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Health - Innovation - 24.03.2022
AI enables personalized treatment of heart muscle inflammation
A research team from the University of Bern and Inselspital, University Hospital Bern is investigating and developing innovative approaches that will enable personalized diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 22.03.2022
Our sleep shows how risk-seeking we are
Our sleep shows how risk-seeking we are
Each person has their own individual sleep profile which can be identified by the electrical brain activity during sleep. Researchers at the University of Bern have now demonstrated that the brain waves during periods of deep sleep in a specific area of the brain can be used to determine the extent of an individual's propensity for risk during their everyday life.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.03.2022
A novel painless and reliable allergy test
Although allergies are widespread, their diagnosis is complex and, depending on the type of allergy, the prospects of success with therapy are not always clear.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 16.03.2022
Swiss vaccine candidates enter clinical trial phase
Researchers from Bern, Geneva, Berlin and Riems are developing two vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2.

Health - Environment - 10.03.2022
Extreme temperatures come at a high price
A study prepared at the University of Bern shows in detail for the first time how heat in Switzerland has increasingly led to high death rates over the past 50 years.

Life Sciences - 04.03.2022
3Rs Awards 2021 go to researchers at the University of Bern
The Swiss 3RCC has awarded Bernhard Voelkl from the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern the 2021 3Rs Award in recognition of his work supporting researchers to better design animal studies to improve research quality and reduce animal use.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 02.03.2022
Fjords in the Swiss Plateau
Fjords in the Swiss Plateau
A team of researchers of the University of Bern supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation drilled a borehole into the Bernese subsoil.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 22.12.2021
The battle of the SARS-CoV-2 variants: a winning approach
In order to fight the pandemic in the long term, it is crucial to understand why one variant prevails over another. An international study conducted by the Institute of Virology and Immunology and the University of Bern, in collaboration with the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Germany, has provided important answers by comparing the spread and transmission of different emerging variants in parallel.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.12.2021
Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change
Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change
A new synthesis conducted by a group of international scientists including Madhav P. Thakur from the University of Bern reveals mismatches between aboveand belowground plant phenology due to climate change.

Campus - Health - 17.12.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 16.12.2021
Gut bacteria aggravate adhesions after abdominal surgery
Gut bacteria aggravate adhesions after abdominal surgery
A multidisciplinary international research team led by Prof. Daniel Candinas and Prof. Deborah Stroka at Inselspital and the University of Bern has succeeded in providing important evidence: The researchers have been able to identify the initial cells and primary trigger leading to the formation of adhesions in the abdomen after operations contaminated by intestinal bacteria.

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.12.2021
Brain study on how to slow down climate change
Brain study on how to slow down climate change
When it comes to climate-friendly behaviour, there is often a gap between what we want and what we actually do.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.12.2021
Two-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
Two-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
After two years in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope has exceeded expectations. By reliably revealing details of some of the most fascinating exoplanets, it has quickly become a key instrument for astronomers in Europe and has led to fruitful collaborations throughout the continent.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 10.12.2021
Fast information processing with slow neurons
Bernese researchers have developed a theory that shows how the brain can efficiently learn extremely fast sequences of sensory stimuli.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.12.2021

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 02.12.2021
Innovative research into new vaccines
Innovative research into new vaccines
Projects taking part in the National Research Programme "Covid-19" (NRP 78) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are pursuing highly promising approaches in a drive to develop new vaccines.

Health - 11.11.2021
Covid-19: Preventive measures for healthcare workers
Covid-19: Preventive measures for healthcare workers
A research team at Inselspital, the University of Bern and the University of Trieste (It) has investigated the effectiveness and economic efficiency of in-hospital preventive measures to protect healthcare workers.

Religions - Campus - 25.10.2021
New book on sexual violence in the context of the church
New book on sexual violence in the context of the church
Three theologians from the University of Bern have published an interdisciplinary work on sexual violence in churches, which for the first time takes a scholarly look at the fundamentals of the problem.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.10.2021
New system developed for rapid SARS-CoV-2 variant characterization and facilitated drug development
New system developed for rapid SARS-CoV-2 variant characterization and facilitated drug development
Researchers led by the Nobel Laureate Charles Rice of The Rockefeller University and Volker Thiel of the University of Bern and Institute of Virology and Immunology have developed a non-contagious model of SARS-CoV-2 that makes it easier, faster and safer to study the virus and new variants. In addition, the realistic model can be used to better test drugs.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2021
Immune system keeps the intestinal flora in balance
Immune system keeps the intestinal flora in balance
Trillions of benign bacteria live in the intestine. They are kept in a continuous balance by the immune system, which thereby makes them harmless to humans.

Campus - Health - 14.09.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - History / Archeology - 31.08.2021
The first farmers of Europe
The first farmers of Europe
A research team from the University of Bern has managed to precisely date pile dwellings on the banks of Lake Ohrid in the south-western Balkans for the first time: they came into being in the middle of the 5th millennium BC.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mathematics - 29.08.2021
New Mathematical Solutions to An Old Problem in Astronomy
The Bernese theoretical astrophysicist Kevin Heng has achieved a rare feat: On paper, he has derived novel solutions to an old mathematical problem needed to calculate light reflections from planets and moons.

Health - Campus - 13.08.2021

Research Management - Career - 06.07.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2021
AI improves speech understanding of hearing aid users
AI improves speech understanding of hearing aid users
In noisy environments it is difficult for hearing aid users or people with a hearing implant to understand their conversational partner because current audio processors still have difficulty focusing precisely enough on specific sound sources.

Health - 29.06.2021
Sinergia grants for three University of Bern researchers
Sinergia grants for three University of Bern researchers
Three researchers at the University of Bern are receiving Sinergia grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for their research projects.

Health - Environment - 31.05.2021
Global warming already responsible for one in three heat-related deaths
Global warming already responsible for one in three heat-related deaths
An international study coordinated by the University of Bern and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine shows for the first time the actual contribution of man-made climate change in increa

Health - Campus - 20.05.2021
Vice-Rector for Research Daniel Candinas resigns
Vice-Rector for Research Daniel Candinas resigns
After more than five years in the University Executive Board, Daniel Candinas will step down as Vice-Rector for Research of the University of Bern at the end of 2021.

Health - Campus - 10.05.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 27.04.2021
Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia
Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia
A research and innovation project at the University of Bern aims to strengthen sustainable farming methods among smallholder families in Africa and Asia using digitally supported agricultural extension services.

Health - 23.04.2021
World Laboratory Day 2021: Talent for top-level cancer research
In conjunction with World Laboratory Day 2021, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the University of Bern interview SNF Professor Dr. Georgia Konstantinidou about her work and recent findings to provide insight into a research laboratory. Cancer claims more than 42 000 lives in Switzerland every year.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.03.2021
Why SARS-CoV-2 replicates better in the upper respiratory tract
Why SARS-CoV-2 replicates better in the upper respiratory tract
A team of researchers from the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) at the University of Bern and the Federal Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) have assessed virus growth and activation
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