Women’s deep belly fat more strongly linked to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
10 september 2019
A comprehensive study from Uppsala University, with over 325,000 participants, shows that deep belly fat is a major contributing risk factor for de...
New reagent will benefit patients with the rheumatic disease SLE
05 september 2019
Reference reagents are important in diagnostics and care of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In a new study, an international team...
Novel method identifies the right individual exosomes
26 augusti 2019
There is a growing demand for diagnostic markers for early disease detection and prognosis. Exosomes are potential biomarkers for cancer progressio...
Uppsala University intends to take diabetes research to the next level
26 augusti 2019
Diabetes is among our major public health issues, an endemic and thus far incurable disease that is gaining ground worldwide. In the quest for a cu...
New discovery can improve treatment of brain tumours
21 augusti 2019
Over 1,300 people are diagnosed with brain cancer in Sweden each year. Now an international collaboration of researchers from Wales, USA and Uppsal...
Eric K. Fernström Swedish Prize awarded to Alkistis Skalkidou
12 augusti 2019
The prize committee for the faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy at Uppsala University has awarded Alkistis Skalkidou, a professor at the Department ...
Multiple genes affect risk of asthma, hay fever and eczema
06 augusti 2019
In a new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University, researchers have found a total of 141 regions (genes) in our genetic material that largely ex...
Seven Uppsala researchers receive excellent medicine prizes
30 juli 2019
Lina Bergman, Anahita Hamidi, Henrik Isackson, Mark Richards, Gull Rukh, Xiao Tan and Johan Virhammar at Uppsala University have been honoured by t...
New biomarker test improves diagnosis of ovarian cancer
20 juni 2019
The majority of women who undergo surgery for suspected ovarian cancer do not have cancer. A novel blood test developed by researchers at Uppsala U...
New genes out of random gene sequences
05 juni 2019
One key question in evolutionary biology is how novel genes arise and develop. Swedish researchers now show how new genes and functions that are ad...
Anxiety is visible on images of the brain
24 maj 2019
Knowledge about what happens in the brain during anxiety is increasing. Which signal substances are involved? And why are young people more likely ...
Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up
17 maj 2019
A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish T...
Cancer researcher listed as Super Talent
16 maj 2019
Cancer researcher Sara Mangsbo has been named one of the most prominent individuals among Sweden’s 101 Super Talents listed by the Swedish magazine...
Participate in our safety survey!
13 maj 2019
The security and safety department at Uppsala University conducts a safety survey aimed at students and employees at the university. The survey wil...
Inhibition of ribosome biogenesis as a novel approach for multi-stage cancer treatment
08 maj 2019
Nearly ninety per cent of all cancer patient deaths are due to metastasis. A study from Uppsala University shows that a process that allows the cel...
Association between high PCB levels and premature death
29 april 2019
High levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the blood are associated with premature death. This is shown by a new cross-disciplinary study.
New discovery could lead to improved blood sugar level control
26 april 2019
Many diabetes patients do not only have problems with their insulin, but also with the release of the hormone glucagon. Researchers at Uppsala Univ...
Several Uppsala researchers awarded major KAW grants
27 mars 2019
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has allocated grants in several of its major programmes of research. Six researchers at Uppsala University...
ReAct’s new 5-year strategic plan receives funding from Sida
15 mars 2019
The international network ReAct, which is coordinated from Uppsala University, will focus on four strategic areas in the fight against antibiotic r...
Should future parents be screened for genetic disorders?
01 mars 2019
Should public healthcare systems provide couples with expanded screening for genetic disorders before they decide to become pregnant? Screening pro...