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2009-06-18 08:32:36

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 antibiotics.

2009-06-02 23:01:00

Stream Computing Provides Real-Time Analysis For New Insight into Effects on Earth BERLIN, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM INFORMATION ON DEMAND CONFERENCE -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Uppsala University and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics announced today a major new Stream Computing project to analyze massive volumes of information in real time to better understand "space weather".

2009-06-01 09:29:25

In-growth and new generation of blood vessels, which must take place if a wound is to heal or a tumor is to grow, have been thought to occur through a branching and further growth of a vessel against a chemical gradient of growth factors.

2009-05-25 08:00:00

UPPSALA, Sweden, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Beactica AB, the Swedish fragment-based drug discovery company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Lexington, MA; NASDAQ: CBST).

2009-05-06 09:37:48

Inhibiting the "drug efflux pumps" in bacteria, which function as their defence mechanisms against antibiotics, can mask the effect of mutations that have led to resistance in the form of low-affinity drug binding to target molecules in the cell.

2009-04-20 14:10:00

The fossil record usually shows what adult animals looked like. But the appearance and lifestyle of juvenile animals often differ dramatically from those of the adults.

2009-04-16 07:26:04

An international research team, including Professor Rajeev Ahuja's research group at Uppsala University, has shown that small additions of potassium drastically improve the hydrogen-storage properties of certain types of hydrogen compounds.

2009-03-26 10:03:32

Certain bacteria have learned to manipulate the proportion of females and males in insect populations. Now Uppsala University researchers have mapped the entire genome of a bacterium that infects a close relative of the fruit fly.

2009-03-20 15:20:00

Researchers at Uppsala University, together with colleagues at the Karolinska Institute and the Sanger Institute, have now found all the genes the determine the dosage of the blood-thinning drug warfarin.

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2009-03-20 11:04:25

Hurdia victoria was originally described in 1912 as a crustacean-like animal. Now, researchers from Uppsala University and colleagues reveal it to be just one part of a complex and remarkable new animal that has an important story to tell about the origin of the largest group of living animals, the arthropods.


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