Adolphe Merkle Institut
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 now being further developed into a diagnostic tool for the detection of asymptomatic infections.
Caution: corked! Sensor for cork taint in wine developed
The presence of the molecule responsible for cork taint in wine can now be clearly identified: with the recently developed sensor even slight traces of the most common wine fault c...
ERC Advanced Grant
2.5 million funding to help find order among chaos
The Adolphe Merkle Institute's chair of Soft Matter Physics at the University of Fribourg, Professor Ullrich Steiner, has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant by the Eur...
Ice volume calculated anew
An international team with researchers of the University of Fribourg has provided a new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world, excluding the Greenland and Antarc...
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...
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...