With cardiac arrest, the chance of surviving decreases with every minute that passes without blood circulation. What a lot of people don’t know: The brain is irreversibly damaged after just a few seconds. Researchers at the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel are making the case for more information – and for clear communication regarding whether someone actually wants to be resuscitated.
Researchers from Basel and Zurich are creating a high-resolution atlas that depicts the development of the human retina. One technique they use is a new method that allows them to visualise more than 50 proteins simultaneously. The atlas helps scientists to better understand diseases.
The University of Basel is expanding its Schällemätteli campus with a new research building for its Department of Biomedicine. Planning permission has been granted, the agreement with the sole contractor has been signed, and the loan guarantee is in place. In other words, everything is ready for construction to begin in Fall 2023.
Three researchers have been awarded temporary professorships as part of the SNSF Consolidator Grants and the PRIMA SNSF funding program. The Senate has also awarded four people the Venia docendi.
The Institute of Nursing Science at the University of Basel has carried out a large-scale study to take the pulse of home care provision in Switzerland. The conclusion: the organizations are delivering good work – but policy decisions need to be made if they are to continue to provide their services in the future.
The University Council has appointed Mirko Winkler as the new Professor for Urban Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel. The professorship is hosted at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Two adjunct professorships have also been awarded at the Faculty of Medicine.
In Sweden, immigrants are allowed to participate in regional elections even if they don’t have a Swedish passport. Researchers at the University of Basel recently investigated whether this affects naturalization numbers. Their findings could also be of interest for Switzerland.
Researchers have identified a new brain circuit in mouse embryos that develops at an unexpectedly early stage. Their findings may provide new insights into circuit abnormalities in autism.
Digital technologies offer museums new opportunities for collecting and conveying information. Researchers at the University of Basel are initiating these types of projects and giving historical objects and museum holdings a second home online.