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A vital game of hide-and-seek elucidated by novel single-molecule microscopy

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2020 16:00 BST

Life depends on an intricate game of hide-and-seek taking place inside the cell. New research, which is now published in the journal Nature, sheds light on the mechanisms with which DNA-binding proteins search the genome for their specific binding sites.

Cold-adapted enzymes can transform at room temperature

Press releases   •   May 26, 2020 10:00 BST

Enzymes from cold-loving organisms that live at low temperatures, close to the freezing point of water, display highly distinctive properties. In a new study published in Nature Communications, scientists at Uppsala University have used large-scale computations to explain why many cold-adapted enzymes stop functioning at around room temperature.

How gene flow between species influences the evolution of Darwin’s finches

How gene flow between species influences the evolution of Darwin’s finches

Press releases   •   May 04, 2020 15:42 BST

Despite the traditional view that species do not exchange genes by hybridisation, recent studies show that gene flow between closely related species is more common than previously thought. A team of scientists from Uppsala University and Princeton University now reports how gene flow between two species of Darwin’s finches has affected their beak morphology.

New study takes the pulse of a sleeping supervolcano

New study takes the pulse of a sleeping supervolcano

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2020 13:09 BST

Under the volcanoes in the Central Andes there is a gigantic reservoir of molten magma. For several million years, it has been there without fully solidifying or causing a supervolcanic eruption. Geologists have long wondered how this is possible. Researchers from Uppsala University, among others, have now discovered that the secret may be hidden tributaries of hot magma from inside the Earth.

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Model of magma reservoar

Model of magma reservoar

This model shows how iron- and magnesium-rich magma (green) is formed at great depth and can move along the outer edges of the large Alti...

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Llamas walking on magma reservoar

Llamas walking on magma r...

The llamas of the Andes’ high plateau are unaware of the enormous amount of magma below their hooves.

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Professor Albert Mihranyan, Uppsala University, Sweden

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paperfilter

Paper filter made from Pithophora algae

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Droplets

Documents   •   May 03, 2019 19:00 BST

Figure - When the size of the droplets is much larger than the sample (top) any impurities in the surrounding solution will dry out on top the sample. As the initial droplet size is reduced, to match the size of the sample, this problem vanishes.

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