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...
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...