News from Uppsala University
Stefan Karpe receives International Puccini Award
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
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
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
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
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
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
Linda Brus has developed and tested new methods of making solar-energy plants more competitive.
More reliable forecasts regarding algal bloom in lakes
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
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
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...
Promising new material for hydrogen storage
You can investigate the hydrogen storage properties of different materials effectively with the aid of heavyweight computer calculations. Carlos Mo...
The Holocaust was not experienced in the same way by everyone
Jewish experiences of the Holocaust are complex. Swedish researcher Laura Palosuo from Uppsala University has studied the testimony of Hungarian su...
Statistics are insufficient for study of proteins' signal system
Ten years ago great attention was attracted by the discovery that it was possible to demonstrate signal transfer in proteins using statistical meth...
Basis created for directing and filming blood vessels
A new method of filming blood-vessel cells that move in accordance with targeted signals has been developed by researchers at Uppsala University in...
New study changes conditions for Spanish brown bears
Brown bears from the Iberian Peninsula are not as genetically different from other brown bears in Europe as was previously thought. A new study sh...
Fungi can tell us about the origin of sex chromosomes
Fungi do not have sexes, just so-called mating types. A study published in the prestigious journal PLoS shows that there are great similarities be...
New international educational program on Europe's water
This autumn a unique educational program will start, directed from Uppsala University and with eight institutions of higher education in six countr...
Several of Sweden's hottest technology companies stem from Uppsala research
The Swedish magazines Ny Teknik (New Technology) and Affärsvärlden (Business World) have jointly identified the 33 most interesting new technology ...
New findings about the brain lead to treatment for eating disturbances
The discovery of the brain’s so-called melanocortin system and its central role in controlling appetite has paved the way for entirely new possibil...
New protein discovery helps researchers understand autoimmune diseases
APS-1 is an rare hereditary disease where the immune system attacks the body’s own organs. Within the framework of a major EU project, coordinated ...