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...
Milk tolerance has increased rapidly
Only a few of the bones from remains found on the oldest known battlefield in Europe show evidence of milk tolerance. Some 120 generations later, almost all people living in the sa...
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...
A primeval giant with a low, elongated skull? That doesnât quite correspond to our typical image of a predatory dinosaur. However, a preliminary examination of the inner structur...
Hardly any other plant is as allergenic as Ambrosia. But now there is a glimmer of hope - thanks to an accidentally introduced beetle. A study, in which the University of Fribourg...
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...
A synthetic plant hormone as a new strategy for the treatment of malignant tumours
Mesothelioma are tumours, which are mainly caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres, and are as yet incurable. However, there is a molecule, which has a strong inhibiting effect...
Nanomaterial analysis for consumer goods
Fribourg, January 23, 2020 - As of 2021, the food industry and cosmetics manufacturers will have to officially declare the presence of nanomaterials in any of their products sold i...