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...
Several Uppsala researchers involved in top breakthroughs of 2014
Rosetta’s arrival at the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and the landing of Philae is this year’s greatest scientific achievement, according to journal Science. Also on the list of the top breakthroughs is the discovery of birds’ evolutionary ‘big...
Overview and analysis of ICT research gives fresh perspectives
The effect of Internet on our lives and society is a constant topic of interest for politicians, business leaders, the media and the general public, an interest that has generated a substantial body of research on the use of ICT. In a newly publis...
New method for quickly determining antibiotic resistance
Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method of rapidly identifying which bacteria are causing an infection and determining whether they a...
Scientists X-ray tiny cell organelles responsible for carbon fixation
An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray laser. The images show projections of the carboxysome particle, a delicate and tiny cell compartmen...
Why glaciers that flow into the ocean are extremely sensitive to climate change
In a new paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience researchers present a new view of iceberg calving that explains the sudden collapse of ice shelves and sudden retreat of tidewater glaciers, observed as the polar region slowly warm.
Vaccine found to suppress tumor growth and spreading
In a new study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show that a therapeutic vaccine directed against tumor vessels can reduce tumor burden and suppress formation of spontaneous lung metastases in a mo...
New classification improves risk prediction in chronic lymphocytic leukemia
If chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with a good or poor prognosis could be identified already at the time of diagnosis, physicians would have better possibilities to adjust their therapeutic and follow-up strategies. Now researchers at Uppsal...
Increased dosing of malaria drug in children could decrease risk of infection
Piperaquine is a long-acting malaria drug that kills residual parasites and decreases the risk of reinfection. A study led by Uppsala University researcher Martin Bergstrand shows that increasing the dose used in children could potentially decreas...
First Swedish hard-rock diamonds discovered
An Uppsala-led research group has presented the first verified discovery of diamonds in Swedish bedrock. The diamonds are small, but provide important clues to the geological evolution of rocks.
New findings show that different brain tumours have the same origin
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered to arise from different cell types in the brain. Now researchers at Uppsala University, together with ...