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...
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...
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...