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Life Sciences - Health - 28.10.2015
Software detects at-risk tissue in record time following a stroke
Software detects at-risk tissue in record time following a stroke
The FASTER software developed in Bern can detect within minutes the areas of the brain that will be left with long-term damage following a stroke.

Life Sciences - Administration - 21.10.2015
Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells
Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells
A team of researchers at the University of Bern has managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a gene which destroys unhealthy cells. The results could also open new possibilities in human anti ageing research. Immortality has long been a dream for humans. For example, in many ancient mythologies, immortality is one of the traits that distinguishes humans from the gods.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 21.10.2015
Gas variations are suggestive of seasons on comet Chury
Gas variations are suggestive of seasons on comet Chury
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko continues to reveal more of its secrets: Researchers in Bern have detected considerable variations in the gas escaping from the comet. This could amount to seasonal changes on the tiny celestial body. Meanwhile, the camera OSIRIS on board the Rosetta comet probe is revealing new details of the surface of «Chury».

Health - Life Sciences - 21.10.2015
Scientists develop active substance for fatal muscle wasting in male children
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a congenital disease which causes muscle degeneration and eventual death in teenagers. Recently, researchers from Bern developed an active substance, which they together with an international team tested successfully. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a relatively rare congenital disease which only affects boys and which leads to irreversible muscle wasting.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.10.2015
Heart catheterization: Change in methods lowers mortality
The groin is the usual access point for investigating or treating the heart with a catheter, but using the wrist as access point reduces bleeding and lowers mortality. These findings are from an international study with major involvement from the University of Bern published today in the Lancet. About 46,000 cardiac catheterizations are carried out each year in Switzerland; about 22,000 of involve treatments of coronary vessels.

Innovation - 21.10.2015
A Doctor for Arts
It is now definitely possible to earn a doctorate in Bern at the combined Graduate School of the Arts of the University of Bern and the Bern University of the Arts.

Environment - Administration - 21.10.2015
Climate scientist at the University of Bern is awarded his second cutting edge research grant by the European Research Council
Climate scientist at the University of Bern is awarded his second cutting edge research grant by the European Research Council
The Bernese climate physicist Hubertus Fischer is awarded a grant of 2. Million Euro by the European Research Council for research on polar ice cores.

Astronomy / Space - 20.10.2015
Looking for extra-terrestrial life in alien oceans
Looking for extra-terrestrial life in alien oceans
Great honour for Nicolas Thomas from the University of Berne: The scientist was selected as part of the imaging team for NASA's Europa Clipper mission.

Astronomy / Space - 20.10.2015
How comets were assembled
Rosetta's target «Chury» and other comets observed by space missions show common evidence of layered structures and bi-lobed shapes. With 3D computer simulations Martin Jutzi, astrophysicist at the University of Bern, was able to reconstruct the formation of these features as a result of gentle collisions and mergers.

Health - Environment - 20.10.2015
Particulate matter from modern gasoline engines damages our lungs
Particulate matter from modern gasoline engines damages our lungs
Particulate matter from gasoline engines is harmful to our airways, regardless of whether the engines are a bit older or comply with recent EU standards. Fine dust particles allow pathogens to enter the lungs easier. Researchers at the University of Bern and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have shown this conducting a realistic laboratory experiment.

Astronomy / Space - 20.10.2015
Comets: Soft shell, hard core?
Comets: Soft shell, hard core?
Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko poses new riddles: Surface material measurements performed by the «Philae» landing module indicate that the near surface material might have changed since its formation. Up to now, many researchers had assumed that it has remained in virtually the same state since its formation about 4.5 billion years ago.

Health - 20.10.2015
Ebola vaccine tested successfully for the first time
A vaccine against the Ebola virus, tested in West Africa for the first time in a field trial, has proved to be effective. People who had come into close with someone recently infected, and who are therefore at particularly high risk, were vaccinated. Investigators from the University of Bern were heavily involved in designing the World Health Organization (WHO) «Ebola ça Suffit» vaccine trial.

Astronomy / Space - Chemistry - 16.01.2015
Comet probe detects the «most wanted molecule»
Comet probe detects the «most wanted molecule»
ESA's comet probe Rosetta has for the first time ever measured nitrogen gas at a comet, providing clues to the early stages of the formation of our solar system. The findings of the study, which was led by researchers at the University of Bern, have now been published in the journal «Science». MMolecular nitrogen, N2, is the major molecule in the atmosphere of Earth and is also present in the atmospheres and the surfaces of Pluto and Neptune's moon Triton.

Life Sciences - 07.04.2010
Changed environment makes cichlids more intelligent
Changed environment makes cichlids more intelligent
A study by the University of Bern shows that East African cichlids that were exposed to a change of food in their nursery show significantly better cognitive performance as adults. The researchers were thus able to demonstrate experimentally for the first time that a single striking change in environmental conditions has positive effects on intelligence.

Environment - 27.01.2010
CO2-Anstieg und Klimaerwärmung verstärken sich gegenseitig
Bern - Universität Bern Der vom Menschen verursachte Klimawandel bewirkt eine zusätzliche Freisetzung des Treibhausgases CO" aus der Landbiosphäre und dem Ozean " dadurch wird die globale Erwärmung verstärkt.

Politics - Religions - 25.01.2010
Befürworter wollten ein symbolisches Zeichen setzen
Bern - Universität Bern Mit dem Ja zur Minarettverbots-Initiative wollten die Stimmbürger ein symbolisches Zeichen gegen die Verbreitung des Islams in der Schweiz setzen.

Life Sciences - Environment - 22.01.2010
Das Gelb der Kohlmeise ist ein Zeichen für die Spermien-Fitness
Bern - Universität Bern Die gelbe Farbe des Federkleides der Kohlmeisen ist eng gekoppelt an die Qualität ihrer Spermien: Die leuchtend gelbe Meise kann ihre Spermien besser vor Schäden schützen und ist fruchtbarer als die blasse.

Health - 20.01.2010
Prof. Martin Täuber wird neuer Rektor der Universität Bern
Bern - Universität Bern Der Regierungsrat des Kantons Bern hat den Medizinprofessor Martin Täuber zum künftigen Rektor der Universität Bern gewählt.

Life Sciences - Veterinary - 13.01.2010
Berner entdecken Gendefekt zur Kleinäugigkeit bei Schafen
Bern - Universität Bern Genetiker der Universität Bern haben eine Genmutation gefunden, die bei Schafen zur Kleinäugigkeit führt.