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  • Nudging Does Not Necessarily Improve Decisions

    Nudging, the concept of influencing people’s behavior without imposing rules, bans or coercion, is an idea that government officials and marketing specialists alike are keen to harness, and itis often viewed as a one-size-fits-all solution. Now, a study by researchers from the University of Zurich puts things into perspective: Whether a nudge really does improve decisions depends on a person’s underlying decision-making process.

  • UZH Researcher Wins Prestigious Biochemistry Award

    Bernd Bodenmiller has been selected to receive the prestigious Friedrich Miescher Award 2019 for his research at the Institute of Molecular Life Sciences of the University of Zurich. The prize is Switzerland's highest distinction for young scientists performing outstanding research in the field of biochemistry.

  • Potential for Risky Behavior Is also in Your Genes

    As part of an international research project, a group of scientists from the University of Zurich have found genetic variants associated with risk tolerance and risky behaviors. It is one of the first studies to link genetic variants with behavioral outcomes, which are relevant to social science research.

  • How Drugs Can Minimize the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

    Researchers at the University of Zurich have determined the three-dimensional structure of the receptor that causes nausea and vomiting as a result of cancer chemotherapy. The study explains for the first time why some drugs work particularly well in ameliorating these side effects. The results also provide important insights into how to develop compounds to effectively tackle other disorders.

  • 15 Years of the Children's University of Zurich

    2019 marks the 15th anniversary of the Children's University of Zurich. So far more 20,000 schoolchildren from third through sixth grade have visited UZH and got fascinating insights into the world of research.

  • Change of Teeth Causes Yo-Yo Effect in Elephants' Weight

    The weight of elephants living in zoos fluctuates over the course of their adult lives in cycles lasting around a hundred months, researchers at the University of Zurich have found. The fluctuation is linked to the particular pattern of tooth change in elephants, which results in them having more or less chewing surface available.

  • A Forum for UZH and the City

    The University of Zurich is planning to build a new center for education and research on its City Campus by 2027: The FORUM UZH. The new building is a crucial element in ensuring the future viability of Zurich as a hub for higher education. A team led by Herzog & de Meuron working together with b+p baurealisation emerged as the winners from the international architectural competition.

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