Press Releases

Apr 04, 2014 08:01 BST Uppsala University In a new study a team of researchers lead from Uppsala University show how lactase persistence variants tell the story about the ancestry of the Khoe people in southern Africa. The team concludes that pastoralist practices were brought to southern Africa by a small group of migrants from eastern Africa. The study is now published in Current Biology.

Mar 31, 2014 12:38 BST Uppsala University Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose nanofibers, directly derived from nature.

Meeting climate targets may require reducing meat and dairy consumption

Mar 31, 2014 08:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology Greenhouse gas emissions from food production may threaten the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to research at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

101 liver cancer drug candidates pave the way to personalized medicine

Mar 19, 2014 14:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology The heart disease drug perhexiline is one of 101 compounds predicted to prevent cancer growth in most patients suffering from our most common liver cancer, HCC. This is an outcome from a novel simulation-based approach using the proteomes of six HCC patients. "This is the first time personalized models have been used to find and evaluate new potential drugs", says Professor Jens Nielsen.

Mar 19, 2014 10:15 GMT Uppsala University This week in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of French and Swedish researchers present the earliest fossil evidence for the presence of bone marrow in the fin of a 370 million-year-old fish.

Widest band amplifier ever at 235 GHz – opens door to ultrafast broadband

Mar 10, 2014 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology An exciting collaboration between University College London, UCL and Chalmers University of Technology has led to a world breakthrough in wide band amplifier circuit design.

Feb 23, 2014 18:01 GMT Uppsala University In all living organisms, genes are regulated by proteins called transcription factors. The established model states that a gene is switched off as long as a repressing transcription factor is bound to the DNA. For the first time ever, researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden, have been able to study the process in living cells, showing that it may be more complex than previously thought.

Kidney cancer reveals its weak link

Feb 18, 2014 07:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology has found that kidney cancer cells have a quite different metabolism than other types of malignancies. The findings pave the way for new methods of diagnosing kidney cancer at an early stage, a feat that had eluded researchers earlier, and thereby fresh approaches to treatment.

Feb 12, 2014 18:00 GMT Uppsala University This week in Nature, a team of French and Swedish researchers present new fossil evidence for the origin of one of the most important and emotionally significant parts of our anatomy: the face. They show how a series of fossils documents the step-by-step assembly of the face during the evolutionary transition from jawless to jawed vertebrates.

Feb 11, 2014 10:00 GMT Uppsala University Yoho National Park’s 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale – home to some of the planet’s earliest animals is one of the world’s most important fossil sites. Now, more than a century after its discovery a new Burgess Shale fossil bed, Marble Canyon, has been located 42 kilometres away in Kootenay National Park.