Press releases from Uppsala University
Mitochondrial genes matter!
14 januari 2014
Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce. These new results are reported by res...
First dinosaurs identified from Saudi Arabia
07 januari 2014
Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Mon...
Smoking changes our genes
17 december 2013
The fact that smoking means a considerable health risk is nowadays commonly accepted. New research findings from Uppsala University and Uppsala Cli...
New study shows link between perfluorinated compounds and diabetes
12 december 2013
Perfluorinated compounds are environmental toxins that are found in fire extinguishing foam and water-repellent textiles and, for example. In...
Variety of risk genetic risk factors behind bone cancer in dogs
12 december 2013
Bone cancer in dogs is affected by a variety of genetic risk factors. Researchers from Uppsala University and the Broad Institute show this in a ne...
Lesbian parents more satisfied and less stressed
11 december 2013
Lesbian couples who start a family through assisted reproduction with donated sperm are more satisfied with their relationship and evince less pare...
How bacteria respond so quickly to external changes
02 december 2013
Understanding how bacteria adapt so quickly to changes in their external environment with continued high growth rates is one of the major research ...
Punk – a subculture that creates its own conditions
26 november 2013
Punk as a subculture does not emerge as a revolt against injustices but is rather created and defined from the inside, regardless of what the world...
DNA from 24 000-year-old bone in Siberia reveals origin of indigenous people in America
21 november 2013
An international research study, now being published in Nature, has made a breakthrough in the question of the origin of the indigenous peoples in ...
Better dosage of common drug after genetic testing
19 november 2013
The effectiveness of one of the most widely used anti-coagulant drugs can be improved if genotype testing is carried out before treatment is starte...
Errant gliding proteins yield long-sought insight
11 november 2013
In order to react effectively to changes in the surroundings, bacteria must be able to quickly turn specific genes on or off. Although the overall ...
Pain processes in tennis elbow illuminated by PET scanning
28 oktober 2013
Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by ...
Grazers and pollinators shape plant evolution
21 oktober 2013
It has long been known that the characteristics of many plants with wide ranges can vary geographically, depending on differences in climate. But c...
3D model reveals new information about iconic volcano
10 oktober 2013
The volcano on the Scottish peninsula Ardnamurchan is a popular place for the study of rocks and structures in the core of a volcano. Geology stude...
Two tests in combination can provide better asthma diagnosis
24 september 2013
It was previously thought that the two test methods signalled the same type of asthma. But a new study, led by researchers at Uppsala University, S...
Game design students and researchers take part in Tokyo Game Show
20 september 2013
Uppsala University and the Department of Game Design at Campus Gotland has, as the only western university, been invited to take part in Tokyo Game...
A high price to pay for cheap technology
17 september 2013
Rape in war cannot be addressed in isolation. It is deeply embedded in both the local context and that of global proportions. This is one of the co...
European researchers present largest-ever mapping of functional genetic variation
15 september 2013
In collaboration with several European research institutes, researchers at Uppsala University are presenting today a map of genetic causes of diffe...
Lifespan of fruitflies is primarily inherited within the sexes
13 september 2013
An individual’s lifespan is to some extent determined by genetic factors. These can affect disease risk and are in general believed to have the sam...
- Mechanical chest compressions for cardiac arrest just as good as manual 01 september 2013