News from Uppsala University
Dialogue important in learning to read and write
“The ability to read and write in different subjects is of great importance for future choices in life. What is needed is highly distinct instructi...
Alumni event in Beijing
On February 17 more than 30 people joined together at the Uppsala University Alumni dinner in Beijing.
Uppsala University sums up 2010
Uppsala University has never had more students, the number of academic publications is growing, and collaboration with regional and international p...
New thesis changes evolutionary theory on mating
The stereotype of over-sexed, aggressive, males competing to mate with coy females predominates for both human and non-human animals. The doctoral ...
Sterility in frogs caused by environmental pharmaceutical progestogens
Frogs appear to be very sensitive to progestogens, a kind of pharmaceutical that is released into the environment. Female tadpoles that swim in wat...
High blood pressure may be caused by mutation in adrenal gland
High blood pressure may in some cases be caused by benign hormone-producing tumours of the adrenal cortex. A joint Swedish-American research effort...
Extreme X-ray pulses create unique image of intact virus
An international research team has managed to capture an image of an intact virus and a membrane structure from a photosynthetic bacterium with the...
Cars start due to relativity
A Swedish research team of Professor Rajeev Ahuja, Dr. Andreas Blomqvist, Dr. Peter Larsson and a Finish team of Prof. P Pekka Pyykkö & Dr. Patryk ...
Holocaust and genocide studies is focus of new master’s programme
Holocaust and genocide studies is a growing field of research with broad international relevance. As of the autumn term of 2011, Uppsala University...
Steering stategies of mental health reforms in Sweden and England compared
I a new PhD thesis from Uppsala University steering strategy choice is studied using a comparative case study of the mental health reforms in Brita...
- Breakthrough for more efficient drug development 2011-01-18
Scientists find lakes and rivers under-valued in greenhouse gas budget
An international team of scientists has uncovered an important part of the global greenhouse gas budget. This new analysis indicates that greenhous...
Steering cancer inflammation to inhibit tumor growth and spread
Most cancer tissues are invaded by inflammatory cells that either stimulate or inhibit the growth of the tumor, depending on what immune cells are ...
New report: Fewer conflicts and fewer killed
The number of conflicts no longer seems to be increasing, and the number of people killed has declined radically since the early 1990s. This is rep...
Major grant for research in molecular biotechnology
Following multiple selective processes, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has chosen eighteen young researchers to share SEK 180 millio...
SEK 47.5 million for interdisciplinary research on protein synthesis
Seven researchers at Uppsala University have been granted a full SEK 47.5 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to study the struc...
Commitment to medical law at Uppsala
With a co-funded grant of SEK 6.6 million from the Ragnar and Torsten Söderberg Foundations, Uppsala University will be reinforcing its research i...
First step toward housing guarantee
Uppsala University pledges to try to arrange a housing guarantee for fee-paying students as of autumn 2011. The decision is important to ensure rec...
A new framework provides a tool for successful IT-enabled change projects
In an article published today in the prestigious journal California Management Review, business researcher Einar Iveroth shows how successful and l...
Unexpectedly small effects of mutations in bacteria bring new perspectives
Most mutations in the genes of the Salmonella bacterium have a surprisingly small negative impact on bacterial fitness. And this is the case regard...