Using the immune system to put cancerous cells to sleep
Researchers at the University of Fribourg have shown that chemotherapy used in the treatment of breast cancer can activate the immune system in such a way as to put tumour cells to sleep, thus reducing the risk of relapses. These are important results which open new therapeutic perspectives.
Scientists identify 66 future alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity
Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species that are not yet established in the EU region, but if introduced would be most likely to pose a threat to biodiversity...
Large meteorite crater discovered in Greenland
An international team of researchers with participation of the University of Fribourg has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in northern G...
Stabilizing next-generation perovskite solar cells
Researchers from the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg have developed a new type of more stable, highly efficient next-generation perovskite solar cell,...
ERC Starting Grant
How important are power and autonomy to us?
Why did Britain vote for Brexit? What are the underlying reasons for Switzerland's dislike of the EU? One of the most important motives is autonomy. But to what extent are we prepa...
To lose weight, should you drink your tea hot or cold?
To burn fat and help lose weight, various studies recommend drinking tea. However, to lose calories, would it perhaps be better to drink it cold? This was the question posed by a t...
New publication series
Muslim associations can contribute to preventative measures against radicalisation
While the debate on radicalisation and the mentoring of persons at risk rages on, a new publication of the Swiss Centre for Islam and Society (SCIS) emphasises the social role to b...
Crucial boost to stimulate NanoLockin success
The very first start-up launched at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, Nanolockin, has received support from two important sources. Fri Up will provide business coaching during the cruc...
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...