Press releases from Uppsala University
Ancient proteins studied in detail
8 May 2017
How did protein interactions arise and how have they developed? In a new study, researchers have looked at two proteins which began co-evolving bet...
Scottish badgers highlight the complexity of species responses to environmental change
8 May 2017
In a new study researchers have found that although warmer weather should benefit badger populations, the predicted human population increase in th...
Article on microplastic particles to be retracted
3 May 2017
The research article on consumption of microplastics by larval fish that was reported for misconduct in research will be retracted from the journal...
Synthetic chemistry and biology in new method for more efficient hydrogen gas production
3 May 2017
Hydrogen gas has long been proposed as a promising energy carrier for future energy applications, but generating the gas from water has proved inef...
Larger schooling fish found to have stronger attraction forces
26 April 2017
In schooling fish, collective movement emerges as a result of multiple social interactions between individuals. In a new study led by researchers a...
Potential new treatment for kidney failure in cancer patients
25 April 2017
Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival. Despi...
Amartya Sen awarded the 2017 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
20 April 2017
The Johan Skytte Prize annually recognises the most valuable contribution to the field of Political Science. This year’s prize is awarded to Amarty...
New study reveals how some chickens got striped feathers
8 April 2017
Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage colour and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? In a new study publis...
Genes key to killer bee’s success
5 April 2017
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University sequenced the genomes of Africanized bees that have invaded large parts of the world to find ou...
The genetic basis for timing of reproduction in the Atlantic herring revealed
4 April 2017
Animals need to breed at the time of year when their progeny have the best chance of survival. In a study published today in PNAS, scientists in Sw...
New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
23 March 2017
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of t...
Measurements by school pupils paved way for key research findings
10 March 2017
With their measurements and samples, nearly 3,500 schoolchildren have assisted a research study on lakes and global warming, now published in the j...
One in five residents overuses electricity at neighbours’ expense
6 March 2017
Household electricity use falls by more than 30% when residents are obliged to pay for their own personal consumption. This is shown in a new study...
Effects of genes often influenced by network
27 February 2017
When many genes regulate a single trait, they commonly work together in large clusters or ‘networks’. Taking this into account allows better predic...
Archeologists at the vanguard of environmental research
26 February 2017
The history of people and landscapes, whether natural or cultural, is fundamentally connected. Answering key historical questions about this relati...
Genetic data show mainly men migrated from the Pontic steppe to Europe 5,000 years ago
21 February 2017
A new study, looking at the sex-specifically inherited X chromosome of prehistoric human remains, shows that hardly any women took part in the exte...
New study identifies organic matter composition as a critical factor controlling mercury methylation in lakes
9 February 2017
The biological formation of neurotoxic methyl mercury is an enigmatic process underpinning mercury-related health and environmental hazards. Nevert...
The secret of the supervolcano
25 January 2017
Researchers have now found an explanation for what triggered the largest volcanic eruption witnessed by humankind. The volcano’s secret was reveale...
Cell of origin affects malignancy and drug sensitivity of brain tumours
24 January 2017
Patients with glioblastoma have very poor prognosis since there are no effective therapies. In a study published in Cell Reports, researchers at Up...
Climate change altered the natural selection – large forehead patch no longer a winner
24 January 2017
In a new study, researchers at Uppsala University have found evidence of that climate change upends selection of face characteristics in the collar...