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Life Sciences - 22.02.2024
Caring glassfrog fathers have smaller testes
Caring glassfrog fathers have smaller testes
An international team of researchers including the University of Bern shows in a new study that male glassfrogs that care for their offspring have smaller testes than males of species that do not provide any brood care. This indicates an evolutionary trade-off between sperm production and parenting.

Event - 20.02.2024
Empowerment, Equality, and Inclusion: Women in Decision-Making Systems
Empowerment, Equality, and Inclusion: Women in Decision-Making Systems

Health - Pharmacology - 15.02.2024
Vapes help to stop smoking, but not necessarily stop using nicotine
Vapes help to stop smoking, but not necessarily stop using nicotine
Vapes are an effective aid to quitting smoking tobacco cigarettes. However, they do not help to reduce nicotine dependence. This is shown by the results of the world's largest study on this topic, which was conducted by a Swiss-wide interdisciplinary research group led by the University of Bern. Vapes, also called e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are electrically powered devices that emit nicotine in the form of vapor.

Campus - Career - 01.02.2024
The Institute for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Societies (ISNO) in its current form is closed and the academic field is reorganized
The Institute for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Societies (ISNO) in its current form is closed and the academic field is reorganized

Health - 21.12.2023
University of Bern supports the WHO in the area of biosafety and biosecurity
University of Bern supports the WHO in the area of biosafety and biosecurity

Health - Innovation - 06.11.2023
Medtech hub in Bern on the way to great success
Medtech hub in Bern on the way to great success
The canton of Bern wants to establish itself as a leading international medical location by 2030.

Environment - Linguistics / Literature - 31.10.2023
Amitav Ghosh - how climate crisis, colonialism and migration are connected
Amitav Ghosh - how climate crisis, colonialism and migration are connected

Chemistry - 26.10.2023
10 million euros for the search for new electrocatalysts
An international group of researchers with participation from the University of Bern is using new concepts to search for efficient and durable electrocatalysts for the energy transition.

Campus - Career - 17.10.2023
Institute for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Societies (ISNO): the University Executive Board takes measures
Institute for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Societies (ISNO): the University Executive Board takes measures

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.10.2023
In the fast lane thanks to genome recycling
In the fast lane thanks to genome recycling
In just 16,000 years, more than cichlid 500 species, distributed throughout the entire food web, have evolved in Lake Victoria. This explosion of biodiversity was made possible by repeated cycles of fusion and diversification in evolutionary lineages, as researchers from Eawag and the University of Bern have described in the "Science" and "Nature" journals.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.10.2023
Josef Steiner Cancer Research Award 2023 goes to geneticist
Josef Steiner Cancer Research Award 2023 goes to geneticist

Health - Psychology - 07.09.2023
International research initiatives led by University of Bern receive funding
International research initiatives led by University of Bern receive funding

Physics - Research Management - 14.06.2023
Thomas Feurer appointed Head of European XFEL Management Board

Health - Life Sciences - 08.06.2023
A potential milestone in cancer therapy
Researchers from the University of Bern, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, and the University of Connecticut have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against cancer. They identified a previously unknown weak point of prostate cancer cells. This could also lead to entirely new therapeutic approaches for other types of cancer.

Environment - 05.06.2023
Switzerland is looking for the largest hailstone
Switzerland is looking for the largest hailstone
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Mobiliar Lab for Natural Risks at the University of Bern is holding a competition on hail, looking for photos of large hailstones.

Campus - Innovation - 02.05.2023
Annual Report 2022: Knowledge creates future
Annual Report 2022: Knowledge creates future

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 27.03.2023
The University of Bern is on board a mission to Jupiter
The University of Bern is on board a mission to Jupiter
The European Space Agency ESA-s Juice space mission is scheduled to start its journey to Jupiter on April 13, 2023.

Pedagogy - Campus - 02.12.2022
University of Bern joins European University alliance ENLIGHT
University of Bern joins European University alliance ENLIGHT

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 12.09.2022
A thousand days of CHEOPS
A thousand days of CHEOPS
After a thousand days in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope shows almost no signs of wear. Under these conditions, it could continue to reveal details of some of the most fascinating exoplanets for quite some time. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the aegis of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Research Management - Career - 07.07.2022
Two Bernese researchers receive SNSF Advanced Grant
Two Bernese researchers receive SNSF Advanced Grant

Life Sciences - 04.07.2022
Major funding award to enhance breeding of laying hens
Major funding award to enhance breeding of laying hens
Open Philanthropy, a foundation based in California, USA, will support animal welfare scientist Michael J Toscano of the University of Bern and industrial collaborators.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.06.2022
AI for diabetes project MELISSA launched
AI for diabetes project MELISSA launched

Health - Pharmacology - 08.06.2022
Major US award for Bern and Geneva researchers
Major US award for Bern and Geneva researchers
A prestigious grant from the USA goes to the biomedical scientist Sven Rottenberg, University of Bern, and the clinical scientist Intidhar Labidi-Galy, University of Geneva and University Hospital of Geneva.

Research Management - 13.05.2022
European programmes - Time is pressing for the universities

Campus - 04.05.2022
Annual Report 2021: Science under constant pressure
Annual Report 2021: Science under constant pressure

Campus - 29.03.2022
New strategy adopted by the University of Bern

Health - Innovation - 24.03.2022
AI enables personalized treatment of heart muscle inflammation
A research team from the University of Bern and Inselspital, University Hospital Bern is investigating and developing innovative approaches that will enable personalized diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 22.03.2022
Our sleep shows how risk-seeking we are
Our sleep shows how risk-seeking we are
Each person has their own individual sleep profile which can be identified by the electrical brain activity during sleep. Researchers at the University of Bern have now demonstrated that the brain waves during periods of deep sleep in a specific area of the brain can be used to determine the extent of an individual's propensity for risk during their everyday life.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.03.2022
A novel painless and reliable allergy test
Although allergies are widespread, their diagnosis is complex and, depending on the type of allergy, the prospects of success with therapy are not always clear.

Career - Research Management - 17.03.2022
Proposals by two Bernese researchers receive positive evaluation for EU funding
Proposals by two Bernese researchers receive positive evaluation for EU funding

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 16.03.2022
Swiss vaccine candidates enter clinical trial phase
Researchers from Bern, Geneva, Berlin and Riems are developing two vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2.

Health - Environment - 10.03.2022
Extreme temperatures come at a high price
A study prepared at the University of Bern shows in detail for the first time how heat in Switzerland has increasingly led to high death rates over the past 50 years.

Life Sciences - 04.03.2022
3Rs Awards 2021 go to researchers at the University of Bern
The Swiss 3RCC has awarded Bernhard Voelkl from the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern the 2021 3Rs Award in recognition of his work supporting researchers to better design animal studies to improve research quality and reduce animal use.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 02.03.2022
Fjords in the Swiss Plateau
Fjords in the Swiss Plateau
A team of researchers of the University of Bern supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation drilled a borehole into the Bernese subsoil.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2022
Three Bernese researchers receive Pfizer Prize
Three Bernese researchers receive Pfizer Prize

Career - Research Management - 25.01.2022
Universities pay a high price for Switzerland’s sidelining in the European Union’s research and education projects

Health - Campus - 06.01.2022
New European master's degree program on stroke
New European master’s degree program on stroke

Career - 23.12.2021
World Bank Grant for Continuing Education Program
World Bank Grant for Continuing Education Program

Health - Life Sciences - 22.12.2021
The battle of the SARS-CoV-2 variants: a winning approach
In order to fight the pandemic in the long term, it is crucial to understand why one variant prevails over another. An international study conducted by the Institute of Virology and Immunology and the University of Bern, in collaboration with the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Germany, has provided important answers by comparing the spread and transmission of different emerging variants in parallel.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.12.2021
Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change
Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change
A new synthesis conducted by a group of international scientists including Madhav P. Thakur from the University of Bern reveals mismatches between aboveand belowground plant phenology due to climate change.

Campus - Health - 17.12.2021
New Vice-Rector for Research Elected
New Vice-Rector for Research Elected

Health - Life Sciences - 16.12.2021
Gut bacteria aggravate adhesions after abdominal surgery
Gut bacteria aggravate adhesions after abdominal surgery
A multidisciplinary international research team led by Prof. Daniel Candinas and Prof. Deborah Stroka at Inselspital and the University of Bern has succeeded in providing important evidence: The researchers have been able to identify the initial cells and primary trigger leading to the formation of adhesions in the abdomen after operations contaminated by intestinal bacteria.

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.12.2021
Brain study on how to slow down climate change
Brain study on how to slow down climate change
When it comes to climate-friendly behaviour, there is often a gap between what we want and what we actually do.

Astronomy / Space - 14.12.2021
Two-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
Two-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
After two years in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope has exceeded expectations. By reliably revealing details of some of the most fascinating exoplanets, it has quickly become a key instrument for astronomers in Europe and has led to fruitful collaborations throughout the continent.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 10.12.2021
Fast information processing with slow neurons
Bernese researchers have developed a theory that shows how the brain can efficiently learn extremely fast sequences of sensory stimuli.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.12.2021
Public event on the new ’Omicron’ virus variant

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 02.12.2021
Innovative research into new vaccines
Innovative research into new vaccines
Projects taking part in the National Research Programme "Covid-19" (NRP 78) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are pursuing highly promising approaches in a drive to develop new vaccines.

Campus - Event - 01.12.2021
The University of Bern cancels Dies academicus 2021

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021
2021 Hans Sigrist Symposium Focuses on Single Cell Analysis
2021 Hans Sigrist Symposium Focuses on Single Cell Analysis

Health - 11.11.2021
Covid-19: Preventive measures for healthcare workers
Covid-19: Preventive measures for healthcare workers
A research team at Inselspital, the University of Bern and the University of Trieste (It) has investigated the effectiveness and economic efficiency of in-hospital preventive measures to protect healthcare workers.
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