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...
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...
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.