How tactile vibrations create illusions
Researchers from UNIGE and UNIFR decipher how the amplitude and frequency of tactile vibrations can bias how the brain interprets them.
The right words for better sleep
Our thoughts during sleep influence sleep itself. This has been shown by researchers from the University of Fribourg. The study lays an important foundation for the development of...
Polymers with an extra twist
Researchers from the University of Fribourg?s Department of Chemistry and the Adolphe Merkle Institute have developed a new method of polymerization that provides more control over...
Nestlé participates in the Corona Immunitas research program
Within the framework of the Swiss research program Corona Immunitas, the Institute of Family Medicine (IMF) and the Population Health Laboratory (#PopHealthLab) of the University o...
Sustainable, implantable electronics move one step closer
Bio-inspired electricity sources could power wearable or implantable electronics in the future, even running on metabolic waste according to new research from the Adolphe Merkle In...
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...