University of Bern

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Location: Bern
Affiliation: swissuniversities
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Life Sciences - Apr 1
Life Sciences
Large open-water fish predators such as tunas or sharks hunt for prey more intensively in the temperate zone than near the equator. With this result, a study headed by Marius Roesti of the University of Bern is challenging a long-standing explanation for the distribution of biodiversity on our planet.
Astronomy - Mar 12
Astronomy

One of the basic building blocks of life is nitrogen. An international consortium was able to detect ammonium salt containing nitrogen on the cometary surface of Chury thanks to a method using analogues for comet material.

Life Sciences - Feb 12
Life Sciences

It is estimated that the number of cancer cases worldwide will double by 2040. This makes the search for genes that cause cancer even more important.

Health - Feb 6
Health

Micro-organisms in the gut support healthy digestion by helping nerve cells within the intestine to regulate the contraction and relaxation of the muscle wall of the colon, according to new research from the Francis Crick Institute and Bern University.

Environment - Feb 25

Wealthy individuals are increasingly investing in agriculture. Their investments boost production of plant-based raw materials for human consumption, industrial uses, and animal fodder. The resulting capital flows directly contribute to deforestation in the global South, especially in the tropics.

Astronomy - Feb 7
Astronomy

Next milestone in the commissioning of CHEOPS: After the successful opening of the space telescope cover on January 29, 2020, CHEOPS has now taken its first images of the sky.

Politics - Jan 30
Politics

The attack by authoritarian governments on their own political institutions is pushing many democracies to their limits.



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