News from Uppsala University
Genetic test shows patients at risk of a serious adverse reaction to toxic goitre treatment
Researchers and doctors at Uppsala University, along with Swedish and international collaboration partners, have found gene variants that predict t...
New scholarship created to mark the King of Sweden's birthday
The King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf was celebrated today at Stockholm Palace. H.M. the King, a patron and alumnus of Uppsala University, received a ...
A genetic test for Shar-pei autoinflammatory disease
A validated genetic test is now available to measure the copy number variant (CNV) linked to Shar-Pei Autoinflammatory Disease (SPAID), reveals an ...
Implants can help deaf people hear again
Cochlear implants should be an alternative for patients with long-term deafness as well. This was found in a new study at Uppsala University. Previ...
Evolution in action detected in Darwin’s finches
The most characteristic feature of Darwin’s finches is the diversification of beak morphology that has allowed these species to expand their utiliz...
Bird genome contains 'fossils' of parasites
In rare instances, DNA is known to have jumped from one species to another. If a parasite’s DNA jumps to its host’s genome, it could leave evidence...
New PhD programme in sinology launched
Uppsala University is launching a PhD studies programme in the Chinese language and Chinese culture and society. The programme is a welcome additio...
Major international meeting on cultural heritage held
Uppsala University’s Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson and Professor of Building Conservation Tor Broström at Campus Gotland participated in a large inte...
Research on conflict warning system to receive million SEK grant
The European Research Council, ERC, has decided to fund research at Uppsala University on the development of an early-warning system for armed conf...
Conference on human trafficking brings experts together
Human trafficking is a grave violation of human rights. Trafficking affects millions of individuals all over the world, including children. In mid-...
U-CAN prepares to take the next step
Six years have passed since U-CAN was tasked with seting up a unique biobank for our most common forms of cancer by the government – but are they r...
U-CARE brings psychology into the digital age
Through close cooperation with patients and relatives, U-CARE has developed and established an online portal for research on psychological support ...
Research on work environment and health to receive funding
Through their jointly owned organisation AFA Insurance, the labour market parties in Sweden are providing over 28 million SEK in funding for nine n...
New discovery for better batteries
Materials researchers at Uppsala University have made new discoveries in understanding energy storage in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. This will ...
Jon Elster awarded this year’s Johan Skytte Prize
This year's Johan Skytte Prize for outstanding contribution to Political Science is awarded to Professor Jon Elster, Robert K. Merton Professor in ...
Mathematics research to be given a boost
Fifteen prominent mathematicians will receive funding to bring Swedish mathematics research back to the international top. Four of them are based a...
New plant species found in east Himalaya
The alpine vegetation of Arunachal Pradesh in East Himalaya is still poorly known. For those who manage to get access (and have the energy to climb...
New tool improves treatment of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulation reduces this risk but instead increases the risk of bleeding....
International Master’s programmes an attractive choice
The first round of admission for the international Master’s programmes at Uppsala University is finished. 1 437 students have been admitted to the ...
Online international collaboration demonstrates reliabiblty of quantum simulations
Scientists from Uppsala University teamed up with colleagues from over 30 universities and institutes to investigate to what extent quantum simulat...