Press releases from Uppsala University
New discovery a step towards better diabetes treatment
2 July 2008
In today's issue of the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism Uppsala scientists are presenting new findings that shed light on the processes that de...
Closing the gap between fish and land animals
25 June 2008
New exquisitely preserved fossils from Latvia cast light on a key event in our own evolutionary history, when our ancestors left the water and vent...
Researchers find an evolutionarily preserved signature in the primate brain
23 June 2008
Researchers from Uppsala University, Karolinska Institute, and the University of Chicago, have determined that there are hundreds of biological dif...
Linnaeus Grants to strong Uppsala teams
20 June 2008
SEK 184 million over ten years in Linnaeus Grants. This is what Uppsala University received when the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Rese...
A promising step towards more effective hydrogen storage
16 June 2008
An international research team led by Professor Rajeev Ahuja, Uppsala University, has demonstrated an atomistic mechanism of hydrogen release in ma...
Full glory of Vendel Era on display at Valsgärde exhibition
11 June 2008
Adorned helmets, magnificent swords, ceramics and everyday items. The Vendel Period, which took place before the Viking Age, takes centre stage in ...
Shopping is a way of interacting with the world around us
2 June 2008
Our relationship with objects is multilayered and often very emotional, and this is expressed in the way we shop. Swedish ethnologist Erik Ottoson ...
Why rebel groups attack civilians
29 May 2008
In civil war, rebel groups often target civilians despite the fact that their actual target is the government and that they are often dependent on ...
Important conference on research for global development
26 May 2008
What research is needed to be able to create a sustainable future, and how can we attain good global cooperation? For three days, May 27-29, Uppsal...
Time for accreditation for Tosca
19 May 2008
The unique production of the opera Tosca is being premiered on 13 June in Uppsala's historic quarter. Media representatives are invited to apply fo...
Stefan Karpe receives International Puccini Award
19 May 2008
Stefan Karpe, Uppsala University's Director Musices, will be receiving the International Puccini Award – a prize awarded by the Puccini Festival Fo...
Human vision inadequate for research on bird vision
12 May 2008
The most attractive male birds attract more females and as a result are most successful in terms of reproduction. This is the starting point of man...
PET provides improved knowledge of diseases of the brain
8 May 2008
Six years ago the doctor Henry Engler was for the first time able to show an image of what Alzheimer's Disease 'looked like' in the brain. He subse...
Nitrates in vegetables protect against gastric ulcers
7 May 2008
Vegetables that are rich in nitrates protect the stomach from damage. This takes place through conversion of nitrates into nitrites by the bacteria...
Major investment in equality of academic leadership
30 April 2008
Uppsala University is launching a special 'power package', with the aim of increasing the proportion of female professors and the proportion of wom...
Kai Siegbahn exhibition opens with symposium
23 April 2008
The Uppsala professor and Nobel prizewinner Kai Siegbahn, who would have been 90 in April, is getting his own permanent exhibition at the Ångström ...
New methods create superior solar-energy technology
17 April 2008
Linda Brus has developed and tested new methods of making solar-energy plants more competitive.
More reliable forecasts regarding algal bloom in lakes
17 April 2008
One method of reducing algal blooms in eutrophied lakes is to build purification plants or manure pits nearby. In order to estimate whether this is...
Main contact a clue in the battle against cancer
15 April 2008
By cutting off the nutritional supply to tumours through treacherous blood vessels, it will perhaps be possible to gain ground in the battle agains...
The first humans went to America earlier than was thought
15 April 2008
When and how America was populated has been a long drawn-out scientific debate. With the aid of DNA analysis of 14,500-year-old faeces, Uppsala res...