Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Wildhainweg 3, 3001 Bern
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)  

The SNF is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Health - Feb 7
All of us die - but the question is how? Today we have a greater say in the way our lives end than ever before. Nevertheless, most people do not die where they would like to. The book "Das Lebensende in der Schweiz" (End of life in Switzerland) reflects on what is currently known about dying in Switzerland.
Social Sciences - Jan 23

A study has found that even young adults who do not yet have children are influenced by traditional concepts of family. At the same time, they have modern views of equality, career engagement and childcare.

Physics - Nov 5, 2018

SNSF-funded researchers have developed a protocol for checking that quantum computer components function as they should. That's a critical step in making the promise of quantum computing - including unprecedented computing power - a reality.

Health - Oct 30, 2018

A new ultrasound technique can help distinguish benign breast tumours from malignant ones. The technology was developed with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Electroengineering - Oct 10, 2018

By studying the effects of Basel's electricity levy, researchers at the University of Lucerne investigated how tax incentives work in practice and how their impact on energy consumption could be increased.

Life Sciences - Aug 30, 2018
Life Sciences

Mice with a lower calorie intake live longer and are both healthier and leaner. A team of researchers may have found the reason for this positive effect: much of it is down to gut microbial communities and how they affect the immune system.

Life Sciences - Jan 10

Elongated segments of DNA cause Huntington's disease and certain other disorders of the brain. Researchers have developed a method to determine the length of the mutated genes quickly and easily. People with Huntington's disease suffer from jerky body movements and decreasing mental abilities.

Health - Nov 1, 2018

The medical researcher and EPFL professor Andrea Ablasser studies how cells defend themselves against viral and bacterial attacks.

Music - Oct 23, 2018

Research into new audio experience resonates at Tinguely Museum in Basel A project funded by the SNSF is investigating the audio phenomena and sound culture associated with radio.

Careers - Sep 18, 2018

Epigenetic modifications of our DNA are a key aspect of the normal functioning of mast cells, which play an important role in immune reactions. Biologist Sara Montagner was able to demonstrate this in her work.

Health - Jul 27, 2018

Researchers have discovered novel, antibiotically active chemical substances in a previously rarely explored site: the leaf of a common field weed.

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