Uppsala University

The Church is still popular

Despite decline in numbers of worshippers and increased secularisation the church is still valued and appreciated as an institution which protects and preserves common values in the public sphere. This has been shown by sociologist ...

Oct 07, 2009
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Scandinavians are descended from Stone Age immigrants

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today's Scandinavians are not descended from the people who came to Scandinavia at the conclusion of the last ice age but, apparently, from a population that arrived later, concurrently with the introduction ...

Sep 24, 2009
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Evolutionarily preserved mechanism governs use of genes

Researchers at Uppsala University have found that the protein coding parts of a gene are packed in special nucleosomes. The same type of packaging is found in the roundworm C elegans, which is a primeval relative of humans ...

Aug 18, 2009
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Language change can be traced using gigantic text archives

(PhysOrg.com) -- Historical collections that include everything ever written in a dozen American and British newspapers since they started are now available electronically. Donald MacQueen from Uppsala University, Sweden, ...

Jun 26, 2009
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Good males are bad fathers

Contrary to predictions, males of high genetic quality are not very successful when it comes to fertilizing eggs. A new study on seed beetles by Swedish and Danish scientists Göran Arnqvist and Trine Bilde shows that when ...

Jun 25, 2009
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Antibiotics-resistant gulls worry scientists

The resistance pattern for antibiotics in gulls is the same as in humans, and a new study by Uppsala University researchers shows that nearly half of Mediterranean gulls in southern France have some form of resistance to ...

Jun 18, 2009
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Enzyme necessary for DNA synthesis can also erase DNA

In this week's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS, Uppsala University scientists describe a new mechanism behind an important process that causes a rapid reduction of DNA in the chromosomes of bac ...

Jun 08, 2009
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