Press releases from Uppsala University
More reliable forecasts regarding algal bloom in lakes
17 April 2008
One method of reducing algal blooms in eutrophied lakes is to build purification plants or manure pits nearby. In order to estimate whether this is...
Main contact a clue in the battle against cancer
15 April 2008
By cutting off the nutritional supply to tumours through treacherous blood vessels, it will perhaps be possible to gain ground in the battle agains...
The first humans went to America earlier than was thought
15 April 2008
When and how America was populated has been a long drawn-out scientific debate. With the aid of DNA analysis of 14,500-year-old faeces, Uppsala res...
Promising new material for hydrogen storage
11 April 2008
You can investigate the hydrogen storage properties of different materials effectively with the aid of heavyweight computer calculations. Carlos Mo...
The Holocaust was not experienced in the same way by everyone
31 March 2008
Jewish experiences of the Holocaust are complex. Swedish researcher Laura Palosuo from Uppsala University has studied the testimony of Hungarian su...
Statistics are insufficient for study of proteins' signal system
26 March 2008
Ten years ago great attention was attracted by the discovery that it was possible to demonstrate signal transfer in proteins using statistical meth...
Basis created for directing and filming blood vessels
26 March 2008
A new method of filming blood-vessel cells that move in accordance with targeted signals has been developed by researchers at Uppsala University in...
New study changes conditions for Spanish brown bears
18 March 2008
Brown bears from the Iberian Peninsula are not as genetically different from other brown bears in Europe as was previously thought. A new study sh...
Fungi can tell us about the origin of sex chromosomes
14 March 2008
Fungi do not have sexes, just so-called mating types. A study published in the prestigious journal PLoS shows that there are great similarities be...
New international educational program on Europe's water
13 March 2008
This autumn a unique educational program will start, directed from Uppsala University and with eight institutions of higher education in six countr...
Several of Sweden's hottest technology companies stem from Uppsala research
12 March 2008
The Swedish magazines Ny Teknik (New Technology) and Affärsvärlden (Business World) have jointly identified the 33 most interesting new technology ...
New findings about the brain lead to treatment for eating disturbances
10 March 2008
The discovery of the brain’s so-called melanocortin system and its central role in controlling appetite has paved the way for entirely new possibil...
New protein discovery helps researchers understand autoimmune diseases
6 March 2008
APS-1 is an rare hereditary disease where the immune system attacks the body’s own organs. Within the framework of a major EU project, coordinated ...
Darwin was wrong about the wild origin of the chicken
29 February 2008
Charles Darwin maintained that the domesticated chicken derives from the red jungle fowl, but new research from Uppsala University now shows that t...
- Vikings did not dress the way we thought 25 February 2008
Identical twins not as identical as believed
15 February 2008
Contrary to our previous beliefs, identical twins are not genetically identical. This surprising finding is presented by American, Swedish, and Du...
Global trade in tiger shrimp threatens environment
14 February 2008
The cultivation of shrimp and fish in tropical coastal areas is often described as an environmentally friendly way to alleviate poverty, but in fac...
Unique production of Tosca in Uppsala's historic milieus
13 February 2008
On June 13 and 14 2008 the opera Tosca will be performed in a unique production that recreates and brings to life much of its origin. The three act...
Major investment gives new boost to microtechnology research for space
13 February 2008
VINNOVA and the Swedish National Space Board are making a major investment in research and development of pioneering space technology at Uppsala Un...
Doctors will soon be able to feel organs via a display screen
8 February 2008
With the aid of computerized image analysis, it may be possible in the future for radiologists to feel images with the help of a three-dimensional ...