Susan Gasser, professor emeritus of molecular biology at the University of Basel and former director of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Fribourg.
To form an organ, cells must communicate properly and develop their number, shape and size down to the smallest detail. A research team at the University of Basel investigates wing growth in the fruit fly and now has refuted a long-standing dogma.
Young people are less satisfied with their lives when they are stressed. Physical activity can counter this by helping to relieve stress. Researchers from the University of Basel found that intrinsic motivation plays a key role in this regard.
Viruses such as HIV or the pathogen that causes hepatitis C can overwhelm the immune system. One approach to developing vaccines for these chronic infections has until now been aimed exclusively at what are known as the memory B cells, a specific type of immune cells. Researchers at the University of Basel now report that these cells need the help of other memory cells to effectively defend the body against chronic viruses. This is an important finding in vaccine design.
A study by the Universities of Basel and Saarland shows that there is almost no risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus on the field. They suggest that blanket quarantine measures for opposing teams are not justified if no close contact has taken place off the playing field.
The Romans once ruled the entire Mediterranean region. How did they handle the diversity in their realm? And what can we learn from this? Latinist Nandini Pandey is looking for answers.
Introducing therapeutic proteins into cells in a targeted manner may make it possible to treat diseases that were previously incurable. However, a method that has been researched for about 30 years often fails because many of the substances become stuck halfway. A research team at the University of Basel has now found a solution.
Together with a team of international experts, Professor Silvia Arber at the University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) receives 8 million Swiss Francs from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative to investigate Parkinson's.
Professor Robin Teufel has been newly appointed as an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Basel. His research focuses on the biosynthesis of natural products, especially with the aim of developing new antibiotics.