Press releases from Uppsala University
Armed conflicts decreased in 2012, but fatalities increased
1 July 2013
Last year the number of armed conflicts decreased markedly, at the same time as the number of battle-related deaths in these conflicts increased dr...
Complex activity patterns emerge from simple underlying laws
28 June 2013
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University and University of Havana uses mathematic modeling and experiments on ants to show that a group...
Link shown between Crohn’s disease and virus
27 June 2013
A new study reveals that all children with Crohn’s disease that were examined had a commonly occurring virus – an enterovirus – in their intestines...
Overweight causes heart failure – large study with new method clarifies the association
26 June 2013
An international research team led by Swedish scientists has used a new method to investigate obesity and overweight as a cause of cardiovascular d...
Donation enables clinical testing of new cancer treatment
15 June 2013
Uppsala University has received a donation of SEK 14 million from entrepreneur Vince Hamilton for research into a new virus treatment for neuroendo...
Putting flesh on the bones of ancient fish
13 June 2013
This week in the journal Science early online edition, Swedish and Australian researchers present the miraculously preserved musculature of 380 mil...
New study challenges popular beliefs about migrants from war-torn countries
12 June 2013
Events such as the bombing of the Boston Marathon seem to confirm people’s suspicions that migrants from war-torn countries such as Chechnya, Bosni...
Cells must use their brakes moderately for effective speed control
15 May 2013
How cells regulate their own function by “accelerating and braking” is important basic knowledge when new intelligent medicines are being developed...
Local community group activities may help reduce neonatal mortality in Vietnam
15 May 2013
Community groups in rural Vietnam comprised of local health workers, politicians and laywomen (Maternal and Newborn Health Groups) set up to tackle...
The mechanism that puts the curl in the curling stone revealed
13 May 2013
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden can now reveal the mechanism behind the curved path of a curling stone. The discovery by the research...
Researchers identifies gene associated with eczema in dogs
9 May 2013
A novel gene associated with canine atopic dermatitis has been identified by a team of researchers led by professors Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Uppsala ...
EU project will increase researcher access to biobanks
23 April 2013
All of us stand to benefit from large European health studies, but it is not always easy for researchers to collaborate across national borders. To...
This year’s Johan Skytte Prize winner announced
19 April 2013
Professor Robert Axelrod at Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, is the winner o...
Årets skytteanska pristagare utsedd
19 April 2013
Professor Robert Axelrod vid Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy och Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, är 2013 års mottag...
Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae
15 April 2013
New research results from Uppsala University instil hope of efficient hydrogen production with green algae being possible in the future, despite th...
Suicide mortality has increased in relation to processes of modernization in Russia
8 April 2013
Societal modernization has importance for the high suicide rates in contemporary Russia. But also alcohol consumption seems to have a remarkably st...
Genes behind obesity mapped in large-scale study
8 April 2013
An international research team has identified seven new gene loci linked to obesity. Researchers were also able to show that the genetic mechanisms...
PCBs can increase risk of lowered heart function
5 April 2013
There is a connection between high levels of PCBs and the heart’s ability to pump. The study is the latest of several from the Uppsala University r...
Electric solar wind sailing spacecraft an important step closer
25 March 2013
A little more than a year ago a research team started to develop a vital part of a Finnish invention – an electric solar wind sail for interplaneta...
New technology platform launched at SciLifeLab in Uppsala
19 March 2013
An advanced chip that swiftly and with extremely high sensitivity can measure 92 different tumour proteins from 92 different patients is now availa...