News from Uppsala University
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 ...
Darwin was wrong about the wild origin of the chicken
Charles Darwin maintained that the domesticated chicken derives from the red jungle fowl, but new research from Uppsala University now shows that t...
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Identical twins not as identical as believed
Contrary to our previous beliefs, identical twins are not genetically identical. This surprising finding is presented by American, Swedish, and Du...
Global trade in tiger shrimp threatens environment
The cultivation of shrimp and fish in tropical coastal areas is often described as an environmentally friendly way to alleviate poverty, but in fac...
Unique production of Tosca in Uppsala's historic milieus
On June 13 and 14 2008 the opera Tosca will be performed in a unique production that recreates and brings to life much of its origin. The three act...
Major investment gives new boost to microtechnology research for space
VINNOVA and the Swedish National Space Board are making a major investment in research and development of pioneering space technology at Uppsala Un...
Doctors will soon be able to feel organs via a display screen
With the aid of computerized image analysis, it may be possible in the future for radiologists to feel images with the help of a three-dimensional ...
Computer simulations strong support for new theory of earth's ore
Researchers at Uppsala University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm present in today's web edition of the journal Science ev...
Custom-tailored courses for employers forge new contacts
Uppsala University Education, the University’s unit for commissioned education, is making major commitments in the form of custom-tailored courses ...
Disrupted genetic regulation causes common disturbance in metabolism of fat
The disease familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCH) is a common cause of disturbed metabolism of fat and early heart attacks. Uppsala University sc...