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Health - Materials Science - 30.08.2019
Medicine for tomorrow
How can the latest findings from materials science be used in medical practice to develop innovative diagnostic and therapeutic concepts' Empa researchers, physicians from the Cantonal Hospital of St

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 30.08.2019
New amphipod species discovered
New amphipod species discovered
Until a few years ago, experts in Switzerland spoke of around 20 species. Now a major project by Eawag, the University of Zurich, the Swiss Centre for the Cartography of the Fauna (CSCF) and the Swiss Entomological Society (SEG) has researched over 40 clearly different species.

Pharmacology - Health - 30.08.2019
Novartis ofatumumab demonstrates superiority versus Aubagio in two head-to-head Phase III multiple sclerosis studies
In ASCLEPIOS I and II, ofatumumab (OMB157) met primary endpoints to reduce the annualized relapse rate over Aubagio * (teriflunomide) in patients with relapsing forms of MS (RMS) Key secondary endpoi

Physics - Innovation - 30.08.2019
ETH+: Five further initiatives selected
In the second round of ETH+, the Executive Board's funding instrument for new research ideas and exchange between disciplines and departments, five new initiatives were selected.

Earth Sciences - 30.08.2019
Benoît Ferrari takes over as interim director of the Ecotox Centre
Benoît Ferrari takes over as interim director of the Ecotox Centre
After studying biology and biochemistry at the University of Lorraine (Metz, F), Benoît Ferrari worked on the ecotoxicity of solid waste in his dissertation.

Pharmacology - Physics - 29.08.2019
A biosensor to help rheumatoid arthritis patients
A biosensor to help rheumatoid arthritis patients
This Friday, 30 August, a team of EPFL students will take part in the SensUs competition at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Business / Economics - Innovation - 29.08.2019

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 29.08.2019
Quantum computers and the future of computation
Are there limits to what computers are actually able to compute, and do quantum computers really solve more problems than conventional computers' Computer scientist Scott Aaronson will discuss these kinds of fundamental questions during the Paul Bernays Lectures 2019. In 2007, something unusual happened: an ad spot ran on Australian TV that involved two models in a dressing room discussing quantum mechanics.

Innovation - Business / Economics - 29.08.2019

Environment - 29.08.2019
Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Society is called upon to transform the world by 2030 through a rigorous pursuit of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Pedagogy - 29.08.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 29.08.2019
European Commission approves Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Abraxane for people with PD-L1-positive, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
The Tecentriq combination marks the first cancer immunotherapy regimen to be available in Europe for triple-negative breast cancer - an aggressive and difficult-to-treat disease Approval based on the

Pharmacology - Health - 29.08.2019
Roche launches VENTANA PD-L1 (SP142) Assay in CE markets as first companion diagnostic to identify triple-negative breast cancer patients eligible for treatment with Tecentriq
This launch represents an important step in Roche's personalised healthcare strategy to fit treatments to patients who can benefit most from a specific medicine Each year 300,000 patients around the

Environment - 28.08.2019
Federal Council aims for a climate-neutral Switzerland by 2050
Under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Switzerland has undertaken to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared with 1990 levels.

Environment - 28.08.2019

Innovation - 28.08.2019
People and technology ensured inspiration at Zurich’s main station
Cybathlon feeling and plenty of enthusiasm at Zurich's main station ' numerous visitors came to join the competition yesterday as people with disabilities used the latest assistive technology to overcome a challenging obstacle course.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 28.08.2019

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 27.08.2019
Sex education: Why school and parents should work together
Sex education: Why school and parents should work together
There is an ongoing debate in society about sex education. Now a study is a combination of parents and school.

Academic Rankings - 26.08.2019
Michael Grätzel tops new ranking of scientists
Michael Grätzel tops new ranking of scientists
EPFL Professor Michael Grätzel is ranked #1 in a list of 100,000 top scientists across all fields. The ranking method is a based on new, more accurate standardized citation metrics developed by scientists led by Stanford University.

Health - Materials Science - 26.08.2019
3D printed salt template for bioresorbable bone implants
3D printed salt template for bioresorbable bone implants
With the help of a 3D printed salt template, ETH researchers have succeeded in producing magnesium scaffolds with structured porosity that are suitable for bioresorbable bone implants. For the treatment of complex bone fractures or even missing bone parts, surgeons typically deploy metal implants. In this context, an attractive alternative to the traditional materials like bioinert titanium are biodegradable magnesium and its alloys.

Materials Science - 26.08.2019
Using 3D printing to make prosthetics for Colombia war victims
Using 3D printing to make prosthetics for Colombia war victims
Summer series - Student projects. For her Master's project, Emylou Jaquier decided to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste.

Business / Economics - 23.08.2019
Accelerated Research and Development Needed to End Malaria
Accelerated Research and Development Needed to End Malaria
New tools for malaria prevention and treatment are required to eradicate malaria in the foreseeable future, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 23.08.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 22.08.2019

Physics - Philosophy - 22.08.2019
A good ear for time travel - or how time really ticks
A good ear for time travel - or how time really ticks
Time is a fundamental dimension of human existence and comes in many forms. Using a comparative approach, philosopher and physicist Norman Sieroka looks at what distinguishes them, using time travel and music.

Innovation - Health - 20.08.2019
3D printing of silicone components
3D printing of silicone components
ETH spin-off Spectroplast has developed a method to make silicone products using a 3D printer. The young company now plans to bring to market customised medical products such as hearing aids, breast prosthesis for breast cancer patients and eventually even artificial heart valves.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.08.2019
Novartis to present new Entresto HFpEF and HFrEF data at ESC Congress 2019
PARAGON-HF trial will provide Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) Phase III full results in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)   New PROVE-HF and EVALUATE-HF studies will highlight Entresto's direct impact on the heart in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)   New PIONEER-HF and TRANSITION-HF findings will advance understanding of Entresto use in patients hospitalized for decompensated HFrEF following stabilizatio

Innovation - Environment - 19.08.2019
Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel
Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel
Internal combustion engines require valves to aspirate and discharge gases. Engine designers require a high degree of flexibility to improve efficiency, reduce pollutants and optimize the use of renewable fuels.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.08.2019
Function from structure: the double life of a DUB
Function from structure: the double life of a DUB
Deubiquitinases (DUBs) play a general role removing protein-degrading ubiquitins throughout the cell and are not typically known for specificity. Analyzing the two protein complexes BRISC and BRCA1-A, which have the same DUB core but play different roles in human biology, the Thomä group - in a collaboration with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) - showed that DUBs can have diversified targeting and regulatory functions.

Pharmacology - Health - 16.08.2019
FDA approves Roche’s RozlytrekTM (entrectinib) for people with ROS1-positive, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer and NTRK gene fusion-positive solid tumours
First FDA-approved treatment designed to target both ROS1 and NTRK that also shows response in cancer that has spread to the brain Roche's first FDA-approved tumour-agnostic medicine Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rozlytrek?

Health - Life Sciences - 15.08.2019
Major award for two Bernese medical projects
Major award for two Bernese medical projects
Prestigious grants from the USA go to two Bernese researchers: the biomedical scientists Marianna Kruithof-de Julio and Robert Rieben were the only researchers in Switzerland to receive a grant under

Environment - 15.08.2019
Pesticides Transformation products pollute groundwater
Pesticides Transformation products pollute groundwater
13 substances were detected for the first time in groundwater, 15 were found in concentrations above 100 ng/L. This is the threshold value for pesticides under the Water Protection Ordinance. The researchers are particularly targeting metabolites of chlorothalonil, a product used against fungal attack in cereal, vegetable, wine and ornamental plant cultivation.

Electroengineering - 09.08.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 08.08.2019
Self healing robots that
Self healing robots that "feel pain"
Over the next three years, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Cambridge, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI-Paris) and Empa will be working together with the Dutch Polymer manufacturer SupraPolix on the next generation of robots: (soft) robots that 'feel pain' and heal themselves.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 07.08.2019
Novartis stands behind Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi) for the treatment of children less than 2 years of age with spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, August 6, 2019 - Today the FDA released a statement addressing data integrity issues with the Biologics License Application (BLA) for Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi). First and foremost, we are fully confident in the safety, quality and efficacy of Zolgensma. The FDA supports the continued marketing and use of Zolgensma for patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) less than 2 years of age.

Administration - Career - 06.08.2019
Doctorate - what's next?
Doctorate - what’s next?
The supervision of doctoral students has long been the subject of intense debate both within and beyond the walls of our university.

Pharmacology - Health - 05.08.2019
Roche’s Tecentriq plus platinum-based chemotherapy reduced the risk of disease worsening or death in people with previously untreated advanced bladder cancer
IMvigor130 is the first positive Phase III study of a cancer immunotherapy combination in previously untreated advanced bladder cancer Data will be shared with health authorities globally, including

Environment - 31.07.2019

Music - Computer Science / Telecom - 30.07.2019
A new way to experience traditional music of Afghanistan
A new way to experience traditional music of Afghanistan
(Summer Series): Mathieu Clavel, a master's student in the College of Humanities (CDH) Digital Humanities Institute, is bringing musical heritage from Afghanistan to life using tools from data science and virtual reality.

Health - Psychology - 30.07.2019