News from Uppsala University
Uppsala University readies for future challenges
A new program for internationalization and an action plan for stable growth with quality and the future in focus. These, among other things, were a...
New mechanism explains how the body prevents formation of blood vessels
Researchers at Uppsala University, in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden and abroad, have identified an entirely new mechanism by which a spec...
Dinosaurs all day – in English
It is time for Dinosaur Day once again this coming Sunday. For the third year in a row, the Museum of Evolution will offer a special day of lecture...
DNA molecules in moss open door to new biotechnology
Plasmids, which are DNA molecules capable of independent replication in cells, have played an important role in gene technology. Researchers from U...
Sex-based prenatal brain differences found
Prenatal sex-based biological differences extend to genetic expression in cerebral cortices. The differences in question are probably associated wi...
Female choice benefits mothers more than offspring
The great diversity of male sexual traits, ranging from peacock's elaborate train to formidable genitalia of male seed beetles, is the result of fe...
New crystal structure sheds light on protein synthesis
Uppsala University researcher Maria Selmer, in cooperation with this year's Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, and his research...
The Church is still popular
Despite decline in numbers of worshippers and increased secularisation the church is still valued and appreciated as an institution which protects ...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to lecture at Uppsala University
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Uppsala University and give a public lecture in the Grand Auditorium of the University Main ...
Scandinavians are descended from Stone Age immigrants
Today's Scandinavians are not descended from the people who came to Scandinavia at the conclusion of the last ice age but, apparently, from a popul...
Malnutrition among older adults in rural Bangladesh challenges the Millennium Development Goals.
Ninety per cent of older persons in rural Bangladesh displayed either overt or risk for malnutrition in a collaborative study presented in a disser...
Crises lead banks to operate more opportunistically
Financial crises place significant strain on banks, causing them to behave more opportunistically than clients are accustomed to. Business clients ...
Troublesome green algae serve as coating substrate in record-setting battery
Unwanted blooms of Cladophora algae throughout the Baltic and in other parts of the world are not entirely without a positive side. A group of rese...
Ocean energy in focus - world's leading experts meet in Uppsala
The oceans represent a yet unharnessed energy resource that is attracting increasing attention from politicians and power companies. International ...
New antiplatelet agent increases heart attack survival rate while reducing recurrence rate.
A new antiplatelet agent reduces the mortality and recurrence risks associated with heart attacks without increasing the risk of major bleeding. Th...
Groundbreaking results for new atrial fibrillation medication
A new anticoagulant agent is more effective and safer than warfarin in preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. This is one finding ...
Unique study isolates DNA from Linnaeus' botanical collections
Researchers at Uppsala University have succeeded in extracting long DNA fragments from dried, pressed plant material collected in the 1700s by Linn...
Diarrhea disorder Giardiasis caused by two different parasite species
Researchers from Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute have found major genetic differences between the human variants of the intestinal ...
Evolutionarily preserved mechanism governs use of genes
Researchers at Uppsala University have found that the protein coding parts of a gene are packed in special nucleosomes. The same type of packaging ...
Swedish researcher finds missing piece of fossil puzzle
The mode of reproduction seen in modern sharks is nearly 400 million years old. That is the conclusion drawn by Professor Per Erik Ahlberg, Uppsala...