Press releases from Uppsala University
Paper filter from local algae could save 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 Universi...
Studies of fungi provide new knowledge of harmful mutations in cells
08 augusti 2019
Long-lived mushrooms that grow in ‘fairy rings’ accumulate surprisingly few mutations over time. This finding indicates that their protection again...
Multiple genes affect risk of asthma, hay fever and eczema
05 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 ex...
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 Upps...
How bacteria translate proteins from structurally blocked mRNAs - using standby
15 juli 2019
Bacterial ribosomes need a single-stranded ribosome binding site (RBS) to initiate protein synthesis, whereas stable RNA structure blocks initiatio...
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 U...
New genes out of nothing
04 juni 2019
One key question in evolutionary biology is how novel genes arise and develop. Swedish researchers now show how new genes and functions that are ad...
Lowest level of fatalities in organised violence in seven years
04 juni 2019
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that in 2018 the number of fatalities in organised violence reache...
Infants later diagnosed with autism follow adults’ gaze, but seldom initiate joint attention themselves
22 maj 2019
In typical development, both infants and their parents flexibly use verbal and non-verbal behaviors to establish frequent episodes of joint attenti...
Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up
17 maj 2019
A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish T...
Inhibition of ribosome biogenesis as a novel approach for multi-stage cancer treatment
08 maj 2019
Nearly ninety per cent of all cancer patient deaths are due to metastasis. A study from Uppsala University shows that a process that allows the cel...
Soap film artificial photosynthesis research granted EUR 3.2 million
06 maj 2019
A research project led by Uppsala University has been awarded a EUR 3.2 million grant by the European Commission. The aim is to create renewable so...
Children’s Health in Cities in Focus at Uppsala Health Summit
29 april 2019
By 2050, around 70 per cent of the world’s children will live in cities. During the high-level meeting Uppsala Health Summit this autumn, internati...
Association between high blood PCB levels and premature death
26 april 2019
High levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the blood are associated with premature death. This is shown by a cross-disciplinary study, base...
New discovery could lead to improved blood sugar level control
26 april 2019
Many diabetes patients do not only have problems with their insulin, but also with the release of the hormone glucagon. Researchers at Uppsala Univ...
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...