In Greenland, global warming is intensifying the runoff of meltwater towards the ocean
An international team of researchers, including Horst Machguth of the University of Fribourg, has shown that global warming promotes the formation and expansion of of ice slabs embedded within the arctic ice sheet. By preventing the water from melting snow from permeating through them, these slabs increase the rate of runoff and ultimately risk contributing to sea level rise. The team's observations have been published in the prestigious journal...
Two types of stem cells as the root cause of breast cancer
A research team of the Faculty of Science and Medicine of the University of Fribourg has shown that breast cancers comprise not one, but two distinct groups of stem cells - an impo...
Step towards a medical treatment of the deleterious effects of Down syndrome
A team of researchers at the University of Fribourg has found evidence for a mechanism that contributes to the impaired metabolism of individuals with Down syndrome. Their organism...
Vaccinating the microbiota of plants, a new approach to biological control
During the next three years, the research groups of Prof. Weisskopf and Dr Falquet of the Department of Biology of the University of Fribourg will be working hand in hand on a very...
Adolphe Merkle Institute
Polymers to give early warning signs
Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating mo...
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A new method to help eradicate malaria
Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute have discovered a novel method to detect the presence of malaria parasites in blood samples. This discovery is...
Caution: corked! Sensor for cork taint in wine developed
The presence of the molecule responsible for cork taint in wine can now be clearly identified: with the recently developed sensor even slight traces of the most common wine fault c...
ERC Advanced Grant
2.5 million funding to help find order among chaos
The Adolphe Merkle Institute's chair of Soft Matter Physics at the University of Fribourg, Professor Ullrich Steiner, has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the Eur...
Ice volume calculated anew
An international team with researchers of the University of Fribourg has provided a new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world, excluding the Greenland and Antarc...
Using the immune system to put cancerous cells to sleep
Researchers at the University of Fribourg have shown that chemotherapy used in the treatment of breast cancer can activate the immune system in such a way as to put tumour cells to...