University of Geneva

“Super-grafts” that could treat diabetes

By successfully strengthening pancreatic islets before transplantation, researchers at UNIGE and HUG are hoping for a significant improvement in the success of cell transplants in patients with severe diabetes.

Jeanne Calment was indeed the world’s longest-living person

By combining epidemiology, mathematical modeling, and historical investigation, researchers in Geneva, Switzerland, and France confirm Jeanne Calment’s exceptional longevity, invalidating the conspiracy theories surrounding her.

How to optimize decision making?

UNIGE researchers demonstrate that our brains do not make decisions based on their inherent value but for what they offer above and beyond other possible propositions.

Scientists unveiled the first steps in the construction of vision

By decoding the genetic mechanisms that control the neurons of the visual system, researchers at UNIGE are unveiling the first steps in the construction of vision, paving the way for regenerative eye medicine.

Scientists confirmed the theory of very strong magneto-optical resonance in graphene

Controlling infrared and terahertz waves using magnetic and electric fields is one of the extraordinary difficulties in physics that could revolutionize optoelectronics, telecommunications, and...

Medicines made of gold nanoparticles to help the immune system

Nanotechnology is helping to considerably improve, even revolutionize, many technologies and industry sectors: information technology, homeland security, medicine, transportation, energy, food safety, and environmental...

What triggers the Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia, a severe mental illness, in which patients decipher reality strangely or let's say abnormally. For them, the world is a cluster of confusing...