University of Bern

University of Bern
Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
University of Bern  
Location: Bern
Affiliation: swissuniversities
Life Sciences - Aug 16
Life Sciences
The struggle for iron determines the fate of maize and insect pest: Maize plants release secondary metabolites into the soil that bind to iron and thereby facilitate its uptake by the plant. The Western corn rootworm, the economically most important maize pest worldwide, is attracted by these complexes, extracts the bound iron from the maize plant and uses it for its own nutrition.
Environment - Aug 15

Marine heatwaves can irreversibly damage ecosystems and, therefore, also present a threat to fishing.

Medicine - Jul 24

Zika virus (ZIKV) may be sexually transmissible for a shorter period than previously estimated, according to a systematic review published this week in PLOS Medicine by Michel Counotte and Nicola L

Medicine - Jun 28

Old and frail patients have an increased mortality risk and increased memory problems when their blood pressure is lowered too much through medication.

Medicine - Jul 30

An international research team under the co-direction of the University of Bern and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) has discovered various mechanisms of resistance to cancer therapy.

Psychology - Jul 19

Contrary to previous assumptions, self-esteem already grows during childhood and doesn't drop during adolescence.

Astronomy - Jun 26

A series of new papers, that lay out strategies to search for signs of life beyond our solar system, assume that the detection of atmospheric signatures of a few potentially habitable planets may possibly come before 2030.

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