Human activity, the driving force of destruction in the Amazon.
In a matter of decades, human activity has had a greater impact on the Amazon?s ecosystems than millions of years of natural evolution. That is the conclusion reached in a study re...
Bioinspired Nanosensors for Cancer Detection
For several cancers, detection at an early stage translates into more effective treatments and a better survival rate. Scientists at the University of Fribourg have developed bioin...
Supporting an urgent call to protect Madagascar's biodiversity with AI
A major review of Madagascar's unique biodiversity has just taken place, involving over 50 organisations worldwide. Madagascar is one of the world's foremost biodiversity hotspots...
Tickled in the name of research
Laughter is a form of vocal communication that sometimes gets in the way of speaking. How many of us have been in the situation where we simply cannot speak anymore because we are...
How turtles help to trace evolutionary changes
Ever since Darwin, we know that as a consequence of evolutional adaptation, species may change their appearances and body functions as the environment changes. A common question of...
Worse than 2003: Swiss glaciers are melting more than ever
2022 was a disastrous year for Swiss glaciers: all ice melt records were smashed by the great
dearth of snow in winter and continuous heatwaves in summer. More than 6 percent of t...
Islam and Society
Customised continuing education for imams
Imams play an important role as bridge builders between the mosque and society. With its customised continuing education programs, the MOGA project aims to offer targeted support t...
Breast Cancer: Major Discovery for Treating Cerebral Complications
A late complication of breast cancer, brain metastases significantly reduce life expectancy of women suffering from the disease. Thanks to a new preclinical model, scientists at...
Alien species: unloved but not necessarily harmful
Alien (that is, nonnative or exotic) plant and animal species are frequently deemed harmful to local biodiversity by conservationists. But viewing all alien species as harmful woul...