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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.

Advanced X-ray technology tells us more about Ménière's disease

Advanced X-ray technology tells us more about Ménière's disease

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 08:00 BST

The organ of balance in the inner ear is surrounded by the hardest bone in the body. Using synchrotron X-rays, researchers at Uppsala University have discovered a drainage system that may be assumed to play a major role in the onset of Ménière's disease, a common and troublesome disorder. These results are published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Carl Linnaeus’s household laid the foundation for his scientific work

Carl Linnaeus’s household laid the foundation for his scientific work

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 07:00 BST

Without a wife and a well-functioning household, Carl Linnaeus would have had difficulty becoming the prominent scientist that he was. Mastering social codes, like clothing and hosting guests for dinners, was crucial for having a career in the 18th century. These are the conclusions of a recently defended thesis at Uppsala University.

​Treatment no better in clinical trials

​Treatment no better in clinical trials

Press releases   •   May 11, 2020 10:51 BST

Patients taking part in clinical trials do not receive better treatment than other patients. This is the conclusion of a new study led from Uppsala University and published in peer-reviewed journal BMC Cancer, which confirms the results of an earlier study from 2004.

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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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Peter J. Katzenstein

Peter J. Katzenstein

Peter J. Katzenstein , Cornell University, USA, has been named the 26th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He is a...

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Fredrik Swartling

Fredrik Swartling

Fredrik Swartling, docent vid institutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi, Uppsala universitet Fredrik Swartling, Researcher at...

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Changes in nighttime light

Changes in nighttime light

Annual changes in nighttime light data in Lower Limpopo (Mozambique) between 1992 and 2013. Inset graph representing the changes in avera...

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Klebsiella pneumoniae

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Movie of Klebsiella pneumoniae growing in the microfluidic chip imaged in phase contrast. The bacteria are 0.003mm long and divide every ...

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Nestlings respons to songs

Nestlings respons to songs

Juvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species’ songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but...

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Computed microtomography

Computed microtomography

Computed microtomography restoration of the holotype of Qilinyu rostrata. Credit: Zhu Min In a new article, published in Science, palaeo...

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Figure 2

Figure 2

Documents   •   May 04, 2020 15:42 BST

Convergence in beak morphology between the common cactus finch and medium ground finch on the small island of Daphne Major over the 40 years Rosemary and Peter Grant studied these populations. Credit: Sangeet Lamichhaney, Rosemary and Peter Grant.

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Documents   •   May 04, 2020 15:42 BST

Schematic figure showing the outcome of hybridisation between male cactus finches and female ground finches. Hybrid females successfully mate with male cactus finch males whereas the hybrid males do not successfully compete for high quality territory and mates. Credit: Erik Enbody and Fan Han.

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Documents   •   May 04, 2020 15:42 BST

The common cactus finch has a pointed beak adapted to feed on cactus whereas the medium ground finch has a blunt beak adapted to crush seeds. Their hybrid progeny have an intermediate beak morphology adaptive under certain environmental conditions as explained in this paper. Credit: Sangeet Lamichhaney, Rosemary and Peter Grant.

Droplets

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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