Press releases from Uppsala University
Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought
16 August 2018
Breaking with the long-held idea that working memory has fixed limits, a new study by researchers at Uppsala University and New York University sug...
There is not one kind of “good sperm” – it depends on other qualities in the male
16 August 2018
In a study published in Behavioral Ecology researchers from Uppsala University show that the same type of sperm is not always the best for all male...
Magnetic antiparticles offer new horizons for information technologies
15 August 2018
Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies. Now, ph...
The end-Cretaceous extinction unleashed modern shark diversity
2 August 2018
A study that examined the shape of hundreds of fossilized shark teeth suggests that modern shark biodiversity was triggered by the end-Cretaceous m...
Magma storage and eruptive behaviour at Bali volcano
16 July 2018
A new study by researchers at Uppsala University and the Italian National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) published in the journal ...
New research detects brain cell that improves learning
5 July 2018
The workings of memory and learning have yet to be clarified, especially at the neural circuitry level. But researchers at Uppsala University have ...
Striking differences in brain morphology between wild and domestic rabbits
25 June 2018
The most characteristic feature of domestic animals is their tame behaviour. An international team of scientists has now used high-resolution magne...
UCDP: fatalities in organised violence still decreasing
18 June 2018
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for ...
Endocrine-disrupting pesticides impair frog reproduction
14 June 2018
In a new study, researchers from Sweden and Britain have investigated how the endocrine-disrupting substance linuron affects reproduction in the We...
Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century
13 June 2018
The intensive whaling that has pushed many species to the brink of extinction today may be several centuries older than previously assumed. This vi...
Extent of immune response associated with degree of inflammation and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis
12 June 2018
To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies to the amino acid citrulline are commonly measured. A new study from Uppsala University shows that a b...
First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System
8 June 2018
The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to largescale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it...
Shamus Khan awarded the 2018 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize
5 June 2018
Professor Shamus Khan at Columbia University is the second recipient of the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize in Sociology. The prize sum is SEK 100,000.
Press Registration Now Open for Uppsala Health Summit 2018 on Cancer Challenges
4 June 2018
The challenges of future cancer care are in focus when Uppsala Health Summit 2018 opens next week. The annual summit will be attended by important...
Uppsala University and EATRIS announce public–private collaboration
4 June 2018
Uppsala University, Uppsala University Hospital and the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) have formed a collaboration wit...
Ticks on migratory birds found to carry newly discovered hemorrhagic fever virus
1 June 2018
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University and other institutions have identified genetic material from the recently identified Alkhurma hem...
Virus genes from city pond rescue bacteria
28 May 2018
A key question in evolutionary biology is how new functions arise. New research at Uppsala University shows that bacteriophages (viruses that infec...
Uppsala Health Summit Report: "Time to ask tough questions about cancer"
22 May 2018
The number of people who fall ill with cancer is increasing globally. While medical advances open up unprecedented opportunities for slowing down a...
A lipid “trap” inside cells reduces drug effectiveness
17 May 2018
Cellular lipids are more efficient than proteins in trapping most drugs and hence reducing the free intracellular drug concentration. This is shown...
The CD93 protein suggests new strategy to inhibit cancer development
15 May 2018
One strategy for cancer therapy is to inhibit the development of blood vessels in the tumour. Researchers at Uppsala University show in a new study...