Press releases from Uppsala University
Hard-to-detect antibiotic resistance an underestimated clinical problem
11 februari 2019
When antibiotics are used to treat bacteria susceptible to them, the treatment usually works. Nevertheless, the antibiotic chosen is sometimes inef...
The 210-million-year-old Smok was crushing bones like a hyena
31 januari 2019
Coprolites, or fossil droppings, of the dinosaur-like archosaur Smok wawelski contain lots of chewed-up bone fragments. This led researchers at U...
Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures 2019: Climate change, carbon dioxide storage, and human health
30 januari 2019
What do we need to be able to store carbon dioxide in bedrock and thereby reduce the human impact on the global climate? Is climate change in combi...
Large volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global warming
24 januari 2019
Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers at Uppsala University and in the UK now show that a major explosive eruption f...
Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies
21 januari 2019
A recent study from Uppsala University has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenc...
Our Universe: An expanding bubble in an extra dimension
27 december 2018
Uppsala University researchers have devised a new model for the Universe – one that may solve the enigma of dark energy. Their new article, publish...
Historical genomes reveal recent changes in genetic health of eastern gorillas
27 december 2018
The critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla has recently lost genetic diversity and has experienced an increase in harmful mutations. These conclusi...
Simple method rescues stressed liver cells
21 december 2018
Isolated human hepatocytes are essential tools in preclinical and clinical liver research, but cell quality is highly variable. Now, researchers fr...
Surgery unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients
12 december 2018
Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These concl...
Biologists shed new light on an old question
12 december 2018
For nearly 100 years biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best ...
White-browed Shortwing is not 1 but 4 species
26 november 2018
The White-browed Shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) has been considered to be a single species distributed from the central Himalayas to the southeas...
Hundreds of babblers’ DNA analysed
23 november 2018
Using DNA sequences for 402 of the 452 species of the world’s “babblers”, an international team from China, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the US...
Gigantic mammal “cousin” discovered
22 november 2018
During the Triassic period (252–201 million years ago) mammal-like reptiles called therapsids co-existed with ancestors to dinosaurs, crocodiles, m...
Deciding not to resuscitate: nurses’ and physicians’ perspectives
15 november 2018
When deciding not to resuscitate patients in cardiac arrest, ethical issues arise. Nurses and physicians conflicting perspectives often cause frust...
The unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs
13 november 2018
An international team of drought scientists show that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded, to alleviate droughts and water shor...
Researchers capture in-action images of photosynthetic protein complex splitting water
07 november 2018
In a new article published in Nature an international research team presents high-resolution images of photosystem II, the protein complex that spl...
New infrastructure for medieval literature launched
31 oktober 2018
Norse World is a new database which will make it easier for researchers to study perceptions of the surrounding world in Medieval Scandinavian lite...
Molecular details of protein evolution investigated
24 oktober 2018
Proteins govern the biology of the cell. Through random mutation the sequences of our proteins slowly change over time, usually without affecting f...
Unravelling the genetics of fungal fratricide
15 oktober 2018
Selfish genes are genes that are passed on to the next generation but confer no advantage on the individual as a whole, and may sometimes be harmfu...
New knowledge about retrovirus-host coevolution
08 oktober 2018
Retroviruses have colonised vertebrate hosts for millions of years by inserting their genes into host genomes, enabling their inheritance through g...