University of Basel


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Location: Basel
Petersplatz 1, 4051 Basel

Affiliation: swissuniversities
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The University of Basel is a university which performs excellently in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, Switzerland’s oldest university has over 550 years of successful history.

As a university offering a wide range of quality education, it attracts students from Switzerland and all around the world and offers them excellent study conditions at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Today, the University of Basel counts around 13,000 students coming from over one hundred nations.

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Environment - Apr 16
Environment
Snow cover in the Alps has been melting almost three days earlier per decade since the 1960s. This trend is temperature-related and cannot be compensated by heavier snowfall. By the end of the century, snow cover at 2,500 meters could disappear a month earlier than today, as simulations by environmental scientists at the University of Basel demonstrate.
Life Sciences - Apr 15
Life Sciences

Most antibiotics need to penetrate their target bacteria. But Darobactin, a newly discovered compound, is much too large to do so.

Health - Apr 7
Health

Conspiracy theories appear to be increasing in popularity as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. But to what extent do people really agree with them, and what is the association with cognitive biases? A research team from the University of Basel studied these questions in German-speaking Switzerland and Germany.

Health - Mar 18
Health

The lungs are the primary, but not the only target of Covid-19. Early in the pandemic, Basel researchers were among the first to venture to perform autopsies on deceased Covid-19 patients, making important contributions to our understanding of the new infectious disease.

Life Sciences - Mar 5
Life Sciences

Phylogenetic trees map the evolution and ancestral relationships of organisms. At least that is the theory.

Environment - Apr 13

When trees die during a period of drought, they die of thirst. Researchers from the University of Basel have demonstrated in a field study that a rapid collapse in the hydraulic system is responsible for tree death.

Environment - Mar 31
Environment

Lakes store huge amounts of methane. In a new study, environmental scientists at the University of Basel offer suggestions for how it can be extracted and used as an energy source in the form of methanol.

Health - Mar 10
Health

Immune cells specialize to ensure the most efficient defense against viruses and other pathogens. Researchers at the University of Basel have shed light on this specialization of T cells and shown that it occurs differently in the context of an acute and a chronic infection.

Health - Mar 3
Health

An international research group led by the University of Basel has developed a promising strategy for therapeutic cancer vaccines.







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