Press releases from Uppsala University
Tadpoles turn to vegetarian diets under heat waves
4 November 2016
Of the many ecological questions unfolded by climate change, the potential influence of temperature on the feeding preferences of organisms is curr...
Popcorn-rocks solve the mystery of the magma chambers
2 November 2016
Since the 18th century, geologists have struggled to explain how big magma chambers form in the Earth’s crust. In particular, it has been difficult...
Genes affect when we have children and family size
31 October 2016
Researchers have identified 12 specific areas of the DNA sequence that are robustly related with the age at which we have our first child, and the ...
3D tumors grown in the lab provide new perspective for cancer drug discovery
27 October 2016
Understanding how cells within tumors respond to drugs is a critical issue in anticancer drug development. In an article published in Cell Chemical...
Sleep loss tied to changes of the gut microbiota in humans
25 October 2016
Results from a new clinical study conducted at Uppsala University suggest that curtailing sleep alters the abundance of bacterial gut species that ...
Who will be the next president of the United States?
24 October 2016
The U.S. elections are getting closer. The campaign is more intense than in many years and the stakes are high. Who will win and why? What will the...
Early fossil fish from China shows where our jaws came from
20 October 2016
Where did our jaws come from? The question is more complicated than it seems, because not all jaws are the same. In a new article, published in Sci...
Giving patients a voice in drug development
18 October 2016
The patient perspective is important in all medical research, and particularly in drug development. This month, a public private research initiativ...
Chameleonic properties make large molecules into possible drugs
17 October 2016
In a paper published today in Nature Chemical Biology, a team of researchers from Uppsala University, the Broad Institute of MIT, Harvard, and Astr...
Ancient fish illuminates one of the mysteries of childhood
17 October 2016
Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the e...
Conclusions on ending childhood obesity from Uppsala Health Summit 2016
14 October 2016
Uppsala Health Summit concluded its deliberations on how to end childhood obesity this week with a number of recommendations to governments, the fo...
Conclusions from Uppsala Health Summit 11 -12 October 2016
13 October 2016
The following are conclusions and proposals developed during the multi-party dialogues held during Uppsala Health Summit, 11 – 12 October 2016:
Erasmus+ Capacity building project launch EVENT
11 October 2016
In competition with a large number of other academic institutions, Uppsala University has been given the task of coordinating the project EVENT, Eu...
Childhood obesity on the agenda as experts gather in Uppsala
11 October 2016
At Uppsala Health Summit on childhood obesity, which starts today on World Obesity Day, experts from health organisations, the academic community, ...
Magma movements foretell future eruptions
7 October 2016
Geologists at Uppsala University have traced magma movement beneath Mt. Cameroon volcano, which will help monitoring for future volcanic eruptions....
New efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light
6 October 2016
An environmentally friendly, efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light has been developed by researchers at Up...
Roundworms even more useful than researchers previously thought
5 October 2016
The one millimetre long roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has been used as a model organism in scientific research, and has therefore been extensive...
"The Nobel Prize in Economics” and society
5 October 2016
In 1968, the scientific status of economics was strengthened by the creation of the “Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences”. After financial crises, low...
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...