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Social Sciences - 19.07.2018
Self-worth of children and teenagers develops more positively than supposed
Contrary to previous assumptions, self-esteem already grows during childhood and doesn't drop during adolescence. Furthermore, it increases considerably as a young adult until it reaches its peak at the age of roughly 60 to 70 years old. Our self-esteem only declines in old age. Researchers at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Bern have been able to show the development over the lifespan in a comprehensive study.

Environment - Economics - 25.06.2018
Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past
Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past
Selected intervals in the past that were as warm or warmer than today can help us understand what the Earth may be like under future global warming. A latest assessment of past warm periods, published by an international team of 59 scientists from 17 nations, shows that in response to the warming ecosystems and climate zones will spatially shift and on millennial time scales ice sheets will substantially shrink.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.06.2018
First international higher education program in sleep medicine
First international higher education program in sleep medicine

Innovation - Administration - 13.06.2018
Research-intensive universities call for a strengthening of European science and innovation
The Guild, of which the University of Bern is a member, calls on Horizon Europe and Erasmus to strengthen Europe's global position in science, education and innovation.

Environment - 01.05.2018
University of Bern to be location of World Bank programme
University of Bern to be location of World Bank programme

Health - Environment - 30.04.2018
Seven Marie Curie Fellowships for the University of Bern
Each year, the European Commission awards Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to post-doctoral researchers.

Astronomy / Space - Materials Science - 26.04.2018
Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS sends first colour images from Mars
The Mars camera CaSSIS on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has returned its first colour images of the red planet.

Astronomy / Space - 05.04.2018
Space telescope CHEOPS leaves the University of Bern
Space telescope CHEOPS leaves the University of Bern
Construction of the space telescope CHEOPS is finished. The engineers from the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern will package the instrument this week and send it to Madrid, where it will be integrated on the satellite platform.

Health - Pharmacology - 04.04.2018
Enhanced therapeutic vaccine platform achieves two proof of concepts in veterinary medical use
Enhanced therapeutic vaccine platform achieves two proof of concepts in veterinary medical use
Chronical allergic diseases of dogs and horses can now be treated with an innovative vaccine. It was developed by an international research team led by he University of Bern and in cooperation with the University of Zurich, together with private enterprise companies. The findings obtained in horses and dogs could lead to similar herapeutic vaccines for humans.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.03.2018
Climate change drives mountain hares to higher altitudes
Climate change drives mountain hares to higher altitudes
A warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result, concludes an international study led by the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). Specialised species like the mountain hare, adapted to life at high altitudes, are particularly affected by climate change.

Life Sciences - 01.02.2018
Norway rats trade different commodities
Norway rats trade different commodities
Researchers of the University of Bern have shown for the first time in an experiment that also non-human animals exchange different kind of favours. Humans commonly trade different commodities, which is considered a core competence of our species. However, this capacity is not exclusively human as Norway rats exchange different commodities, too.

Event - 01.02.2018
STARMUS Festival to come to Bern, for the 50 year anniversary of the moon landing, in 2019

Health - Pharmacology - 11.12.2017
Using 3D cell cultures to fight anti-cancer therapy resistance
An international research team headed by the University of Bern and the Netherlands Cancer Institute has developed 3D cell cultures in which genes can be specifically modified. They allow the study of genes that may cause therapy resistance in breast cancer. This knowledge may further improve the use of targeted anti-cancer drugs.

Astronomy / Space - 07.12.2017
Willy Benz elected ESO Council President
Willy Benz elected ESO Council President

Health - Innovation - 05.12.2017
"The University of Bern is moving briskly ahead"
At the 183rd Dies academicus of the University of Bern, the rector Christian Leumann broached the issue of the freedom of teaching and research, and took stock of the first "half-time" in the university's strategy.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.12.2017
Great success for Bern as a medical center
The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) supports nine research projects with Bernese investment, which aim to build up a nationally coordinated infrastructure of health data.

Media - 14.11.2017
Christian Degen takes over the management of the Communication & Marketing Office of the University of Bern
Christian Degen takes over the management of the Communication & Marketing Office of the University of Bern

Environment - 10.10.2017
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: For Germans, the intensive media coverage had a calming, not a mobilizing effect
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: For Germans, the intensive media coverage had a calming, not a mobilizing effect
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The 2015 Paris Climate Conference was accompanied by extensive media coverage.

Environment - Economics - 02.10.2017
New professorship position for climate and environmental economics has been filled
New professorship position for climate and environmental economics has been filled
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The University of Bern has created a professorship for climate and environmental economics, which can now be expanded thanks to the involvement of the Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the Gebäudeversicherung Bern.

Health - Environment - 15.09.2017
The University of Bern on the move
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Research at the University of Bern is being intensified: Innovative joint projects from different subject areas are being supported with the new Interfaculty Research Cooperations IRC.

Astronomy / Space - Event - 07.09.2017
50 years of space exploration at the University of Bern
50 years of space exploration at the University of Bern
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) This year, the University of Bern celebrates 50 years of space exploration.

Environment - Event - 01.09.2017
Climate scientist Thomas Stocker awarded the Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.08.2017
Tef benefits from further research funding
Tef benefits from further research funding
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Tef is Ethiopia's most important staple food crop.

Environment - 02.08.2017
Light pollution as a new threat to pollination
Light pollution as a new threat to pollination
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of night time pollination cannot be compensated by diurnal pollinators. The negative impact of artificial light at night on nocturnal pollinators might even propagate further to the diurnal community, as ecologists of the University of Bern were able to show.

Environment - 11.07.2017
Most comprehensive database on past global changes is online
Most comprehensive database on past global changes is online
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Climate scientists will now be able to more accurately study the pattern and causes of global surface temperature chan

Astronomy / Space - 20.06.2017
Switzerland in pole position in ESA’s new mission
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) PLATO, the largest European exoplanet research mission, was adopted on 20 June 2017 by the European Space Agency at the ESA Scientific Programs Committee meeting. The Universities of Bern and Geneva are heavily involved in this mission, which should enable astronomers to discover and characterize planets the size of the Earth and the "super 'Earths" that orbit around solar type stars in their habitable zone.

Chemistry - Physics - 09.06.2017
Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevices
Graphene electrodes offer new functionalities in molecular electronic nanodevices
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) An international team of researchers led by the University of Bern and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has revealed a new way to tune the functionality of next-generation molecular electronic devices using graphene.

Administration - 02.06.2017
University of Bern joins The Guild of European Universities

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 02.06.2017
A new approach to combatting anxiety states, pain and inflammation
A new approach to combatting anxiety states, pain and inflammation
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) play an important role in the brain and immune system. Bern researchers from the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "TransCure" have now found a new way to influence the endocannabinoid system.

Astronomy / Space - 22.05.2017
The race to trace TRAPPIST-1h
The race to trace TRAPPIST-1h
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) After 60 hours of non-stop work, researchers at the University of Bern being part of an international team reached their hoped-for goal: They were the first to measure the orbital period for the outermost planet of the famous TRAPPIST-1 system which made headlines worldwide.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 16.05.2017
Reconstructing a lake's history by simple means
Reconstructing a lake’s history by simple means
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The sediments of Lake Van in Eastern Anatolia (Turkey) are a valuable climate archive.

Life Sciences - Environment - 08.05.2017
What silver fir aDNA can tell us about Neolithic forests
What silver fir aDNA can tell us about Neolithic forests
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) A new technique makes it possible to cost-effectively analyse genetic material from fossil plant and animal remains. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and the universities of Lausanne and Bern have used this technique to examine the DNA of silver fir needles found in lake sediment in Ticino.

History / Archeology - Environment - 06.04.2017
Prehistoric alpine farming in the Bernese Oberland
Prehistoric alpine farming in the Bernese Oberland
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The people in Switzerland were on the move in the High Alps and running alpine pastures 7,000 years ago and therefore much earlier than previously assumed. A study by the University of Bern that combines archaeological knowledge with findings from palaeoecology comes to this conclusion.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.03.2017
Cut the long story short - and stitch it back together
Cut the long story short - and stitch it back together
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) A species of unicellular ciliate has found a special trick to make use of the cellular machinery in seemingly impossible ways.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 28.02.2017
Stem cells derived neuronal networks grown on a chip as an alternative to animal testing
Stem cells derived neuronal networks grown on a chip as an alternative to animal testing
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Scientists at the Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern have developed an in vitro stem cell-based bio

Astronomy / Space - 22.02.2017
Seven terrestrial exoplanets around a nearby star
Seven terrestrial exoplanets around a nearby star
An international team of astronomers has discovered a compact analogue of our inner solar system about 40 light-years away. Brice-Olivier Demory of the Center of Space and Habitability at the University of Bern, analysed the data collected with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and calculated that the newly detected exoplanets all have masses less or similar to the Earth.

Earth Sciences - 06.02.2017
Bern study rehabilitates climate models
Bern study rehabilitates climate models
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) With new methods of reconstruction, climate researchers in Bern have been able to demonstrate that some 9,000 to 5,000 years ago, the Mediterranean climate was considerably warmer than previous studies had suggested. Among other things, previous concerns regarding the reliability of climate models could thus be dispelled.

Religions - Social Sciences - 02.02.2017
New Vice-Rector Elected
New Vice-Rector Elected
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The State Council of the Canton of Bern has elected a new Vice-Rector to the Executive Board of the University.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.01.2017
On track to heal leukaemia
On track to heal leukaemia
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The first clinical studies for a new type of immunotherapy for leukaemia are beginning at Bern's University Hospital and the Department of Clinical Research (DCR) of the University of Bern. Antibodies discovered in the laboratory should inhibit the growth of tumour cells.

Environment - Administration - 12.01.2017
Peter Messerli named co-chair of UN Global Sustainable Development Report
Peter Messerli named co-chair of UN Global Sustainable Development Report
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Peter Messerli, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Bern, has been selected as co-chair to lead

Career - Health - 07.12.2016
Doing well and talking about it

Life Sciences - 02.12.2016
Evaluation of scientific rigor in animal research
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) In the course of the 'reproducibility crisis' in biomedical research, scientific rigor in animal reserach, and thus the ethical justification of animal experiments, has also been questioned. Commissioned by the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), researchers from the University of Bern have assessed scientific rigor in animal experimentation in Switzerland.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.10.2016
Bernese Biotechnology Has International Triumph
MRI data are essential in the treatment of neurological illnesses. Self-learning software from Bern respectively evaluates them so that the imaging of brain tumours, strokes and now also multiple sclerosis can profit from it.

Astronomy / Space - Materials Science - 30.09.2016
Rosetta's momentous end
Rosetta’s momentous end
Rosetta's mission is over: After the last signal at 13:20, the spacecraft was crash-landed on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with the ROSINA instrument from Bern taking measurements right until the very end.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.08.2016
Greater biodiversity in grasslands leads to higher levels of ecosystem services
Greater biodiversity in grasslands leads to higher levels of ecosystem services
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better for humans, who benefit from the varied services provided for free by nature. This is the finding of a study by more than 60 researchers from a number of universities, including the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Bern and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, in Germany.

Environment - Innovation - 18.04.2016
Newly created Swiss Polar Institute to launch a major Antarctic expedition
Newly created Swiss Polar Institute to launch a major Antarctic expedition
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The Swiss Polar Institute with articipation of the University of Bern will study the Earth's poles and extreme environments.

Astronomy / Space - Health - 30.03.2016
3000 drawings for CHEOPS space mission on the Web
3000 drawings for CHEOPS space mission on the Web
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Children in Switzerland and all over Europe made thousands of imaginative drawings of stars, planets, rockets, satellites, and aliens.

Health - 27.01.2016
Two New Vice-Rectors Elected
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The Executive Council of the Canton of Bern has elected two new Vice-Rectors to serve in the Executive Board of the University of Bern.

Environment - 20.01.2016
Timely action needed to meet climate targets
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The Paris Agreement of the UN climate change conference is deemed a historic step for climate protection, but its success depends on rapid implementations.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.01.2016
Molecular Mechanism responsible for a neurodegenerative disease discovered
Molecular Mechanism responsible for a neurodegenerative disease discovered
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Scientists from Bern have discovered a mechanism which is responsible for the degeneration of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum in a neurodegenerative disease called Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. The results of their study open up new avenues for the future treatment of cerebellum associated degenerative disorders.