New chair for SciLifeLab
The Swedish government has appointed Carl-Henrik Heldin new chair for SciLifeLab, starting October 1, 2015. He succeeds Göran Sandberg who resigns on his own request after two years on the post.
New study shows the dynamics of active swarms in alternating fields
Researchers from Uppsala University, together with colleagues at University College Dublin, have studied the dynamics of active swarms using computer simulations and experiments on unicellular alga...
DNA which only females have
In many animal species, the chromosomes differ between the sexes. The male has a Y chromosome. In some animals, however, for example birds, it is the other way round. In birds, the females have the...
Origins of feathered dinosaurs more complex than first thought
It is too soon to claim that the common ancestor of dinosaurs had feathers, according to research by scientists at the Natural History Museum, Royal Ontario Museum and Uppsala University.
Uppsala University to invest in new Antibiotics Centre
An Uppsala Antibiotics Centre is to be created at Uppsala University. This was announced by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg at the opening of the Uppsala Health Summit conference. The goal i...
Uppsala Health Summit: antibiotic resistance on the agenda in Uppsala, Sweden and worldwide
On 2 and 3 June, experts, decision-makers and opinion formers from all over the world are convening at Uppsala Health Summit (in Uppsala) to discuss concrete issues concerning one of the modern wor...
How does a honeybee queen avoid inbreeding in her colony?
Recombination, or crossing-over, occurs when sperm and egg cells are formed and segments of each chromosome pair are interchanged. This process plays an crucial role in the maintenance of genetic v...
Researchers discover missing link in the evolution of complex cells
In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of compl...
Solar conference for young scientists by young scientists
On April 24-26, the first international solar fuels conference ISF-1 Young for young scientists was held at the Ångström Laboratory. Some 140 doctoral students, postdocs, master students and guests...
Sensing the next green thing
More and more devices are developed into sensors interacting with products, environments and services, not least humans. Time has come for information technology to more closely fit people’s needs ...
How does climate change affect biodiversity?
How does climate change affect species’ abundance and spread? This is a key question in climate debate which is hard to answer without information about a species’ natural variation. Now, researche...
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Method refinement for MAX IV
To take full advantage of future experiments at the MAX IV facility in Lund, advanced method development is pursued at Uppsala University, among others. An investigation, which gives new insights i...
New thesis maps the origin of colour vision
Many of the genes that differentiate the eye’s cone cells and rod cells originate from when the genome of early vertebrate animals doubled in size. This is shown in a new thesis by David Lagman at ...
Unique tooth reveals details of the Peking Man’s life
In 2011 a tooth from the Peking Man was found in a box at the Museum of Evolution at Uppsala University. In the latest issue of Acta Anthropologica Sinica, researchers at Uppsala University and a C...
Human gene found to increase tolerance to arsenic
Studies conducted at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that some indigenous groups in the Andes of northern Argentina have increased resistance to arsenic. The researchers...
Giant virus revealed in 3D using x-ray laser
For the first time, researchers have produced a 3D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National...
2015 Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures on earthquake prediction and genetic scissors
This year’s Celsius–Linnaeus lecturers are Professor Dan McKenzie from Cambridge University and Professor Jennifer A. Doudna from the University of California. On 26 February they will give lecture...
Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks
A team of scientists from Uppsala University and Princeton University has now shed light on the evolutionary history of Darwin’s finches and have identified a gene that explains variation in beak s...
Live bacterium depicted using X-ray laser
An international team led by Uppsala University scientists has succeeded, for the first time, in depicting intact live bacteria with an X-ray laser. This technique, now described in the journal Nat...