients in the Nordic region ...
Battle scars found on an ancient sea monster
4 May 2011
Scars on the jaw of a 120 million year old marine reptile suggest that life might not have been easy in the ancient polar oceans. The healed bite w...
Uppsala University named Peace Center in stiff competition
27 April 2011
In keen international competition, Uppsala University has been named one of Rotary International’s seven international Peace Centers. This means th...
This year´s Johan Skytte Prize winners announced
8 April 2011
The 2011 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Ronald Inglehart, University of Michigan, and Pippa Norris, Harvard University for contributing innovativ...
More smoke water pipes – family habits significant
7 April 2011
The number of people smoking water pipes is rising dramatically throughout the world. A large proportion of new users are young, and many believe –...
Resistance to antibiotics requires commitment from world governments
5 April 2011
Half a year ago a first common step was taken toward global concerted action to combat resistance to antibiotics in bacteria. Ahead of World Health...
Wrinkled dog is key to new direction within inflammation research
18 March 2011
An international research team led from Uppsala University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has discovered the gene underlying the charac...
New scholarship fund dedicated to honorary member Anders Wall
12 March 2011
Anders Wall, an honorary member of Uppsala University, is turning 80, and this is being marked by Uppsala University, together with the Kjell and M...
Physics luminaries Hawking and Greene to participate in Uppsala conference
2 March 2011
Strings, the world’s preeminent conference within the field of string theory, will be held in Sweden for the first time this summer. Several hundre...
Uppsala University’s research integrity praised in report
21 February 2011
The European Science Foundation (ESF) has completed a study of how institutions of higher education in different countries proactively approach res...
New thesis changes evolutionary theory on mating
17 February 2011
The stereotype of over-sexed, aggressive, males competing to mate with coy females predominates for both human and non-human animals. The doctoral ...
Sterility in frogs caused by environmental pharmaceutical progestogens
16 February 2011
Frogs appear to be very sensitive to progestogens, a kind of pharmaceutical that is released into the environment. Female tadpoles that swim in wat...
High blood pressure may be caused by mutation in adrenal gland
11 February 2011
High blood pressure may in some cases be caused by benign hormone-producing tumours of the adrenal cortex. A joint Swedish-American research effort...
Extreme X-ray pulses create unique image of intact virus
2 February 2011
An international research team has managed to capture an image of an intact virus and a membrane structure from a photosynthetic bacterium with the...
Cars start due to relativity
28 January 2011
A Swedish research team of Professor Rajeev Ahuja, Dr. Andreas Blomqvist, Dr. Peter Larsson and a Finish team of Prof. P Pekka Pyykkö & Dr. Patryk ...
Holocaust and genocide studies is focus of new master’s programme
28 January 2011
Holocaust and genocide studies is a growing field of research with broad international relevance. As of the autumn term of 2011, Uppsala University...
Steering stategies of mental health reforms in Sweden and England compared
26 January 2011
I a new PhD thesis from Uppsala University steering strategy choice is studied using a comparative case study of the mental health reforms in Brita...
- Breakthrough for more efficient drug development 18 January 2011