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...
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...
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From leaves to packaging
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) at the University of Fribourg have discovered how environmental conditions affect water transport through the waxy skin layer of i...
New study unravels the mystery of the origin of flowering plants
Flowering plants are much more ancient than indicated by their fossil record, according to a study lead by the University of Fribourg.
Reducing pesticide use with nanoparticles
Researchers at the Adolphe Merkle Institute and the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg have discovered how certain silica nanoparticles could act as a traceless, d...
Sharing experimental data in optogenetics to develop new neurological therapies
More than forty-five laboratories using optogenetics, a technique combining optics and genetics, have joined forces to create a shared database. Several scientists, including Micha...
Willpower can make sleep worse
Good sleep is crucial for our physical and mental wellbeing. Researchers from Fribourg have shown that sleep can be made worse by using willpower.