Electric eel inspires new power source
Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Michigan, and the University of California San Diego, have developed a power source inspired...
Soft Matter Physics
Blue halo helps bees find flowers
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, the University of Cambridge, and Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, have demonstrated that many types of flowers produce a so-called blue ha...
Fribourg Physicists decipher the characteristics of disordered photonic semiconductors
The research team of Prof. Frank Scheffold and Dr. Luis Salvador Froufe-Pérez have been successful in deciphering and systematically classifying the complete optical characteristic...
New ranking system compares introduced species and their human impact
Where is the best place to live? What is the happiest nation? Which country has the most suicides? Rankings and comparisons of every kind are very popular. Under the leadership of...
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...