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Health - Pharmacology - 13.03.2020
"We take rehabilitation to also mean inclusion."
ETH Zurich aims to step up rehabilitation research and education with the Rehab Initiative. But how are the needs of people with disabilities best met' To discuss the issues, we hosted a roundtable with a physician, a person with a disability and a researcher.

Pedagogy - Administration - 12.03.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 12.03.2020
To protect your brain, don't be (too) kind!
To protect your brain, don’t be (too) kind!
Using brain imaging, a team from the University of Geneva and the HUG show that elderly people with low agreeableness are better protected against Alzheimer's disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.03.2020
COVID-19: IRB receives EU emergency research funding
Following the publication of a 10 million call in January, the European Commission has secured an additional 37.5 million for urgently needed research on COVID-19 vaccine development, treatment and diagnostics.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.03.2020

Environment - Innovation - 11.03.2020

Social Sciences - 11.03.2020
How cities have tamed counterculture
How cities have tamed counterculture
An unprecedented study by EPFL researchers spanning three cities - Geneva, Lisbon and Ljubljana - has revealed how, over the past 40 years, urban cultural policy has blunted the subversive force of counterculture. The change has been so dramatic that, today, art is reduced to a regulated form of profit-making entertainment within a defined space.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.03.2020
Interview: "The Legionella problem is multidimensional"
Why is Eawag addressing the topic of legionella? Firstly, the FOPH data clearly shows that legionella is a growing problem throughout Switzerland.

Life Sciences - Event - 09.03.2020
Life-Giving Potion and Maternal Elixir
Life-Giving Potion and Maternal Elixir
Milk provides sustenance and protection and is the basis of life for all mammals just after they are born.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.03.2020
Producing Human Tissue in Space
Producing Human Tissue in Space
The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers from UZH Space Hub will explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness. On 6 March at 11:50 p.m. EST, the International Space Station resupply mission Space X CRS-20 took off from Cape Canaveral (USA).

Physics - Mathematics - 06.03.2020

Physics - Environment - 06.03.2020
19 new professors appointed
At its last meeting, the ETH Board appointed a total of 19 new professors at the request of the President of ETH Zurich, Jol Mesot.

Earth Sciences - 06.03.2020

Event - Computer Science - 06.03.2020

Physics - Electroengineering - 05.03.2020
Longest microwave quantum link
Longest microwave quantum link
Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated a five-metre-long microwave quantum link, the longest of its kind date. It can be used both for future quantum computer networks and for experiments in basic quantum physics research. Collaboration is everything - also in the quantum world. To build powerful quantum computers in the future, it will be necessary to connect several smaller computers to form a kind of cluster or local network (LAN).

Academic Rankings - Career - 04.03.2020

Administration - Life Sciences - 03.03.2020

Health - 03.03.2020

Health - Environment - 03.03.2020
Legionella control efforts intensified in Switzerland - new
Legionella control efforts intensified in Switzerland - new "LeCo" project launched
Legionnaires' disease is becoming more common in Switzerland: 582 cases were recorded by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in 2019 - twice as many as in 2013.

Pharmacology - Economics / Business - 02.03.2020

Environment - 27.02.2020
Climate change affects urban stormwater systems
Climate change affects urban stormwater systems
Urban stormwater systems consist of endless kilometres of subterranean pipes which discharge water from the urban area as swiftly and comprehensively as possible.

Administration - Life Sciences - 25.02.2020

Computer Science - Art and Design - 24.02.2020
Box office success thanks to artificial intelligence
Box office success thanks to artificial intelligence
Largo Films, an EPFL spin-off, unveiled its data-assisted movie-making software to producers and other movie-industry specialists today at the Berlin Film Festival.

Psychology - 21.02.2020
Delving into self-consciousness at EPFL
What if the key to conveying complex scientific concepts like self-consciousness was to bring art and science together? From 25 February to 1 March, EPFL ArtLab will play host to the Immersive Lab, which offers visitors an interactive, multisensory experience. Are those your hands you see on that panoramic screen? Maybe, maybe not.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 19.02.2020

Environment - Innovation - 18.02.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.02.2020
Extreme-environment training for would-be astronauts
A hand-picked group of students, including several from EPFL, spent a grueling weekend at a space boot camp in Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps.