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New insight about how viruses use host proteins to their advantage

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2018 20:00 BST

Viruses have a very limited set of genes and therefore must use the cellular machineries of their hosts for most parts of their growth. A new study, led by scientists at Uppsala University, has discovered a specific host protein that many viruses use for their transport within the cell. The discovery opens up new possibilities to develop a broad spectrum anti-viral therapy.

Threats from infectious diseases on Uppsala Health Summit agenda

Press releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 08:05 BST

At the Uppsala Health Summit Tackling Infectious Disease Threats, due to start next week, experts and decision makers from ministries, academia, companies and voluntary organisations are meeting to discuss how jointly to reduce the risk of severe outbreaks.

The origin of the lymphatic vasculature uncovered

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2015 17:00 GMT

In a new study, published in Cell Reports, researchers at Uppsala University describe a novel mechanism by which lymphatic vessels form during embryonic development. The finding may open new possibilities for repairing damaged lymphatic vessels using stem cells.

New method to determine antibiotic resistance fast

Press releases   •   Nov 24, 2014 06:13 GMT

​Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method of rapidly identifying which bacteria are causing an infection and determining whether they are resistant or sensitive to antibiotics. The findings are now being published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.