University of Zurich

University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich
University of Zurich  
Location: Zurich
Affiliation: swissuniversities
Environment - Oct 18
According to the prevailing opinion, species-rich ecosystems are more stable against environmental disruptions such as drought, hot spells or pesticides. The situation is not as simple as it seems, however, as ecologists have now discovered. Under certain environmental conditions, increased biodiversity can also lead to an ecosystem becoming more unstable.
Life Sciences - Oct 16
Life Sciences

House mice carrying a specific selfish supergene move from one population to another much more frequently than their peers.

Business - Oct 11

Prof. Christine Kaufmann Centre of Human Rights Studies University of Zurich Phone: +41 44 634 48 65 E-Mail Christine Kaufmann, professor of law at the University of Zurich, has been appointed as the new Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct.

Astronomy - Oct 9

Is there a second Earth out there in space? Our knowledge of planetary systems far, far away is increasing constantly, as new technologies continue to sharpen our gaze into space.

Medicine - Oct 11

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system attacks and damages the protective coating around nerve cells.

Medicine - Oct 10

Researchers from the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine of the University of Zurich and the Adelaide Medical School have analyzed data from 178 countries and found a link between family size and cancer risk.

Environment - Oct 5

Species-rich subtropical forests can take up on average twice as much carbon as monocultures. An international research team has evaluated data from forests grown specifically for this purpose in China with a total of over 150,000 trees.

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