Even before carbohydrates reach the bloodstream, the very sight and smell of a meal trigger the release of insulin. For the first time, researchers from the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have shown that this insulin release depends on a short-term inflammatory response that takes place in these circumstances. In overweight individuals, however, this inflammatory response is so excessive that it can impair insulin secretion.
As early as the Neolithic period, pests posed a threat to agricultural yields, as shown by the remains of mice and insects found in prehistoric wells by a Basel-led archaeological research team. However, there are also indications that people knew how to defend against these pests - for example, by switching to less vulnerable kinds of grain.
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is the world's first full-scale planetary defense test against potential asteroid impacts on Earth. Researchers of the University of Bern and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS now show that instead of leaving behind a relatively small crater, the impact of the DART spacecraft on its target could leave the asteroid near unrecognizable.
Postdoc position in the cognitive neuroscience of memory University of Bern
PhD position in cell biology at the University of Lausanne starting January 2023 University of Lausanne
Doktorand/in Risk and Compliance Management (70%) Hochschule Luzern - Wirtschaft, Rotkreuz
Two fully-funded PhD positions in behavioral science at the University of St.Gallen University of St.Gallen
Zwei Professuren in Mathematik 100 % (open rank) UniDistance Suisse, Brig
Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in Information Security und Privacy (60-100%) Hochschule Luzern - Informatik, Zug-Rotkreuz
Specialista Vigilanza sugli impianti di accumulazione Ufficio federale dell’energia UFE, Ittigen
PhD position in synthesis and evaluation of 5-ALA derivatives University of Geneva
Technology deployed to support people with disabilities
Transparency in research using animals: USI is part of the STAAR Commission
Making better use of sugar beet - thanks to Empa know-how
Start-up NextImmune supported by Venture Kick
Nicole Probst-Hensch Wins Science Award of the City of Basel
Watching how cells deal with stress
Martin Ackermann becomes new Eawag Director
Ukraine: Federal Council approves climate protection agreement
Startup brings RNA sequencing into the age of big data
Wyss Center joins Swiss life sciences cluster BioAlps
Party hard but party safe at the Montreux Jazz Festival
Aiming at an industry without CO2 emissions