Press releases from Uppsala University
The origin of a new species of Darwin’s finches
23 November 2017
Darwin’s finches in the Galápagos archipelago provide an iconic model for the evolution of biodiversity on earth due to natural selection. A team o...
Genome sequencing reveals extensive inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves
20 November 2017
Researchers from Uppsala University and others have for the first time determined the full genetic consequences of intense inbreeding in a threaten...
Dog ownership linked to lower mortality
17 November 2017
A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog owner...
Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies
13 November 2017
The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University re...
Novel open source software for drug combination analysis reveals complex effects of combining clinically used drugs
6 November 2017
The effect of combining clinically used drugs for the treatment of colon cancer can vary widely depending on concentrations, ranging from cases whe...
Threats from infectious diseases on Uppsala Health Summit agenda
6 October 2017
At the Uppsala Health Summit Tackling Infectious Disease Threats, due to start next week, experts and decision makers from ministries, academia, co...
Patients’ expectations influence the effectiveness of SSRI antidepressants
3 October 2017
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety but their superiority over placebo has been ques...
Exhibition: Viking Age patterns may be Kufic script
2 October 2017
What was previously thought to be typical Viking Age, silver patterns on woven silk bands, could in fact be geometric Kufic characters. As part of ...
Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests
28 September 2017
A genomic analysis of ancient human remains from KwaZulu-Natal revealed that southern Africa has an important role to play in writing the history o...
How molecular scissors cut in the right place
28 September 2017
A research group at Uppsala University has found out how CRISPR-Cas9 - also known as ‘molecular scissors’ - can search the genome for a specific DN...
Epigenetic changes and disease – what is the connection?
20 September 2017
Previous research has shown that there is a connection between epigenetic changes and some of our common illnesses. But what does this connection m...
Ancestor of sea reptile super predators found in Germany
15 September 2017
A new species of extinct sea monster from the Early Jurassic has been identified by a team of German and Swedish researchers. The fossilized bones ...
Fifty–fifty split best for children of divorce
7 September 2017
Preschool children in joint physical custody have less psychological symptoms than those who live mostly or only with one parent after a separation...
Report on global infectious disease threats highlights challenges, ahead of Uppsala Health Summit 2017
7 September 2017
Infectious diseases are among the biggest threats to health in the world. Recurrent alarms about the risk of disease spread, epidemics and pandemic...
Genetic effects are influenced by lifestyle
6 September 2017
The risk for developing obesity is influenced by our lifestyle as well as our genes. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that ...
Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution
31 August 2017
Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approx...
New ancient sea reptile found in Germany – the earliest of its kind
28 August 2017
A previously unrecognized 132 million-year-old fossilized sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researc...
Millions of novel genetic variants found in 1000 Swedish individuals
23 August 2017
An extensive exercise to map genetic variation in Sweden has found 33 million genetic variants, 10 million of which are novel. Large-scale DNA sequ...
New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance
8 August 2017
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susc...
Functions at old age are influenced by previous lifestyle
21 July 2017
"Which factors increase the chance of aging with well-maintained functions?" Older men who never smoked, avoided obesity and had held a healt...