Strong idea earns researchers earn EU funding
Researchers from the University of Fribourg?s Adolphe Merkle Institute have been awarded a highly competitive European Pathfinder grant, worth a total of ?3 million, to develop nov...
Extreme political circles, fertile ground for conspiracy theories
The results of two international surveys of more than 100,000 participants across 26 countries show a correlation between belief in conspiracies and identification with the extreme...
Gut bacteria linked to infant sleep patterns
A study led by the universities of Fribourg and Zurich and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation shows that the link between sleep behaviour and intestinal flora is alre...
Swapping spit helps ants share metabolic labour
New findings from University of Fribourg show how fluids passed mouth-to-mouth in a colony of ants allow them to divide and share metabolic labour and adapt to the colony's needs.
Vaccination of under 12-year-olds: a complex decision
While several countries have started to vaccinate children under the age of 12 against COVID-19, a study conducted by the University of Fribourg and the Murdoch Children's Research...
Heterosexual norms impact same-sex couples
Society stigmatises homosexuals. Individuals who internalise this stigma are more critical of their partners when under stress, according to Nathalie Meuwly, a researcher at the Un...
Sleep to fight forgetfulness
Sleep and a drug for epilepsy reduce the excitability of nerve cells. The results of a study carried out on fruit flies by researchers at the University of Fribourg suggest that pe...
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...