News on life sciences
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...
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...
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...
Advanced biotechnology focus of new EU project
22 november 2022
Understanding how a specific molecule behaves during complex biological processes is a challenge facing biomedical research, despite major biotechn...
Donation towards new advanced microscope and competence centre
07 november 2022
The entrepreneur Sverker Lerheden has donated SEK 7.5 million to Uppsala University in the name of his wife, Birgitta Sintring Lerheden. The money ...
A stem cell protein facilitates relapse of pediatric brain tumours
28 oktober 2022
The malignant brain tumour type medulloblastoma can become resistant to therapy which can cause relapse. Researchers at Uppsala University have dis...
Widespread variation of inherited retroviruses among Darwin’s finches
17 oktober 2022
Vertebrate genomes are repositories for retrovirus code that was deposited into germ line as inherited endogenous retroviruses during evolution. Re...
Widespread dysregulation of metabolism in type 2 diabetes
07 oktober 2022
Using state of the art techniques, researchers from Uppsala University have shown that the metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabe...
The unknown world of fungi under our feet
05 oktober 2022
By taking soil samples and studying fungal DNA contained in them, Anna Rosling's research team is unearthing the diversity and distribution of a pr...
European genomics initiative to map biodiversity
28 september 2022
Uppsala University and SciLifeLab are participating in a major new EU-funded consortium: Biodiversity Genomics Europe, which involves using genomic...
Strong link between gut bacteria and metabolites
26 september 2022
There are strong links between bacteria living in the gut and the levels of small molecules in the blood known as metabolites. Such is the finding ...
Genetic background associated with physically active lifestyle
08 september 2022
In a large international study, researchers at Uppsala University have identified DNA regions that are associated with physical activity or leisure...
New model forecasts birth dates
06 september 2022
Since its launch in October last year, the Pregspect website has been used by approximately 18,000 pregnant women. Mikael Elinder, associate profes...