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2009-03-06 15:55:00

A Swedish study published on Friday suggests that people who begin exercising at the age of 50 can still benefit from physical activity, although the effects may take 10 years to start showing, Reuters reported. Researchers from Uppsala University said that men who began exercising after the age of 50 had the same life expectancy after 10 years as men who had exercised throughout their life. The study followed 2,205 Swedish men for more than 20 years from the age of 50, who were placed into...

2009-03-03 08:30:19

The discovery by Uppsala University researchers of a previously unknown protein in the cells of the lower air ways brings new potential for early diagnosis of a serious lung disease. The findings, published today in the Web edition of the American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, can also provide new knowledge of the cause of common diseases like asthma and chronic bronchitis.Researchers at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital have identified a protein in...

2009-02-26 15:37:53

What has been impossible has now been shown to be possible "“ an alloy between two incompatible elements. The findings are being published in this week's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA. A research team led by Professor H.K. Mao from Carnegie Institution of Washington and Professor Rajeev Ahuja from UU have used high pressure experiments and theoretical calculations to study the behavior of Ce3Al under high pressure. "We were surprised to find that Cerium...

2009-02-20 14:56:11

Researchers at Uppsala University can now show that what is good for one sex is not always good for the other sex. In fact, evolutionary conflicts between the two sexes cause characteristics and behaviors that are downright injurious to the opposite sex. The findings are being published in the scientific journal Current Biology.In both males and females in the animal world it is common "“ much more common that one might like to think "“ for one sex to evince characteristics and...

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2009-02-12 15:14:14

The indigenous Samis in Sweden's far north, once known for rounding up their reindeer on skis, have apparently traded in their skis for snowmobiles. "Everything progresses in this world. We have to hang on and follow the development," Jaavna Allas, a 30-year-old Sami reindeer herder, told AFP. "It wouldn't be possible to herd reindeer today on skis. The grazing areas are so few and far between." They have used modern techniques of rounding up reindeer for decades now, but recently have faced...

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2009-01-19 13:45:33

A Swedish scientist has reported the finding of a fossilized specimen that may provide new insight into how jawed vertebrates evolved. Martin Brazeau, of the Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology at Uppsala University in Sweden, said the fossil was discovered Herefordshire, UK, in the 1940s and is an estimated 415 million years old. The specimen is the first-known braincase of an Early Devonian acanthodian "“ which is possibly the earliest group of gnathostomes (jawed...

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2009-01-13 08:55:34

Scientists found that Tasmanian "tigers" may have gone extinct due to inbreeding and are considering resurrecting the Australian marsupials 70 years after they ceased to exist. "Our goal is to learn how to prevent endangered species from going extinct," said Webb Miller of Pennsylvania State University, who helped lead the international study. The researchers used the same method used to study the DNA from extinct woolly mammoths' hair to get a good comparison of the gene sequences from...

2009-01-13 02:00:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, January 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Beactica AB, the Swedish fragment-based drug discovery company, today announced a new research collaboration agreement with GE Healthcare (Chalfont St. Giles, UK), the world leading provider of molecular interaction analysis tools, and Uppsala University (Sweden). The collaboration combines Beactica's unique approach to fragment-based drug discovery and GE Healthcare's Biacore(TM) technology with enzymology expertise from Uppsala University....

2008-12-08 18:04:34

Sweden's Uppsala University said a copy of Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica is back with the school after its theft 40 years ago. Uppsala University officials said the book, which was given to the university by astronomer Petrus Elvius shortly after it was first published in 1687, disappeared from the school's library in the 1960s by means unknown, Swedish News Agency TT reported Monday. Officials said the book was given back to the school by a U.S. collector who...

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2008-12-03 16:05:00

Swedish researchers have identified a gene linked to increased susceptibility to the placebo effect, the mysterious capacity of some people to benefit from phony treatments with no verifiable therapeutic activity. Until now, these benefits were believed by be based on the power of suggestion. "To our knowledge, it's the first time anyone has linked a gene to the placebo effect,"  Tomas Furmark of Uppsala University in Sweden, who led the research, told New Scientist magazine. Although...


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