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...
Anti-Cancer Treatment with Aeronautical Precision
Even if solutions don't tend to fall from the sky, they do at times come from surprising directions. This is what happened when the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University...
Malaria: «parasite» communication
Which animal is the most dangerous to humans? the mosquito. A simple mosquito bite may result in death. And the mechanisms of malaria, for example, are still poorly understood. How...
Learning to read smiles starts at a very young age
From seven months a child can decipher emotions expressed on faces, but the strategies it uses differ depending on the culture in which it lives. An international study coordinated...
Warning signs in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients
In Alzheimer's disease, pathophysiological changes occur years before the onset of the first cognitive deficits. Progressive alterations in Notch1 protein affect synaptic plasticit...
CHF 2.6 million EU grant goes to training project on bio-inspired materials
Professor Nico Bruns of the Adolphe Merkle Institute has been awarded a prestigious European training grant worth CHF 2.6 million. This first Innovative Training Network (ITN) coor...
A Fribourg Professor hits the jackpot
The European Research Council has just awarded a grant of 2 million euros to Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Fribourg. This...