Press releases from Uppsala University
UCDP peace researchers: Was 2017 the end of IS?
When peace researchers at Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) summarize the conflict situation for the world in 2017, much focus is on the so-call...
New method to stop cells dividing could help fight cancer
Researchers at Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Oxford, have used a new strategy to shut down specific enzymes to...
Genomic data suggest two main migrations into Scandinavia after the last ice age
In a new study published in PLOS Biology, an international research team suggests Scandinavia was populated by two main migrations after the last g...
Jonas Åström blir ny chef vid UU Innovation
Ny chef vid UU Innovation blir Jonas Åström, idag chef inom GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences, BioProcess FoU. Han tillträder i februari 2018.
Group interventions reduce post-traumatic stress symptoms among unaccompanied refugee minors
Participation in a post-traumatic stress group can be an effective help for unaccompanied refugee minors. In a new study with 46 participants, one ...
A Market of Murders: new thesis on 21st-century Swedish crime fiction
Treasure trove of highly detailed fossils uncovered by Uppsala researchers
A team of researchers from Uppsala University have uncovered a hidden diversity of microscopic animal fossils from over half a billion years ago lu...
Ready for billion kronor investment in the Ångström Laboratory
Akademiska Hus and Uppsala University are engaging in the largest joint initiative ever through the expansion of the Ångström Laboratory. Today the...
Mechanism identified behind enzyme involved in liver and other human cancers
To understand what has gone wrong when cancer occurs and to create new possibilities for treatment, it is important to understand the molecular mec...
University finds misconduct behind plastics study
Uppsala University has now taken a decision in the misconduct case concerning a study on the consumption of microplastics by fish larvae. The Unive...
The origin of a new species of Darwin’s finches
Darwin’s finches in the Galápagos archipelago provide an iconic model for the evolution of biodiversity on earth due to natural selection. A team o...
Genome sequencing reveals extensive inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves
Researchers from Uppsala University and others have for the first time determined the full genetic consequences of intense inbreeding in a threaten...
Dog ownership linked to lower mortality
A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog owner...
Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies
The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University re...
Novel open source software for drug combination analysis reveals complex effects of combining clinically used drugs
The effect of combining clinically used drugs for the treatment of colon cancer can vary widely depending on concentrations, ranging from cases whe...
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...
Exhibition: Viking Age patterns may be Kufic script
What was previously thought to be typical Viking Age, silver patterns on woven silk bands, could in fact be geometric Kufic characters. As part of ...
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...