People differ significantly in their memory performance. Researchers at the University of Basel have now discovered that certain brain signals are related to these differences.
The chemist Yang Yao and the historian Falestin Naïli become new Assistant Professors at the University of Basel. In addition, Enno Lenzmann and Florian Seebeck are promoted to Full Professors.
A research team at the University of Basel and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics uncovered a treasure trove of uncharacterized proteins. Embracing the recent deep learning revolution, they discovered hundreds of new protein families and even a novel predicted protein fold. The study has now been published in "Nature".
The more we exercise our endurance, the fitter we become – and so do our muscles. They adapt to the load and are able to perform better for a longer period of time. A research team at the University of Basel has now uncovered fresh insights into these muscle adaptations through experiments conducted on mice.
The school year has hardly begun and the first exams are already approaching. According to findings by researchers from the University of Basel, school children cope better with the stress if they get plenty of daily exercise.
Fondation Botnar is donating an additional CHF 50 million to the University of Basel and ETH Zurich to expand the activities of the joint Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH). This support will allow to create six new professorships with a research focus on paediatric digital health.
Concepts help us to understand and classify the world. Often, however, we don’t realize where they come from and what underlies them. Lerato Posholi studies the politics of knowledge drawing from decolonial theory and social epistemology.
How can cinematic narrative techniques broaden the understanding of one’s own science communication? Five postdocs and PhD students from the University of Basel attended a workshop on this topic at the Locarno Film Festival. Yuliia Mieriemova, a gender scholar, summarizes what they took away from it.
Professor Malte Helmert from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Professor Hanna Walsdorf from the Department Arts, Media, Philosophy will each receive a five-year endowment for their groundbreaking projects.
How does our law react when technology fails? Christapor Yacoubian studies questions of liability when using robots and software agents. The doctoral student in law has already won awards for his academic accomplishments – even though he originally had no intention of studying law.