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...
New study unravels the mystery of the origin of flowering plants
Flowering plants are much more ancient than indicated by their fossil record, according to a study lead by the University of Fribourg.
Reducing pesticide use with nanoparticles
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg have discovered how certain silica nanoparticles could act as a traceless, d...
Sharing experimental data in optogenetics to develop new neurological therapies
More than forty-five laboratories using optogenetics, a technique combining optics and genetics, have joined forces to create a shared database. Several scientists, including Micha...
Willpower can make sleep worse
Good sleep is crucial for our physical and mental wellbeing. Researchers from Fribourg have shown that sleep can be made worse by using willpower.
Dies academicus 2020: awards and nominations, but no ceremony
As with other events, the Dies academicus of the University of Fribourg is having to submit to the health situation. But even if the ceremony cannot take place, the University is d...
Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate
Human impact can explain ninety-six percent of all mammal species extinctions of the last hundred thousand years, according to a new study led by Professor Daniele Silvestro at the...