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 ...
Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells
In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life. The study provides a new understanding of...
Gender inequalities exist for fathers in the Swedish child health field
Fathers in Sweden are not provided with the same opportunities as mothers when it comes to learning about how to take care and raise their children.
A Google for handwriting
To be able to use computers to analyse and search handwritten texts would revolutionise research in the humanities. And the technology to digitise printed books and make them searchable already exists.
Joint search for new antibiotics
The WHO has identified antibiotic resistance as one of the three biggest threats to human health. Without new antibiotics, we risk returning to a situation in which every infection is life-threatening. The combined expertise of Europe is now aimed...
The pregnancy test that changed everything
Leif Wide's immunological pregnancy test was revolutionary. It was fast, reliable and simple to carry out. It was followed by a number of innovations which led to a very successful company in Uppsala.
Who's your neighbour – and what difference does it make?
Who do you meet in the corner shop or at the bus stop? Whose kitchen window is opposite yours? While diversity is increasing in cities, some groups are becoming ever more isolated.