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Health - Innovation - 10.11.2020
GHF 2020: putting humans at the forefront of global health
GHF 2020: putting humans at the forefront of global health
The coronavirus crisis is a powerful indicator of the global challenges facing the health sector. The eighth Geneva Health Forum will pull together key players in the quest for concrete solutions.

Microtechnics - Health - 09.11.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 06.11.2020
Novartis provides update on CAN-COVID trial in hospitalized patients
The Phase III trial investigating canakinumab plus standard of care (SoC) did not meet its primary endpoint of a greater chance of patient survival without the need for invasive mechanical ventilatio

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 06.11.2020
New light on cellular hydration
New light on cellular hydration
Researchers from EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering and the University of Geneva have teamed up to develop new tools for studying water flow across cell membranes.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.11.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 05.11.2020
A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine
A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine
The European Research Council (ERC) is providing 10 million euros in funding for an interdisciplinary, collaborative project in the structural and biophysical analysis of selected photoreceptors and t

Pharmacology - Health - 05.11.2020
Novartis Cosentyx shows early synovitis reduction in patients with psoriatic arthritis in first-of-its-kind study
Significant reduction of synovitis (joint lining inflammation) was demonstrated with Cosentyx   at Week 12  vs.

Physics - Research Management - 05.11.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 04.11.2020

Environment - Health - 03.11.2020
Successful network research is extended
Successful network research is extended
Sleep, religious conflicts and the health of the environment, plants, humans and animals: these are the topics of the three Interfaculty Research Cooperations at the University of Bern.

Health - Environment - 03.11.2020
Mapping to predict the distribution of ticks in Switzerland
Mapping to predict the distribution of ticks in Switzerland
A comprehensive study by EPFL and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) has enabled researchers to map the geographical distribution of ticks in Switzerland for the first time, as well as to determine whether they are carriers of chlamydia. Little is known about these bacteria, but ticks can potentially pass them to humans.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.11.2020
Significant vulnerability in prostate cancer detected
Significant vulnerability in prostate cancer detected
Researchers at the University of Bern led an international team that has identified a novel vulnerability in advanced prostate cancer that is no longer responding to hormonal therapy. These findings could lead to the development of new treatment approaches for men suffering from the most aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 02.11.2020
Building artificial neural networks inspired by the brain
Building artificial neural networks inspired by the brain
The requirements of real biological neural networks are modest compared to the complex deep neural networks used in machine learning, which come with substantial memory and energy demands. The Zenke group have developed a new method in machine learning called Neural Tangent Transfer to make a sparse neural network which performs almost as well as densely connected deep neural network on various learning tasks, but at a heavily reduced computing cost.

Materials Science - Physics - 02.11.2020

Environment - Campus - 02.11.2020
New certification system gives internships a sustainability label
Companies wanting to offer internships to EPFL Master's students can apply for a new sustainability certification to demonstrate that the goals of their internship or the technology being developed are environmentally friendly.

Economics / Business - 02.11.2020
The rise of bond ETFs and consequent credit liquidity risk
One of the effects of the widespread use of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), the investment funds listed on the stock exchange, is the 'democratisation' of financial markets, namely because they can be

Computer Science - Environment - 30.10.2020
Computational methods to ease the reuse of construction components
Computational methods to ease the reuse of construction components
Algorithms developed at EPFL can help architects to design building structures that incorporate both new and reused components, thereby lowering their environmental impact.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.10.2020
Contact tracing with prophylactic treatment could near-eliminate leprosy
Contact tracing with prophylactic treatment could near-eliminate leprosy
Post-exposure prophylaxis with a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin is safe, can be integrated into different leprosy control programmes, and is generally well accepted by patients, their contacts, and healthcare workers.

Computer Science - Environment - 30.10.2020
A software application to ease the reuse of construction materials
A software application to ease the reuse of construction materials
A new software developed at EPFL can help architects to design building structures that incorporate both new and reused components, thereby lowering their environmental impact.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.10.2020
Leading European universities unite to battle climate change
Leading European universities unite to battle climate change
Researchers from four leading European technical universities, all members of IDEA League, are looking for new solutions against climate change in the EASYGO project.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies
Researchers are at the forefront of developing some of the cutting-edge technology for the European Space Agency's first mission to remove space debris from orbit.

Electroengineering - Campus - 29.10.2020
Magic Cube: bringing electrical engineering to life
Magic Cube: bringing electrical engineering to life
Magic Cube is a new teaching tool developed by ETH Zurich, ABB and mint & pepper. It uses a playful approach to teach junior high and high school students the basics of electrical engineering and awaken their interest in the field.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.10.2020
Novartis presents latest Phase III data reinforcing Cosentyx as a first-line systemic treatment in pediatric psoriasis
Latest data show Cosentyx provides fast and strong skin clearance, significant improvement in quality of life and a favorable safety profile 1,2   Moderate-to-severe psoriasis affects more than 350,0

Health - Pharmacology - 29.10.2020
Novartis acquires Vedere Bio, adding novel optogenetic gene therapy technology for treating blindness
Acquisition expands the Novartis footprint in ophthalmology and enhances the company's position as an AAV-based gene therapy powerhouse.

Social Sciences - 29.10.2020
Geneva and Casablanca: two approaches to globalized urban development
For his PhD thesis at EPFL, Kamil Hajji compared urban development projects in two major cities - each a business and financial hub, but in countries with very different societies and political systems.

Microtechnics - 28.10.2020
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail
Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail
EPFL engineers have developed a drone with a feathered wing and tail that give it unprecedented flight agility. The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientifics of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL led by Dario Floreano.

Civil Engineering - 28.10.2020

Civil Engineering - 28.10.2020
Doubly curved concrete roof complete
Together with industry partners, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed new construction methods for building a doubly curved concrete roof.

Health - Computer Science - 27.10.2020
New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants
New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants
Thanks to a new system developed at EPFL, building owners can detect the number of occupants and track their movement using sensors installed on floor slabs.

Health - Psychology - 27.10.2020
Swiss Fatalism Protects Against Negative Feelings in the Pandemic
Swiss Fatalism Protects Against Negative Feelings in the Pandemic
Trust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, shows a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland.

Media - Social Sciences - 26.10.2020
Corona Crisis Increases Media Usage, Reduces Revenues
Corona Crisis Increases Media Usage, Reduces Revenues
In times of uncertainty, people increasingly return to traditional news media. This increased usage has not, however, resulted in additional revenues.

Environment - 26.10.2020
Land management in forest and grasslands: how much can we intensify?
Land management in forest and grasslands: how much can we intensify?
High land-use intensity reduces the beneficial effects of biodiversity on ecosystem services. This is the main result of a study conducted by an international team with participation of the University of Bern. The study assessed, for the first time, the effects of land management on the links between biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services.

Health - Administration - 26.10.2020