University of Zurich

University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
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Location: Zurich
Affiliation: swissuniversities
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Life Sciences - Feb 12
Life Sciences
Paleobiologists from the University of Zurich have discovered exceptional specimens in Venezuela and Colombia of an extinct giant freshwater turtle called Stupendemys. The carapace of this turtle, which is the largest ever known, measured between 2.4 to almost 3 meters. Moreover, the shell of male Stupendemys had horns ' a rare feature in turtles.
Social Sciences - Feb 11
Social Sciences

What is the aim of philosophy? Is direct democracy populist? Does everyone have equal opportunities when it comes to education? Is violence itself a language? These questions and others will be addressed in the University of Zurich's Ringvorlesungen in the coming semester.

Health - Jan 20
Health

An imaging approach developed at UZH enables the study of breast cancer tissue in greater detail. It uses 35 biomarkers to identify the different cell types in breast tumors and its surrounding area compared to the current standard of testing single markers.

Health - Jan 13
Health

A team of researchers has developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and keeps them alive outside the body for one week.

Social Sciences - Jan 29

Members of disadvantaged social groups who engage in contact with members of privileged groups are less likely to support social change toward equality, a multinational study by social psychologists at the University of Zurich shows.

Music - Jan 15
Music

Complex learning processes like speaking or singing follow similar patterns. Using the example of zebra finches, researchers at UZH and ETH Zurich have investigated how young birds imitate the courtship songs of their fathers and practice them thousands of times.

Environment - Jan 9
Environment

It is well-established that biodiverse ecosystems generally function better than monocultures.





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