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...
New Master's program in environmental sciences and environmental humanities
The world is increasingly finding itself confronted with new environmental challenges. A new Master's program at the University of Fribourg will qualify young people for further re...
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...
Women perform less well than men: at the core of an illusion
For the same level of performance, a woman is still judged to be less competent than a man, notably in areas which are stereotypically masculine. The University of Fribourg has tak...