Press releases from Uppsala University
Genetic differences across species guide vocal learning in juvenile songbirds
12 June 2017
Juvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species’ songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but the under...
Uppsala Health Summit announces travel grants for journalists to participate in summit on global infectious disease threats
8 June 2017
Uppsala Health Summit has decided to offer four travel grants for journalists who would not otherwise be able to attend the summit on 9–11 October ...
3D-modelling of food residues in 230 million years old fossil faeces
5 June 2017
Synchrotron scanning can produce high-quality 3D models of well-preserved food residues from fossil faeces. That's the result of a new study, by pa...
Uncertainty among writers aiming to publish
5 June 2017
One in five people dreams of publishing a novel. At the same time, there are no hard and fast criteria for determining whether a manuscript has the...
A Swedish style?
3 June 2017
Why has the neoclassical Gustavian style become so prominent in the Swedish self-image? A new dissertation from Uppsala University shows how resear...
Infectious disease threats in focus at Uppsala Health Summit 2017
2 June 2017
Despite remarkable gains in health over the last century, infectious diseases remain a major threat. Alarming reports on outbreaks of Zika, Ebola o...
Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women
31 May 2017
Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that tea cons...
New study shows children at Swedish “gender-neutral” preschools are less likely to gender-stereotype
29 May 2017
A new study from Uppsala University in Sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed “gender-neutral...
- New nanomaterials with potential for environmentally friendly hydrogen production 26 May 2017
Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard
22 May 2017
Achieving magnetic order in low-dimensional systems consisting of only one or two dimensions has been a research goal for some time. In a new study...
Better, cheaper healthcare with dry blood samples
22 May 2017
A drop of blood on filter paper, allowed to dry and stored for future diagnostic purposes – considerably easier than the present-day, resource-cons...
Mislocalized calcium channel causes insulin secretion defect in diabetes
19 May 2017
Researchers from Uppsala University have studied beta cells of type-2 diabetic donors, and find that a mislocalized calcium channel contributes to ...
Decrease in the number of fatalities, but great power involvement worries researchers
10 May 2017
According to new data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), the number of fatalities in organized violence decreased for the second consec...
Ancient proteins studied in detail
8 May 2017
How did protein interactions arise and how have they developed? In a new study, researchers have looked at two proteins which began co-evolving bet...
Scottish badgers highlight the complexity of species responses to environmental change
8 May 2017
In a new study researchers have found that although warmer weather should benefit badger populations, the predicted human population increase in th...
Article on microplastic particles to be retracted
3 May 2017
The research article on consumption of microplastics by larval fish that was reported for misconduct in research will be retracted from the journal...
Synthetic chemistry and biology in new method for more efficient hydrogen gas production
3 May 2017
Hydrogen gas has long been proposed as a promising energy carrier for future energy applications, but generating the gas from water has proved inef...
Larger schooling fish found to have stronger attraction forces
26 April 2017
In schooling fish, collective movement emerges as a result of multiple social interactions between individuals. In a new study led by researchers a...
Potential new treatment for kidney failure in cancer patients
25 April 2017
Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival. Despi...
Amartya Sen awarded the 2017 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
20 April 2017
The Johan Skytte Prize annually recognises the most valuable contribution to the field of Political Science. This year’s prize is awarded to Amarty...