Patients who attend ‘Heart School’ live longer
16 september 2019
Patients who attend ‘Heart School’, as almost every patient in Sweden is invited to do after a first heart attack, live longer than non-participating patients. This is shown in a new study, by researchers at Uppsala University.
Does dietary red and processed meat intake associate with type 2 diabetes risk?
12 september 2019
Shafqat Ahmad, researcher at Uppsala University, will receive the Rising Star Award during the European diabetes conference EASD in Barcelona starting next week. In his work he hopes to identify if dietary meat intake associates with type 2 diabet...
Women’s deep belly fat more strongly linked to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
10 september 2019
A comprehensive study from Uppsala University, with over 325,000 participants, shows that deep belly fat is a major contributing risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study also shows that deep belly fat is a larger r...
New reagent will benefit patients with the rheumatic disease SLE
05 september 2019
Reference reagents are important in diagnostics and care of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In a new study, an international team of researchers presents a new WHO autoantibody reference reagent that will help to align autoantibo...
Powerful links between music and emotions
04 september 2019
Hello there, Patrik Juslin, Professor of Psychology. You’ve written a book on the psychology of music, summarising 20 years’ research. What kinds of emotions does music arouse?
The genealogy of important broiler ancestor revealed
28 augusti 2019
A new study examines the historical and genetic origins of the White Plymouth Rock chicken, an important contributor to today’s meat chickens (broilers). Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden, The Livestock Conservancy and Virginia Tech in t...
How the herring adapted to the Baltic Sea
27 augusti 2019
An international team of scientists, led by researchers from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, reports that a single amino acid change in the light-sensing rhodopsin protein played a critical role when herring adapted to the red-shifted light e...
Filter-feeding pterosaurs were the flamingoes of the Late Jurassic
26 augusti 2019
Modern flamingoes employ filter feeding and their feces are, as a result, rich in remains of microscopically-small aquatic prey. Very similar contents are described from more than 150 million year old pterosaur droppings in a recent paper in PeerJ...
Novel method identifies the right individual exosomes
26 augusti 2019
There is a growing demand for diagnostic markers for early disease detection and prognosis. Exosomes are potential biomarkers for cancer progression and neurodegenerative disease but it can be difficult to identify what tissue a specific exosome c...
The paper filter that can clean water in Bangladesh
23 augusti 2019
In large parts of Bangladesh, obtaining safe drinking water is a constant challenge. A research group from Uppsala University and the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh have identified a possible solution: Using locally growing algae, they have cre...
New discovery can improve treatment of brain tumours
21 augusti 2019
Over 1,300 people are diagnosed with brain cancer in Sweden each year. Now an international collaboration of researchers from Wales, USA and Uppsala have discovered molecular targets that might lead to a new generation of brain cancer therapies.
Paper filter made from algae can save millions of lives in Bangladesh
19 augusti 2019
The problem of access to safe drinking water in most parts of Bangladesh is a persistent challenge. Now, a team of scientists from Uppsala University, Sweden, and Dhaka University, Bangladesh, shows that a locally growing and previously unexploite...
Studies of fungi provide new knowledge of harmful mutations in cells
09 augusti 2019
Long-lived mushrooms that grow in ‘fairy rings’ accumulate surprisingly few mutations over time. This finding indicates that their protection against harmful mutations is well developed. The results, to be published in the esteemed journal Current...
Multiple genes affect risk of asthma, hay fever and eczema
06 augusti 2019
In a new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University, researchers have found a total of 141 regions (genes) in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk underlying asthma, hay fever and eczema. As many as 41 of the genes identifie...
Seven Uppsala researchers receive excellent medicine prizes
30 juli 2019
Lina Bergman, Anahita Hamidi, Henrik Isackson, Mark Richards, Gull Rukh, Xiao Tan and Johan Virhammar at Uppsala University have been honoured by the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) with one of Sweden’s most coveted awards for young, e...
Solar energy becomes biofuel without solar cells
26 juli 2019
Soon we will be able to replace fossil fuels with a carbon-neutral product created from solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. Researchers at Uppsala University have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol bu...
New biomarker test improves diagnosis of ovarian cancer
20 juni 2019
The majority of women who undergo surgery for suspected ovarian cancer do not have cancer. A novel blood test developed by researchers at Uppsala University and the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, now offers the possibility of more ...
Digitisation under way at Carolina Rediviva
20 juni 2019
Carolina Rediviva has long been a treasure chamber for researchers and others interested in history. It holds one of Sweden’s largest collections of older materials – images, texts and maps from the Middle Ages onwards. Now, a great deal of it is ...
New research centre for ME at Uppsala University
18 juni 2019
Today, between 10,000 and 40,000 people in Sweden are suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME. In the search for a cure for the complex disease, a new research centre is being built up in Uppsala under the leadership of Professor Jonas Berg...
The fuck expletive is spreading across the world
10 juni 2019
Fuck is probably the most widespread profanity in the world. In the Nordic languages, fuck has become a well-established part of the vocabulary, while in languages such as Russian and Hindi, it is used but not established to the same extent. And i...