Science warns of damage from invasive alien species
In a just published international study, a team of scientists, including Sven Bacher of the University of Fribourg, have warned of the increasing threat posed by invasive alien spe...
New Master's program in environmental sciences and environmental humanities
The world is increasingly finding itself confronted with new environmental challenges. A new Master's program at the University of Fribourg will qualify young people for further re...
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...
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...
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...