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Life Sciences - 06.02.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 06.02.2020
Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon
Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon
Micro-organisms in the gut support healthy digestion by helping nerve cells within the intestine to regulate the contraction and relaxation of the muscle wall of the colon, according to new research from the Francis Crick Institute and Bern University. The study which is regulated by nerve cells and is needed to push food along, is influenced by the bacteria resident in our gut.

Health - Innovation - 06.02.2020

Social Sciences - 06.02.2020

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 05.02.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 05.02.2020
Countering therapy resistance in colorectal cancer - News
A new treatment modality for colorectal cancers that do not respond to standard chemotherapy has been identified by Tatiana Petrova of the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Michele De Palma of the EPFL. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality.

Environment - Social Sciences - 05.02.2020
Four Principles of Forest Restoration
Sustainability By: Prof. Tom Crowther Planting a trillion trees is just one part of a broader solution to mitigate climate change.

Materials Science - 04.02.2020

Materials Science - 04.02.2020

Materials Science - Pedagogy - 04.02.2020

Life Sciences - Psychology - 31.01.2020
A chat with the expert: Rosalba Morese
Finissage della mostra 'Koen Vanmechelen. The Worth of Life 1982-2019' Academy of Architecture The Overproduction of truth.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.01.2020

Politics - 30.01.2020
Shared power, more satisfied people
Shared power, more satisfied people
The attack by authoritarian governments on their own political institutions is pushing many democracies to their limits.

Physics - 30.01.2020
A partnership to boost researchers' career prospects in Croatia
For several years now, EPFL has been working closely with the Croatian authorities to give young researchers the opportunity to lead research programs in Croatia.

Environment - Health - 30.01.2020
Researching a sustainable
Researching a sustainable "superfood"
Pioneer Fellows Cyrill Hess and Melanie Binggeli want to market duckweed as a healthy food that's good for the environment. Best described as light green, with a taste reminiscent of bean sprouts and a pleasantly grainy texture, Wolffia is one of five genera of a plant commonly known as duckweed or "water lentils".

Social Sciences - 29.01.2020
Openly Acknowledging Social Inequalities
Members of disadvantaged social groups who engage in contact with members of privileged groups are less likely to support social change toward equality, a multinational study by social psychologists at the University of Zurich shows. To reduce this effect, it is important to actively address and acknowledge inequalities in intergroup contacts.

Life Sciences - 29.01.2020
"Knowing something and teaching it are two very different things"
Bruno Correia, the head of EPFL's Laboratory of Protein Design and Immunoengineering, has been named the best teacher in the life sciences and technology section for 2019 - just four years after giving his first-ever class.

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 29.01.2020
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Decisive moment for the CHEOPS space telescope: The cover was opened as intended on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:38 am.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.01.2020
& Development for Parasitic Worm Infections Lags Behind
& Development for Parasitic Worm Infections Lags Behind
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of mainly chronic infectious diseases that affect more than a billion people in tropical and subtropical countries.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.01.2020
From complex data to simple images
From complex data to simple images
Mariëlle van Kooten's ingenious idea won the ETH doctoral student second place in the international Falling Walls Lab in Berlin. She is developing an app that creates simple images from complex medical data. This makes it easier for the untrained eye to navigate the data jungle. Mariëlle van Kooten feels quite at home on stage - that is obvious just a few seconds into her appearance at the Falling Walls Lab.

Chemistry - 28.01.2020
New molecular insights into the mechanisms of lymphocyte activation and lymphoma development
Rebekka Schairer from Prof. Thome's lab just published an article in PNAS, which provides new molecular insights into the mechanisms of lymphocyte activation and lymphoma development.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.01.2020
The universities of Bern and Zurich offer continuing education in gender-specific medicine
The universities of Bern and Zurich offer continuing education in gender-specific medicine
There is increasing evidence that health behavior and disease manifestation differ substantially between women and men.

Innovation - Administration - 27.01.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 27.01.2020
Roche submits supplemental Biologics License Application to the FDA for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the most common form of liver cancer
Application is being reviewed under FDA's Real-Time Oncology Review pilot programme Roche today announced the completion of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) submission to the US Fo

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 24.01.2020
Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days
Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days
The cover of the CHEOPS space telescope was scheduled to be opened on Monday, January 27, 2020. The date is being pushed back by a few days because several tests are being repeated.

Physics - Event - 24.01.2020

Health - Innovation - 23.01.2020
Save diagnosis for mother and child
Save diagnosis for mother and child
Preeclampsia is a particularly dreaded pregnancy complication that threatens the lives of mother and child.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 23.01.2020
On the trail of the Swiss Humboldt
On the trail of the Swiss Humboldt
The Argentinian Tomás Bartoletti wants to tell history from a global perspective. Since the summer of 2019 he has been doing so at ETH Zurich, where he has been researching the story of the Swiss naturalist Johann Jakob von Tschudi and his travels around Latin America.

Pharmacology - 22.01.2020

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.01.2020
May we present: our employees from around the world
May we present: our employees from around the world
The series with Salome Mwaiko , Claire Aksamit , Tim Alexander , Rohini Athavale und Bernhard Wehrli was created as part of a photojournalism course that Christian Dinkel is tanking at the MAZ in Lucerne.

Pharmacology - Health - 21.01.2020
European Commission approves Roche’s Polivy for people with previously treated aggressive lymphoma
Novel combination regimen includes first-in-class antibody-drug conjugate that specifically targets CD79b Targeted off-the-shelf treatment provides much-needed new option for people with relapsed or

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 21.01.2020
The robot that grips without touching
The robot that grips without touching
ETH Pioneer Fellow Marcel Schuck is developing a robotic gripper that can manipulate small and fragile objects without touching them. The technology is based on sound waves. The small installation that Marcel Schuck has assembled on his workbench is reminiscent of a school physics lesson: an arrangement, comprising two semi-spheres and resembling a pair of headphones, is connected to a circuit board carrying microchips.

Pharmacology - Health - 20.01.2020
Novartis announces EU approval of Mayzent (siponimod) for adult patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) with active disease
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG Mayzent (siponimod) is the first and only oral treatment specifically indicated for patients with secondary progressive multiple s

Economics / Business - 20.01.2020

Environment - Materials Science - 20.01.2020

Economics / Business - Life Sciences - 18.01.2020
The Myth of Dominant Thinking in Economics and Finance
The Myth of Dominant Thinking in Economics and Finance
Essere se stessi, che fatica! Teatro e medicina per conoscere la depressione Student association LPU - A debate on the sexual orientation discrimination referendum Formazione continua e aggiornamento

Philosophy - Environment - 17.01.2020
Ethics guidelines galore for AI - so now what?
Anna Jobin has investigated which ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence already exist, and finds that ethical AI is by no means merely a technical matter.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 15.01.2020
A brand new tool devoted to simplifying complex neuron models
A brand new tool devoted to simplifying complex neuron models
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the EPFL Blue Brain Project have developed 'Neuron_Reduce', a new computational tool that provides the scientific community with a straightforward capability to simplify complex neuron models of any cell type and still faithfully preserve its input-output properties while significantly reducing simulation run-time.