Press releases from Uppsala University
New mechanism explains how the body prevents formation of blood vessels
11 November 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University, in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden and abroad, have identified an entirely new mechanism by which a spec...
Dinosaurs all day – in English
10 November 2009
It is time for Dinosaur Day once again this coming Sunday. For the third year in a row, the Museum of Evolution will offer a special day of lecture...
DNA molecules in moss open door to new biotechnology
6 November 2009
Plasmids, which are DNA molecules capable of independent replication in cells, have played an important role in gene technology. Researchers from U...
Sex-based prenatal brain differences found
26 October 2009
Prenatal sex-based biological differences extend to genetic expression in cerebral cortices. The differences in question are probably associated wi...
Female choice benefits mothers more than offspring
23 October 2009
The great diversity of male sexual traits, ranging from peacock's elaborate train to formidable genitalia of male seed beetles, is the result of fe...
New crystal structure sheds light on protein synthesis
16 October 2009
Uppsala University researcher Maria Selmer, in cooperation with this year's Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, and his research...
The Church is still popular
7 October 2009
Despite decline in numbers of worshippers and increased secularisation the church is still valued and appreciated as an institution which protects ...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to lecture at Uppsala University
25 September 2009
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Uppsala University and give a public lecture in the Grand Auditorium of the University Main ...
Scandinavians are descended from Stone Age immigrants
24 September 2009
Today's Scandinavians are not descended from the people who came to Scandinavia at the conclusion of the last ice age but, apparently, from a popul...
Malnutrition among older adults in rural Bangladesh challenges the Millennium Development Goals.
23 September 2009
Ninety per cent of older persons in rural Bangladesh displayed either overt or risk for malnutrition in a collaborative study presented in a disser...
Crises lead banks to operate more opportunistically
21 September 2009
Financial crises place significant strain on banks, causing them to behave more opportunistically than clients are accustomed to. Business clients ...
Troublesome green algae serve as coating substrate in record-setting battery
10 September 2009
Unwanted blooms of Cladophora algae throughout the Baltic and in other parts of the world are not entirely without a positive side. A group of rese...
Ocean energy in focus - world's leading experts meet in Uppsala
1 September 2009
The oceans represent a yet unharnessed energy resource that is attracting increasing attention from politicians and power companies. International ...
New antiplatelet agent increases heart attack survival rate while reducing recurrence rate.
30 August 2009
A new antiplatelet agent reduces the mortality and recurrence risks associated with heart attacks without increasing the risk of major bleeding. Th...
Groundbreaking results for new atrial fibrillation medication
30 August 2009
A new anticoagulant agent is more effective and safer than warfarin in preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. This is one finding ...
Unique study isolates DNA from Linnaeus' botanical collections
28 August 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University have succeeded in extracting long DNA fragments from dried, pressed plant material collected in the 1700s by Linn...
Diarrhea disorder Giardiasis caused by two different parasite species
21 August 2009
Researchers from Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute have found major genetic differences between the human variants of the intestinal ...
Evolutionarily preserved mechanism governs use of genes
18 August 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University have found that the protein coding parts of a gene are packed in special nucleosomes. The same type of packaging ...
Swedish researcher finds missing piece of fossil puzzle
13 July 2009
The mode of reproduction seen in modern sharks is nearly 400 million years old. That is the conclusion drawn by Professor Per Erik Ahlberg, Uppsala...
Successful IT/biotechnology-system becomes even more advanced
10 July 2009
The Bioclipse project at Uppsala University has won several international awards for its advanced IT-system for research and education in biotechno...