News on coronavirus
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...
New method for discovery of antiviral drugs
02 augusti 2021
The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for methods to identify new or repurposed drugs as antivirals. Researchers at Uppsala Univer...
Helpline important for older people during the pandemic
08 juli 2021
For many older individuals, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the loss of daily anonymous contacts, such as small talk with unknown individuals...
The national COVID-19 Data Portal turns one year old
03 juni 2021
The national Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal was launched one year ago to support researchers in utilising Swedish and European infrastructures for da...
The attitudes of children and youth about the pandemic year and the future
27 maj 2021
We have lived with COVID-19 and restrictions in society for over a year. How do children and youth see this pandemic year? A new study is trying to...
Phone app can help traumatised health professionals
04 maj 2021
Can structured tasks in a smartphone app cure post-traumatic stress symptoms? A method that is currently being tested seeks to help health care pro...
Decrease in prostate cancer diagnoses due to pandemic
30 april 2021
During the first wave of the corona pandemic, 36 per cent fewer men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in Sweden than in previous years. On the ot...
Botanical Garden and campuses closed on 30 April
23 april 2021
Uppsala University is closing the Botanical Garden and all campus areas between 18:00 on 29 April and 09:00 on 1 May. Only authorised staff will ha...
Biomarkers help identify risks for COVID-19 patients
21 april 2021
In a new study, Uppsala researchers have found that two biomarkers in blood are more common in severely ills COVID-19 patients that develop muscle ...
One in ten has problems with long-term covid
16 april 2021
Eight months after mild COVID-19, one in ten people still has at least one moderate to severe symptom that is perceived as having a negative impact...
National COVID-19 research program is extended
31 mars 2021
In March 2020, SciLifeLab launched a national COVID-19 research program together with the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). Now, the prog...
Dogs helping to diagnose COVID-19
11 mars 2021
Uppsala University and Region Uppsala are now starting a research project in collaboration with Hundhjälpen in Uppland and Stock Hundutveckling to ...
Surveying diseases with new technology
02 mars 2021
COVID-19, cardiovascular disease, diabetes... Tove Fall’s speciality is dealing with large amounts of data in advanced genetics, and asking tricky ...
Brain damage can be detected in COVID-19 patients
01 mars 2021
Many COVID-19 patients have neurological symptoms, but routine tests usually do not show any effect on the brain. In a study at Uppsala University,...
The plague year of 1710 was also a difficult year
24 februari 2021
As historians, it is our job to take a step back and give perspective to our current situation. For anyone looking back, it isn’t hard to find othe...
Innate immune system worsens the situation in severe COVID-19
23 februari 2021
In patients with severe COVID-19, the innate immune system overreacts. This overreaction may underlie the formation of blood clots (thrombi) and de...
Limited transmission of COVID-19 from open schools but teachers were affected
12 februari 2021
Most countries introduced school closures during the spring of 2020 despite uncertainty regarding the effectiveness in containing SARS-CoV-2. In Sw...
New clues to how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells
08 februari 2021
The molecular details of how SARS-CoV-2 enters cells and infects them are still not clear. Researchers at Uppsala University have tested the bioinf...
Interdisciplinary collaboration provides new answers about immunity after Covid-19
08 januari 2021
Only weeks after the coronavirus reached Sweden, blood samples were taken from more than 2,000 employees at Danderyd Hospital. Today, a selection o...