News from Uppsala University
MOOCs: Uppsala University opens its doors to the world
Uppsala University is now offering three web-based Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The courses are free of charge and fully open to the public...
Memory activation before exposure reduces life-long fear of spiders
Many people suffer from anxiety and fears, and a common treatment for these problems is exposure therapy. In a new study published in Current Biolo...
New study provides important insight into how tumours metastasise
Research has shown that the growth of cancerous tumours is affected by the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) in the body’s cells; TGF-beta...
Augmented reality app presents Old Uppsala in a new way
In Old Uppsala lie the remains of one of Scandinavia’s most fascinating royal estates from the Iron Age. Once there were numerous houses and other ...
Kevin Anderson is the new Zennström Visiting Professor of Climate Change Leadership
Climate researcher Kevin Anderson will be Uppsala University’s second holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership. ...
Lower mortality with polyunsaturated fat
In a study from Uppsala University, published in the American journal JAMA Cardiology, the fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipo...
Ranking: Uppsala University improves its position in the top 100 list
Uppsala University maintains its position as one of the 100 best universities in the world in the latest ranking of global academic performance. In...
Plenty of daylight reduces the effect of blue light screens on night sleep
The use of smartphones and tablet computers during evening hours has previously been associated with sleep disturbances in humans. A new study from...
New approach to drug development with Upsalite
For the first time, researchers have revealed the nanostructure of the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite® and pore size control was achieved ...
Limestone assimilation under volcanoes helps understand Earth’s carbon cycle
In a new study researchers from Sweden and Italy show what happens when magma meets limestone on its way up to the surface. Magma-limestone interac...
Measures to make Swedish universities more international – checklist presented to the government
Uppsala University, SUHF and the Swedish Institute have produced a checklist of measures to further the internationalisation of Swedish universitie...
Antidepressants boost CBT for social anxiety
Treatments for social anxiety disorder often include either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT),...
Adapted cancer treatment can result in fewer side effects
Cancer treatments often result in negative side effects and doctors have to choose a therapy that has the best chance to succeed while keeping toxi...
MAX IV – ready to open up a new world
On 21 June the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund was officially opened – Sweden’s largest ever investment in research infrastructure. The laboratory is the...
New exam hall for students with disabilities
Uppsala University is to design an examination location for students who have disabilities. The premises will open in the spring semester 2017.
Innovative games win prizes at the Swedish Game Awards
Game Design students from Uppsala University Campus Gotland won half of the prizes at the Swedish Game Awards on 11 June.
How honeybees do without males
An isolated population of honeybees in South Africa, the Cape bees, has evolved a strategy to reproduce without males. A team of researchers at Upp...
Gene copies were crucial to evolution of our eyesight
A new study published in BMC Evolutionary Biology sheds light on the evolutionary origin of vertebrate vision and the specialisations in zebrafish ...
Upward trend in fatalities in organized violence was broken in 2015
The alarming upward trend in fatalities in organized violence, witnessed over the last few years, was broken in 2015. This is evident from new data...
Oxford to hold its first AIMday meeting
On 20 June, the University of Oxford will organize a meeting conforming to the so-called AIMday concept where business representatives pose questio...