Hardly any other plant is as allergenic as Ambrosia. But now there is a glimmer of hope - thanks to an accidentally introduced beetle. A study, in which the University of Fribourg...
Alzheimer's disease: when the saliva speaks
It is estimated that every 17 minutes in Switzerland someone receives a diagnosis of some form of dementia. A team of researchers at the University of Fribourg has shown that an an...
Cancer Cell Research
Give fighters the freedom to control crises
To win a battle against a crisis, it is important that central command gives the fighters on the battlefield the freedom to control the crisis. A research group led by Prof. Zhihon...
A synthetic plant hormone as a new strategy for the treatment of malignant tumours
Mesothelioma are tumours, which are mainly caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres, and are as yet incurable. However, there is a molecule, which has a strong inhibiting effect...
Nanomaterial analysis for consumer goods
Fribourg, January 23, 2020 - As of 2021, the food industry and cosmetics manufacturers will have to officially declare the presence of nanomaterials in any of their products sold i...
Women perform less well than men: at the core of an illusion
For the same level of performance, a woman is still judged to be less competent than a man, notably in areas which are stereotypically masculine. The University of Fribourg has tak...
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...