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...
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 emb...
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...
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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...