Press releases from Uppsala University
Rare species of small cats inadequately protected
20 november 2020
The Indian subcontinent is a hotspot for wild felines. A new study headed by Uppsala University now shows that only 6–11 per cent of the areas wher...
New semiconductor coating may pave way for future green fuels
18 november 2020
Hydrogen gas and methanol for fuel cells or as raw materials for the chemicals industry, for example, could be produced more sustainably using sunl...
240 mammals help us understand the human genome
11 november 2020
A large international consortium led by scientists at Uppsala University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has sequenced the genome of 130...
Chronic stress causes genetic changes in chickens
10 november 2020
How can stress in animals be measured? Scientists from Uppsala University and elsewhere have now found that what are known as epigenetic biomarkers...
Swedish, Finnish and Russian wolves closely related
10 november 2020
The Scandinavian wolf originally came from Finland and Russia, and unlike many other European wolf populations its genetic constitution is virtuall...
Half a billion years old microfossils may yield new knowledge of animal origins
09 november 2020
When and how did the first animals appear? Science has long sought an answer. Uppsala University researchers and colleagues in Denmark have now joi...
Venous origin of brain blood-vessel malformations
03 november 2020
In the condition known as cavernoma, lesions arise in a cluster of blood vessels in the brain, spinal cord or retina. Researchers from Uppsala Univ...
Invisible fungi revealed by their genetic material
03 november 2020
How can new life forms that we cannot see be discovered? Using a novel method based on looking for DNA in soil samples, researchers at Uppsala Univ...
New method shows great potential for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
02 november 2020
In Alzheimer’s disease, a protein (peptide) forms clumps in the brain and causes sufferers to lose their memory. In a recently published article, a...
Large tides may have driven evolution of fish towards life on land
27 oktober 2020
Big tidal ranges some 400 million years ago may have initiated the evolution of bony fish and land vertebrates. This theory is now supported by res...
AI methods of analysing social networks find new cell types in tissue
19 oktober 2020
In situ sequencing enables gene activity inside body tissues to be depicted in microscope images. To facilitate interpretation of the vast quantit...
A tiny jaw from Greenland sheds light on the origin of complex teeth
13 oktober 2020
A team of scientists led from Uppsala University have described the earliest known example of dentary bone with two rows of cusps on molars and dou...
Nitric oxide a possible treatment for COVID-19
02 oktober 2020
Researchers at Uppsala University have found that an effective way of treating the coronavirus behind the 2003 SARS epidemic also works on the clos...
Atom-billiards with x-rays to look inside of molecules
29 september 2020
The photon’s ability to transfer momentum was used in a novel approach by scientists of the Max Born Institute, Uppsala University, and the Europea...
New high-speed test shows how antibiotics combine to kill bacteria
17 september 2020
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method to determine – rapidly, easily and cheaply – how effective two antibiotics combined c...
BATTERY 2030+ – large-scale European initiative for battery research starts up
09 september 2020
The European research initiative BATTERY 2030+ is now getting going. The ambition is to make Europe a world-leader in the development and productio...
Possible blood-clotting mechanism in COVID-19 found
02 september 2020
Why so many COVID-19 patients get blood clots (thrombosis) remains uncertain. But scientists at Uppsala University and the University Hospital have...
Swedish workers among Europe’s best-paid in late 1800s
01 september 2020
In 19th-century Sweden, workers’ wages rose faster than in other European countries. By 1900, they were among the highest in Europe, and the steepe...
Catching genes from chlamydiae allowed complex life to live without oxygen
26 augusti 2020
A team of international researchers has discovered a new group of Chlamydiae – named the Anoxychlamydiales – living under the ocean floor without o...
New findings on enzymes with important role in SARS-CoV-2 infection
04 augusti 2020
Researchers at Uppsala University have described the presence, throughout the human body, of the enzyme ACE2. This is thought to be the key protein...