Do our cells use cyanide to communicate?
A team from the University of Fribourg has gathered compelling evidence that cyanide, a powerful poison even in small doses, is used in minute doses by the cells of our body to com...
Breast cancer: detecting the invisible
Mammography is the method of choice for breast cancer screening. Although effective, this method has its limitations and, above all, it depends on the «visibility» of the cancer in...
Misinformation: physics to the rescue
In a study published recently in Nature Communications Physics, a team from the University of Fribourg led by Dr. Matús Medo apply the methods of complex systems physics to the pro...
Conspiracy Theories - Why do we believe them?
Terrorist attacks, the pandemic, natural disasters, disappearing celebrities, technological innovations? Nowadays every major event gives rise to theories which differ from the off...
Dormice may have hibernated as early as 34 million years ago
In analysing rodent fossils, scientists from the Jurassica Museum in Porrentruy and the University of Fribourg funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation have come up with a n...
Mass extinction gave rise to modern tropical rainforests
Plant fossils reveal the devastating effect of the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago, on tropical rainforests.
How do our cells store fat?
A study from the University of Fribourg sheds some light on how our cells store fat. These results are an important step towards a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying...
Covid-19: large-scale testing at the University of Fribourg
The University of Fribourg is integrated into the pilot project for large-scale testing on asymptomatic persons. On 23 and 24 March, nearly 1000 people can potentially participate...
Adolphe Merkle Institut
From leaves to packaging
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg have discovered how environmental conditions affect water transport through the waxy skin layer of i...