New approach to Epstein-Barr virus and resulting diseases

Health - May 23

The Epstein-Barr virus can cause a spectrum of diseases, including a range of cancers. Emerging data now show that inhibition of a specific metabolic pathway in infected cells can diminish latent infection and therefore the risk of downstream disease, as reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel in the journal Science.

Life Sciences - May 22

The double face of fentanyl: the neuronal basis of opioid addiction

Life Sciences

Scientists from the University of Geneva have discovered that fentanyl leads to the activation of two distinct cell populations in the brain, first w

Physics - May 22

Gamma-ray method monitors nuclear reactors safely and quickly


Scientists at EPFL have devised and tested out a new, gamma-noise method for monitoring nuclear reactors non-invasively and from a distance. The new method, tested out on EPFL's CROCUS nuclear reactor, can improve nuclear safety and treaty compliance.

Health - May 22

Gentler cell therapies for blood cancer

Researchers have developed an approach to -deleting- a blood system affected by leukemia while simultaneously building up a new, healthy system with donor blood stem cells. Writing in the journal Nature, the team reports on the promising results obtained in animal experiments and with human cells in the laboratory.

Chocolate that harnesses the full potential of the cocoa fruit

Agronomy & Food Science

Researchers at ETH Zurich have teamed up with the food industry to produce a whole-fruit variety of chocolate. This helps increase the value creation of cocoa farming - and is healthier.

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