Press releases from Uppsala University
Threats from infectious diseases on Uppsala Health Summit agenda
At the Uppsala Health Summit Tackling Infectious Disease Threats, due to start next week, experts and decision makers from ministries, academia, co...
Patients’ expectations influence the effectiveness of SSRI antidepressants
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety but their superiority over placebo has been ques...
Viking Age pattern with possible Kufic script part of exhibition
What was previously thought to be typical Viking Age patterns in silver could in fact be geometric Kufic characters. Both Allah and Ali may be invo...
Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests
A genomic analysis of ancient human remains from KwaZulu-Natal revealed that southern Africa has an important role to play in writing the history o...
How molecular scissors cut in the right place
A research group at Uppsala University has found out how CRISPR-Cas9 - also known as ‘molecular scissors’ - can search the genome for a specific DN...
Epigenetic changes and disease – what is the connection?
Previous research has shown that there is a connection between epigenetic changes and some of our common illnesses. But what does this connection m...
Ancestor of sea reptile super predators found in Germany
A new species of extinct sea monster from the Early Jurassic has been identified by a team of German and Swedish researchers. The fossilized bones ...
Fifty–fifty split best for children of divorce
Preschool children in joint physical custody have less psychological symptoms than those who live mostly or only with one parent after a separation...
Report on global infectious disease threats highlights challenges, ahead of Uppsala Health Summit 2017
Infectious diseases are among the biggest threats to health in the world. Recurrent alarms about the risk of disease spread, epidemics and pandemic...
Genetic effects are influenced by lifestyle
The risk for developing obesity is influenced by our lifestyle as well as our genes. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that ...
Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution
Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approx...
New ancient sea reptile found in Germany – the earliest of its kind
A previously unrecognized 132 million-year-old fossilized sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researc...
Millions of novel genetic variants found in 1000 Swedish individuals
An extensive exercise to map genetic variation in Sweden has found 33 million genetic variants, 10 million of which are novel. Large-scale DNA sequ...
New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susc...
Functions at old age are influenced by previous lifestyle
"Which factors increase the chance of aging with well-maintained functions?" Older men who never smoked, avoided obesity and had held a healt...
Blocking of an enzyme stops brain tumour cells from growing
By blocking of an enzyme that affects the cellular microenvironment it is possible to stop brain tumour cells from growing. This is shown in a new ...
Not every sperm is sacred: longer-lived sperm produce healthier offspring
Males produce hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of sperm within a single ejaculate depending on the species. Does it matter then which ...
Shortcut method in drug development
In the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a research group at Uppsala University presents a new, s...
Insulin release is controlled by the amount of Epac2A at the secretory vesicles
Specialized beta cells in the pancreas release the hormone insulin to control our blood glucose levels, and failure of this mechanism is central to...
Less myocardial infarctions during summer vacation - more on Mondays and winter holidays
Time periods by calendar related to perceived stress are associated with the incidence rate of myocardial infarction (MI), says a new nationwide re...