Press releases from Uppsala University
The psychology behind climate change denial
4 October 2016
Climate change is a serious threat to humans, animals, and the earth’s ecosystems. Nevertheless, effective climate action has been delayed, partly ...
Eat, escape, love: the price of looking sexy
27 September 2016
In the animal kingdom colourful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study from a group of researchers at Uppsala University has studie...
Short sleep increases blood lipids tied to hunger and mood in humans before but not after a work out
26 September 2016
Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of overweight and obesity and previous studies have demonstrated that healthy participan...
Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour
19 September 2016
Researchers at Uppsala University have used computer modelling to study how brain tumours arise. The study, which is published today in the journal...
The memory of a heart attack is stored in our genes
16 September 2016
Both heredity and environmental factors influence our risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study, by researches at Uppsala University, shows now t...
Donation for New Sociology Prize
9 September 2016
Uppsala University has received its first donation for sociology to be used for the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize “to be awarded yearly to a younger res...
Uppsala Health Summit 11-12 October: Pre-conference report
8 September 2016
A report has been released for the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit on ending childhood obesity, outlining the challenges, including the effectivenes...
Life history of the 360 million-year-old Acanthostega rewrites the tetrapod move on land
7 September 2016
This week in the journal Nature, an international team of researchers shows that fossils of the 360 million-year-old tetrapod Acanthostega, one of ...
Sustainable peace is more than lack of violence
6 September 2016
In a world of conflict and violence new knowledge on how to build sustainable peace is urgently needed. In his dissertation PhD candidate Florian K...
Flycatcher genome sheds light on causes of mutations
6 September 2016
A research team at Uppsala University has determined the complete genetic code of 11 members of a flycatcher pedigree. Doing this, they have for th...
Biobank storage time as important as age
5 September 2016
The amount of time a blood sample used for medical research has been stored at a biobank may affect the test results as much as the blood sample pr...
Controlling the amount of heparan sulphate – a carbohydrate needed for foetal development
2 September 2016
Heparan sulphate occurs as carbohydrate chains which are very important for human body cells both for normal foetal development and during the cour...
Forensic DNA analysis checks the origin of cultured cells
31 August 2016
Cell lines are cultured cells that are commonly used in medical research. New results from Uppsala University show that such cells are not always w...
Magnetism under the magnifying glass
31 August 2016
Being able to determine magnetic properties of materials with sub-nanometer precision would greatly simplify development of magnetic nano-structure...
Memory activation before exposure reduces life-long fear of spiders
25 August 2016
Many people suffer from anxiety and fears, and a common treatment for these problems is exposure therapy. In a new study published in Current Biolo...
New study provides important insight into how tumours metastasise
23 August 2016
Research has shown that the growth of cancerous tumours is affected by the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) in the body’s cells; TGF-beta...
Kevin Anderson is the new Zennström visiting Professor in Climate Change Leadership
22 August 2016
Climate researcher Kevin Anderson will be Uppsala University’s second holder of the Zennström visiting professorship in Climate Change Leadership. ...
Polyunsaturated fat in adipose tissue linked to lower mortality
17 August 2016
In a study from Uppsala University, published in the American journal JAMA Cardiology, the fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipo...
Plenty of light during daytime reduces the effect of blue light screens on night sleep
10 August 2016
The use of smartphones and tablet computers during evening hours has previously been associated with sleep disturbances in humans. A new study from...
Simplified approach to drug development with Upsalite
9 August 2016
For the first time, researchers have revealed the nanostructure of the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite® and pore size control was achieved ...