Ancient genomes link early Iberian farmers to Basques
8 September 2015
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
20 August 2015
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
19 August 2015
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
17 August 2015
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
30 July 2015
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
30 July 2015
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
30 July 2015
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
20 July 2015
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
13 July 2015
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
18 June 2015
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
17 June 2015
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
17 June 2015
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
17 June 2015
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
12 June 2015
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
8 June 2015
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
5 June 2015
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
4 June 2015
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
4 June 2015
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
3 June 2015
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
2 June 2015
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...