News on life sciences
Men may sleep worse during the first half of the lunar cycle
15 september 2021
Men’s sleep may be more powerfully influenced by the lunar cycle than women’s, according to a new study from Uppsala University, now published in t...
Uppsala researchers solve long-standing biological search problem
02 september 2021
How the cell can mend broken DNA using another DNA copy as template has puzzled researchers for years. How is it possible to find the correct seque...
History of human antibiotic use written in the oral bacteria of wild brown bears
25 augusti 2021
An international team of researchers used historical museum collections to study the effects of human-made antibiotics over the entire history of t...
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...
Philippine ethnic group has most Denisovan DNA
13 augusti 2021
The Philippine ethnic group Ayta Magbukon has the highest proportion of genes from our extinct relatives, the Denisovans, a new study led by Uppsal...
A single cell type map of human tissues
30 juli 2021
In a study published in the US journal Science Advances, a single cell type map of human tissues is presented. An open access atlas has been launch...
Male beetles’ genitalia harmful and beneficial to females
15 juli 2021
Male seed beetles with genital structures that injure females may have greater reproductive success. As new research from Uppsala University shows,...
Important role of genetics for age at first sex and birth
09 juli 2021
An international research team has identified hundreds of genetic variants that are linked with age at first sex and birth of the first child. The ...
New bladder cancer model may promote better treatment
08 juli 2021
Uppsala University scientists have designed a new mouse model that facilitates study of factors contributing to the progression of human bladder ca...
Males help keep populations genetically healthy
28 juni 2021
A few males are enough to fertilise all the females. The number of males therefore has little bearing on a population’s growth. However, they are i...
A national research infrastructure in Uppsala
16 juni 2021
SciLifeLab is the largest national research infrastructure in life sciences, that was founded in 2010 by the four host universities: Karolinska Ins...
New technology paves the way for vaccination against cancer
11 juni 2021
With a new method, researchers at Uppsala University want to teach our immune system to identify tumors and create the T cells to destroy them. "It...
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...
Meeting point for epidemiologists
02 juni 2021
The EpiHub at Uppsala University brings junior and senior researchers together to exchange experiences and methods in epidemiology. Something that ...
New study explains how chemicals in plastic may cause lower IQ levels in children
21 maj 2021
The chemical bisphenol F (found in plastics) can induce changes in a gene that is vital for neurological development. This discovery was made by re...
Uppsala Biobank, a resource for healthcare
11 maj 2021
Uppsala Biobank proved itself to be an important resource early on and a route into healthcare for research. Today, Uppsala Biobank’s services are ...
EU initiative in digital pathology
05 maj 2021
AI is being used increasingly in medicine. To speed development, the EU project BigPicture is building a research platform for digital pathology. I...
Socioeconomic deprivation modifies genetic influence on higher education
28 april 2021
A comprehensive study from Uppsala University demonstrates that socioeconomic deprivation modifies genetic effects on higher education and abstract...
Three causal variants of lactose tolerance in Sudanese populations
22 april 2021
Populations that practice agriculture have higher frequencies of lactase persistence-associated alleles, which normally manifests as lactose tolera...
National COVID-19 research program is extended
31 mars 2021
In March 2020, SciLifeLab launched a national COVID-19 research program together with the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). Now, the prog...