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  • 23 Oct 2020


    scientificinquirer.com

    Bronze Age pastoralists we less mobile than thought

    ...agricultural innovations spread to Europe. An international research team, with the participation of the University of Basel, has published a paper on this topic. During the Bronze Age (ca. 3900 – 1000 BCE), herders...

  • 21 Oct 2020


    Bloomberg.com

    What It Takes to Get to Herd Immunity

    ...simulated epidemic with an R0 of 3.5 on the Covid-19 Scenarios site created by scientists at the University of Basel in Switzerland and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. According to the 1-1/R0 formula...

  • 21 Oct 2020


    phys.org

    Bronze Age herders were less mobile than previously thought

    by University of Basel Grazing animals on Caucasus mountain pastures. Credit: Sabine Reinhold Bronze Age pastoralists in what is now southern Russia apparently covered shorter distances than previously...

  • 19 Oct 2020


    Daily Mail

    Why white noise apps won't help you to sleep

    ...drown out background noise. Professor Christian Cajochen, of the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel in Switzerland, said: 'Any acoustic stimulus being continuous or not has the potential...

  • 18 Oct 2020


    Guardian

    White noise as sleep aid may do more harm than good, say scientists

    ...[for it working] is poor.” Prof Christian Cajochen, who heads the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel in Switzerland, said: “I think the better [forms of] continuous white noise mask highly...

  • 17 Oct 2020


    allafrica.com

    Guinea: Tensions Ahead of Crucial Presidential Elections

    ...Conde's candidacy Joschka Philipps, a sociologist and researcher with a focus on Guinea at the University of Basel, Switzerland, thinks that the opposition's participation not only "legitimizes Conde's...

  • 16 Oct 2020


    breitbart.com

    Switzerland: 38 Per Cent of Over-15s have ‘Migration Background’

    ...social assistance, with the majority of Eritreans in Switzerland not in work, even after years, the University of Basel scholar claimed that there was “considerable untapped potential” in the migrant population...

  • 15 Oct 2020


    drugs.com

    Having Heart Disease Can Make Other Surgeries More Risky

    ...noncardiac surgery than has been recognized to date," said study author Dr. Christian Puelacher, from the University of Basel in Switzerland. "Patients are also at risk for a longer period than was previously thought."...

  • 15 Oct 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Swiss health experts sign letter wary of herd immunity claims

    ...University of Geneva, Jacques Fellay at the University Hospital in Lausanne, Emma Hodcroft at the University of Basel, and Ilona Kickbusch from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies...

  • 13 Oct 2020


    psychologytoday.com

    Why Moms Are Having More Trouble Sleeping During Coronavirus

    ...improved sleep quality,” sleep researcher and cognitive neuroscientist Christine Blume from the University of Basel, Switzerland told Science Daily. "However, in our sample, overall sleep quality decreased....

  • 12 Oct 2020


    news-medical.net

    HIV epidemic: Successful use of self-tests in rural Africa

    ...only about 60 percent of the village population. A team led by Niklaus Labhardt, professor at the University of Basel and research group leader at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH),...

  • 11 Oct 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Swiss scientists fight food waste at the nano level

    ...National Research Programme NRP 69, “Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production”. In the University of Basel’s chemistry department, Professor Cornelia Gabriela Palivan and Ozana Fischer developed...

  • 08 Oct 2020


    MIT Technology Review

    Winter will make the pandemic worse

    ...potentially accelerate the virus’s transmission,” says Richard Neher, a computational biologist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who is developing simulations of how coronavirus spreads through a room....

  • 08 Oct 2020


    Washington Post

    Women are systematically excluded from global coronavirus coverage, experts say

    ...scientists among the group most widely cited in Switzerland, who studies and tracks viruses at the University of Basel. In May, 35 female scientists from across North America and Europe co-authored a piece...

  • 05 Oct 2020


    STUFF

    Covid-19: The NZ strains and our second wave of coronavirus

    ...came from the UK. Emma Hodcroft, one of the co-founders of Nextstrain and a geneticist at the University of Basel, cautioned against concluding variants are more prevalent in the United Kingdom than elsewhere....

  • 04 Oct 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Hackers steal wages from Swiss universities

    The University of Basel is one of the hacked institutions Keystone Unidentified cybercriminals have managed to siphon off employee salary transfers from at least three Swiss universities, including the...

  • 30 Sep 2020


    en24news.com

    A victim of the pandemic, Zambia is almost bankrupt

    ...“The Zambian economic situation was critical long before Covid-19,” says Rita Kesselring, researcher at the University of Basel and co-author of a study entitled “Swiss extractivism: Switzerland’s role in Zambia’s copper sector”, published the year latest. The cou...

  • 28 Sep 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    The soapy secrets behind Basel’s first film

    ...“Lavanchy-Clarke was the guy who really was behind it,” explains project leader Hansmartin Siegrist from the University of Basel’s Media Seminar and the FHNW Academy of Art and Design. “But he was so busy organising...

  • 25 Sep 2020


    dailyhealthpost.com

    Scientists confirm: babysitting your grandkids helps you live longer

    ...authors of the study, Sonja Hilbrand, a doctoral student in the department of psychology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, noted that (2): “This link could be a mechanism deeply rooted in our evolutionary...

  • 22 Sep 2020


    MSN (USA)

    3 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Mental Health

    ...work your body, you boost your mind in three essential ways. A new report from researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland and the University of Tsukuba in Japan has found that coordinated and challenging...

  • 18 Sep 2020


    The New York Times

    Sometimes Food Fights Back

    “There is no reason to assume that this is beneficial for the algae,” said Dieter Ebert, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who wasn’t involved in the study.

  • 17 Sep 2020


    ewn.co.za

    Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography

    ...Colonial Southern Africa published by Wits University Press. Lorena Rizzo is a senior lecturer at the University of Basel. This article first appeared in The Conversation. Download the EWN app to your iOS or...

  • 16 Sep 2020


    businesswire.com

    Polyneuron Extends Series A to CHF 36.5 Million with Additional CHF 14 Million

    ...antigen-specific manner, while leaving the rest of the immune system intact. Polyneuron was founded as a University of Basel, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, spin-off in 2014 by Dr. Ruben Herrendorff (CEO),...

  • 14 Sep 2020


    Nanowerk

    Bioactive nano-capsules to hijack cell behavior

    ...nanocapsules could become a valuable tool for medicine to control these pathways. Researchers from the University of Basel have taken an important step in this direction: They succeed in having several different...

  • 14 Sep 2020


    Physicsworld.com

    Spin valve uses coupled quantum dots and tiny magnetic fields

    ...create spin valves using semiconductor materials. Tiny magnetic fields Now, physicists at the University of Basel along with collaborators at the National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology...

  • 14 Sep 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Masks, half-empty lecture halls: Swiss universities’ hybrid approach

    ...in France. All countries have implemented hygiene measures. End of insertion At the University of Basel, Switzerland’s oldest, two-thirds of students will be doing distance-learning. “For students this...

  • 12 Sep 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Study finds well-known drug may slow muscle loss among the elderly

    ...process. This content was published on September 12, 2020 - 17:50 September 12, 2020 - 17:50 University of Basel/sb The Swiss generally live long lives. According to the most recent statistics, Swiss...

  • 11 Sep 2020


    ScienceDaily

    Worldwide loss of phosphorus due to soil erosion quantified for the first time

    Date: September 11, 2020 Source: University of Basel Summary: Phosphorus is essential for agriculture, yet this important plant nutrient is increasingly being lost from soils around the world. The primary...

  • 11 Sep 2020


    dw.com (en.)

    Guinea presidential election: Alpha Conde again?

    ...FNDC's regional coordinator, told DW. Opposition's dilemma Joschka Philipps, a sociologist at the University of Basel believes that the FNDC is undergoing a difficult transition from a civil society movement...

  • 10 Sep 2020


    Scientific American

    Molecular Medicine Keeps Mice Mighty in Microgravity

    ...activin A could preserve or restore muscle on the ground. Physiologist Christoph Handschin of the University of Basel in Switzerland agrees, but he adds a caveat: “This looks super-promising — if this can...

  • 10 Sep 2020


    Spiegel Online (International)

    Cold Corona Comfort: Germany Braces for the Second COVID-19 Wave

    ...signs as indicating that things could get better,” says Emma Hodcroft, an epidemiologist at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum, a center specializing in molecular and biomedical research. "But you have...

  • 09 Sep 2020


    azom.com

    New Minuscule Instrument to Detect Extremely Faint Magnetic Fields

    Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a minuscule instrument able to detect extremely faint magnetic fields. At the heart of the superconducting quantum interference device are two atomically...

  • 09 Sep 2020


    ScienceDaily

    Muscle aging: Stronger for longer

    Date: September 9, 2020 Source: University of Basel Summary: With life expectancy increasing, age-related diseases are also on the rise, including sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass due to aging. Researchers...

  • 09 Sep 2020


    ScienceDaily

    Romantic partners influence each other's goals

    Date: September 8, 2020 Source: University of Basel Summary: Over the long-term, what one partner in a two-person relationship wishes to avoid, so too does the other partner -- and what one wants to achieve,...

  • 08 Sep 2020


    azonano.com

    Compact SQUID Instrument to Measure Extremely Faint Magnetic Fields

    At the University of Basel, physicists have designed a compact instrument capable of detecting very small magnetic fields. (a) A conventional superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) consists...

  • 08 Sep 2020


    Mirror

    Major cancer breakthrough as study shows oxygen injections can stop tumours spreading

    ...separated also had less oxygen - showing they depart if they do not receive enough. Prof Aceto, of Basel University, Switzerland, said: "It is as though too many people are crowded together in a small space....

  • 08 Sep 2020


    Science Daily

    A tiny instrument to measure the faintest magnetic fields

    Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a minuscule instrument able to detect extremely faint magnetic fields. At the heart of the superconducting quantum interference device are two atomically...

  • 08 Sep 2020


    nature

    The coronavirus is mutating — does it matter?

    ...of influenza and one-quarter that of HIV, says Emma Hodcroft, a molecular epidemiologist at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Other genome data have emphasized this stability — more than 90,000 isolates...

  • 07 Sep 2020


    The Conversation

    Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography

    Women photographers, and black African women photographers in particular, are largely absent from early histories of the medium.

  • 07 Sep 2020


    phys.org

    A tiny instrument to measure the faintest magnetic fields

    by University of Basel (a) A conventional superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) consists of a superconducting ring interrupted at two points by weak links (in this case a graphene layer)....

  • 07 Sep 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Switzerland is not an island

    ...Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) and Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Basel. She is a member of the Swiss Science Council, a consultative body to the Swiss government....

  • 07 Sep 2020


    knowable Magazine

    Rodents in space: Keeping bone and muscle strong on the ISS

    Researchers helped mice stay mighty with an experiment to counter the effects of microgravity. The gene treatment might also enhance muscle and bone health on Earth — and in humans.

  • 29 Aug 2020


    Science Daily

    How bacteria adhere to fiber in the gut

    ...two different binding modes, they can withstand the shear forces in the body. Scientists of the University of Basel and ETH Zurich published their results in the journal Nature Communications. advertisement...

  • 28 Aug 2020


    VICE (US)

    Researchers announce first-ever clinical trial combining MDMA and LSD

    ...psilocybin or LSD,” says Dr Matthias Liechti, a professor of clinical pharmacology at Switzerland’s University of Basel and head of the research lab that will be working on the study. “Inducing an overall primarily...

  • 25 Aug 2020


    dw.com (en.)

    Friedrich Nietzsche: The dynamite German philosopher

    ...continue his studies. At age 24, he took up a post as a professor of classical philology at the University of Basel. After a marked decline in health, Nietzsche was forced to take leave and in 1879, he resigned...

  • 25 Aug 2020


    breitbart.com

    Swiss told to integrate with foreigners

    ...Questioned by the Swiss-German language daily on whether mass migration could at least be “slowed”, the University of Basel scholar was insistent that once the door is opened to population transfers from the third...

  • 25 Aug 2020


    ScienceDaily

    Climate change and land use are accelerating soil erosion by water

    Date: August 24, 2020 Source: University of Basel Summary: Soil loss due to water runoff could increase greatly around the world over the next 50 years due to climate change and intensive land cultivation....

  • 24 Aug 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Universities: higher numbers of students due to corona

    ...Strain The expected rise in students is putting a strain on universities’ distancing concepts. The University of Basel has already reacted: two-thirds of students there will be doing distance-learning after...

  • 22 Aug 2020


    Philadelphia Metro

    Rich people sleep better

    ...preferred sleep-wake patterns,” Christine Blume, sleep researcher at the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, explained to Metro. Other specialists point out that a higher or lower income...

  • 18 Aug 2020


    telegraph.co.uk

    Winter resurgence of Covid-19 predicted as experts warn of hard times ahead

    ...Human behaviour also plays an important role. As the biologist and physicist Richard Neher at the University of Basel has noted, “people spend more time indoors” in winter. Diners and drinkers have been...

  • 18 Aug 2020


    psychologytoday.com

    Cortisol Signaling Affects Memories of Psychological Trauma

    ...al., 2020) were published on August 17 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The University of Basel researchers led by Vanja Vukojevic found that severely traumatized individuals were less...

  • 18 Aug 2020


    ScienceDaily

    Researchers discover protective factor against psychological trauma

    Date: August 18, 2020 Source: University of Basel Summary: The endogenous regulation of a specific gene is associated with a reduced risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder following a terrifying...

  • 17 Aug 2020


    chemeurope.com

    Efficient valves for electron spins

    Illustration: University of Basel, Department of Physics Illustration of the spin valve: Both quantum dots (dashed ellipses) on the nanowire are tuned by nanomagnets (brown bars) such that they only allow...

  • 13 Aug 2020


    chemeurope.com

    A highly light-absorbent and tunable material

    Nadine Leisgang and Lorenzo Ceccarelli, Department of Physics, University of Basel Schematic illustration of the electron-hole pairs (electron: pink, hole: blue), which are formed by absorption of light...

  • 12 Aug 2020


    phys.org

    Efficient valves for electron spins

    by University of Basel Both quantum dots (dashed ellipses) on the nanowire are tuned by nanomagnets (brown bars) such that they only allow electrons with an 'up' spin to pass. If the orientation of one...

  • 11 Aug 2020


    phys.org

    A highly light-absorbent and tunable material

    by University of Basel Schematic illustration of the electron-hole pairs (electron: pink, hole: blue), which are formed by absorption of light in the two-layer molybdenum disulfide layer. Credit: Nadine...

  • 11 Aug 2020


    nature

    Inside the mind of an animal

    ...Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland, and Jan Gründemann at the University of Basel searched in the amygdala, which is central to the regulation of a range of emotions and...

  • 10 Aug 2020


    Nanowerk

    Double layer of 2D materials unlocks crucial properties

    (Nanowerk News) By layering different two-dimensional materials, physicists at the University of Basel have created a novel structure with the ability to absorb almost all light of a selected wavelength....

  • 07 Aug 2020


    Science Daily

    Autism: How a gene alteration modifies social behavior

    A team of researchers at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered a new connection between a genetic alteration and social difficulties related to autism: A mutation in the neuroligin-3 gene...

  • 06 Aug 2020


    Yahoo Health

    Feeling stressed? New research says regular laughter can help

    ...from the Division of Clinical Psychology and Epidemiology of the Department of Psychology at the University of Basel published in the PLOS ONE journal found that regular amounts of laughter can help relieve...

  • 05 Aug 2020


    phys.org

    Acetate regulates immune cells for a precisely orchestrated immune defense

    by University of Basel The concentration of acetate increases particularly sharply at the site of an infection in the body. As reported in the journal Cell Metabolism by a team of researchers from the...

  • 05 Aug 2020


    nature

    How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond

    ...transmission through droplets is a bigger risk, says Richard Neher, a computational biologist at the University of Basel in Switzerland. Simulations by Neher’s group show that seasonal variation is likely to...

  • 03 Aug 2020


    psychologytoday.com

    Can Partners Help Us Move Toward Our Ideal Selves?

    ...with permission. The question of ideal selves intrigued us. In a recent study from our lab at the University of Basel in Switzerland, we asked 326 male-female couple members (ranging from 18 to 88 years of...

  • 03 Aug 2020


    in.news.yahoo.com

    Gold in secret vault is traced to Hugo Chávez's former nurse

    ...Mark Pieth, a money-laundering expert at the University of Basel, Switzerland, said that CBH could lose its license or face other disciplinary action if it is determined they knew, or should’ve known, what Beaumont was doing for his Venezuelan clients....

  • 02 Aug 2020


    The Times of India

    Study suggests laughter acts as stress buffer

    ...this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter. The findings of the new research by the University of Basel were published in the journal PLOS ONE. It is estimated that people typically laugh...

  • 31 Jul 2020


    theengineer.co.uk

    Video of the week: Miracle adds laser precision to bone surgery

    ...of Miracle (Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Computer-guided LaserosteotomE), a project at the University of Basel which initially combined high precision laserosteotomy with endoscopy for surgical applications...

  • 31 Jul 2020


    ScienceDaily

    Laughter acts as a stress buffer -- and even smiling helps

    Date: July 30, 2020 Source: University of Basel Summary: People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events - although this does not seem to apply to...

  • 29 Jul 2020


    Daily Mail

    More money, more sleep!

    ...under lockdown recommendations, but the quality has dropped significantly. Researchers from the University of Basel surveyed 435 individuals between 23 March and 26 April 2020 on how the lockdown has influenced...

  • 27 Jul 2020


    Climate News Network

    Rising heat affects Europe’s floods and droughts

    ...us that beech, silver fir and pine were also damaged to this extent,” said Ansgar Kahmen of the University of Basel in Switzerland. “We still need to study which tree species are good in which combinations,...

  • 25 Jul 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Legal expert Luzius Wildhaber, first president of ECHR, dies

    .../ Markus Stuecklin Luzius Wildhaber, an international law expert and Professor Emeritus of the University of Basel, has died aged 83. He was the first full-time president of the European Court of Human...

  • 24 Jul 2020


    Materials Today

    Doped graphene nanoribbons could offer breakthrough in quantum computing

    ...interest for applications in quantum computing.”Ernst Meyer A team led by researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Bern have developed the first graphene nanoribbons where the crystal...

  • 24 Jul 2020


    labiotech.eu

    Swiss Company Raises €23M to Smash Cancer with Bacteria

    ...€23.3M (CHF 25M), to develop a bacterial cancer therapy. Since T3 Pharma was spun off from the University of Basel in 2015, the firm has raised €37M (CHF 40M). The fundraiser included investors such as...

  • 23 Jul 2020


    Today

    Confusion and fear as Iran says millions may have virus

    ...numbers is a strategic mistake". Yet according to Dr Emma Hodcroft, a molecular epidemiologist at the University of Basel, the estimate of "a country-wide seropositivity rate of 30 per cent, from numbers given,...

  • 23 Jul 2020


    einpresswire.com

    Basel AML Index 2020: Weak oversight and dormant systems

    ...financial crimes. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland since 2003, it is an Associated Institute of the University of Basel and has offices and field experts across Latin America and Africa. Some 80+ staff members...

  • 23 Jul 2020


    Bloomberg.com

    When New York City Got Covid-19

    ...together by researchers in the laboratory of physicist-turned-epidemiologist Richard Neher of the University of Basel in Switzerland (and some other people). Covid-19 Scenarios consists of a Susceptible-Exposed-Infected-Recovered...

  • 23 Jul 2020


    Time Magazine

    Inside the Global Quest to Trace the Origins of COVID-19

    ...areas of the virus targeted by the vaccine, and check the mutations,” says Emma Hodcroft from the University of Basel, who co-developed Nextstrain. “We can predict how disruptive those mutations are to the...

  • 22 Jul 2020


    firstwordpharma.com

    T3 Pharma raises 25M CHF to advance bacterial cancer therapy through clinic

    ...enter the clinic in 2021. T3 Pharma was founded in 2015 as a spin-off from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. Since then, it has raised a total of 40 million CHF in funding from investors, including...

  • 21 Jul 2020


    Guardian

    Cats, camels and a Jesus lizard: the rise of animal-assisted therapy

    ...quality, but it gives a good view,” says Karin Hediger, a psychotherapist and researcher at the University of Basel, in Switzerland. For two years, Hediger has run a centre housing horses, rabbits and chickens,...

  • 20 Jul 2020


    en24news.com

    Colonize space or tinker with the climate

    ...“This vision is a fantasy of omnipotence,” notes Andreas Brenner, professor of philosophy at the University of Basel. “It is also based on the idea that we could live quite well without the Earth. But man...

  • 20 Jul 2020


    The Times of Israel

    Zarko and Boris Dolinar – Holocaust Heroes and Righteous Among the Nations

    ...medicine, and in 1959 he earned a doctorate in the field. Later he became a professor of biology in Basel University in Switzerland. CONCLUSION Žarko Dolinar was married to Judith Duić, whose family he...

  • 19 Jul 2020


    world-today-news.com

    Differences of the pandemics – naturopathy & naturopathic specialist portal

    ...million lives worldwide just over 100 years ago. In a recent communication, two historians from the University of Basel clarify some differences and similarities between the two pandemics. At the end of the...

  • 18 Jul 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    How Swiss minimalist houses launched a new building style

    ...associated with the political left, they met hostility from the right.” Rhea Rieben, a historian at Basel University, studied the reactions in newspapers of the time for her doctorate. “Right-wingers linked...

  • 17 Jul 2020


    health24.co.za

    Covid-19: What the science says on some of the treatments that have been tried, but not worked

    ...treatments, as there was evidence that they could work against Covid-19. A research group from the University of Basel has now established why these drugs will not work. The concentration of these two drugs...

  • 17 Jul 2020


    Space Mart

    Scientists map radioactive soil in Western Europe

    ...first study author Katrin Meusburger, researcher with the group Environmental Geoscience at the University of Basel, said in a news release. "To do this, it is important to know the proportion of radioactive...

  • 16 Jul 2020


    Deccan Herald

    Second Covid-19 strain may be more infectious, but some scientists skeptical

    ...types with an immune system in a human body,” says Emma Hodcroft, a molecular epidemiologist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who was not involved in the study. “We just have to be really careful with...

  • 16 Jul 2020


    myScience Schweiz

    Heat stress: the climate is putting European forests under sustained pressure

    ...A total of 450 trees between 50 and 120 years old grow on the 1.6 hectare research area. (Photo: University of Basel) No year since weather records began was as hot and dry as 2018. A first comprehensive...

  • 15 Jul 2020


    Spiegel Online (International)

    The Changing Virus

    ...changing and how the virus spreads. Since 2015, physicist Richard Neher from the Biozentrum at the University of Basel and U.S. biologist Trevor Bedford have been trying to better understand the course of epidemics....

  • 15 Jul 2020


    newsdirectory3.com

    Do mutations make the corona virus more dangerous?

    ...strains circulating in Europe and on the east coast of the USA, explains Richard Neher from the University of Basel. “However, it cannot be concluded from this dominance that the virus spreads faster with...

  • 14 Jul 2020


    sciencemagnews.com

    The pandemic virus is slowly mutating. But is it getting more dangerous?

    ...does not mean the mutation has an effect in the real world, says virologist Emma Hodcroft of the University of Basel. In the past, she notes, “We have cases where we really thought that we had evidence for...

  • 14 Jul 2020


    world-today-news.com

    Students can go back to the lecture hall – but only with a mask

    ...officially prescribed distance regulations cannot be observed.” It is still unclear whether the University of Basel will also issue a mask requirement for the students. There the ball is at the canton. He...

  • 14 Jul 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Swiss remain stressed despite lockdown easing

    ...the lockdown, many Swiss felt more stressed than they did before the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey by Basel University has found. The study also shows an increase in cases of depression. July 14, 2020 -...

  • 14 Jul 2020


    Sound Health and Lasting Wealth

    Taking whey protein at night may lead to diabetes, heart disease

    ...diabetes. But now, researchers say that this may not be the case. According to a new study from the University of Basel in Switzerland, consuming protein at night increases the blood sugar level in the morning...

  • 12 Jul 2020


    news-medical.net

    Concentration of lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine not sufficient to fight novel coronavirus

    ...regarded as potential agents in the fight against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. A research group from the University of Basel and the University Hospital has now discovered that the concentration of the two drugs...

  • 12 Jul 2020


    The Korea Times

    What to know about GH strain of coronavirus

    ...when you scale that up to the whole human body, Emma Hodcroft, a molecular epidemiologist at the University of Basel in Switzerland was quoted as saying by Science News, referring to the study published by...

  • 10 Jul 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Basel study: hydroxychloroquine not effective

    ...University Hospital Basel (Fabian Fiechter for University Hospital Basel) July 10, 2020 - 16:23 University of Basel/Reuters/Keystone-SDA/swissinfo.ch/ilj Basel scientists have confirmed that the malaria...

  • 10 Jul 2020


    news-medical.net

    As winter comes other viruses will compete with SARS-CoV-2 for susceptible hosts

    ...The researchers from the University of Basel looked at the patients with symptoms resembling influenza, who were enrolled in two hospitals in Basel, Switzerland. They took two swabs from nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal sites for each adult,...

  • 09 Jul 2020


    innovations-report.com

    Porous graphene ribbons doped with nitrogen for electronics and quantum computing

    ...Using scanning tunneling microscopy, the scientists from the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel also demonstrated that these new graphene ribbons were no longer electrical conductors, like pure graphene, but ...

  • 09 Jul 2020


    en24news.com

    Covid-19 – Many people remain very stressed despite the deconfinement

    ...According to a study by the University of Basel published on Monday, 50% of participants in an online survey felt more stressed during confinement than before the coronavirus crisis. Another 40% feel more stressed during the relaxation of anti-virus measures....

  • 08 Jul 2020


    thriveglobal.com

    The Evolutionary Reason Kindness Makes You Successful

    ...University of Basel neuroscientist Kelly Clancy continues the story of cooperation in a new essay for the science magazine Nautilus. At a mathematical level, working together allows individual animals to become greater than the sum of their parts: mice huddling to...

  • 07 Jul 2020


    Tacoma News Tribune

    Another back-to-school challenge: Reeling in kids’ bedtimes

    ...The respondents also reported getting about a quarter of an hour more shut-eye. The paper from the University of Basel, publishing in the science journal Current Biology, concluded that the respondents, most...

  • 06 Jul 2020


    Christian Post

    Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘quick eye’: Developing your God-given talents

    ...advantage common to some baseball players and tennis stars. David Thaler is a geneticist at the University of Basel in Switzerland. He has been studying higher flicker fusion frequency, a trait he calls...

  • 06 Jul 2020


    Corriere del Ticino

    Stress increase post lockdown

    ...depressive symptoms is even higher than that observed during the lockdown - according to a study by the University of Basel. 50% of respondents to an online survey say they felt more stressed than usual during...

  • 05 Jul 2020


    Sify.com

    Young children with high blood pressure more vulnerable to eye issues

    ...M.D., the study's lead author and a professor in the department of sport, exercise and health at the University of Basel in Switzerland. "Primary prevention strategies are needed to focus on screening retinal...

  • 05 Jul 2020


    Atlanta Journal Constitution

    Another back-to-school COVID-19 challenge: Reeling in kids’ bedtimes

    ...The respondents also reported getting about a quarter of an hour more shut-eye. The paper from the University of Basel, publishing in the science journal Current Biology, concluded that the respondents, most...

  • 04 Jul 2020


    Washington Post

    Fish eggs can hatch even after being eaten and pooped out by ducks

    ...isolated water bodies can be populated by fish,” said fish biologist Patricia Burkhardt-Holm of the University of Basel in Switzerland, who was not involved with the work. This study shows one way that water...

  • 02 Jul 2020


    The Pioneer

    Sleep well

    ...your body relax and prepare for a healthier sleep,” says he. Recently, a survey, conducted at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and the University’s Psychiatric Hospital, reported that sleep quality has...

  • 01 Jul 2020


    MSN UK

    Did Leonardo da Vinci's 'quick eye' help him capture Mona Lisa's fleeting smile?

    ...phenomenon may be a result of a higher flicker fusion frequency, said David Thaler, a geneticist at the University of Basel in Switzerland. He added that the trait could explain how some baseball players can spot...

  • 01 Jul 2020


    windowtonews.com

    'This positive news' comes during the finding of the Coronavirus vaccine

    ...change is not so much that the vaccine becomes useless. In this regard, epidemic cases expert from Basel University, Switzerland, Emma Hodcroft says that there is no need to panic whatever mutations or genetic...

  • 30 Jun 2020


    Science Daily

    Ethnolinguistic diversity slows down urban growth

    ...factor on urban development had not been examined directly. Professor Kurt Schmidheiny from the University of Basel has now provided the first empirical proof of this relationship in collaboration with colleagues...

  • 29 Jun 2020


    American Heart Association

    Narrowing eye vessels in young children might predict high blood pressure

    ...said in a news release. He is a professor in the department of sport, exercise and health at the University of Basel in Switzerland. Checking the health of eye vessels and monitoring blood pressure early...

  • 29 Jun 2020


    Science Daily

    Blood pressure connected to eye health in young children

    ...M.D., the study's lead author and a professor in the department of sport, exercise and health at the University of Basel in Switzerland. "Primary prevention strategies are needed to focus on screening retinal...

  • 26 Jun 2020


    publicnow.com

    New Permanent Representative of Switzerland Presents Credentials

    ...and public law and a master's degree in history, French literature and linguistics, both from the University of Basel. Born in 1968, she is married and has two adult children. She is also a passionate jazz...

  • 24 Jun 2020


    The Times

    How sharp eyesight smiled on Leonardo da Vinci

    ...second when the Mona Lisa broke into an enigmatic smile, a study has found. David S Thaler of the University of Basel in Switzerland said that this sharpness of vision, shared with elite athletes, was likely...

  • 23 Jun 2020


    Christian Science Monitor

    Protect the vote, or the voter? In African elections, no easy choice.

    ...case, and who has a say in making it happen,” says Emmaculate Liaga, a visiting researcher at the University of Basel. Blantyre, Malawi The crowd gathered in Kasungu, stretched down its main street and...

  • 22 Jun 2020


    cyclingindustry.news

    Covid-19: Documenting the first chapter of a new bike boom

    ...that lays claim to the sale of 800 bikes sold in a single day. Elsewhere in Europe, Switzerland’s University of Basel tracked transport shifts via a project dubbed MOBIS and discovered the bicycle taking up...

  • 18 Jun 2020


    CTV News

    Leonardo da Vinci's 'quick eye' may be key to Mona Lisa's magnetism

    ...Art historians have long talked of da Vinci's "quick eye", but David S. Thaler of Switzerland's University of Basel has tried to gauge it in a new study published Thursday alongside another paper showing...

  • 18 Jun 2020


    CNN.com

    Scientists have created mini brains containing Neanderthal DNA - CNN

    ...although it was in a very early stage of research. Camp, who is an assistant professor at the University of Basel, has also made brain-like tissue from chimpanzee cells to try and understand how the human...

  • 17 Jun 2020


    Guardian

    The secret language of sniffs – from ‘I have bad news’ to ‘This toilet is occupied’

    ...hardwired into our unconscious behaviour. Science has proved it. Has it? Yes. Elliott Hoey from the University of Basel has published a study in the journal Research on Language and Social Interaction. He examined...

  • 17 Jun 2020


    Daily Mail

    Sniffing is an underrated communication tool and can be used to indicate anything from the end of a thought

    ...the end of a thought or the approach of a difficult subject, researchers claim. Research by the University of Basel, Switzerland, focused on the sharp audible intake of breath through the nose, rather than...

  • 16 Jun 2020


    The Indian Express

    New Research: Survey finds sleep is longer in lockdown, but quality poor Researchers surveyed 435 individuals

    ...published in the journal Current Biology. (File Photo/Representational) A survey conducted at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and the university’s Psychiatric Hospital has investigated how sleep has...

  • 15 Jun 2020


    inquirer.net

    Many of us slept longer during lockdown but sleep quality was worse, says study

    ...however on the downside, the quality of our sleep was worse. Carried out by researchers at the University of Basel and the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Basel, the new study surveyed 435 adults...

  • 14 Jun 2020


    Science Daily

    How COVID-19 lockdown has altered sleep in the US and Europe

    ...improved sleep quality," says sleep researcher and cognitive neuroscientist Christine Blume from the University of Basel's Centre for Chronobiology, Switzerland. "However, in our sample, overall sleep quality...

  • 13 Jun 2020


    Science Daily

    Adding noise for completely secure communication

    ...eavesdropping attacks? advertisement A team of physicists led by Professor Nicolas Sangouard of the University of Basel and Professor Renato Renner of ETH Zurich have developed the theoretical foundations for...

  • 12 Jun 2020


    mindbodygreen.com

    The Pandemic Has Us Sleeping More — But Not Necessarily Better

    ...that's not the only way the coronavirus is affecting our sleep. In two new studies, one by the University of Basel in Switzerland and the other by the University of Boulder, research found we're sleeping...

  • 11 Jun 2020


    news-medical.net

    Effects of COVID-19 lockdown on sleep quality

    ...social jetlag." Christine Blume (@christine_blume), sleep researcher and cognitive neuroscientist ,University of Basel's Centre for Chronobiology, Switzerland In their study, Blume and colleagues including...

  • 10 Jun 2020


    cnet.co.uk

    We're all sleeping worse due to COVID-19, study shows

    ...according to a new study published in the journal Current Biology on Wednesday. The study from the University of Basel in Switzerland examined sleep patterns in 435 people during the strictest phase of lockdown...

  • 10 Jun 2020


    LSE EUROPP blog

    Is there really a revolving door between politics and business?

    The so called ‘revolving door’ problem refers to the apparent tendency of politicians to pursue lucrative career opportunities after they leave politics. But to what extent does this image of politicians as opportunists seeking to benefit from their time in office match reality?

  • 08 Jun 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Clean gold: How Switzerland could set new supply chain standards

    ...mining comes with its fair share of risks and problems,” notes Mark Pieth, professor of criminal law at Basel University in an op-ed for swissinfo.ch. In this regard, the Alpine nation often falls short. Swiss...

  • 08 Jun 2020


    Materials Today

    New study confirms 2D material has edge on topological superconductivity

    ...flows through the material in very narrow channels at the outer edges. Image: Department of Physics, University of Basel. Topological insulators represent a key area of research because they could potentially...

  • 06 Jun 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Manipulating mosquitoes Swiss scientist’s work could stop malaria – but how soon?

    ...diseases. For that reason, the Head of Unit at the Swiss TPH and professor of epidemiology at the University of Basel warns against setting expectations too high. Lengeler finds Herren’s research “very interesting...

  • 06 Jun 2020


    pharmaceutical-tech.com

    Polyneuron’s PN-1007 Receives U.S. FDA Orphan Drug Designation in Anti-MAG Neuropathy

    ...(auto)antibodies, while leaving the rest of the immune system intact. Polyneuron was founded as a University of Basel, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, spin-off in 2014 by Dr. Ruben Herrendorff (CEO),...

  • 05 Jun 2020


    Daily Mail

    Coronavirus patients with high blood pressure face TWICE the risk of dying from the disease, study finds

    Coronavirus patients with high blood pressure face twice the risk of dying from the disease, according to a study. Researchers combed through the data of 2,900 patients in China, almost a third of whom had hypertension - the medical term for high blood pressure.

  • 03 Jun 2020


    The New Times (RW)

    Killing of unarmed black man in U.S. draws widespread condemnation in Africa

    ...said Elisio Macamo, a sociologist from Mozambique, currently a professor of African Studies at the University of Basel. "The racial problem in America is, on the one hand, the sequel to a poorly worked past...

  • 02 Jun 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Employment law Pandemic triggers debate over home office rules, compensation

    ...[Telework] can’t be a cost- saving programme.” We spoke to labour law experts Kurt Pärli of the University of Basel and Thomas Geiser of the University of St Gallen to clarify the implications of this ruling...

  • 26 May 2020


    Science Daily

    Lossless conduction at the edges

    ...Christian Schönenberger of the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel has now analyzed tiny tungsten ditelluride crystals consisting of between one and 20 layers....

  • 26 May 2020


    scienmag.com (Blog)

    Lossless conduction at the edges

    Credit: Department of Physics, University of Basel Topological insulators represent a key area of research because they could potentially be used as superconductors in the electronics of the future. Materials...

  • 26 May 2020


    sciencenews.org

    Is the coronavirus mutating? Yes. But here’s why you don’t need to panic

    ...mutations even if they don’t alter the protein, says Emma Hodcroft, a molecular epidemiologist at the University of Basel in Switzerland. “But that doesn’t mean that it’s a new strain or that it’s a virus that...

  • 23 May 2020


    BBC

    Coronavirus: Protective badges and cannabis claims fact-checked

    ...information and how it has mutated over time. Dr Emma Hodcroft, a molecular epidemiologist at the University of Basel, says it's clear that samples of the virus in the US and Europe can be linked back to the...

  • 22 May 2020


    E&T Engineering and Technology Magazine

    Exclusive Covid-19 versus genomics and other advanced technologies

    ...spread locally and from one to another,” explains Emma Hodcroft, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Basel in Switzerland. “If two samples have the same typos, it means they probably come from...

  • 17 May 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Clean gold: How Switzerland could set new supply chain standards

    ...mining comes with its fair share of risks and problems,” notes Mark Pieth, professor of criminal law at Basel University in an op-ed for swssinfo.ch. In this regard, the Alpine nation often falls short. Swiss...

  • 16 May 2020


    telegraph.co.uk

    Our modelling must be the best as Britain comes out of lockdown

    ...Clear models, accessible code and open data make this possible. For example, researchers at the University of Basel along with over 60 external contributors, have built an open source Covid-19 Scenarios...

  • 15 May 2020


    scienmag.com (Blog)

    Clear reduction in urban CO2 emissions as a result of COVID-19 lockdown

    ...Alessandro Zaldei, Italian National Research Council CNR; Roland Vogt and Christian Feigenwinter, University of Basel; Stavros Stagakis and Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas...

  • 15 May 2020


    swissinfo (engl.)

    Nextstrain Emma Hodcraft: The ‘virus hunter’

    ...coronavirus research The computational biologist Emma Hodcroft (33) has been working as a postdoc at the University of Basel since 2017. She grew up in Norway, Scotland and the US. She studied biology at Texas Christian...

  • 15 May 2020


    news-medical.net

    IOB director wins Greenberg Prize for ending blindness by 2020

    ...Director at the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) and Professor at the University of Basel, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science, has won the Sanford and Susan Greenberg Visionary...

  • 13 May 2020


    in.msn.com

    Countries with the most people now working at home

    ...not release labor data from the COVID-19 outbreak period until September, but research from the University of Basel found that 40% of the country’s five million workers had jobs that would enable them to...

  • 12 May 2020


    eurosport.com

    Swiss Attorney General set to face proceedings over FIFA corruption scandal

    ...say his position is untenable. "The only question is how will he go. The clock is ticking," said University of Basel law professor Mark Pieth. Ursula Schneider Schuettel, a member of the judiciary committee...

  • 08 May 2020


    azom.com

    Researchers Create Strong Coupling Between Two Systems over Greater Distance

    ... A team of physicists, led by Professor Philipp Treutlein from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), has now succeeded for the first time in creating...

  • 08 May 2020


    cointelegraph.com

    This Bitcoin Halving Is Different, Crypto Valley Experts Agree

    ...other financial assets. “Forget about price prediction” Finally, professor Fabian Schar from University of Basel closed his presentation during the panel discussion with his own view on the halving, saying:...

  • 08 May 2020


    Science Daily

    Laser loop couples quantum systems over a distance

    ... A team of physicists, led by Professor Philipp Treutlein from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), has now succeeded for the first time in creating...

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