Building a blueprint of metabolic health - from mouse to human

Life Sciences - Jun 19
Life Sciences

In a new study, scientists have uncovered the complex genetic and environmental interactions influencing metabolic health and have validated their findings in actual human data. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a health condition characterized by a group of risk factors: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat.

Environment - Jun 17

Using radar to study glaciers


Researchers are using radar to scan the snow and ice on the Jungfraujoch. Sometimes, scaling an icy peak is the only way for scientists to fully understand satellite data.

Life Sciences - Jun 14

The genetic ’switches’ of bone growth

Life Sciences

Scientists at the University of Geneva have identified the genetic sequences that regulate the activity of the genes responsible for bone growth.

High-precision measurements challenge the understanding of Cepheids

Astronomy & Space

Scientists, through the VELOCE project, have clocked the speed of Cepheid stars - "standard candles" that help us measure the size of the universe - with unprecedented precision, offering exciting new insights about them.

Microtechnics - Jun 14

Robots au chocolat for dessert?


A fully edible robot could soon end up on our plate if we overcome some technical hurdles, say scientists involved in RoboFood - an project which aims to marry robots and food.

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