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Environment - Politics - 13.06.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 10.06.2022
Gaia maps the Milky Way in three dimensions
Gaia maps the Milky Way in three dimensions
The European data processing and analysis consortium for Gaia, in which the UNIGE participates, publishes its third catalogue of data. A colossal amount of new information about our galaxy. The European consortium for the data processing and analysis of the Gaia satellite, led by the European Space Agency (ESA), has published its third catalogue.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.05.2022
First genomic sequencing of Monkeypox in Switzerland
First genomic sequencing of Monkeypox in Switzerland
The Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases (UNIGE / HUG) shares the first sequencing results of the monkeypox genome from Switzerland.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 25.04.2022
Better assess the needs of people with multiple disabilities
Better assess the needs of people with multiple disabilities
A team from the University of Geneva demonstrates that eye-tracking can be used to assess the perceptual abilities of people with multiple disabilities.

Life Sciences - Event - 11.04.2022

Politics - Art and Design - 09.03.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 07.03.2022
Overcoming resistance to breast cancer treatment
Overcoming resistance to breast cancer treatment
A team from the UNIGE has identified a potential target for restoring the efficacy of standard treatment in resistant patients. Many breast cancer patients develop resistance to standard drug treatments aimed at preventing the growth of cancer cells. A team from the University of Geneva has identified a molecular regulator involved in these resistance mechanisms.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021
Not one, but three forms of Alzheimer's disease
Not one, but three forms of Alzheimer’s disease
A European research team led by the UNIGE and the HUG propose a new framework for analysing Alzheimer's disease, and call for early and differentiated treatment for at-risk people.

Psychology - 28.10.2021
An application to monitor people at risk of psychosis
An application to monitor people at risk of psychosis
A team from the UNIGE has developed an application that makes it possible to monitor the frequency and intensity of the symptoms of people at risk for psychosis on a daily basis, in order to be able to adapt their medical follow-up and determine the cause of the appearance of symptoms.

Health - 22.10.2021
A new laboratory to strengthen virus research
A new laboratory to strengthen virus research
By upgrading a biosafety level 3 (BSL3) laboratory, the UNIGE is increasing its capacity to conduct research on highly pathogenic viruses, in particular on SARS-CoV2.

Research Management - Health - 20.10.2021
The disappearance of women researchers in times of pandemic
A team from the UNIGE and the HUG has shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, women researchers submitted significantly less research for publication than their male counterparts did.

Innovation - Career - 29.09.2021
UNIGE and FONGIT strengthen their support for innovation
UNIGE and FONGIT strengthen their support for innovation
This new partnership offers Geneva-based start-ups easier access to research laboratories and new funding opportunities.

Social Sciences - Politics - 13.09.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 27.08.2021
Unravelling the mystery of brown dwarfs
Unravelling the mystery of brown dwarfs
An international team, led by the UNIGE, has investigated five astronomical objects that could help us understand the mysterious nature of brown dwarfs.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 16.07.2021
Emotion and locomotion crucial from an early age
Emotion and locomotion crucial from an early age
Researchers at the University of Geneva have found that emotion knowledge, cooperative social behaviour and locomotor activity are three key skills for promoting numerical learning in children aged 3 to 6.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.07.2021
How to make biomedical research data able to interact?
How to make biomedical research data able to interact?
Swiss specialists in data semantics define the national strategy for the interoperability of research data to enable a strong policy of promoting personalised medicine.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2021
How do immune cells get activated?
How do immune cells get activated?
By studying the structure of cellular receptors and of the molecules that activate them, scientists at the Universities of Geneva and Basel are deciphering the details of immune cell activation. Chemokine receptors, located at the surface of many immune cells, play an important role in their function.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.06.2021
Modelling lungs to limit testing on mice
Modelling lungs to limit testing on mice
The UNIGE is awarding its 3R prize to the creator of a cell model which, by reproducing a lung infection, has enabled the identification of a promising treatment. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium responsible for many lung infections, particularly in people with cystic fibrosis or a weakened immune system.

Health - Social Sciences - 18.03.2021
Endocrine disruptors threatens semen quality
Endocrine disruptors threatens semen quality
Scientists from the University of Geneva and IRSET have established a link between poor semen quality in adult men and their mothers' occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors during pregnancy.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Scientists from the INRAE, ALLICE and UNIGE have discovered the genetic causes of the abnormal presence of an additional pair of horns in Bovids. Bovidae sometimes display supernumerary horns. For instance, local breeds of sheep genetically selected by generations of breeders, are known for their multiple horns, a condition referred to as 'polyceraty'.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.02.2021
A very aggressive cancer defeated in three months
A very aggressive cancer defeated in three months
A team from the University of Geneva and HUG managed to save a woman whose aggressive cancer left her with only five months to live.

Health - 03.02.2021
Insulin can be stored out of refrigeration in hot settings!
Insulin can be stored out of refrigeration in hot settings!
A team from the University of Geneva and MSF has shown that a vial of insulin can be stored for 4 weeks after opening and at up to 37°C,without losing efficacy.

Pedagogy - 03.02.2021
Tactile books adapted for blind children
Tactile books adapted for blind children
Blind children do not apprehend the world in the same way as their sighted counterparts. A research team from the University of Geneva and Université Lumière Lyon 2 have developed tactile books that are tailored specifically to their needs.

Pedagogy - 19.01.2021
Online courses reinforce inequalities
Online courses reinforce inequalities
Gifted students improve their grades when they take online courses, whereas students in difficulty do not.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 18.12.2020
A weather station for epileptic seizure
A weather station for epileptic seizure
The unpredictability of epileptic seizures is a severe handicap for patients. Scientists have devised a technique that can predict seizure periods from one to several days in advance.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 14.12.2020
Using play to “school” children's emotions
Using play to “school” children’s emotions
Pretend play promotes the development of socio-emotional competences in children aged five and six. Being socially and emotionally competent from an early age is likely to help children win acceptance by their peers, build better relationships with teachers, and facilitate academic learning.

Health - 08.12.2020
COVID-19: persistent symptoms in one third of cases
COVID-19: persistent symptoms in one third of cases
Physicians in Geneva have shown that some of the troublesome symptoms of COVID-19 could last more than 6 weeks, even in patients without underlying risk factors.

Social Sciences - Campus - 12.11.2020

Health - Innovation - 10.11.2020
GHF 2020: putting humans at the forefront of global health
GHF 2020: putting humans at the forefront of global health
The coronavirus crisis is a powerful indicator of the global challenges facing the health sector. The eighth Geneva Health Forum will pull together key players in the quest for concrete solutions.

Environment - 20.10.2020
Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin
Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin
The contributions to people provided by trees in Geneva outweigh their disadvantages, regardless of whether they are of native or non-native origin. Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem services: they reduce air pollution and noise, provide habitat and shelter for other species, and reduce erosion during heavy rains.

Life Sciences - Environment - 29.09.2020
Wildcats threatened by their domestic cousins
Wildcats threatened by their domestic cousins
Wildcats in the Swiss Jura will undergo an irreversible genetic replacement by domestic cats if no preventive measures are taken. European wildcats, thought to be extinct 50 or so years ago in the Jura mountains, have since recolonised part of their former territory. This resurgence in an area occupied by domestic cats has gone hand-in-hand with genetic crosses between the two species.

Environment - 27.05.2020
Public parks guaranteeing sustainable well-being
Public parks guaranteeing sustainable well-being
An international team has demonstrated the fundamental importance of public parks based on nine «protected needs» that are essential for our well-being.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 20.04.2020
SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built
SKA will be the biggest radio telescope ever built
The Square Kilometre Array , or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe's greatest mysteries will be resolved.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.03.2020
To protect your brain, don't be (too) kind!
To protect your brain, don’t be (too) kind!
Using brain imaging, a team from the University of Geneva and the HUG show that elderly people with low agreeableness are better protected against Alzheimer's disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.01.2020
One out of every two transplant recipients at risk of infection
One out of every two transplant recipients at risk of infection
Swiss researchers, including UNIGE, show that 50% of transplant recipients develop severe infections within a year of the operation, which can lead to death.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 18.12.2019
The elephant's trunk will inspire a revolutionary robot
The elephant’s trunk will inspire a revolutionary robot
An international team, including UNIGE, will analyse the African elephant's trunk, and its exceptional agility and versatility, to create a robot guided by touch.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 16.12.2019
A new NCCR dedicated to the origins and future of language
A new NCCR dedicated to the origins and future of language
The Swiss National Science Foundation will support a new NCCR, "Evolving language", led by the Universities of Geneva and Zurich.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.12.2019
Planned launch of the CHEOPS satellite on December 17
Planned launch of the CHEOPS satellite on December 17
The space telescope CHEOPS is scheduled to begin its journey into space on Tuesday, December 17th on board a Soyuz rocket from the European Space Agency (ESA) in Kourou, French Guiana.

Innovation - Computer Science - 24.09.2019
The EU supports secure quantum communication
The EU supports secure quantum communication
Four Swiss organisations, including UNIGE, receive funding from the European Union (EU) through OPENQKD, a secure quantum communication infrastructure.

History / Archeology - 18.06.2019
Illustrations and first accounts of the great discoveries (16th)
Illustrations and first accounts of the great discoveries (16th)
The Latin version of Théodore de Bry's Voyages is available on line in its entirety for the first time.

Environment - 06.06.2019
Four scientific institutions will monitor Switzerland from space
Four scientific institutions will monitor Switzerland from space
UNEP/GRID-Geneva, the universities of Geneva and Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research join forces for the continuous monitoring of Switzerland from space using the Swiss Data Cube.

Pedagogy - 04.06.2019
Physical inactivity proved risky for children and pre-teens
Physical inactivity proved risky for children and pre-teens
Researchers from UNIGE have shown that children lose their motivation to participate in physical activities in PE classes at school from the age of nine.

History / Archeology - 30.04.2019

Environment - Politics - 15.02.2019
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal initiate a discussion for the joint management of a shared aquifer system essential to the economic and socialdevelopment of this region of 24 million people.