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Research Management - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020
Swissuniversities and Springer Nature sign a new Open Access agreement
Swissuniversities has adopted a new transformative Open Access agreement with Springer Nature.

Health - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020

Philosophy - Economics / Business - 01.07.2020
Ethics and AI: an unethical optimization principle
EPFL professor Anthony Davison and co-authors provide a mathematical basis for concerns about ethical implications of AI. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly deployed around us and may have large potential benefits. But there are growing concerns about the unethical use of AI. Professor Anthony Davison, who holds the Chair of Statistics at EPFL, and colleagues in the UK, have tackled these questions from a mathematical point of view, focusing on commercial AI that seek to maximize profits.

Administration - Health - 01.07.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 30.06.2020
Next-Generation Sequencing to provide Precision medicine for Rare Metabolic Disorders
Next-Generation Sequencing to provide Precision medicine for Rare Metabolic Disorders
Advances in next-generation-sequencing technology that allow researchers to look at billions of pieces of genetic information are changing the way a disease is diagnosed. Correct identification of changes in the human genetic code responsible for rare metabolic disorders provides scientists and physicians with fact-based guidelines for the treatment.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 30.06.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 30.06.2020
Meeting challenges through basic research
Meeting challenges through basic research
Many scientists are currently undertaking work on the Sars-CoV-2 virus. But hundreds of projects supported by the SNSF are already contributing to finding answers to the current health crisis. In Switzerland and around the world, the novel coronavirus has become a priority for scientific research. Projects supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are no exception.

Health - 26.06.2020
Problem solving, turbocharged
Problem solving, turbocharged
A healthcare solution born in an ETH student workshop has now entered mass production: the helpfulETH initiative is supporting hospitals during the coronavirus crisis by producing special face shields.

Pharmacology - Health - 26.06.2020
Novartis Cosentyx gains positive CHMP opinion for pediatric psoriasis, reinforcing established efficacy and safety profile
EMA CHMP positive opinion paves way for Cosentyx to become a first-line systemic treatment in pediatric psoriasis   CHMP opinion based on two Phase III studies showing Cosentyx provides fast and stro

Pharmacology - Health - 26.06.2020
Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for new Xolair indication to treat severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
If approved, Xolair (omalizumab) will provide patients who have severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, not adequately controlled by intranasal corticosteroids, with the first anti-immunoglo

Career - 26.06.2020
Bestnote für zwei Tourismusprogramme
Die Welttourismusorganisation zertifiziert zwei Studiengänge an der Fachhochschule Graubünden mit Bestnoten 26. Juni 2020 The University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons was awarded the top grade by the World Tourism Organization UNWTO for two of its study programmes.

Computer Science - 26.06.2020

Economics / Business - 25.06.2020
Novartis Resolves Legacy FCPA Investigations
Basel, June 25, 2020 - Novartis has reached settlements with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) resolving all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations into historical conduct by the Company and its subsidiaries.

Physics - 25.06.2020
A new material for light-matter interactions
A new material for light-matter interactions
EPFL scientists have coupled a new material with light at the level of a single photon. The achievement opens up prospects for better controlling and understanding the properties of quantum-correlated systems, where theoretical calculations are difficult.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.06.2020
Handing over the keys at Früebüel
Handing over the keys at Früebüel
Despite the coronavirus lockdown, the renovation and extension of Früebüel research station in Walchwil (Canton of Zug) was completed nearly on schedule.

Health - 25.06.2020
Sooner or later, all data turns into health data
Sooner or later, all data turns into health data
Anyone who owns a smartphone, uses social media or drives a "smart" car unwittingly reveals a lot about themselves.

Art and Design - Architecture - 25.06.2020
Showcasing reuse principles at a tram depot and sculpture park
Showcasing reuse principles at a tram depot and sculpture park
Students from EPFL's EAST laboratory have installed recycled lights and restrooms at the Bex & Arts sculpture triennial - set to run from 22 June to 18 October - and repurposed parts of a disused tram depot in Bern.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 24.06.2020
Towards closed loops
Towards closed loops
The circular economy is gaining a foothold in more and more areas: Some have already established business models, in others it is only visible in visionary pioneering projects.

Health - 24.06.2020
Coronavirus: Federal government to assume test costs, SwissCovid app to start on 25 June
In order to be able to respond rapidly to a renewed increase in the number of cases, testing should be conducted as widely as is possible and appropriate.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.06.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 23.06.2020
Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Spin-off Artidis announces successful clinical trial
Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Spin-off Artidis announces successful clinical trial
The company Artidis, a University of Basel spin-off, has announced that it developed a test procedure that can detect breast cancer with a very high sensitivity. This is demonstrated by a clinical trial that investigated whether a nanomechanical biomarker of tissue samples is suitable for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.06.2020
Computational pharmacology to combat the coronavirus
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world population hard, spreading throughout the globe since the beginning of the year and claiming more than 450,000 victims. The entire scientific community is engaged in an unprecedented effort to curb the progression of the disease, for which no specific cure is yet available.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 22.06.2020

Transport - Environment - 21.06.2020
Pilot assistance system LNAS reduces noise in the approach path
Pilot assistance system LNAS reduces noise in the approach path
During more than 90 approaches to Zurich Airport conducted under the leadership of the Swiss SkyLab Foundation, researchers from Empa and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) tested an assistance system that supports pilots via a display during quiet and, at the same time, fuel-efficient approaches. The results show a measurable reduction in noise emissions and fuel consumption.

Physics - Innovation - 19.06.2020
Particle physicists update strategy for the future of the field in Europe
Geneva, 19 June 2020. Today, the CERN Council announced that it had unanimously updated the strategy intended to guide the future of particle physics in Europe within the global landscape (the document is available here ).

Environment - 19.06.2020
A call for better governance of climate engineering technologies
A call for better governance of climate engineering technologies
In a study for the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment EPFL's International Risk Governance Center (IRGC) has brought together a group of global experts to point the way forward for international policymakers grappling with the risks and benefits posed by Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Modification.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 19.06.2020

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 19.06.2020

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.06.2020
Who's evaluating Swiss landscapes?
Who’s evaluating Swiss landscapes?
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, how do you define a beautiful landscape? Machine learning algorithms can be helpful here, says Adrienne Grêt-Regamey.

Innovation - Administration - 19.06.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2020
Novartis expands Africa Sickle Cell Disease program to Uganda and Tanzania
New collaborations aim to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) in East Africa and improve access to high quality care   Program continues progress in Ghana with more than 2000 patients bein

Materials Science - Physics - 18.06.2020
Graphene with sodium could make better batteries
Graphene doped with sodium can be a key player in making cheap batteries and spintronic devices, EPFL scientists discover.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.06.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2020
"My dream discovery would be to map the Moon’s geology."
Maria Schönbächler investigates how our solar system formed. Her work often reminds her of the importance of breaking out of established patterns.

Pharmacology - Health - 17.06.2020
Novartis Cosentyx receives FDA approval for new indication to treat active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
FDA approval for Cosentyx is based on the Phase III PREVENT trial,  demonstrating efficacy in active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), which is part of the axial spondyloarthritis

Environment - Health - 16.06.2020
"Huge forest fires put our health at risk"
After Australia, Siberia is burning, indicating that the frequency of such events is on the rise, with myriad dire consequences: devastated ecosystems, risk of desertification, CO2 emissions, toxic particles, further climate impacts..

Health - Social Sciences - 16.06.2020
Studying health issues
Studying health issues "upon the people"
Emiliano Albanese, MD PhD is a Full professor at the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Institute of Public Health.