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Health - Economics / Business - 07.04.2020
Engineering solutions to combat the coronavirus crisis
The two technical universities in the ETH Domain are launching a new initiative, "helpfulETH". Its goal is to provide solutions for hospitals and other healthcare bodies to help them deal with the acute problems presented by the coronavirus epidemic.

Environment - Economics / Business - 07.04.2020
Synthetic gas instead of fossil energy
Synthetic gas instead of fossil energy
There is one major challenge in converting our energy system to purely renewable energy sources: winter - or rather the supply gap at this time. The conversion of surplus summer electricity into synthetic gas offers a way of ensuring that renewable energy could be available in sufficient quantities during the winter months.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.04.2020
EPFL launches a series of projects to combat the Coronavirus crisis
EPFL launches a series of projects to combat the Coronavirus crisis
EPFL researchers have been working for weeks to help fight the pandemic and mitigate its shortand long-term consequences. Studies are already under way on methods to stem the spread of the virus, diagnose the disease and discover a vaccine. EPFL researchers are also part of an EU initiative called PEPP-PT to develop an app that can identify people who have been in contact with a coronavirus carrier.

Economics / Business - 06.04.2020
Solving the ventilator shortage
Torbjørn Netland advocates a global approach to the production of ventilators and defines six areas of activity.

Health - 06.04.2020
Understanding the dynamics of the epidemic
Numerous factors affect the spread of coronavirus. To better predict the progression of the epidemic, researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of California, Los Angeles have started a "datathon". Participants from around the globe are called on to develop models based on publicly accessible data.

Computer Science - 06.04.2020
Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services
Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services
Although Swiss internet users use online services where algorithms select search results, recommendations and information daily, they know little about their role and function.

Career - Health - 06.04.2020
The SNF rewards ten research projects submitted by USI
At the first of two annual rounds of Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) grants, ten proposals submitted by USI researchers have received a positive response, with projects involving the many disciplines present at the University.

Computer Science - 06.04.2020
The US Department of Energy awards project by USI researcher
Juraj Kardos, who recently earned his PhD at the USI Institute of Computational Science (ICS, Faculty of Informatics), is part of the winning team of the Grid Optimization (GO) Competition launched by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) of the US Department of Energy.

Health - 06.04.2020
Science in times of coronavirus: new avenues of sleep research
Science in times of coronavirus: new avenues of sleep research
In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Basel has reduced its research and operations to a bare minimum.

Life Sciences - 05.04.2020
The circuitous path to adulthood
The circuitous path to adulthood
Genes that time the transition to adulthood are well-studied in the roundworm C. elegans, and at least partially conserved in mammals, where they regulate the onset of puberty.

Health - Materials Science - 03.04.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 03.04.2020
Coalition Launched to Accelerate Research on the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Coalition Launched to Accelerate Research on the Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
A group of scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers from over 70 institutions from over 30 countries have launched an international coalition to respond to COVID-19 in resource-poor settings.

Materials Science - Health - 03.04.2020
Antiviral treatment for textiles
Antiviral treatment for textiles
An ETH spin-off has developed a new treatment for textiles that reduces viral infectivity on treated surfaces. The technology can be used for face masks and other textile products. Recently, the ETH spin-off HeiQ Materials presented an innovative antiviral and antibacterial treatment for textiles, which has been tested effectively against coronavirus, for example.

Health - 02.04.2020
Swiss TPH Doctors Support the University Hospital Basel in Fight against COVID-19
Swiss TPH Doctors Support the University Hospital Basel in Fight against COVID-19
During the corona crisis, the University Hospital Basel has converted the Prediger church into a Corona Test Centre where every day, hundreds of people are tested for the corona virus.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.04.2020
Tackling the virus through creativity
Tackling the virus through creativity
ETH Zurich has been in lockdown for more than two weeks now. Although many projects have been put on hold, research relevant to the coronavirus has gathered speed.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 02.04.2020
Olaf Schenk elected in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics  has elected Professor Olaf Schenk as a SIAM Fellow in the class of 2020 for his contributions to applied mathematics and extreme-scale High-performance computing (HPC).

Physics - 02.04.2020
The new reality at ETH
The new reality at ETH
The coronavirus crisis forced ETH Zurich to suspend its experimental research activity and switch to virtual teaching at short notice.

Architecture - 01.04.2020
The implications of the coronavirus for architecture
The global lockdown caused by the coronavirus has brought the shortcomings and social inequality inherent in modern housing into stark relief.

Physics - Career - 01.04.2020
Christian Rüegg new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute
Christian Rüegg new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute
The Swiss Federal Council already elected him as PSI's new Director last November. Today (1 April), Christian Rüegg took over the helm at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in difficult times. The coronavirus pandemic is also a challenge for large organisations and employers like PSI. However, PSI's unique research facilities also offer opportunities for researching the virus and thus finding ways to combat it.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 01.04.2020
Evolution as a narrative in teaching biology
What is life? This question is the starting point not for a philosophy lecture, but for the newly designed Bachelor's degree programme in biology at ETH Zurich.

Innovation - 01.04.2020
Advancing the future of the construction industry together
Advancing the future of the construction industry together
The Innovation Park Central Switzerland, dedicated to the topic of "Building Excellence", and NEST, the research and innovation building of Empa and Eawag, are launching a new partnership.

Health - 31.03.2020
On the trail of the virus
Participate in containing coronavirus: medical informatics specialists at ETH Zurich have developed a monitoring system to complement corona tests and track how the virus is spreading in Switzerland. All residents of Switzerland can take part in the online survey. How quickly is coronavirus spreading in Switzerland?

Health - 31.03.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 31.03.2020
"When it comes to infectious diseases, we're still vulnerable"
An EPFL professor of Microbiology, Melanie Blokesch reminds us why we need to take infectious diseases more seriously - and be better prepared for future outbreaks.

Administration - Health - 31.03.2020
Coronavirus: Confederation appoints scientific advisory board
In the current crisis, the federal government wants to exploit the potential available in the Swiss scientific community to an even greater extent by working with scientists to find the best approach to overcoming the pandemic.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.03.2020
"The world now has no choice but to count on science."
Jacques Fellay, a professor at EPFL's School of Life Sciences, talks about mutations of the novel coronavirus, variants in the human genome, and how they might affect the current pandemic. Has the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutated by now? Like all viruses, SARS-CoV-2 evolves over time through random mutations of its genome (which is made of single-stranded RNA).

Health - 30.03.2020
New UZH Coronavirus Test Center Relieves Strain on Family Doctors
New UZH Coronavirus Test Center Relieves Strain on Family Doctors
The University of Zurich has repurposed its Travel Clinic as a COVID-19 test center. Designed to complement the tests currently offered by family doctors in Canton Zurich, it is geared to other people who work in healthcare services.

Administration - Law - 30.03.2020
Privatisation of the regulatory function, or the dark side of the digital revolution
In recent decades, overwhelmed by the fast-paced and unpredictable changes in technology, the challenges of digital transformation, and the overall shift towards a globalised economy, disoriented national legislators have left much scope for self-regulation, especially in the field of digital law.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 30.03.2020
Social distance in the time of coronavirus
In a short clip, Rosalba Morese, postdoc assistant at the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society and at the Institute of Public Health of USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, talks about our emotional reactions to social distance, an aspect that we need to deal with in our daily lives.

Pedagogy - Event - 30.03.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 28.03.2020
Novartis new analysis further shows durable and potent LDL-C reduction with inclisiran, an investigational first-in-class siRNA cholesterol-lowering treatment
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG Prespecified analysis of pooled data from ORION-9, -10 and -11 Phase III clinical trials shows inclisiran reduced low-density lipo

Pharmacology - Health - 27.03.2020
Novartis Cosentyx gains positive CHMP opinion for new indication in the axial spondyloarthritis spectrum
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG EMA CHMP positive opinion in non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) paves way for fourth indication in Europe, and is

Health - 27.03.2020

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 27.03.2020
Establishing a creative space
Establishing a creative space
How is teaching at ETH dealing with the explosion of information in research and technology? Besides developing specialist knowledge, teaching is increasingly concerned with interdisciplinary skills such as critical thinking and the ability to filter, understand and apply relevant information.

Career - Economics / Business - 27.03.2020
Boundaries take on new meanings
Boundaries take on new meanings
With many of us thrown into an unusual work situation, now's a good moment to think about boundaries, says Gudela Grote.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.03.2020
"In a crisis like this, an antiviral drug could buy us some time"
Francesco Stellacci, a professor in EPFL's School of Engineering, discusses his research in the field of nanomedicine and how it could help us get past the coronavirus crisis.