Uppsala University

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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Cell transplants may cure deafness

(PhysOrg.com) -- When Uppsala researchers found immature stem cells in the inner ear of humans a few years ago, it caused a global sensation. They have also managed to grow hearing nerves from stem cells and human tissue ...

Apr 22, 2009
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