News from Uppsala University
Blood fat medicine can kill cancer cells
The substance simvastatin kills cancer cells and can reduce the risk of blood clots in cancer patients. Experimental studies also show that low do...
Violent video games affect biological systems
An article published electronically yesterday in the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica, describes how heart rate and sleep in boys are affected b...
Dinosaurs - in English
On Sunday, November 16, the Museum of Evolution will present a whole day for English-speaking residents of Uppsala.
New strategic commitments decided for 2009
Uppsala University is continuing its strategic commitments, focusing on quality and renewal. Energy research, peace research, and medical research...
War affects Iraqis' health more after fleeing
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...