Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Wildhainweg 3, 3001 Bern
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)  
Location: Bern
Affiliation: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

The SNF is the largest Swiss foundation promoting scientific research.

Careers - Sep 18
Epigenetic modifications of our DNA are a key aspect of the normal functioning of mast cells, which play an important role in immune reactions. Biologist Sara Montagner was able to demonstrate this in her work.
Life Sciences - Aug 30
Life Sciences

Mice with a lower calorie intake live longer and are both healthier and leaner. A team of researchers may have found the reason for this positive effect: much of it is down to gut microbial communities and how they affect the immune system.

Life Sciences - Jul 11
Life Sciences

In collaboration with a nature reserve in Namibia, researchers are developing a new approach to counting animals: combining drone flights and automated image analysis.

Medicine - Jun 12

Doctors are increasingly fighting cancer by stimulating patients' immune systems. SNSF-supported researchers have now discovered a method for predicting the likelihood of treatment success.

Medicine - Jul 27

Researchers have discovered novel, antibiotically active chemical substances in a previously rarely explored site: the leaf of a common field weed.

Microtechnics - Jun 18

Researchers have developed a new technique for carving materials to create micromechanical systems.

Innovation - Jun 4

Social opposition to new high-voltage lines is delaying modernisation of the power grid.

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