News from Uppsala University
Smoking linked to loss of Y chromosome in men
In a new study, published in Science, researchers at Uppsala University demonstrate an association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in ...
New goals and strategies for Uppsala University
Uppsala University has now determined the direction of its future development. Last week, the University Board adopted a new Goals and Strategies d...
Seven Nobel Laureates to give lectures at Uppsala University
It is a long-standing tradition for the Nobel Laureates to be invited to Uppsala University in connection with the annual Nobel Prize ceremony in S...
Overview and analysis of ICT research gives fresh perspectives
The effect of Internet on our lives and society is a constant topic of interest for politicians, business leaders, the media and the general public...
New method for quickly determining antibiotic resistance
Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new ...
Uppsala professor Lars Wallentin gave prestigious Paul Dudley White lecture
Lars Wallentin, senior professor of cardiology at Uppsala University, became the second Swede ever to give the prestigious Paul Dudley White lectur...
Scientists X-ray tiny cell organelles responsible for carbon fixation
An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray...
US Alumni experienced Uppsala for one evening
The 13 November, some 40 Uppsala University alumni and friends gathered at the Harvard Club in New York for a traditional ‘gasque’ and the annual g...
TEDx Uppsala University – From antibiotics to natural cleaning products
TEDx Uppsala University is now officially a recurring event. For the second year in a row, a group of students at Uppsala University have organised...
Why glaciers that flow into the ocean are extremely sensitive to climate change
In a new paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience researchers present a new view of iceberg calving that explains the sudden collapse of ic...
Vaccine found to suppress tumor growth and spreading
In a new study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show that a therapeutic vaccine directed against...
Alumni events in Shanghai and Beijing
During the last week of October, Uppsala University arranged two events for its alumni in China. First an alumni dinner in Shanghai in conjunction ...
New classification improves risk prediction in chronic lymphocytic leukemia
If chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with a good or poor prognosis could be identified already at the time of diagnosis, physicians would have ...
Increased dosing of malaria drug in children could decrease risk of infection
Piperaquine is a long-acting malaria drug that kills residual parasites and decreases the risk of reinfection. A study led by Uppsala University re...
First Swedish hard-rock diamonds discovered
An Uppsala-led research group has presented the first verified discovery of diamonds in Swedish bedrock. The diamonds are small, but provide import...
New findings show that different brain tumours have the same origin
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered to...
Helen Clark gives the 2014 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture
Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will give this year’s Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture 4 November, titled ‘T...
Self-reported sleep disturbances linked to higher risk for Alzheimer’s in men
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University demonstrate that elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of develop...
Two new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Theology
Uppsala University’s Faculty of Theology has named journalist Lisbeth Gustafsson and Professor Emerita Cheryl Exum of Sheffield University, UK, as ...
New European consortium to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance
A major new European initiative to tackle the growing global threat of antibiotic resistance began this month with the launch of DRIVE-AB (Driving ...