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Eat, escape, love: the price of looking sexy

Eat, escape, love: the price of looking sexy

Press releases   •   Sep 27, 2016 08:30 BST

In the animal kingdom colourful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study from a group of researchers at Uppsala University has studied the conspicuous wing coloration of two species of damselflies. Their results imply that males, but not females, pay a high cost when using colour to communicate with other damselflies, both in terms of predation risk and visibility to prey.

Short sleep increases blood lipids tied to hunger and mood in humans before but not after a work out

Press releases   •   Sep 26, 2016 13:09 BST

A group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids – which target the same receptors as cannabis – are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute exercise can modulate this effect.

Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour

Press releases   •   Sep 19, 2016 13:28 BST

Researchers at Uppsala University have used computer modelling to study how brain tumours arise. The study, which is published today in the journal EBioMedicine, illustrated how researchers in the future will be able to use large-scale data to find new disease mechanisms and identify new treatment targets.

Simplified approach to drug development with Upsalite

Simplified approach to drug development with Upsalite

Press releases   •   Aug 09, 2016 09:41 BST

For the first time, researchers have revealed the nanostructure of the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite® and pore size control was achieved without organic templates or swelling agents. By controlling the pore structure of the material the amorphous phase stabilisation exerted on poorly soluble drug compounds can be tuned and the drug delivery rate can be tailored.

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Diarmaid_Hughes

Diarmaid Hughes at Uppsala University, Sweden.

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Photographer / Source Mikael Wallerstedt
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DunHorses4

Illustration of the mechanism underlying Dun colour. TBX3 expression (indicated in green) in the hair follicle in Dun horses leads to lac...

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DunHorses3

A Red Dun horse at rest, showing the characteristic dorsal stripe.

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DunHorses2

Three Dun stallions discuss their relative merits. From the left: Bay Dun, Blue Dun, and Red Dun.

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Photographer / Source Freyja Imsland
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