Swiss National Science Foundation

Swiss National Science Foundation

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The SNF is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Medicine Aug 3
Medicine
In their final year of life, on average men cause more healthcare costs than women. Dying is more expensive in the Frenchand Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland than in the German-speaking part. These are the findings of an analysis of health insurance data that was conducted as part of the National Research Programme "End of life" (NRP 67).
Life Sciences Jul 18
Life Sciences

Researchers funded by the SNSF have discovered mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children.

Civil Engineering Jul 5
Civil Engineering

Researchers from the National Research Programme "Resource Wood" have developed a type of concrete that largely consists of wood.

Computer Science Jun 12
Computer Science

The data constantly collected and reported by smartphones can find numerous applications. An SNSF-funded project devoted to crowdsensing has found ways to improve privacy and localisation accuracy as well as reduce the impact on hardware.

Event May 4
Event

The winning entries from the first SNSF Scientific Image Competition offer a view of science that is aesthetic, nuanced and complex.

Administration Jul 11
Administration

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) commissioned an external evaluation of its funding category "use-inspired basic research" last year.

Physics Jun 27
Physics

The anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide, or silica, has been used widely in the food industry over the past 50 years, and was long thought to be quite safe.

Administration May 17
Administration

In 2016, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supported around 3200 research projects involving more than 14,000 researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences, universitie

Chemistry May 2
Chemistry

Scientists have produced novel electrolytes for rechargeable sodium and magnesium batteries. The research group's objective was to develop alternatives to lithium-ion technology.




 
 
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