Candidate genes for immunodeficiency identified by using dogs as genetic models
IgA deficiency is one of the most common genetic immunodeficiency disorders in humans and is associated with an insufficiency or complete absence of the antibody IgA. Researchers led from Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have...
Expedition Greenland: chasing evolution
In a collaborative undertaking between Uppsala University and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, researchers from the University will embark on a month-long expedition to Greenland at the end of July. The purpose of the expedition is to impro...
Promising progress for new treatment of type 1 diabetes
New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of anti-inflammatory cytokine for treatment of type 1 diabetes. The study, published in the open access journal Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), reveals that adm...
One night of sleep loss can alter clock genes in your tissues
Swedish researchers at Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute have found that genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing a single night of sleep, in a study that is to be published in th...
Sleep loss makes memories less accessible in stressful situations
It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University now show that sleep does not only help form long-term memory but also ensures access to it during times of cognitiv...
New mechanism for male infertility discovered
A new Swedish study links male infertility to autoimmune prostatic inflammation. The findings are published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Individuals with social phobia have too much serotonin – not too little
Previous studies have led researchers to believe that individuals with social anxiety disorder/ social phobia have too low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. A new study carried out at Uppsala University, however, shows that the situation i...
New clue to how cancer causes organ failure
Cancer produces a variety of collateral effects in patients beyond the malignancy itself, including threats to distal organ functions. However, the basis for such effects, associated with either primary or metastatic tumors, are generally poorly u...
Global conflicts on the rise
40 armed conflicts were active in 2014, the highest number of conflicts since 1999 and an increase of 18% when compared to the 34 conflicts active in 2013. New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) shows an increase in both the number...
New technique for protein analysis in tissues
A new technique to study proteins which does not require advanced equipment, specialized labs or expensive reagents, has been developed at Uppsala University, Sweden. The technique could be further developed to be used in point of care devices, fo...
New research: Recovery of sensory function by stem cell transplants
New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, show that human stem cells that are transpla...
New study shows the dynamics of active swarms in alternating fields
Researchers from Uppsala University, together with colleagues at University College Dublin, have studied the dynamics of active swarms using computer simulations and experiments on unicellular algae. The team not only found full analogy of the act...
DNA which only females have
In many animal species, the chromosomes differ between the sexes. The male has a Y chromosome. In some animals, however, for example birds, it is the other way round. In birds, the females have their own sex chromosome, the W chromosome. For the f...
New tool predicts your risk of death
Researchers from Uppsala University have studied the risk of dying over the next five years. They have developed a unique health-risk calculator by using one of the world’s largest study material, UK Biobank, containing data from nearly half a mil...
Origins of feathered dinosaurs more complex than first thought
It is too soon to claim that the common ancestor of dinosaurs had feathers, according to research by scientists at the Natural History Museum, Royal Ontario Museum and Uppsala University.
Uppsala University to invest in new Antibiotics Centre
An Uppsala Antibiotics Centre is to be created at Uppsala University. This was announced by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg at the opening of the Uppsala Health Summit conference. The goal is for this interdisciplinary centre to be a region...
“Crimea Is Ours!” Russian geopolitics and digital irony
In a new article published in the Journal of Eurasian Geography and Economics Mikhail Suslov, researcher at Uppsala University, analyzes how the annexation of Crimea in March 2014 has been represented and discussed on Russian-language social netwo...
Delayed cord clamping improves fine motor skills
The importance of the umbilical cord not only for the foetus but for newborn infants too was shown by Swedish researchers a few years ago. In a follow-up study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics they have now been able to show an association between d...
Malaria testing yet to reach its potential
In a study published this month in Malaria Journal, researchers from Uppsala University and other institutions present a new model for systematically evaluating new malaria treatment programs in routine conditions across multiple countries.
How does a honeybee queen avoid inbreeding in her colony?
Recombination, or crossing-over, occurs when sperm and egg cells are formed and segments of each chromosome pair are interchanged. This process plays an crucial role in the maintenance of genetic variation. Matthew Webster and Andreas Wallberg at ...