News from Uppsala University
Human vision inadequate for research on bird vision
12 maj 2008
The most attractive male birds attract more females and as a result are most successful in terms of reproduction. This is the starting point of man...
PET provides improved knowledge of diseases of the brain
08 maj 2008
Six years ago the doctor Henry Engler was for the first time able to show an image of what Alzheimer's Disease 'looked like' in the brain. He subse...
Nitrates in vegetables protect against gastric ulcers
07 maj 2008
Vegetables that are rich in nitrates protect the stomach from damage. This takes place through conversion of nitrates into nitrites by the bacteria...
Major investment in equality of academic leadership
30 april 2008
Uppsala University is launching a special 'power package', with the aim of increasing the proportion of female professors and the proportion of wom...
Kai Siegbahn exhibition opens with symposium
23 april 2008
The Uppsala professor and Nobel prizewinner Kai Siegbahn, who would have been 90 in April, is getting his own permanent exhibition at the Ångström ...
New methods create superior solar-energy technology
17 april 2008
Linda Brus has developed and tested new methods of making solar-energy plants more competitive.
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 mars 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 mars 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 mars 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 mars 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 mars 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 mars 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 mars 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 mars 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
06 mars 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 februari 2008
Charles Darwin maintained that the domesticated chicken derives from the red jungle fowl, but new research from Uppsala University now shows that t...