News from Uppsala University
All sperm are not equal
An experimental study from researchers at Uppsala University provides evidence that in Atlantic salmon, selection acting upon sperm phenotypes with...
€85 million European programme targets novel antibiotics
The growing problem of resistance to antibiotics is very costly, both in human lives and in resources. Uppsala University is now to be a leading ac...
Researchers discover ‘epic’ new Burgess Shale site in Canada
Yoho National Park’s 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale – home to some of the planet’s earliest animals – is one of the world’s most important foss...
2014 Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures: How the universe and life developed
Exactly how our universe started is still unclear. Recently though, the knowledge boundary has been moved closer to the starting moment using data ...
App monitoring light exposure can help avoid winter blues
Is it possible to use a mobile app to monitor mood and light exposure, and thereby avoid seasonal affective disorders (SAD) such as depression? Thi...
Landscape complexity affects pigeons’ navigation
Homing pigeons’ ability to learn and remember routes depends on the complexity of the landscape below. Hedges and boundaries between urban and rura...
Using golden DNA strands to close electric circuits in biosensors
By letting DNA strands grow together with gold, scientists at Uppsala Berzelii Centre for Neurodiagnostics and Science for Life Laboratory have dev...
New method rescues DNA from contaminated Neandertal bones
Retrieval of ancient DNA molecules is usually performed with special precautions to prevent DNA from researchers or the environment getting mixed i...
Visiting researchers welcomed by Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg yesterday welcomed newly arrived international visiting researchers to Uppsala University.
Uppsala researchers study the transformation of a comet
On the Monday evening 20 January, the first signals from space probe Rosetta in two and a half years were finally detected at NASA’s facility in Go...
Famine may have driven evolution of milk tolerance
Ancient DNA from early Iberian farmers shows that the widely held evolutionary hypothesis of calcium absorption was not the only reason Europeans e...
Professor Leif Andersson awarded Wolf Prize
Professor Leif Andersson of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, has been awarded a 2014 Wolf Prize in Agri...
Record number of applicants for international Master’s programmes
7,132 students have applied for Uppsala University’s international Master’s programmes starting autumn 2014, an increase of 52 per cent since 2013....
Friends of Uppsala University establish new scholarship
The Friends of Uppsala University Foundation have decided to fund a scholarship for an international Master’s student from a non-EU country.
Cecilia Johansson: Juggling research projects
Coordinating research is more or less equivalent to creating order within chaos. Cecilia Johansson makes sure that things go smoothly within the re...
Mitochondrial genes matter!
Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce. These new results are reported by res...
Our world – an increasingly peaceful place
The number of armed conflicts in the world will continue to decrease. At least according to Håvard Hegre, new professor of peace and conflict resea...
74 PhDs to be conferred 24 January
74 young PhDs and 21 honorary doctorates will be conferred and a number of prizes and medals will be awarded during the winter Conferment Ceremony,...
First dinosaur remains discovered in Saudi Arabia
Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Mon...
Sleep to protect your brain
A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that one night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood concentrations of NSE and S-100B in ...