Press releases from Uppsala University
Europe to coordinate unique biobanks
27 maj 2009
The unique material that exists in Europe's, and above all the Nordic countries' and Sweden's, biobanks is a goldmine for research. To put them to ...
Origin of brain tumor discovered
08 maj 2009
Glioma is the most common and most serious form of brain tumors that affect adults. It has not yet been determined which specific type of cell in t...
Sewage treatment in the East may be enough to reduce Baltic algal blooms
06 maj 2009
Upgrading sewage treatment in the southeastern Baltic Sea states to Swedish standards may suffice to reduce algal blooms in the Baltic to levels of...
Theory shows mechanism behind delayed development of antibiotic resistance
05 maj 2009
Inhibiting the "drug efflux pumps" in bacteria, which function as their defence mechanisms against antibiotics, can mask the effect of mutations th...
Cell transplants may cure deafness
22 april 2009
When Uppsala researchers found immature stem cells in the inner ear of humans a few years ago, it caused a global sensation. They have also managed...
Spin-out company Olink enters important agreement
21 april 2009
The discovery that led to a unique method for examining human proteins and their function was made at Uppsala University a few years ago. This week...
The life histories of the earliest land animals
20 april 2009
The fossil record usually shows what adult animals looked like. But the appearance and lifestyle of juvenile animals often differ dramatically from...
A touch of potassium yields better hydrogen-storage materials
15 april 2009
An international research team, including Professor Rajeev Ahuja's research group at Uppsala University, has shown that small additions of potassiu...
Winner of this year's Skytte Prize named
02 april 2009
The American political scientist Philippe C. Schmitter has been awarded the 2009 Skytte Prize. He is receiving the award for his extensive and pion...
Neuroscience at Uppsala University rewarded
02 april 2009
Klas Kullander, associate professor of neuroscience at Uppsala University, is one of five winners of the Göran Gustafsson Prize for 2009 - the larg...
Gene exchange common among sex-manipulating bacteria
25 mars 2009
Certain bacteria have learned to manipulate the proportion of females and males in insect populations. Now Uppsala University researchers have mapp...
Right warfarin dose determined by three genes
20 mars 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University, together with colleagues at the Karolinska Institute and the Sanger Institute, have now found all the genes the ...
Fossil fragments reveal 500 million year old monster predator
20 mars 2009
Hurdia victoria was originally described in 1912 as a crustacean-like animal. Now, researchers from Uppsala University and colleagues reveal it to ...
Uppsala University competing for strategic funding
18 mars 2009
This week the Vice Chancellor submitted Uppsala University’s applications for the strategic research funding that the government made available wit...
Important new model shows how proteins find the right DNA sequences
16 mars 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University and Harvard University have collaboratively developed a new theoretical model to explain how proteins can rapidly...
New applications for carbon nanomaterials in hydrogen storage
12 mars 2009
An international research team, involving Professor Rajeev Ahuja at Uppsala University and researchers in the USA, set out to understand the mechan...
Computer superpower strengthens attempts to combat common diseases
05 mars 2009
New large-scale sequencing technology will revolutionize biomedical research in the coming decade. Uppsala University's entity UPPMAX is now expand...
Unclear regulations obstacle to biological diversity
03 mars 2009
International environmental law on biological diversity is now being called into question in a dissertation at Uppsala University. Unclear legislat...
Major step toward less energy loss in new electromagnetic materials
03 mars 2009
Researchers at Uppsala University have managed for the first time to measure magnetic properties in new materials quantitatively with the help of e...
New discovery paves the way for new diagnosis of serious lung disease
02 mars 2009
The discovery by Uppsala University researchers of a previously unknown protein in the cells of the lower air ways brings new potential for early d...