News on coronavirus
Tourism as a tool for sustainable local development
13 juni 2022
Marije Poort, a PhD student at Uppsala University’s Campus Gotland, is focusing on sustainable destination development. Marije is exploring how peo...
Newly discovered coronavirus common in bank voles
10 juni 2022
Researchers from the Zoonosis Science Center at Uppsala University have identified a new coronavirus. Their study of approximately 260 bank voles c...
Gene variant influences risk for blood clots in covid patients
30 maj 2022
A gene variant in the natural immune system influences the risk for blood clots in the lungs of severely ill COVID-19 patients. This has been docum...
Symptom data help predict COVID-19 admissions
11 maj 2022
Researchers at Lund University and Uppsala University are conducting one of the largest citizen science projects in Sweden to date. Since the start...
“Reliable information important to stop rumors spreading”
15 februari 2022
Hello Dan Larhammar, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology and President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. There, you took the initiative to ...
Promising molecule for treatment of COVID-19
11 februari 2022
Uppsala researchers have succeeded in designing a molecule that inhibits the replication of coronaviruses and that has great potential for developm...
The Swedish Energy Agency grants funding to USER
10 februari 2022
The Swedish Energy Agency has granted funding for implementation of the project ”Evaluating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity co...
COVID-19 patients may need less oxygen than previously though
01 februari 2022
A new study, led by researchers at Uppsala University, shows that all individual patients suffering from severe COVID-19 may have lower oxygen requ...
Cleaner air on the bus could soon be a reality
01 februari 2022
During the corona pandemic, most people who had a choice steered away from travelling by bus. We have been urged to avoid and not contribute to con...
Talking about it makes the pandemic more bearable
25 januari 2022
Having clear daily routines, being physically active and engaging in outdoor leisure pursuits have all been helpful in promoting the well-being of ...
Research sheds light on digitalisation in daily activities
10 januari 2022
As in the rest of society, the field of disability saw an increase in digitalisation during the pandemic. Several daily activities centres adapted ...
Blocking inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection of human cells
24 november 2021
Viruses invade our cells and turn them into virus factories. Researchers at Uppsala University, together with a network of national and internation...
Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg unfazed by inconvenient truths
15 november 2021
Like heading a large research programme. That is how Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg describes her role in Sweden’s Corona Commission. As one of eight members...
T-cell tests unreliable in establishing previous COVID-19
08 oktober 2021
Can T-cell tests be used to determine whether people have had COVID-19? Scientists at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet have jointly ana...
New database facilitates more efficient research on covid-19
24 augusti 2021
SCIFI-PEARL may provide researchers with access to registry data for each person diagnosed with covid-19 in Sweden as well as a comprehensive compa...
New method for discovery of antiviral drugs
02 augusti 2021
The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for methods to identify new or repurposed drugs as antivirals. Researchers at Uppsala Univer...
Helpline important for older people during the pandemic
08 juli 2021
For many older individuals, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the loss of daily anonymous contacts, such as small talk with unknown individuals...
The national COVID-19 Data Portal turns one year old
03 juni 2021
The national Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal was launched one year ago to support researchers in utilising Swedish and European infrastructures for da...
The attitudes of children and youth about the pandemic year and the future
27 maj 2021
We have lived with COVID-19 and restrictions in society for over a year. How do children and youth see this pandemic year? A new study is trying to...
Phone app can help traumatised health professionals
04 maj 2021
Can structured tasks in a smartphone app cure post-traumatic stress symptoms? A method that is currently being tested seeks to help health care pro...