News on coronavirus
Overweight in children increased during the pandemic
10 mars 2023
Overweight and obesity among four-year-olds increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Uppsala University involving over 2...
“You throw up, then you cough, then you feel better or die”
02 mars 2023
Detailed images of illness, death and cancelled activities; these were some of the common themes of children’s drawings during the COVID-19 pandemi...
Antibiotics hindered treatment of urinary tract bacteria
15 februari 2023
The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics increased drastically in intensive care at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. At first, this helped pati...
Start-ups from Uppsala University on inspirational trip to the US
01 februari 2023
Hello there, Frida Henningsson Johnson, business advisor at UU Innovation, who’ll be taking three spin-off companies from Uppsala University to the...
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 ...
Tourism as a tool for sustainable local development
13 juni 2022
Marije Poort, a PhD student at Uppsala University’s Campus Gotland, is focusing on sustainable destination development. Marije is exploring how peo...
Newly discovered coronavirus common in bank voles
10 juni 2022
Researchers from the Zoonosis Science Center at Uppsala University have identified a new coronavirus. Their study of approximately 260 bank voles c...
Gene variant influences risk for blood clots in covid patients
30 maj 2022
A gene variant in the natural immune system influences the risk for blood clots in the lungs of severely ill COVID-19 patients. This has been docum...
Symptom data help predict COVID-19 admissions
11 maj 2022
Researchers at Lund University and Uppsala University are conducting one of the largest citizen science projects in Sweden to date. Since the start...
“Reliable information important to stop rumors spreading”
15 februari 2022
Hello Dan Larhammar, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology and President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. There, you took the initiative to ...
Promising molecule for treatment of COVID-19
11 februari 2022
Uppsala researchers have succeeded in designing a molecule that inhibits the replication of coronaviruses and that has great potential for developm...
The Swedish Energy Agency grants funding to USER
10 februari 2022
The Swedish Energy Agency has granted funding for implementation of the project ”Evaluating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity co...
COVID-19 patients may need less oxygen than previously though
01 februari 2022
A new study, led by researchers at Uppsala University, shows that all individual patients suffering from severe COVID-19 may have lower oxygen requ...
Cleaner air on the bus could soon be a reality
01 februari 2022
During the corona pandemic, most people who had a choice steered away from travelling by bus. We have been urged to avoid and not contribute to con...
Talking about it makes the pandemic more bearable
25 januari 2022
Having clear daily routines, being physically active and engaging in outdoor leisure pursuits have all been helpful in promoting the well-being of ...
Research sheds light on digitalisation in daily activities
10 januari 2022
As in the rest of society, the field of disability saw an increase in digitalisation during the pandemic. Several daily activities centres adapted ...
Blocking inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection of human cells
24 november 2021
Viruses invade our cells and turn them into virus factories. Researchers at Uppsala University, together with a network of national and internation...
Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg unfazed by inconvenient truths
15 november 2021
Like heading a large research programme. That is how Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg describes her role in Sweden’s Corona Commission. As one of eight members...
T-cell tests unreliable in establishing previous COVID-19
08 oktober 2021
Can T-cell tests be used to determine whether people have had COVID-19? Scientists at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet have jointly ana...
New database facilitates more efficient research on covid-19
24 augusti 2021
SCIFI-PEARL may provide researchers with access to registry data for each person diagnosed with covid-19 in Sweden as well as a comprehensive compa...