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Health - Materials Science - 11.03.2024
Smart protection for delicate skin
Smart protection for delicate skin
Skin injuries caused by prolonged pressure often occur in people who are unable to change their position independently - such as sick newborns in hospitals or elderly people.

Environment - 11.03.2024
Cutting-edge research underground
Cutting-edge research underground
In Fehraltorf in Zurich Oberland, Eawag and the ETH Zurich have set up a globally unique field laboratory for wastewater research. Numerous measurement instruments and sensors continuously supply data on the quantity and composition of the wastewater. "What happens to the contents of the toilet after you have flushed it?" This is how Jörg Rieckermann summarises the key question for research in the "Urban Water Observatory" in Fehraltorf, or UWO for short.

Sport - 11.03.2024
Triathlon medallist and ETH student: ’A non-productive day is not the end of the world.’

Environment - Chemistry - 08.03.2024
Recycling plastic is not a quick fix
Recycling is an accepted formula for sustainable resource use, but in the case of plastic it can have serious side effects, says - and uses the example of plastic flooring in Switzerland to illustrate the dilemma. Considering the climate crisis and worldwide plastic pollution, many people believe that recycling materials, in particular plastic, is the solution to our problems.

Research Management - Politics - 08.03.2024
Federal Council sets education, research and innovation policy for 2025-2028

Event - Life Sciences - 08.03.2024
Prisca Liberali receives International Suffrage Science Award
Prisca Liberali receives International Suffrage Science Award

Computer Science - Campus - 08.03.2024
Appointment of EPFL professors
Appointment of EPFL professors

Campus - Life Sciences - 07.03.2024
New appointments at ETH Zurich

Health - Chemistry - 07.03.2024
New paper on inflammasome activation
The inflammasome plays a pivotal role in our immune system, essentially serving as an intricate alarm mechanism within our cells that combats infections and diseases.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.03.2024
New endowed Professorship for Neuromorphic Systems
New endowed Professorship for Neuromorphic Systems

Transport - Environment - 07.03.2024
Unproblematic use of synfuels in classic car engines
Unproblematic use of synfuels in classic car engines
AMAG Classic and Empa have jointly conducted a detailed and scientifically sound investigation into the compatibility of synthetic gasoline in classic cars. Engine components were tested for over a year and driving tests were carried out with selected classic cars. The result: classic cars can also be operated in a climate-friendly manner in the future, as synthetic gasoline can be used in older engines without hesitation.

Environment - 07.03.2024
The man for freak events
The man for freak events
Christoph Schär is one of the Swiss climate scientists who have shaped high-resolution climate modelling.

Chemistry - Innovation - 07.03.2024
Getting hydrogen out of ammonia
Getting hydrogen out of ammonia
Kevin Turani-I-Belloto has developed a low-cost method for breaking down ammonia to produce hydrogen.

Innovation - Economics - 06.03.2024
Strengthening Switzerland's start-up ecosystem
Strengthening Switzerland’s start-up ecosystem

Campus - Law - 05.03.2024
Luc Thévenoz named Dean of the Faculty of Law

Innovation - Economics - 05.03.2024
ETH students accelerate private sector innovation
ETH students accelerate private sector innovation
Students at ETH Zurich are working together with engineers from the technology firm Bühler to accelerate innovation and minimise the attendant risks. It's a fruitful collaboration that other companies are also poised to benefit from. Innovation is critical for companies to remain successful over the long term.

Social Sciences - Politics - 04.03.2024
Immigrant political participation is associated with more positive majority immigration attitudes across European countries and Swiss cantons
New article on immigrant political participation in Europe and Swiss cantons published online Comparative Migration Studies Immigrants are increasingly participating in politics, publicizing their political concerns and contributions.

Interdisciplinary / All Categories - Research Management - 01.03.2024
Sinergia funding for six interdisciplinary projects at Bern

Environment - Health - 29.02.2024
For equitable access to urban green spaces
For equitable access to urban green spaces
Vacant land, community gardens and public parks are key resources for liveable cities. Fritz Kleinschroth calls on urban planners to focus on giving nature more space and on granting equitable access to green spaces. Fritz Kleinschroth is a senior scientist at the Chair of Ecosystem Management at ETH Zurich and researches the consequences of urbanisation for ecosystems.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.02.2024
In Conversation with Tom Hutson, PhD, Group Leader

Linguistics / Literature - 29.02.2024
’Giving compliments is a matter of practice’

Health - Pharmacology - 29.02.2024
The best hope for children with a rare muscle disease might just be a SEAL
The best hope for children with a rare muscle disease might just be a SEAL
The diagnosis is followed by despair - then maybe a glimpse of hope. When parents of a child with the genetic disease LAMA2-related muscular dystrophy search around online, one of the things they will encounter is SEAL Therapeutics, a start-up company at the University of Basel.

Innovation - Computer Science - 29.02.2024
AI: once a mere tool - soon a partner on equal footing?
AI: once a mere tool - soon a partner on equal footing?

Computer Science - 28.02.2024
Charting new paths in AI learning
Physicists at EPFL explore different AI learning methods, which can lead to smarter and more efficient models. In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries from healthcare to finance, understanding how these digital brains learn is more crucial than ever. Now, two researchers from EPFL, Antonia Sclocchi and Matthieu Wyart, have shed light on this process, focusing on a popular method known as Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD).

Music - Psychology - 27.02.2024
Live Music Emotionally Moves Us More than Streamed Music
Live Music Emotionally Moves Us More than Streamed Music
How does listening to live music affect the emotional center of our brain? A study carried out at the University of Zurich has found that live performances trigger a stronger emotional response than listening to music from a device. Concerts connect performers with their audience, which may also have to do with evolutionary factors.

Materials Science - Chemistry - 27.02.2024
Packaged in beer
Packaged in beer
Researchers have extracted nanocellulose from a waste product of beer brewing and processed it into an aerogel.

Campus - 26.02.2024
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

Linguistics / Literature - Art and Design - 26.02.2024
'Poet of resonance': First major Hofmannsthal biography published
’Poet of resonance’: First major Hofmannsthal biography published
The first comprehensive biography of Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal has been published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Computer Science - 26.02.2024
’Challenges offer opportunities for personal development.’

Environment - 26.02.2024
What private investors think about investor protection
What private investors think about investor protection
In 2022, the federal government introduced a mandatory risk assessment for investment advice. Most private investors consider this to be sensible.

Environment - Innovation - 23.02.2024
EPFL professor named to United Nations SDG group
EPFL professor named to United Nations SDG group

Life Sciences - 22.02.2024
Caring glassfrog fathers have smaller testes
Caring glassfrog fathers have smaller testes
An international team of researchers including the University of Bern shows in a new study that male glassfrogs that care for their offspring have smaller testes than males of species that do not provide any brood care. This indicates an evolutionary trade-off between sperm production and parenting.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.02.2024
Collector of unexplained cases
Immunologist Mike Recher sees a wide variety of health problems when he consults on rare immune disorders. Finding the cause requires both technology and lateral thinking. The range of symptoms that can occur when one of the cogs (or, perhaps, cogwheels) in the immune system's machinery gets stuck is enormous - from severe psoriasis to frequent infections to chronic diarrhea.

Economics - Innovation - 22.02.2024
Cash is used significantly less often
Cash is used significantly less often
For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic, the Swiss population is using cash significantly less often.

Life Sciences - 22.02.2024
Largest study of developmental microRNA dynamics uncovers mechanism of their regulation
Largest study of developmental microRNA dynamics uncovers mechanism of their regulation
Gene expression is controlled by numerous small RNA molecules called microRNAs, or miRNAs. However, specific functions of most miRNAs remain poorly understood. Working in worms, FMI researchers created an encyclopedia of miRNA dynamics during development, uncovering mechanisms of their regulation. The findings help to better understand typical development and may reveal how these tiny molecules contribute to disease when they become dysfunctional.

Materials Science - Environment - 22.02.2024
Graphene research: numerous products, no acute dangers
Graphene research: numerous products, no acute dangers
The largest EU research initiative ever launched has come to a successful end: The Graphene Flagship was officially concluded at the end of last year.

Pharmacology - Health - 22.02.2024
Drug resistance: identified a new key mechanism in the treatment of B-cell lymphomas
Drug resistance: identified a new key mechanism in the treatment of B-cell lymphomas
The Lymphoma Genomics Laboratory (IOR, USI) in Bellinzona identified a new mechanism behind the resistance to BTK and PI3K inhibitors used in the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and marginal zone lymphoma. One of the causes of the failure of anticancer therapy in treating lymphomas is the development of drug resistance, which implies a decrease in the therapeutic efficacy of a given drug.

Campus - Career - 22.02.2024
New Master in Collaborative Spatial Development at the HSLU
New Master in Collaborative Spatial Development at the HSLU
The new Master's degree course in "Collaborative Spatial Development" will start at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in fall 2024.

Environment - 20.02.2024
Energy Strategy 2050: the potential of millions of Swiss rooftops
Energy Strategy 2050: the potential of millions of Swiss rooftops
Five million rooftops in Switzerland - more than half of the nationwide total - are suitable for generating power.

Event - 20.02.2024
Empowerment, Equality, and Inclusion: Women in Decision-Making Systems
Empowerment, Equality, and Inclusion: Women in Decision-Making Systems

Media - 20.02.2024
The project ’Happiness2.0: Social media use and teenagers’ well being’ kicks off

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.02.2024
Fruit and solar energy from the field
Fruit and solar energy from the field

Campus - Social Sciences - 19.02.2024
Social work: 82 graduates receive their diplomas

Innovation - Economics - 19.02.2024
Switzerland needs to do a better job of exploiting its innovation potential
Switzerland needs to do a better job of exploiting its innovation potential

Environment - Chemistry - 16.02.2024
Urs von Gunten, the unsung hero of water treatment
Urs von Gunten, the unsung hero of water treatment
For a scientist who's won numerous international honors for his research, Urs von Gunten, a professor at EPFL and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), is disarmingly modest.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.02.2024
European consensus for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
European consensus for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
A team from the University of Geneva, the HUG and the IRCCS has drawn up recommendations for the effective and individualised use of biomarkers in memory clinics for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Politics - 15.02.2024
Crash course for new parliamentarians
Crash course for new parliamentarians

Health - Pharmacology - 15.02.2024
Vapes help to stop smoking, but not necessarily stop using nicotine
Vapes help to stop smoking, but not necessarily stop using nicotine
Vapes are an effective aid to quitting smoking tobacco cigarettes. However, they do not help to reduce nicotine dependence. This is shown by the results of the world's largest study on this topic, which was conducted by a Swiss-wide interdisciplinary research group led by the University of Bern. Vapes, also called e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are electrically powered devices that emit nicotine in the form of vapor.

Career - 15.02.2024
Leading House Asia : Early-Career Grant 2024 Call

Health - Materials Science - 15.02.2024
Innovative materials to combat bacteria
Innovative materials to combat bacteria
A team from the University of Geneva is developing new alloys with bactericidal properties to combat antibiotic-resistant germs. While crucial to biotechnology, bacteria can also cause severe disease, exacerbated by their increasing resistance to antibiotics. This duality between economic benefits and infectious risks underlines the importance of finding ways to control their development.