The last European Monitor Lizard
New fossils from Athens show that the European monitor lizards died out significantly later than previously assumed. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the Universi...
New discovery of an age-related diabetes mechanism
Damage to the pancreas plays a central role in age-related diabetes. Research by Dr Yuyan Xiong and Prof. Zhihong Yang now explains the mechanism by which this damage occurs and so...
The Human-IST Research Center of the University of Fribourg signs a new partnership with Swiss Post
Thanks to this new partnership between Swiss Post and the University of Fribourg, the Human-IST Research Center will be extending its research in the area of new cutting-edge inter...
Cancer: two birds with one stone
Research carried out in the Department of Medicine at the University of Fribourg on therapies which target blood vessels supplying blood to a tumour has killed two birds with one s...
The zebra fish uses the same recipe to regenerate a heart or fins
Zebra fish have unsuspected regenerative powers: they are capable of replacing a heart muscle or an amputated fin with a perfect copy. And what is more, even though there are impor...
ComfortBox : you are what you breath!
The researchers at the Human-IST research center have created a novel interactive device, called ComfortBox, which can notify its users when the quality of environment decays.
Fribourg, capital of antibiotic resistance
A Swiss centre of expertise to combat new types of resistance to antibiotics has recently been established at the University of Fribourg under the aegis of the Swiss Federal Bureau...
Alien species on the rise worldwide
The increase in numbers of alien species does not show any sign of saturation at a global level, an international team of 45 researchers with participation of the University of Fri...
Protein fingerprinting could help fight Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
To find a criminal suspect, you need to be able to sketch their portrait or find a unique identifier. It's the same for the proteins that are responsible for example for diseases s...