Uni Bern Magazin: Thema Health and Medicine

Virus hunting, digital diagnostics, animal welfare

Health and Medicine

Novel viruses, bacterial resistances and the shortage of medical specialists pose major challenges for our society. To tackle these, researchers at the University of Bern develop award-winning tools and methods and are engaged in the innovative promotion of young scientists.

Combating distemper and measles viruses

Bernese Researchers have been able for the first time to depict the canine distemper virus (CDV), which is closely related to the measles virus, at molecular level. This paves the way for the development of novel therapies against CDV and measles.