Press releases from Uppsala University
Theory shows mechanism behind delayed development of antibiotic resistance
5 May 2009
Inhibiting the "drug efflux pumps" in bacteria, which function as their defence mechanisms against antibiotics, can mask the effect of mutations th...
Cell transplants may cure deafness
22 April 2009
When Uppsala researchers found immature stem cells in the inner ear of humans a few years ago, it caused a global sensation. They have also managed...
Spin-out company Olink enters important agreement
21 April 2009
The discovery that led to a unique method for examining human proteins and their function was made at Uppsala University a few years ago. This week...
The life histories of the earliest land animals
20 April 2009
The fossil record usually shows what adult animals looked like. But the appearance and lifestyle of juvenile animals often differ dramatically from...
A touch of potassium yields better hydrogen-storage materials
15 April 2009
An international research team, including Professor Rajeev Ahuja's research group at Uppsala University, has shown that small additions of potassiu...
Winner of this year's Skytte Prize named
2 April 2009
The American political scientist Philippe C. Schmitter has been awarded the 2009 Skytte Prize. He is receiving the award for his extensive and pion...
Neuroscience at Uppsala University rewarded
2 April 2009
Klas Kullander, associate professor of neuroscience at Uppsala University, is one of five winners of the Göran Gustafsson Prize for 2009 - the larg...
Gene exchange common among sex-manipulating bacteria
25 March 2009
Certain bacteria have learned to manipulate the proportion of females and males in insect populations. Now Uppsala University researchers have mapp...
Right warfarin dose determined by three genes
20 March 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University, together with colleagues at the Karolinska Institute and the Sanger Institute, have now found all the genes the ...
Fossil fragments reveal 500 million year old monster predator
20 March 2009
Hurdia victoria was originally described in 1912 as a crustacean-like animal. Now, researchers from Uppsala University and colleagues reveal it to ...
Uppsala University competing for strategic funding
18 March 2009
This week the Vice Chancellor submitted Uppsala University’s applications for the strategic research funding that the government made available wit...
Important new model shows how proteins find the right DNA sequences
16 March 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University and Harvard University have collaboratively developed a new theoretical model to explain how proteins can rapidly...
New applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage
12 March 2009
An international research team, involving Professor Rajeev Ahuja at Uppsala University and researchers in the USA, set out to understand the mechan...
Computer superpower strengthens attempts to combat common diseases
5 March 2009
New large-scale sequencing technology will revolutionize biomedical research in the coming decade. Uppsala University's entity UPPMAX is now expand...
Unclear regulations obstacle to biological diversity
3 March 2009
International environmental law on biological diversity is now being called into question in a dissertation at Uppsala University. Unclear legislat...
Major step toward less energy loss in new electromagnetic materials
3 March 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University have managed for the first time to measure magnetic properties in new materials quantitatively with the help of e...
New discovery paves the way for new diagnosis of serious lung disease
2 March 2009
The discovery by Uppsala University researchers of a previously unknown protein in the cells of the lower air ways brings new potential for early d...
An impossible alloy now possible
26 February 2009
What has been impossible has now been shown to be possible - an alloy between two incompatible elements. The findings are being published in this w...
“One of the most important problems in materials science solved”
23 February 2009
Together with three colleagues Professor Peter Oppeneer of Uppsala Univeristy has now explained the hitherto unsolved mystery in materials science ...
Mating that causes injuries
20 February 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University can now show that what is good for one sex is not always good for the other sex. In fact, evolutionary conflicts ...