News from Uppsala University
Why domestic animals changed coat
16 January 2009
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
15 January 2009
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
13 January 2009
An international research team, in which Uppsala scientists have played a leading role, has managed to map the mitochondria DNA of the extinct Tasm...
- Quantum mechanics discovers unusual crystal structure in calcium metal under high pressure 23 December 2008
- Genes come and go in our quadrupled genomes 22 December 2008
Dissertation work led to world-leading wave power
9 December 2008
A technology that is adapted to the special conditions for wave energy places the wave energy technology from Uppsala on the absolute cutting edge ...
Genes determine whether sugar pills work
3 December 2008
It is a well-known fact in drug trials that individuals can respond just as well to placebos, sugar pills, as to the active drug. On the other hand...
New research project to study protection against future influenza epidemics
27 November 2008
The influenza drug Tamiflu is a potent and important defense against future influenza epidemics. Recently, however, increased resistance to this im...
Proof of how proteins fold into the right structure
27 November 2008
A protein not only has a special sequence of amino acids, it also needs to have the right folded structure in order to function as it should in the...
DNA-analysis of hair in project aiming at identification of Copernicus
23 November 2008
In a collaborative project between Swedish and Polish scientists large efforts has been made in a project to identify the remains of Nicolaus Coper...
Blood fat medicine can kill cancer cells
21 November 2008
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
13 November 2008
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
12 November 2008
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
6 November 2008
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
3 November 2008
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
28 October 2008
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
24 October 2008
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
23 October 2008
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
22 October 2008
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
10 October 2008
Why are some countries more prone to political corruption? Viviana Stechina from Uppsala University, Sweden, has investigated why corruption among ...