Press releases from Uppsala University
Governmental millions for solar cell research
15 February 2010
Solar cell research at the Uppsala University Department of Engineering Sciences at Ångström Laboratory has been granted SEK 22 million in funding ...
Governmental decision to back commercial wave power
11 February 2010
Today the Swedish Energy Agency decided to contribute SEK 139 million to a full-scale wave power array outside of Smögen, off the west coast of Swe...
Metal Hydrides for High Temperature Superconductivity
27 January 2010
An international research team, comprising scientists working in the Sweden, UK, USA & South Korea and led by Professor Rajeev Ahuja of Uppsala...
International collaboration to meet ethical challenges
21 January 2010
How do we meet the ethical challenges posed by stem cell research and other developments in the life sciences? How do we manage an ageing society? ...
Minimal changes alter an enzyme dramatically
19 January 2010
A new study by a research team at Uppsala University shows how new functions can develop in an enzyme. This can explain, for example, how resistanc...
Key piece of puzzle sheds light on function of ribosomes
13 January 2010
When ribosomes produce protein in all living cells, they do so through a chemical reaction that happens so fast that scientists have been puzzled. ...
Fossil footprints give land vertebrates a much longer history
7 January 2010
The discovery of fossil footprints from early backboned land animals in Poland leads to the sensational conclusion that our ancestors left the wate...
- Center for Russian Studies established 17 December 2009
Major breakthrough may pave the way for therapeutic vaccines
17 December 2009
It should be possible to use therapeutic vaccines to create both cheap and effective drugs for diseases like cancer and allergies. One problem in d...
Glutamate can play key role in drug impact on brain
16 December 2009
Addiction disorders of various kinds are a major health and social problem, and our knowledge of how the brain’s reward system functions needs to b...
Research on muscle development in pigs led to new basic knowledge on the evolution of mammals
15 December 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Broad Institute have discovered a previously unknown gene ZBED6 ...
- New tools for prediction of disease progression in acute childhood leukemia 27 November 2009
UN´s Karen Abuzayd gives lecture in Uppsala
20 November 2009
Karen Koning AbuZayd, Commissioner-General of United Nations Relief and Works Agency, will give the 2009 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture at Uppsala Univer...
Uppsala University readies for future challenges
12 November 2009
A new program for internationalization and an action plan for stable growth with quality and the future in focus. These, among other things, were a...
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...