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  • 2016-04-21

    Evolution in action detected in Darwin’s finches

    The most characteristic feature of Darwin’s finches is the diversification of beak morphology that has allowed these species to expand their utilization of food resources in the Galápagos archipelago. A team of scientists from Uppsala University and Princeton University has now identified a gene that explains variation in beak size within and among species. The study is published in Science.
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  • 2016-04-21

    Bird genomes contain ‘fossils’ of parasites that now infect humans

    In rare instances, DNA is known to have jumped from one species to another. If a parasite’s DNA jumps to its host’s genome, it could leave evidence of that interaction that could be found millions of years later — a DNA ‘fossil’ of sorts. Researchers from Uppsala University have discovered a new type of so-called transposable element that occurred in the genomes of certain birds and nematodes.
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  • 2016-04-18

    Lowered birth rates one reason why women outlive men

    Using unique demographic records on 140,600 reproducing individuals from the Utah Population Database (USA), a research team led from Uppsala University has come to the conclusion that lowered birth rates are one reason why women outlive men in today’s societies. The study is published in Scientific Reports.
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  • 2016-04-12

    Focusing for success: A new Olink company organization to meet our future ambitions

    Uppsala, Sweden, April 12, 2016 - Olink AB has gone through a formal reorganization, and as of April 1, 2016 is operating as two separate companies, each with its own distinct focus area.
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  • 2016-04-08

    UIC intervjuas i sydkoreanska affärstidningen Money Today

    Sydkoreanska affärstidningen Money Today har skrivit en artikel om Uppsala Innovation Centre och om hur UIC arbetar för att fler tillväxtföretag ska utvecklas.
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  • 2016-04-07

    UIC ordnar Business Startup BootCamp för nyanlända

    Helgen den 23-24 april genomför företagsinkubatorn Uppsala Innovation Centre, UIC, en bootcamp för nyanlända som har en innovativ affärsidé som de vill förverkliga. Under UICs bootcamp får deltagarna arbeta praktiskt med att vässa sin affärsidé, identifiera marknad och kunder samt påbörja arbetet med att testa affärsidén för att verifiera att den håller.
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  • 2016-04-04

    New app improves treatment of atrial fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke. Treatment with oral anticoagulation reduces this risk but instead increases the risk of bleeding. Today, a new blood test based tool enabling better and more individualized stroke prevention treatment is presented at a congress in Chicago, and simultaneously published in the top-ranked medical journal The Lancet.
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  • 2016-04-04

    Ny app kan förbättra behandling av förmaksflimmer

    Förmaksflimmer ökar risken för stroke. Behandling med koagulationshämmande läkemedel minskar denna risk, men istället ökar blödningsrisken. Idag presenteras ett nytt blodprovsbaserat riskbedömningsverktyg som möjliggör bättre och individualiserad behandling vid förmaksflimmer, både på en kongress i Chicago och i den ansedda tidskriften The Lancet.
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