Press releases from Uppsala University
New solar forecasting model performs best
29 juni 2020
A new mathematical model for predicting variations in solar irradiance has been developed at Uppsala University. It may help to promote more effici...
Novel function of platelets in tumour blood vessels found
25 juni 2020
Scientists at Uppsala University have discovered a hitherto unknown function of blood platelets in cancer. In mouse models, these platelets have pr...
A vital game of hide-and-seek elucidated by novel single-molecule microscopy
24 juni 2020
Life depends on an intricate game of hide-and-seek taking place inside the cell. New research, which is now published in the journal Nature, sheds ...
Molecular simulations show how drugs block key receptors
24 juni 2020
Many pharmaceuticals work by targeting what are known as “G-protein-coupled receptors”. In a new study, scientists from Uppsala University describe...
Increasing levels of violence in Africa – peace researchers worried by recent trend
15 juni 2020
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University, shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence continues to ...
Ancient enzymes can contribute to greener chemistry
10 juni 2020
A research team at Uppsala University has resurrected several billion-year-old enzymes and reprogrammed them to catalyse completely different chemi...
New method to identify genes that can drive development of brain tumours
09 juni 2020
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a method for identifying functional mutations and their effect on genes relevant to the developmen...
Temperate insects as vulnerable to climate change as tropical species
08 juni 2020
In previous research, it has been assumed that insects in temperate regions would cope well with or even benefit from a warmer climate. Not so, acc...
DNA increases our understanding of contact between Stone Age cultures
05 juni 2020
What kind of interactions did the various Stone Age cultures have with one another? In a new interdisciplinary study, researchers have combined arc...
New test method can offer safer dosages of hydroxychloroquine
01 juni 2020
Researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method to measure levels of the medication hydroxychloroquin...
Cold-adapted enzymes can transform at room temperature
26 maj 2020
Enzymes from cold-loving organisms that live at low temperatures, close to the freezing point of water, display highly distinctive properties. In a...
Advanced X-ray technology tells us more about Ménière's disease
20 maj 2020
The organ of balance in the inner ear is surrounded by the hardest bone in the body. Using synchrotron X-rays, researchers at Uppsala University ha...
Treatment no better in clinical trials
11 maj 2020
Patients taking part in clinical trials do not receive better treatment than other patients. This is the conclusion of a new study led from Uppsala...
How gene flow between species influences the evolution of Darwin’s finches
04 maj 2020
Despite the traditional view that species do not exchange genes by hybridisation, recent studies show that gene flow between closely related specie...
AI - a New Tool for Cardiac Diagnostics
04 maj 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) may be an aid to interpreting ECG results, helping healthcare staff to diagnose diseases that affect the heart. Resear...
Lymphatic vessels in mice and humans: alike yet different
04 maj 2020
In an international collaboration, researchers from Uppsala University have mapped the lymph node lymphatic vessels in mice and humans down to the ...
Large differences in personality traits between patients with social anxiety disorder
29 april 2020
Individuals with social anxiety disorder have markedly different personality traits than others. Emotional instability and introversion are hallmar...
New study takes the pulse of a sleeping supervolcano
23 april 2020
Under the volcanoes in the Andes where Chile, Argentina and Bolivia meet, there is a gigantic reservoir of molten magma. For several million years,...
Type 2 diabetes: Too much glucagon when α-cells become insulin resistant
20 april 2020
Patients with type 2 diabetes secrete not only too little insulin but also too much glucagon, which contributes to poor blood glucose control. A ne...
2020 Skytte Prize to Peter J. Katzenstein
09 april 2020
Peter J. Katzenstein , Cornell University, USA, has been named the 26th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He is awarded the...