Cancer and inflammation: end of a dangerous connection soon?
Researchers at the University of Fribourg have discovered a mechanism in the body that can have serious consequences for women with breast cancer. Granulocytes, a type of white blood cell that is active in cases of acute inflammation, make it easier for metastases to form. There is good news though. Ways exist to inhibit this potentially fatal process.
Scientists at the University of Fribourg have revealed a mechanism that can reduce age-related neuroinflammation
The more we age, the less our cells are capable of "cleaning out" the waste they produce. The consequences of this degeneration are serious since it can cause inflammation and dysf...
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Carbon emissions: do the ends justify the means?
They are both the problem and the solution. While emitting vast quantities of carbon, oil companies also happen to be technically in the best position to artificially extract CO2 f...
Global warming: glacial records lost forever
It took no more than two years for the Corbassière Glacier in Valais to become practically useless for studying climate change. This has been made clear by core sampling done as pa...
A long-known fossil site yields new secrets
For paleontologists, there is a shortage of fossils for tracing the evolutionary history of the Amazon region, a place that boasts unparalleled biodiversity. By drawing on new data...
Successful step towards artificial vision
A group of researchers from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, China and the USA has made a discovery which could form the basis of a new generation of visual prostheses. T...
Healthy and sustainable food made in Fribourg
Imagine foods rich in nutrients and able to provide a long-lasting feeling of fullness. That is the dream of anyone who has ever had to follow a strict diet. The team headed by Pro...
A University of Fribourg study challenges a rule of evolution
According to Cope's rule, today's species are on average larger than their distant ancestors. A broad study by a researcher at the University of Fribourg has just shown that that i...
Machine learning to accelerate discovery of antimalarial properties in plants
A new study finds that machine learning could speed up the discovery of plants with potential antimalarial properties. Researchers, supported by ML models developed by SIB's (Swiss...
New antimicrobial coatings for bacteria-free surfaces
Preventing the transmission of microbial infections is a global challenge, particularly in settings where bacteria can be easily transmitted through contact with contaminated surfa...