Successful step towards artificial vision
A group of researchers from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, China and the USA has made a discovery which could form the basis of a new generation of visual prostheses. T...
Healthy and sustainable food made in Fribourg
Imagine foods rich in nutrients and able to provide a long-lasting feeling of fullness. That is the dream of anyone who has ever had to follow a strict diet. The team headed by Pro...
A University of Fribourg study challenges a rule of evolution
According to Cope's rule, today's species are on average larger than their distant ancestors. A broad study by a researcher at the University of Fribourg has just shown that that i...
Machine learning to accelerate discovery of antimalarial properties in plants
A new study finds that machine learning could speed up the discovery of plants with potential antimalarial properties. Researchers, supported by ML models developed by SIB's (Swiss...
New antimicrobial coatings for bacteria-free surfaces
Preventing the transmission of microbial infections is a global challenge, particularly in settings where bacteria can be easily transmitted through contact with contaminated surfa...
How Do We Perceive Our Own Movements?
Even with our eyes closed, we are able to lift a bottle of water to our mouth. This feat is made possible thanks to a kind of ?sixth sense? called proprioception that enables us to...
Is It Possible to Learn without a Brain?
Certain animals have no need of a brain for learning things. This is the surprising discovery that Prof. Simon Sprecher of the University of Fribourg has laid out in a recently pub...
A Better Model for Understanding Ovarian Cancer
Unfortunately ovarian and peritoneal cancers are often diagnosed at a stage that is already quite advanced. This greatly reduces the chances of survival for patients battling such...
The University of Fribourg Joins the Swiss Biobanking Platform
The collection, storage, management and use of material of human origin used in clinical research is subject to strict regulation and ethical authorisation. The Swiss Biobanking Pl...