University of Bern

University of Bern
Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
University of Bern  
Location: Bern
Affiliation: swissuniversities
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Life Sciences Jun 18
Life Sciences
Oxygen radicals occur as a by-product when living beings burn carbohydrates or fat. They are suspected of accelerating the ageing process in humans and animals, and to be partly responsible for severe illnesses such as Alzheimer's or certain types of cancer.
Physics Jun 14
Physics

Bernese researchers have taken an important step towards new measurement methods such as quantum spectroscopy.

Life Sciences May 23

In many animals, males pursue alternative tactics when competing for the fertilization of eggs. Some cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika breed in empty snail shells, which may select for extremely divergent mating tactics.

Astronomy May 18
Astronomy

The Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) has extended its observatory in Zimmerwald with two additional domed structures, and has renovated a dome.

Life Sciences Jun 11
Life Sciences

Until now, it was thought that multiple brain areas were needed to control sleep and wakefulness. Neuroscientists from Bern have now identified one single control center for the sleep-wake cycle in the brain.

Astronomy May 21
Astronomy

The small inner moons of Saturn look like giant ravioli and spaetzle. Their spectacular shape has been revealed by the Cassini spacecraft.

Life Sciences May 14
Life Sciences

Being spoilt for choice can be a burden or a blessing: People value their freedom of choice differently.



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