Press releases from Uppsala University
New DNA study shows humankind’s complex origins in Africa
20 September 2012
The Khoe and San peoples in southern Africa play an important role for our understanding of the evolutionary history of humans. These peoples are d...
Fear can be erased from the brain
20 September 2012
Newly formed emotional memories can be erased from the human brain. This is shown by researchers from Uppsala University in a new study now being p...
Participation in biobank research – a moral duty?
20 September 2012
The potential value of biobank research is immense. But why should you contribute? In a doctoral thesis from Uppsala University, Joanna Stjernschan...
Cloned receptor paves way for new breast and prostate cancer treatment
14 September 2012
Researchers at Uppsala University have cloned a T-cell receptor that binds to an antigen associated with prostate cancer and breast cancer. T cells...
A single gene has a major impact on gaits in horses and in mice
29 August 2012
Researchers at Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered a mutation in ...
- Disturbance during foetal period behind severe eye disease 3 August 2012
- Link found between environmental pollutants and stroke 17 July 2012
The number of armed conflicts increased strongly in 2011
13 July 2012
Last year, the number of armed conflicts in the world increased markedly, with the strongest increase taking place in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is t...
How proteins find their way on chromosomes
21 June 2012
A research team at Uppsala University has managed to clarify how proteins that regulate the activity of genes quickly find their way on chromosomes...
Important study on adrenal cortex cancer completed
7 June 2012
Adrenocortical cancer is an uncommon form of cancer that is often fatal. For the first time, a large-scale randomized treatment study has now been ...
PCB can increase risk of abdominal fat
24 May 2012
There is a correlation between high levels of the environmental toxin PCB and the distribution of body fat to the abdomen. This is shown in a new s...
Ultimate outsidership for undocumented in Sweden
18 May 2012
Sweden is a well-functioning, secure, and efficient welfare country. But without a civic registration number, a person quickly winds up entirely ou...
Food supplementation in early pregnancy reduces infant mortality
15 May 2012
The devastating role of maternal and child malnutrition is especially prominent in South Asia. In this week’s issue of JAMA researchers from Uppsal...
- Active lifestyle in elderly keeps their brains running 15 May 2012
Children’s brain tumours more diverse than previously believed
14 May 2012
Paediatric brain tumours preserve specific characteristics of the normal cells from which they originate – a previously unknown circumstance with r...
Genes shed light on spread of agriculture in Stone Age Europe
26 April 2012
One of the most debated developments in human history is the transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural societies. This week’s edition of Scie...
New life for controversial stellar wind theory
12 April 2012
An international research team has succeeded in identifying a specific kind of dust grain in the vicinity of cool giant stars. This means fresh imp...
- High levels of phthalates can lead to greater risk for type-2 diabetes 12 April 2012
Titanic is an Exception among Disasters at Sea
11 April 2012
On April 15, a century have passed since the Titanic foundered during its maiden voyage. Since then there has been a widespread belief that in a di...
Eggs of enigmatic dinosaur in Patagonia discovered
7 April 2012
An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur...