Press releases from Uppsala University
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...
New research on metallic nanoparticles may lead to improved solar cells
27 juli 2020
In a new study, a research group at Uppsala University explain their outstanding success in harvesting “hot electron holes”. The results of their w...
Unexpected associations found between drug response and cell changes in brain cancer
14 juli 2020
Therapies for treating glioblastoma brain cancer can be delivered with greater precision and existing drugs can be used in new ways. These are the ...
Advanced technology sheds new light on evolution of teeth
09 juli 2020
The evolution of our teeth began among ancient armoured fishes more than 400 million years ago. In the scientific journal Science, an international...
Palm trees most abundant in American rainforests
06 juli 2020
Characteristics of palm trees differ from those of other tropical trees in many ways. In a major new study led by scientists at 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...