University of Bern

Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
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Location: Bern
Affiliation: swissuniversities
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Astronomy - Mar 12
Astronomy
One of the basic building blocks of life is nitrogen. An international consortium was able to detect ammonium salt containing nitrogen on the cometary surface of Chury thanks to a method using analogues for comet material. The method on which the study on the detection of ammonium salt is based was developed at the University of Bern.
Environment - Feb 25

Wealthy individuals are increasingly investing in agriculture. Their investments boost production of plant-based raw materials for human consumption, industrial uses, and animal fodder. The resulting capital flows directly contribute to deforestation in the global South, especially in the tropics.

Astronomy - Feb 7
Astronomy

Next milestone in the commissioning of CHEOPS: After the successful opening of the space telescope cover on January 29, 2020, CHEOPS has now taken its first images of the sky.

Politics - Jan 30
Politics

The attack by authoritarian governments on their own political institutions is pushing many democracies to their limits.

Life Sciences - Feb 12
Life Sciences

It is estimated that the number of cancer cases worldwide will double by 2040. This makes the search for genes that cause cancer even more important.

Health - Feb 6
Health

Micro-organisms in the gut support healthy digestion by helping nerve cells within the intestine to regulate the contraction and relaxation of the muscle wall of the colon, according to new research from the Francis Crick Institute and Bern University.

Astronomy - Jan 29
Astronomy

Decisive moment for the CHEOPS space telescope: The cover was opened as intended on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:38 am.



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