University of Zurich

University of Zurich

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Location: Zurich
Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich

Affiliation: swissuniversities
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Health - Oct 22
About half of the people with multiple sclerosis have the HLA-DR15 gene variant. A study led by the University of Zurich has now shown how this genetic predisposition contributes to the development of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis in combination with environmental factors. The decisive factor is the shaping of a repertoire of immune cells which - although they are effective in fighting off pathogens such as Epstein-Barr virus - also attack brain tissue.
Life Sciences - Oct 21
Life Sciences

Humans are not the only beings that can identify rules in complex language-like constructions - monkeys and great apes can do so, too, a study at the University of Zurich has shown. Researchers at the Department of Comparative Language Science of UZH used a series of experiments based on an -artificial grammar- to conclude that this ability can be traced back to our ancient primate ancestors.

History - Oct 12
History

Researchers have investigated ancient leather balls discovered in the graves of horse riders in northwest China.

History - Sep 29
History

The city of Zurich supported slavery and slave trade in the 18th century financially and played a role in the deportation of thousands of Africans. Moreover, the city was linked to slavery through the cotton industry, as a study by historians of the University of Zurich shows.

Life Sciences - Sep 16
Life Sciences

Humans, like other animals, have the ability to constantly adapt to new situations. Researchers at the Brain Research Institute of the University of Zurich have utilized a mouse model to reveal which neurons in the brain are in command in guiding adaptive behavior. Their new study contributes to our understanding of decision-making processes in healthy and infirm people.

Life Sciences - Oct 16
Life Sciences

A study by the Brain Research Institute at UZH reveals that early trauma leads to changes in blood metabolites - similarly in mice and humans. Experiments with mice have show that these potentially harmful effects on health are also passed to the next generation. The researchers have identified a biological mechanism by which traumatic experiences become embedded in germ cells.

Life Sciences - Oct 2
Life Sciences

How do animals produce and perceive biological information in sounds? To what extent does the acoustic structure and its associated meaning change during evolution? An international team led by the University of Zurich and the University of Saint-Etienne reconstructed the evolutionary history of an animal communication system, focusing on drumming signals of woodpeckers.

Health - Sep 24
Health

The University of Zurich tested 2,500 schoolchildren in the Canton of Zurich to determine if they were infected during the period between the onset of the novel coronavirus and early June 2020.

Paleontology - Sep 11
Paleontology

The University of Zurich's Zoological and Paleontological Museum will soon be home to a new attraction that literally cannot be missed: A nearly eight-meter-long plateosaurus will greet visitors to the museum starting on 15 September.