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Press releases • Jul 05, 2018 16:00 BST
The workings of memory and learning have yet to be clarified, especially at the neural circuitry level. But researchers at Uppsala University have now, jointly with Brazilian collaborators, discovered a specific brain neuron with a central role in learning. This study, published in Neuron, may have a bearing on the potential for counteracting memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease.
Teenagers’ pornography and sexual experiences- fewer differences than expected between girls and boys
Press releases • Apr 07, 2014 10:17 BST
Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of sex they fantasise about. This is shown in a new study from Uppsala University that is published in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Press releases • Feb 24, 2014 08:50 GMT
New research from Uppsala University shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on humans to show that the fat composition of food not only influences cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease but also determines where the fat will be stored in the body. The study has been published in the journal Diabetes.
Press releases • Sep 13, 2013 12:30 BST
An individual’s lifespan is to some extent determined by genetic factors. These can affect disease risk and are in general believed to have the same effect on males and females. A new study on fruit flies, by researchers based in Germany and Sweden, overthrows this view and demonstrates that genetic factors commonly have radically different effects on lifespan in the two sexes.
Press releases • Sep 01, 2013 07:05 BST
Aspiration of blood clots from the coronary artery of the heart in cases of acute myocardial infarction does not save more lives than simple treatment with balloon expansion. This is the finding of a unique new Scandinavian study being presented today at the European Cardiology Conference in Amsterdam. The findings are also being published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Press releases • Aug 05, 2013 13:20 BST
New research results from Uppsala University, Sweden, confirm the assumptions of the “dead-end” theory on maladaptation of selfing species in a fungus. This is the first time that the theory is confirmed in a haploid system, and the results were recently published in the journal Evolution.
Press releases • Aug 02, 2013 09:30 BST
Researchers at Uppsala University and Yale University have identified a new mutation in adrenal gland tumor cells as a probable cause of hypertension. The findings were recently published in the journal Nature Genetics.
Press releases • Aug 05, 2013 07:20 BST
Why many diseases lead to calcifications in the brain is not known. New insights into the genetic causes of familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (FIBGC), also referred to as Fahr’s disease, pinpoint brain pericytes and a defective blood-brain barrier (BBB) as likely culprits in brain calcification. The findings were recently published in the journal Nature Genetics.
Press releases • Aug 08, 2013 07:10 BST
New research results from Uppsala University show that microRNAs, that regulate the formation of carbohydrates, affect cell behavior and potentially could be used as cancer drugs or drug targets. The study was recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Press releases • Dec 11, 2013 09:52 GMT
Lesbian couples who start a family through assisted reproduction with donated sperm are more satisfied with their relationship and evince less parental stress than heterosexual couples who have undergone IVF treatment. This is shown in a new dissertation from Uppsala University.