News from Uppsala University
Uppsala University competing for strategic funding
This week the Vice Chancellor submitted Uppsala University’s applications for the strategic research funding that the government made available wit...
Important new model shows how proteins find the right DNA sequences
Researchers at Uppsala University and Harvard University have collaboratively developed a new theoretical model to explain how proteins can rapidly...
New applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage
An international research team, involving Professor Rajeev Ahuja at Uppsala University and researchers in the USA, set out to understand the mechan...
Computer superpower strengthens attempts to combat common diseases
New large-scale sequencing technology will revolutionize biomedical research in the coming decade. Uppsala University's entity UPPMAX is now expand...
Unclear regulations obstacle to biological diversity
International environmental law on biological diversity is now being called into question in a dissertation at Uppsala University. Unclear legislat...
Major step toward less energy loss in new electromagnetic materials
Researchers at Uppsala University have managed for the first time to measure magnetic properties in new materials quantitatively with the help of e...
New discovery paves the way for new diagnosis of serious lung disease
The discovery by Uppsala University researchers of a previously unknown protein in the cells of the lower air ways brings new potential for early d...
An impossible alloy now possible
What has been impossible has now been shown to be possible - an alloy between two incompatible elements. The findings are being published in this w...
“One of the most important problems in materials science solved”
Together with three colleagues Professor Peter Oppeneer of Uppsala Univeristy has now explained the hitherto unsolved mystery in materials science ...
Mating that causes injuries
Researchers at Uppsala University can now show that what is good for one sex is not always good for the other sex. In fact, evolutionary conflicts ...
Fruit flies sick from mating
Mating can be exhausting. When fruit flies mate, the females' genes are activated to roughly the same extent as when an immune reaction starts. Thi...
Tiny tool to control growing blood vessels opens new potential in tumor research
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new tool that makes it possible to study the signals in the body that control the generation of ...
Knowledge of genetics improves uncertain medication
Roughly 100,000 Swedes are under treatment with the blood-thinning drug Waran. Patients evince varying sensitivity to Waran, which makes the initia...
Natural selection is not the only process that drives evolution
Why have some of our genes evolved rapidly? It is widely believed that Darwinian natural selection is responsible, but research led by a group at U...
Newton's book back in Uppsala University Library
In the 1960s Isaac Newton's Principia was stolen from the Uppsala University Library, Carolina Rediviva, and has been circulating in Europe and the...
Infidelity produces faster sperms
Until now, it has been difficult to prove that fast-swimming sperms have an advantage when it comes to fertilizing an egg. But now a research team ...
Unique 17th-century Art Cabinet now on the Net
The Augsburg Art Cabinet from 1632 contained collections of exotic items, new inventions, and technically complicated objects. The Art Cabinet orig...
Why domestic animals changed coat
You notice it in your everyday life, the bewildering diversity in coat colour among our pigs, dogs and other domestic animals. This stark contrasts...
New piece in the jigsaw puzzle of human origins
In an article in today's Nature, Uppsala researcher Martin Brazeau describes the skull and jaws of a fish that lived about 410 million years ago. T...
Tasmanian wolf DNA makes museum objects highly interesting
An international research team, in which Uppsala scientists have played a leading role, has managed to map the mitochondria DNA of the extinct Tasm...