Press releases from Uppsala University
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...
Microplastic particles threaten fish larvae
2 June 2016
Please note! The scientific article that this press release refers to have been retracted from the journal Science.
Loss of Y chromosome in blood cells associated with developing Alzheimer’s disease
24 May 2016
Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is in addition to an ...
New method to create terahertz radiation advances materials science
23 May 2016
Uppsala physicists have in an international collaboration developed a new method for creating laser pulses which are shorter, have much higher inte...
Mille-feuille-filter removes viruses from water
18 May 2016
A simple paper sheet made by scientists at Uppsala University can improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses ...
New study shows how shift work affects cognitive functions
17 May 2016
A new study from Uppsala University shows that compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently ...
Second gene modifies effect of mutation in DM, a dog model of ALS
16 May 2016
Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a neurodegenerative disease in dogs with similarities to ALS in humans. Scientists at Uppsala University, Sc...