Press releases from Uppsala University
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 ...
Limestone assimilation under volcanoes helps understand Earth’s carbon cycle
8 August 2016
In a new study researchers from Sweden and Italy show what happens when magma meets limestone on its way up to the surface. Magma-limestone interac...
Antidepressants boost cognitive behavioural therapy for social anxiety
30 June 2016
Treatments for social anxiety disorder often include either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT),...
Evolution of vertebrate vision
15 June 2016
A new study published in BMC Evolutionary Biology by the team lead by Xesús Abalo and Dan Larhammar, Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala Universi...
Upward trend in fatalities in organized violence was broken in 2015
14 June 2016
The alarming upward trend in fatalities in organized violence, witnessed over the last few years, was broken in 2015. This is evident from new data...
How honeybees do without males
9 June 2016
An isolated population of honeybees in South Africa, the Cape bees, has evolved a strategy to reproduce without males. A team of researchers at Upp...