Tooth enamel originated in the skin
When did the enamel that covers our teeth evolve? And where in the body did it first appear? In the latest issue of the journal Nature, researchers from Uppsala University and the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology (IVPP)...
New material holds promise for future electric cars
If electric cars are to be used in large numbers, the batteries presently available will need to be replaced by cheaper, safer ones. Researchers in Uppsala have now produced a promising new electrolyte material from a class of polymers not previou...
New smart robot accelerates cancer research
A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments. The new robot system finds optimal treatment combinations. Today Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) is publishing an article about the robot, authored by Dr Mats Gusta...
Cancer-stricken children want the truth
Children with cancer want honest but hopeful information. But giving appropriate information is difficult and improvements are needed for the sake of the child, the siblings and the parents. In a dissertation from Uppsala University, Li Jalmsell s...
New Greenland map facilitates climate research
For the first time a high-resolution map over the ground below the Greenland ice sheet is available. Researchers at Uppsala University have developed the map that will be of great importance for future possibilities to predict how the Greenland ic...
The more DNA the better
A new study shows that variation in genome size may be much more important than previously believed. It is clear that, at least sometimes, a large genome is a good genome.
PhenoMeNal: The gateway to individually adapted medication
The first of September is the start-up date for PhenoMeNal. This is an international research project which aims to establish a secure e-infrastructure for clinical metabolomics. One of the project’s work packages will be led by Uppsala University...
New step towards computers of the future
Future computers will require a magnetic material which can be manipulated ultra-rapidly by breaking the strong magnetic coupling. A study has been published in Nature Communications today in which Swedish and German scientists demonstrate that ev...
Metropolitan Europe growing increasingly segregated by class
People with disparate income levels are living farther and farther away from each other. This was found in an extensive research study of thirteen major European cities. The authors of the study highlight Stockholm as a city where the economic seg...
Ancient genomes link early Iberian farmers to Basques
An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University reports a surprising discovery from the genomes of eight Iberian Stone-Age farmer remains. The analyses revealed that early Iberian farmers are the closest ancestors to modern-day Basq...
Vegetable fats improve blood lipids and may extend lifespan
A common dietary recommendation is to replace saturated animal and tropical fats with unsaturated vegetable and fish fats. Which fats to include in standards diets is disputed, however. In a new dissertation, David Iggman has evaluated how differe...
The Tree of Life — more like a bush
New species evolve whenever a lineage splits off into several. Because of this, the kinship between species is often described in terms of a ‘tree of life’, where every branch constitutes a species. Now, researchers at Uppsala University have foun...
Patients don’t understand the purpose of clinical drug trials
Clinical trials are an important part of cancer research. Future patients depend on the severely ill to test drugs to improve treatment. But in her dissertation from Uppsala University, Tove Godskesen shows that some of these patients have a limit...
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...