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Worms, bacteria and fungi help reduce carbon dioxide emissions
27 januari 2023
Can we use the Earth's own natural thermostat and accelerate the process to help reduce global warming? Promising progress has been made in the res...
“There wasn't one Soviet Union – there were a lot of Soviet Unions”
27 januari 2023
Hello there, Li Bennich-Björkman, professor at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Skyttean Professor of Eloquence and Political Sci...
Laser beams can divert lightning strikes
26 januari 2023
A powerful laser aimed at the sky can create a virtual lightning conductor and divert the path of lightning strikes, as demonstrated by experiments...
Climate change influences infection via ticks and mosquitoes
24 januari 2023
Infections spread via mosquitoes and ticks are becoming increasingly common. Tove Hoffman, Researcher in Infectious Medicine at the Zoonosis Scienc...
Early tastings shorten breastfeeding
19 januari 2023
The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study...
3D printing for better healthcare
18 januari 2023
Anatomical models for surgeons to practise on, patient-specific prostheses and implants, specially designed tools and pharmaceuticals... the list o...
Long road into work for highly educated refugees
17 januari 2023
Highly educated refugees who come to Sweden have to wait a long time before they are able enter the labour market, as shown by research at Uppsala ...
Desire to experiment provides starting point for new virus test
10 januari 2023
An enthusiastic researcher, a lab experiment that was actually supposed to go wrong, and dedicated innovation support. That is the recipe for how a...
Perseverant bacteria challenge antibacterial treatment
04 januari 2023
Bacterial perseverance is a new phenomenon that helps explain how bacteria adapt to survive antibiotic treatments. A group of researchers at Uppsal...
How fat takes over the lymph nodes as we age
28 december 2022
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University presents novel findings on why human lymph nodes lose their function with age and the consequenc...
Scandinavian wolves carry many harmful mutations
15 december 2022
In a new scientific study, researchers at Uppsala University have shown that Scandinavian wolves carry around 100,000 harmful mutations in their ge...
Y chromosome loss linked to men's increased risk of severe COVID-19
14 december 2022
Men are at an increased risk of a severe bout of COVID-19 compared to women. Researchers at Uppsala University have now shown that this may be due ...
Svante Pääbo's path to the Nobel Prize began in Uppsala
09 december 2022
Svante Pääbo, this year's Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, created a completely new field of research when he succeeded in mapping the DNA...
Atopic dermatitis in dogs linked to certain parts of the genome
09 december 2022
Using new gene mapping methods, researchers have found connections between atopic dermatitis (eczema) in dogs and several regions of the genome. So...
Young people with cancer may experience problems with sexuality and fertility
09 december 2022
Many young adults treated for cancer experience problems in their sex life and worry about their chances of becoming a parent in the future. The re...
The history of Easter Island can teach us about sustainability
08 december 2022
Tourism has exploded on Easter Island over the last twenty years – something that has led to both financial gain and major encroachments on the is...
Nobel Prize-winning literature often published by small publishing houses
05 december 2022
During the Christmas trade period, books written by the latest Nobel Prize laureate tend to sell at least as well as the more traditional bestselle...
Scientists: Madagascar’s unique biodiversity in grave danger
02 december 2022
Madagascar has an enormous biodiversity, with most of the plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth. But the rich life on the island is ...
Old World flycatchers’ family tree mapped
24 november 2022
The European robin’s closest relatives are found in tropical Africa. The European robin is therefore not closely related to the Japanese robin, des...
Course developed at Uppsala University wins ENLIGHT award
22 november 2022
The course “Innovation Game: A Summer School Applying Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education” has won the ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning A...