Research news from Uppsala University
Barren habitat for sows leaves imprint on piglets’ brains
26 maj 2023
In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University, together with colleagues in Brazil, have investigated the impact that a barren living environment for sows leaves on the next generation. The pi...
Aviation fuel from carbon dioxide, water and sunlight
26 maj 2023
In the quest for fossil-free fuels for aircraft, a new study shows that isoprene could be part of a future solution. Isoprene can be produced by blue-green algae from sunlight, water and ordinary c...
New therapy helps immune system eradicate brain tumours
12 maj 2023
Researchers from Uppsala University have developed a method that helps immune cells exit from blood vessels into the tumour and kill cancer cells. The aim is to improve treatment of aggressive brai...
When Swedes agree to pause democracy
12 maj 2023
Swedish people are very positive about their democracy and how it works. Despite that, a majority thinks that our democratic freedoms and rights could need to be temporarily restricted in order to ...
The AI tool quickly became good at Swedish
10 maj 2023
The AI tool Chat-GPT has stunned the world with its good language use. But how did the language model become so good at Swedish? We asked Joakim Nivre, Professor of Computational Linguistics. For t...
New platform to improve drug development and animal welfare
08 maj 2023
A drive to provide accessible information for more reliable, reproducible and efficient pre-clinical and translational research made Emmi Puuvuori take the leap into building a whole new web platfo...
International meeting on measures to combat antibiotic resistance
04 maj 2023
On 9–10 May, a forum will be held in Uppsala on the topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) within the framework of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU. The meeting will be hosted by Up...
New dietary recommendations for people with diabetes
28 april 2023
Diet and diabetes researcher Ulf Risérus has been involved in the development of updated European guidelines for the dietary management of diabetes. Several new findings have emerged since the last...
Genomes from 240 mammal species explain human disease risks
27 april 2023
A major international research project has surveyed and analysed the genomes of 240 different mammals. The results, now published in 11 articles in the journal Science, show how the genomes of huma...
Electric aviation makes new demands on future airports
25 april 2023
In just a few years all domestic aviation in Sweden is due to be fossil-free. Electric aircraft could be part of the solution. However, this in turn makes new demands on airports, which must be abl...
Increased risk of testicular cancer in men with autism and ADHD
24 april 2023
A new study by researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital shows that men who have a neurodevelopmental disorder, such as autism and ADHD, also have a slightly increased risk ...
She is keen to increase gender awareness in research and teaching
21 april 2023
How are we affected by our environment and the materials around us? Just how gender equal are courses and programmes today and what part do gender stereotypes play in who learns what? Anita Husséni...
Inequality leads to higher mortality during flood disasters
19 april 2023
A new study led by researchers from Uppsala University shows a clear link between economic inequality and mortality during severe flood disasters. Countries with an uneven distribution of income ha...
Swimming pools of the rich make cities thirsty
12 april 2023
Rich elites with large swimming pools and well-maintained lawns are leaving poorer communities without basic access to water in cities across the world. New research, led by Uppsala University, pub...
Personalised blood pressure treatment more effective
12 april 2023
Patients treated with blood pressure-lowering drugs can experience much greater improvements from a change of medication than from doubling the dose of their current medication. This is shown by a ...
One of Vasa’s crewmen was a woman
04 april 2023
When the human remains found on board the warship Vasa were investigated, it was determined that the skeleton designated G was a man. New research now shows that the skeleton is actually from a woman.
Atmospheric circulation contribute to extreme weather events
03 april 2023
The sharp increase in heatwaves in southern Europe in recent years is not only due to the greenhouse effect. Climate change has made a particular type of atmospheric circulation pattern more common...
Professor Ashok Swain has 500,000 followers on Twitter
31 mars 2023
Ashok Swain conducts research into climate change, right-wing populism and migration – global issues that have become increasingly urgent and pressing. In recent years, he has reached far beyond th...
Infants with autism have a different perception of movement
31 mars 2023
A new study from researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet shows that children who go on to develop symptoms of autism have different activity in their brain's visual cortex from ...
From living heritage to zombie churches
22 mars 2023
Churches are preserved by an antiquarian system that risks killing them instead of keeping them alive. The Swedish State and the Church of Sweden therefore need to define new joint visions and goal...