Press releases from Uppsala University
“Lethal” mutation made tuberculosis bacteria resistant to important antibiotic
27 januari 2020
Antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis is a common and serious problem globally. In a new article, researchers from Uppsala University describe how tube...
Study finds losing a night of sleep may increase blood levels of Alzheimer’s biomarker
08 januari 2020
A preliminary study by researchers at Uppsala University has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had ...
The Vikings erected a runestone out of fear of a climate catastrophe
08 januari 2020
For over a hundred years, researchers have suggested that the inscription on the Rök stone – the world’s most famous Viking Age runic monument – is...
Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer
07 januari 2020
Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in ch...
Hidden oxygen gas has prevented higher voltages in batteries
11 december 2019
Materials researchers at Uppsala University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of energy storage in sodium ion batteries by using ultra-...
Uppsala University joins new IMI project COMBINE
03 december 2019
COMBINE will support the coordination of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Accelerator Programme to progress...
New evolutionary insights into the early development of songbirds
29 november 2019
An international team led by Alexander Suh at Uppsala University has sequenced a chromosome in zebra finches called the germline-restricted chromos...
Epilepsy drug inhibits brain tumour development
27 november 2019
Medication prescribed for a certain type of epilepsy may offer a new method for treating malignant infantile brain tumours. A specific mTOR inhibit...
Whole-genome sequencing analysis helps in finding more exact biomarkers
20 november 2019
A new study from Uppsala University shows that whole-genome sequencing increases the precision of genetic studies, which in turn can improve our un...
A genetic tug-of-war between the sexes begets variation
18 november 2019
In species with sexual reproduction, no two individuals are alike and scientists have long struggled to understand why there is so much genetic var...
New method takes analysis of genetic libraries to next level
18 november 2019
Uppsala researchers have developed a new method for investigating dynamic processes in large genetic libraries. By using this method to study cell ...
First evidence of feathered polar dinosaurs found in Australia
12 november 2019
A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an ancient lake deposit that once lay beyond the sout...
Connecting the brain and consciousness
06 november 2019
What is consciousness? What does it mean to be ‘aware’, and how is our consciousness connected to the physical brain? A recent thesis from Uppsala ...
Variability in the molecules of life
01 november 2019
How variable are gene transcripts and proteins, the molecules of life, across the tissues and organs of the human body? Furthermore, how variable a...
The earliest well-preserved tetrapod may never have left the water
23 oktober 2019
Superbly preserved fossils from Russia, excavated with support of a grant from the National Geographic Society and described today by an internatio...
How rare earth element (REE)-rich deposits in central Sweden formed
23 oktober 2019
Much of our modern technology relies on the use of rare earth elements (REEs), and a key to finding more of them is to understand the processes tha...
DNA study sheds new light on the people of the Neolithic Battle Axe Culture
09 oktober 2019
In an interdisciplinary study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, an international research team has combined archaeological, genetic ...
Aristocratic family trees became scientific model
01 oktober 2019
Before the French Revolution, family trees were reserved for the feudal upper classes, who used them to consolidate their social status. While feud...
High pressure electronic transitions a pathway to high-temperature superconductivity in hydrogen
25 september 2019
An international experimental research team led by Professor Ho-Kwang Mao and Dr Cheng Ji from HPSTAR, China and a theory team led by Professor Raj...
Mechanism for the formation of new blood vessels discovered
23 september 2019
Researchers from Uppsala University have revealed for the first time a mechanism for how new blood vessels are formed and have shown the importance...