Giant telescope reveals star formation shortly after Big Bang
17 May 2018
In an article in the journal Nature, an international research team reports how, using the giant ALMA and VLT telescopes, they discovered signatures of the elements oxygen and hydrogen from an extremely distant galaxy – so far away that its light ...
Researcher develops a new generation of graphene
8 May 2018
The material graphene has many incredible properties, but to date it has been difficult to use on a large scale in industry, because it loses its unique properties and goes back to its origin graphite. Researcher Mamoun Taher has developed a new f...
Strong pupillary light reflex in infancy linked to later autism diagnosis
8 May 2018
A new study published in Nature Communications shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. This finding provides support for the view that sensory processing plays an important role in the...
Researchers redefine the origin of the cellular powerhouse
26 April 2018
In a new study published by Nature, an international team of researchers led by Uppsala University in Sweden proposes a new evolutionary origin for mitochondria. Finding the origin of mitochondria is the key to understanding the origin of complex ...
New study shows how to live a long and active life
25 April 2018
Are you a man and do you expect to manage on your own for a while longer? Research at Uppsala University now shows that efforts to achieve a healthy diet, normal waist size and non-smoking habit can yield benefits long after the age of 90.
Small amounts of antibiotics can cause resistance
23 April 2018
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a global and growing problem in health care. To be able to prevent further development of resistance developing, it is important to understand where and how antibiotic resistance in bacteria arises. New research f...
Most primitive kangaroo ancestor rediscovered after 30 years in obscurity
11 April 2018
A handful of tiny teeth have led scientists to identify the most distant ancestor of today’s kangaroos. The fossils were found in the desert heart of Australia, and then hidden away, and almost forgotten in a museum collection for over three decad...
New study advocates for better information about PET/CT scanning
10 April 2018
Improved information before undergoing PET/CT scanning can improve patients’ experience of care, demonstrates radiology nurse Camilla Andersson in a recent dissertation at Uppsala University.
Don’t hack my body!
10 April 2018
Thiemo Voigt, Professor of Wireless Sensor Networks at the Department of Information Technology, has been granted SEK 27 million from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for the project “LifeSec: Don’t hack my body!”. The project team ...
Combination of medications slows down brain tumours in children
9 April 2018
In collaboration with a number of American colleagues, researchers from Uppsala University have found an Achilles' heel for the most common form of malignant child brain tumours. By combining two kinds of medicines, it is possible to simultaneousl...
New studies highlight relevance of GABA for diabetes
5 April 2018
Dynamic interactions between the nervous system, hormones and the immune system are normally on-going but in diabetes the balance is disturbed. The two studies published in EBioMedicine by an international research team from Uppsala University hig...
New study reveals how ‘microbial axolotl’ repairs itself
5 April 2018
In a new study, published in Current Biology this week, a research team from Uppsala University in Sweden reports new insights into the regenerative capabilities of Stentor, a single celled model organism for regeneration biology. The study used n...
Common drugs affect biomarkers for heart disease, cancer, inflammation
5 April 2018
Commonly used medications for high blood pressure and high blood lipids have substantial effects on protein biomarkers for cardiovascular disease, cancer and various inflammatory markers. This effect is evident also after taking genetics, lifestyl...
Researchers want to take cancer care to the gym
3 April 2018
A study called Phys-Can has shown that group exercise sessions during cancer treatment increase patients’ strength and endurance and also provide social support and motivation to stay active. Now the researchers hope their results will be integrat...
New insight: how viruses use cell proteins to replicate
3 April 2018
Viruses have a very limited set of genes and therefore must use the cellular machineries of their hosts for most parts of their growth. A new study, led by scientists at Uppsala University, has discovered a specific host protein that many viruses ...
Most EEA countries benefit financially from EU mobility
28 March 2018
In a new report, Uppsala University researchers show that most countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) benefit financially when they receive a citizen from an EU country who moves there to live and work. The report includes migration between...
Insect toxin detected in world’s longest animal
22 March 2018
The longest animal in the world, the bootlace worm, which can be up to 55 metres long, produces neurotoxins that can kill crabs and cockroaches. This has been shown in a new study conducted by researchers at Uppsala University, Linnaeus University...
Archaeopteryx was an active flyer
20 March 2018
The question of whether the Late Jurassic dino bird Archaeopteryx was a feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated palaeontologists for decades. An international team of scientists has now used synchrotron microtomograph...
Genetic prehistory of Iberia differs from central and northern Europe
13 March 2018
In a multidisciplinary study published in PNAS, an international team of researchers combined archaeological, genetic and stable isotope data to encapsulate 4,000 years of Iberian biomolecular prehistory.
Teen gamers have as many friends as non-gamers
7 March 2018
Young digital gamers do not have fewer friends at school than their non-gamer peers, two new research articles from Uppsala University indicate.