The map of the body's proteins
Finished after 12 years' work: A pictorial atlas of the body's building blocks; proteins. A total of 13 million images have been collected into a searchable database in a collaboration which has involved institutions including KTH Royal Institute ...
The advantages of multilingualism
‘Multilingualism is not a problem, it's a gift.’ So says Leena Huss, linguist and research leader of the minority studies programme at the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University.
How does climate change affect biodiversity?
How does climate change affect species’ abundance and spread? This is a key question in climate debate which is hard to answer without information about a species’ natural variation. Now, researchers at Uppsala University for the first time are ab...
New biomarker for uterine cancer discovered
Researchers at Uppsala University have, together with researchers from Turku and Bergen, discovered a new biomarker which makes it possible to identify women with uterine cancer who have a high risk of recurrence. The findings were recently publis...
Method refinement for MAX IV
To take full advantage of future experiments at the MAX IV facility in Lund, advanced method development is pursued at Uppsala University, among others. An investigation, which gives new insights into resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS), is...
New thesis maps the origin of colour vision
Many of the genes that differentiate the eye’s cone cells and rod cells originate from when the genome of early vertebrate animals doubled in size. This is shown in a new thesis by David Lagman at Uppsala University.
The origin of the lymphatic vasculature uncovered in new study
In a new study, published in Cell Reports, researchers at Uppsala University describe a novel mechanism by which lymphatic vessels form during embryonic development. The finding may open new possibilities for repairing damaged lymphatic vessels us...
Unique tooth reveals details of the Peking Man’s life
In 2011 a tooth from the Peking Man was found in a box at the Museum of Evolution at Uppsala University. In the latest issue of Acta Anthropologica Sinica, researchers at Uppsala University and a Chinese research institute have now published their...
Human gene found to increase tolerance to arsenic
Studies conducted at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that some indigenous groups in the Andes of northern Argentina have increased resistance to arsenic. The researchers also identified the gene that underlies the alter...
Giant virus revealed in 3D using x-ray laser
For the first time, researchers have produced a 3D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The virus, called Mimivir...
New, useful feature of Moringa seeds revealed
Previous studies have shown that the extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University show that the Moringa seeds can also be used for separation of different ...
Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks
A team of scientists from Uppsala University and Princeton University has now shed light on the evolutionary history of Darwin’s finches and have identified a gene that explains variation in beak shape within and among species. The study is publis...
Live bacterium depicted using X-ray laser
An international team led by Uppsala University scientists has succeeded, for the first time, in depicting intact live bacteria with an X-ray laser. This technique, now described in the journal Nature Communications, can give researchers a clearer...
‘Locally produced food’ means different things to different people
Eating and producing locally grown food is often presented as a crucial step towards making our consumption more sustainable. A new thesis by Sofie Joosse, researcher in social and economic geography at Uppsala University, shows that there are a n...
First major analysis of Human Protein Atlas published
A research article published today in Science presents the first major analysis based on the Human Protein Atlas, including a detailed picture of the proteins that are linked to cancer, the number of proteins present in the bloodstream, and the ta...
New step towards future production of solar fuels
One way of storing solar energy is to transform the energy directly into a fuel. Researchers at Uppsala University have shown a reaction which makes the process of creating fuel from solar energy more efficient and less energy demanding.
Gene causing late foetal death identified
Researchers at SciLifeLab, Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital have identified a gene which can cause foetal deaths at a late stage of pregnancy. The results can be used to help families get answers when a child has died, as well as...
Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of the Canary Islands
The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands – at El Hierro in 2011 – produced spectacularly enigmatic white ‘floating rocks’ that originated from the layers of oceanic sedimentary rock underneath the island. An international team of researchers...
Sudden rise in the number of wars
The number of on-going wars exceeded ten during 2014, which is high compared to previous years since the new millennium. The increase from seven wars in 2013 is also the most significant increase in fifteen years, state researchers at the Uppsala ...
How host–virus coevolution unmasked from the genomic record
Retroviruses are important pathogens, which have attacked vertebrate hosts for millions of years. Researchers now provide new knowledge about the long-term interactions of retroviruses and their hosts by analyzing endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), r...