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Computer Science - 16.04.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 15.04.2020
Six Marie Sk odowska-Curie fellows are coming to the University of Bern
Six Marie Sk odowska-Curie fellows are coming to the University of Bern
The University of Bern is welcoming six Marie Sk'odowska-Curie fellows this year. The "Marie Sk'odowska-Curie Individual Fellowships", awarded annually by the European Commission, give experienced researchers the opportunity to enrich their scientific careers with a stay abroad.

Environment - Health - 15.04.2020
Indoor air quality merits closer attention
A study covering all of French-speaking Switzerland found that energy-efficient renovation work on residential buildings tends to overlook the question of indoor air quality. The study's authors, mainly from EPFL and the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), have called for greater attention to this issue.

Economics / Business - 14.04.2020

Administration - 14.04.2020

Politics - Psychology - 14.04.2020
The power of Why
In this time of health emergency, it is inevitable to live in close contact with our loved ones. In a short video Sara Greco, senior assistant professor at USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, talks about two tools that might help overcome disagreement in our daily life.

Health - Computer Science - 09.04.2020
A new app can help detect the coronavirus
EPFL researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based system that can listen to your cough and indicate whether you have COVID-19. A new app can help detect the coronavirus With the new Coughvid app, developed by five researchers at EPFL's Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL), you can record your cough on a smartphone and find out whether you might have COVID-19.

Materials Science - Health - 09.04.2020
Cost-effective Oxygen Concentrators
Cost-effective Oxygen Concentrators
People suffering from COVID-19 need air enriched with oxygen, as the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus attacks the lungs.

Physics - Chemistry - 09.04.2020
Bringing magnetic resonance to fertility treatment
Bringing magnetic resonance to fertility treatment
EPFL spin-off Annaida is developing a magnetic resonance system that can detect the chemistry inside the tiniest living organisms.

Health - 09.04.2020

Health - Microtechnics - 09.04.2020
How robots can help fight pandemics
Robots allow people to interact with each other without physical contact. This means they can protect us from infectious diseases, which has been given too little consideration in robotics, says Brad Nelson. The most popular phrase that has entered our vocabulary in the past few months is "social distancing", more accurately termed, "physical distancing".

Computer Science - Health - 08.04.2020
EPFL lends computing power to fight against the coronavirus
EPFL lends computing power to fight against the coronavirus
EPFL is contributing significant computing resources to the open science project [email protected] , which uses protein dynamics simulations to explore potential coronavirus drug targets.

Innovation - Materials Science - 08.04.2020
3D printing silicone for breathing apparatus
Right now, the 3D printers at the ETH spin-off Spectroplast are working at full capacity as never before: the young company has started producing silicone attachments for breathing masks on behalf of medical companies.

Environment - Religions - 08.04.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 08.04.2020
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research turns 50
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research turns 50
April 8, 2020 On April 8, 1970, the founding charter of the FMI was signed. For 50 years, the FMI has stayed true to its initial mission: To promote basic research in the fields of biochemistry and medicine, and to train young scientists.

Health - Economics / Business - 07.04.2020
Engineering solutions to combat the coronavirus crisis
The two technical universities in the ETH Domain are launching a new initiative, "helpfulETH". Its goal is to provide solutions for hospitals and other healthcare bodies to help them deal with the acute problems presented by the coronavirus epidemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.04.2020
EPFL launches a series of projects to combat the Coronavirus crisis
EPFL launches a series of projects to combat the Coronavirus crisis
EPFL researchers have been working for weeks to help fight the pandemic and mitigate its shortand long-term consequences. Studies are already under way on methods to stem the spread of the virus, diagnose the disease and discover a vaccine. EPFL researchers are also part of an EU initiative called PEPP-PT to develop an app that can identify people who have been in contact with a coronavirus carrier.

Economics / Business - 06.04.2020
Solving the ventilator shortage
Torbjørn Netland advocates a global approach to the production of ventilators and defines six areas of activity.

Health - 06.04.2020
Understanding the dynamics of the epidemic
Numerous factors affect the spread of coronavirus. To better predict the progression of the epidemic, researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of California, Los Angeles have started a "datathon". Participants from around the globe are called on to develop models based on publicly accessible data.

Computer Science - 06.04.2020
Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services
Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services
Although Swiss internet users use online services where algorithms select search results, recommendations and information daily, they know little about their role and function.

Career - Health - 06.04.2020
The SNF rewards ten research projects submitted by USI
At the first of two annual rounds of Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) grants, ten proposals submitted by USI researchers have received a positive response, with projects involving the many disciplines present at the University.

Computer Science - 06.04.2020
The US Department of Energy awards project by USI researcher
Juraj Kardos, who recently earned his PhD at the USI Institute of Computational Science (ICS, Faculty of Informatics), is part of the winning team of the Grid Optimization (GO) Competition launched by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) of the US Department of Energy.

Health - 06.04.2020
Science in times of coronavirus: new avenues of sleep research
Science in times of coronavirus: new avenues of sleep research
In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Basel has reduced its research and operations to a bare minimum.

Life Sciences - 05.04.2020
The circuitous path to adulthood
The circuitous path to adulthood
Genes that time the transition to adulthood are well-studied in the roundworm C. elegans, and at least partially conserved in mammals, where they regulate the onset of puberty.

Health - Materials Science - 03.04.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 03.04.2020
Coalition Launched to Accelerate Research on the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Coalition Launched to Accelerate Research on the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
A group of scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers from over 70 institutions from over 30 countries have launched an international coalition to respond to COVID-19 in resource-poor settings.

Materials Science - Health - 03.04.2020
Antiviral treatment for textiles
Antiviral treatment for textiles
An ETH spin-off has developed a new treatment for textiles that reduces viral infectivity on treated surfaces. The technology can be used for face masks and other textile products. Recently, the ETH spin-off HeiQ Materials presented an innovative antiviral and antibacterial treatment for textiles, which has been tested effectively against coronavirus, for example.

Health - 02.04.2020
Swiss TPH Doctors Support the University Hospital Basel in Fight against COVID-19
Swiss TPH Doctors Support the University Hospital Basel in Fight against COVID-19
During the corona crisis, the University Hospital Basel has converted the Prediger church into a Corona Test Centre where every day, hundreds of people are tested for the corona virus.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.04.2020
Tackling the virus through creativity
Tackling the virus through creativity
ETH Zurich has been in lockdown for more than two weeks now. Although many projects have been put on hold, research relevant to the coronavirus has gathered speed.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 02.04.2020
Olaf Schenk elected in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics  has elected Professor Olaf Schenk as a SIAM Fellow in the class of 2020 for his contributions to applied mathematics and extreme-scale High-performance computing (HPC).

Physics - 02.04.2020
The new reality at ETH
The new reality at ETH
The coronavirus crisis forced ETH Zurich to suspend its experimental research activity and switch to virtual teaching at short notice.

Architecture - 01.04.2020
The implications of the coronavirus for architecture
The global lockdown caused by the coronavirus has brought the shortcomings and social inequality inherent in modern housing into stark relief.

Physics - Career - 01.04.2020
Christian Rüegg new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute
Christian Rüegg new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute
The Swiss Federal Council already elected him as PSI's new Director last November. Today (1 April), Christian Rüegg took over the helm at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in difficult times. The coronavirus pandemic is also a challenge for large organisations and employers like PSI. However, PSI's unique research facilities also offer opportunities for researching the virus and thus finding ways to combat it.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 01.04.2020
Evolution as a narrative in teaching biology
What is life? This question is the starting point not for a philosophy lecture, but for the newly designed Bachelor's degree programme in biology at ETH Zurich.

Health - 31.03.2020
On the trail of the virus
Participate in containing coronavirus: medical informatics specialists at ETH Zurich have developed a monitoring system to complement corona tests and track how the virus is spreading in Switzerland. All residents of Switzerland can take part in the online survey. How quickly is coronavirus spreading in Switzerland?