Uppsala University

New work on leading wave power

A technology that is adapted to the special conditions for wave energy places the wave energy technology from Uppsala on the absolute cutting edge in the world. In his dissertation, Rafael Waters presents the findings from ...

Dec 09, 2008
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Genes determine whether sugar pills work

It is a well-known fact in drug trials that individuals can respond just as well to placebos, sugar pills, as to the active drug. On the other hand, it is difficult to explain why only certain people get better from placebos. ...

Dec 03, 2008
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War affects Iraqis' health more after fleeing

The risk of depression is greater among Iraqi soldiers who took part in the Gulf War than among civilians. Surprisingly, on the other hand, neither of these groups showed any signs of post-traumatic stress ten years after ...

Nov 03, 2008
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New cell division mechanism discovered

A novel cell division mechanism has been discovered in a microorganism that thrives in hot acid. The finding may also result in insights into key processes in human cells, and in a better understanding of the main evolutionary ...

Oct 28, 2008
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Transparency in politics can lead to greater corruption

Why are some countries more prone to political corruption? Viviana Stechina from Uppsala University, Sweden, has investigated why corruption among the political elite was more extensive in Argentina than in Chile during ...

Oct 10, 2008
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Primordial fish had rudimentary fingers

Tetrapods, the first four-legged land animals, are regarded as the first organisms that had fingers and toes. Now researchers at Uppsala University can show that this is wrong. Using medical x-rays, they found rudiments ...

Sep 22, 2008
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Violence against women impairs children's health

Violence against women in a family also has serious consequences for the children's growth, health, and survival. Kajsa ├ůsling Monemi from Uppsala University has studied women and their children in Bangladesh and Nicaragua ...

Sep 11, 2008
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The genetics of the white horse unraveled

The white horse is an icon for dignity which has had a huge impact on human culture across the world. An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University has now identified the mutation causing this spectacular ...

Jul 20, 2008
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