Press releases from Uppsala University
War affects Iraqis' health more after fleeing
3 November 2008
The risk of depression is greater among Iraqi soldiers who took part in the Gulf War than among civilians. Surprisingly, on the other hand, neither...
Novel cell division mechanism discovered
28 October 2008
A novel cell division mechanism has been discovered in a microorganism that thrives in hot acid. The finding may also result in insights into key p...
Newly discovered mechanism can explain the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
24 October 2008
Researchers from Uppsala University have discovered a mechanism that silences several genes in a chromosome domain. The findings, published in toda...
New methods takes temperature of fusion reactor
23 October 2008
For fusion energy to be commercially viable, better methods are needed for metering the temperature and output in a fusion reactor. In his doctoral...
Skin creams can make skin drier
22 October 2008
Many people have noticed that as soon as you start using a skin cream, you have to continue with it; if you stop lubricating, your skin becomes dri...
Transparency in politics can lead to greater corruption
10 October 2008
Why are some countries more prone to political corruption? Viviana Stechina from Uppsala University, Sweden, has investigated why corruption among ...
Wind power research has wind in its sails
9 October 2008
Today Ericsson has announced that the company is launching a collaboration with Uppsala University and its spin-off company Vertical Wind AB to dev...
Advanced system for endorphins and opiates already existed in first vertebrates
3 October 2008
Endorphins are well known as mediators of pain relief and the feeling of being rewarded. These and several other signal substances do this via four...
Genetic damage in minibacteria in aphids and ants repaired by faulty copying
26 September 2008
Aphids (plant lice) and ants carry minibacteria that produce essential amino acids and vitamins. These minibacteria have very limited genetic mater...
Primordial fish had rudimentary fingers
22 September 2008
Tetrapods, the first four-legged land animals, are regarded as the first organisms that had fingers and toes. Now researchers at Uppsala University...
More students taking master’s programs taught in English
16 September 2008
Nearly 400 students have registered for this autumn’s master’s programs taught in English at Uppsala University. Most of them are from countries i...
Major donation to Uppsala University climate research
15 September 2008
Uppsala University has been given funding to recruit a world leader in climate research as a visiting professor every other year for a total of ten...
Violence against women impair children’s health
11 September 2008
Violence against women in a family also has serious consequences for the children's growth, health, and survival. Kajsa Åsling Monemi from Uppsala ...
Multimillion-dollar grant for diabetes research at Uppsala
10 September 2008
In stiff international competition, Uppsala University´s research on type 1 diabetes has won a multimillion-dollar grant from the American Juvenile...
Ahtisaari this year´s Dag Hammarskjöld lecturer
10 September 2008
The former president of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari will deliver this year´s Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture on September 18 in the presence of Crown Prince...
New book provides social scientific perspective on sustainable fishing
9 September 2008
Life is being threatened in our oceans, and many species are redlisted and in need of policies that can quickly lead to sustainable fishing. In a ...
New material repairs teeth and fractured vertebrae
9 September 2008
Dental and medical care is constantly looking for new materials to improve care procedures. In his doctoral dissertation Jesper Lööf has worked wi...
Significance of milk in development of culture to be studied
4 September 2008
The capacity to drink and tolerate milk may have been of tremendous importance for the cultural development of Europe. In a major EU project, being...
25 years of conventional evaluation of data analysis proves worthless in practice
3 September 2008
So-called intelligent computer-based methods for classifying patient samples, for example, have been evaluated with the help of two methods that ha...
New discovery about growth factor can be breakthrough for cancer research
1 September 2008
A research team at the Ludwig Institute and Uppsala University has discovered an entirely new signal path for a growth factor that is of crucial im...