Press releases from Uppsala University
Knowledge of genetics improves uncertain medication
19 February 2009
Roughly 100,000 Swedes are under treatment with the blood-thinning drug Waran. Patients evince varying sensitivity to Waran, which makes the initia...
Natural selection is not the only process that drives evolution
27 January 2009
Why have some of our genes evolved rapidly? It is widely believed that Darwinian natural selection is responsible, but research led by a group at U...
Newton's book back in Uppsala University Library
22 January 2009
In the 1960s Isaac Newton's Principia was stolen from the Uppsala University Library, Carolina Rediviva, and has been circulating in Europe and the...
Infidelity produces faster sperms
20 January 2009
Until now, it has been difficult to prove that fast-swimming sperms have an advantage when it comes to fertilizing an egg. But now a research team ...
Unique 17th-century Art Cabinet now on the Net
19 January 2009
The Augsburg Art Cabinet from 1632 contained collections of exotic items, new inventions, and technically complicated objects. The Art Cabinet orig...
Why domestic animals changed coat
16 January 2009
You notice it in your everyday life, the bewildering diversity in coat colour among our pigs, dogs and other domestic animals. This stark contrasts...
New piece in the jigsaw puzzle of human origins
15 January 2009
In an article in today's Nature, Uppsala researcher Martin Brazeau describes the skull and jaws of a fish that lived about 410 million years ago. T...
Tasmanian wolf DNA makes museum objects highly interesting
13 January 2009
An international research team, in which Uppsala scientists have played a leading role, has managed to map the mitochondria DNA of the extinct Tasm...
- Quantum mechanics discovers unusual crystal structure in calcium metal under high pressure 23 December 2008
- Genes come and go in our quadrupled genomes 22 December 2008
Dissertation work led to world-leading wave power
9 December 2008
A technology that is adapted to the special conditions for wave energy places the wave energy technology from Uppsala on the absolute cutting edge ...
Genes determine whether sugar pills work
3 December 2008
It is a well-known fact in drug trials that individuals can respond just as well to placebos, sugar pills, as to the active drug. On the other hand...
New research project to study protection against future influenza epidemics
27 November 2008
The influenza drug Tamiflu is a potent and important defense against future influenza epidemics. Recently, however, increased resistance to this im...
Proof of how proteins fold into the right structure
27 November 2008
A protein not only has a special sequence of amino acids, it also needs to have the right folded structure in order to function as it should in the...
DNA-analysis of hair in project aiming at identification of Copernicus
23 November 2008
In a collaborative project between Swedish and Polish scientists large efforts has been made in a project to identify the remains of Nicolaus Coper...
Blood fat medicine can kill cancer cells
21 November 2008
The substance simvastatin kills cancer cells and can reduce the risk of blood clots in cancer patients. Experimental studies also show that low do...
Violent video games affect biological systems
13 November 2008
An article published electronically yesterday in the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica, describes how heart rate and sleep in boys are affected b...
Dinosaurs - in English
12 November 2008
On Sunday, November 16, the Museum of Evolution will present a whole day for English-speaking residents of Uppsala.
New strategic commitments decided for 2009
6 November 2008
Uppsala University is continuing its strategic commitments, focusing on quality and renewal. Energy research, peace research, and medical research...
War affects Iraqis' health more after fleeing
3 November 2008
The risk of depression is greater among Iraqi soldiers who took part in the Gulf War than among civilians. Surprisingly, on the other hand, neither...