Press releases from Uppsala University
Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age
15 april 2019
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international research team, led from Uppsala University, disco...
New research supports volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores
12 april 2019
The origin of giant apatite-iron oxide ores of the so-called ‘Kiruna-type’ has been the topic of a long standing debate that has lasted for over 10...
Origin of Scandinavian wolves clarified
29 mars 2019
There are no signs that hybrids of dog and wolf have contributed to the Scandinavian wolf population – a matter that has been discussed, especially...
2019 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science to Margaret Levi
28 mars 2019
Professor Margaret Levi at Stanford University and University of Washington has been named the 25th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Politica...
Two genes explain variation in colour and behaviour in the wall lizard
01 mars 2019
How are reptiles capable of generating such a diversity of bright colours? And how is it possible that within a single population of the same speci...
Should we be screening future parents for genetic disorders?
01 mars 2019
Should public health-care systems provide couples with expanded screening for genetic disorders before they decide to become pregnant? Screening pr...
New research initiative will power up Europe’s battery revolution
26 februari 2019
A world moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy will rely more and more on energy storage and in particular on batteries. Better batteries can...
Uppsala Health Summit announces travel grants for journalists
22 februari 2019
Uppsala Health Summit will offer up to four travel grants to journalists to attend the summit 7 - 9 October themed Healthy Urban Childhoods at Upps...
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...