North–South divide in science may hinder action on climate change
Northern domination of science relevant to climate-change policy and practice globally and lack of research led by researchers in southern countries may hinder development and implementation of glo...
New knowledge of one of the world’s rarest birds
Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden have put together all known information about the endangered Rufous-headed Robin. Very few observat...
Rabies antibodies found in Swedish bats
A new study has found rabies antibodies in the blood of bats in southern Sweden belonging to a certain species. The study is published by researchers at the Swedish Public Health Agency, the Nation...
SEK 12 million to nanosensor research
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research has selected 20 researchers at Swedish higher education institutions who will receive SEK 12 million grants in the Future Research Leaders programme. Z...
2016 Ulla and Stig Holmquist prizewinner selected
Professor Kristina Luthman at Gothenburg University’s Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology has been selected winner of the Ulla and Stig Holmquist Science Prize in Organic Chemistry.
Researchers manipulate collective dynamics in magnetic nano-structures
Researchers at the Division of Solid-State Physics and the Division of Materials Physics at Uppsala University have shown how the collective dynamics in a structure consisting of interacting magnet...
Kristina Edström appointed Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for research infrastructure
Kristina Edström, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry (Ångström Laboratory) and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, has been appointed Adviser to the Vic...
Rudbeck and Linnaeus medallists selected
This year’s Rudbeck Medal goes to professors Sverker Gustavsson, Lena Kjellén and Peter Stoica, and the Linnaeus Medal to Professor Hans Ellegren. The medals will be awarded at the Winter Confermen...
Four new Academy Fellows at Uppsala University
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s investment in young researchers continues with 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows, four of which are at Uppsala University. The research conducted by this ...
Endangered Australasian marsupials are ancient survivors of climate change
In a new paper, published in Scientific Reports, an international team of researchers has analysed fossils and DNA from living and recently extinct species to show that conservation sensitive Austr...
Rallies, protests and Black Friday: Physics finds dangers hiding in plain sight
Inspired by the way people move at heavy metal concerts, an international team of researchers from Uppsala University and Harvard University have learned how to spot danger zones in mass gatherings...
One step closer: how plants split water, make oxygen
In a new study, an international team of researchers made significant progress in visualising the process of how plants split water to produce oxygen. The results are published in Nature.
New material inhibits bacteria without penicillin
The mesoporous material Upsalite® is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. In a study published in ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University ...
Cooperation profitable for sailfish
Cooperating sailfish catch more fish per time than if they hunt individually, a new study from Uppsala University, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows.
Tadpoles eat more greens during heat waves
Of the many ecological questions unfolded by climate change, the potential influence of temperature on the feeding preferences of organisms is currently gathering a great deal of attention in the s...
Three prominent Uppsala University researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced which researchers are being awarded Starting Grants for 2016. 325 research projects across the EU share a total of EUR 485 million. Three of these ...
Uppsala’s FREIA Lab to help upgrade the Large Hadron Collider
The world’s largest particle physics laboratory, CERN, and Uppsala University have signed a deal worth SEK 20 million for accelerator development at the University’s FREIA Laboratory.
Uppsala Student of the Year: Allen Ali Mohammadi
Allen Ali Mohammadi wants to help people. He wants to save lives. He has already received an EU grant for his device which should be able to detect early signs of heart disease. Being named Uppsala...
‘Popcorn rocks’ solve the mystery of the magma chambers
Since the 18th century, geologists have struggled to explain how big magma chambers form in the Earth’s crust. In particular, it has been difficult to explain where the surrounding rock goes when t...
Rosetta paints a new picture of comets
A completely changed understanding of comets. This may be the outcome of space probe Rosetta’s twelve-year journey through the solar system, which came to an end on Friday 30 September. Now, resear...