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Environment - Business / Economics - 30.10.2019

Environment - Innovation - 30.10.2019
Claudia R. Binder appointed dean of ENAC
Claudia R. Binder appointed dean of ENAC
Professor Claudia R. Binder will take over as the new dean of ENAC on 1 January 2020. We spoke with her about her plans to make the school a center of excellence in advancing the sustainability of our natural and built environment.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 30.10.2019
Novartis announces AVXS-101 intrathecal study update
FDA placed a partial hold on AVXS-101 intrathecal clinical trials for SMA patients based on findings in a small pre-clinical animal study Adverse events that might be expected from the pre-clinical f

Environment - Innovation - 30.10.2019
Digitalisation in wastewater management: - Dystopia or panacea?
Digitalisation in wastewater management: - Dystopia or panacea?
Cashless payments, online maps for navigation, photo sharing on social networks - digitalisation has become an integral part of our everyday lives. But it's much less well established in urban water management. Why is that? Frank Blumensaat : Urban water management has traditionally been regarded as a conservative sector.

Pharmacology - Health - 30.10.2019
Roche’s marketing applications for satralizumab in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder accepted for review by EMA and FDA
Satralizumab represents a potential new approach to treating neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare, debilitating disease often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis European Medicines A

Business / Economics - Innovation - 30.10.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 29.10.2019
Charting a course for emission-free shipping
Charting a course for emission-free shipping
On behalf of a German ship operator, a team from ETH Zurich mapped out "routes" towards emission-free shipping. To this end, they investigated shipping activities in the North and Baltic Seas as well as the infrastructure, costs of new fuels and storage options. Shipping currently accounts for around three percent of global CO2 emissions, which makes it one of the largest polluters in the transport industry alongside road and air transport.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.10.2019
The Center for Biomedical Imaging marks its 15th anniversary
The Center for Biomedical Imaging marks its 15th anniversary
For the past decade and a half, the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) has been bringing researchers and clinicians together to develop cutting-edge technologies. This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the Center's past successes and ponder the challenges that lie ahead in the field of medical imaging.

Physics - 28.10.2019
A step-by-step guide to build hydrogen filling stations
A step-by-step guide to build hydrogen filling stations
Hydrogen is considered a promising solution for mobility without fossil fuels. What is still missing, however, is a nation-wide network of fueling stations. One reason for this: The approval procedure for the planning and construction of hydrogen filling stations is still very confusing, as experience is largely lacking.

Computer Science / Telecom - 27.10.2019

Physics - Materials Science - 25.10.2019
Joining in the nano- and micrometer range
Joining in the nano- and micrometer range
Empa recently founded the NMJ Association together with partner institutions from Japan, Canada, China, the USA and Germany.

Politics - 24.10.2019
Suspicions of Internet Monitoring Lead to Self-Censorship
Suspicions of Internet Monitoring Lead to Self-Censorship
More than half of internet users in Switzerland avoid searching for certain terms or expressing certain views online because they believe they are being monitored.

Materials Science - Health - 24.10.2019
Closer to the patient
Closer to the patient
The first national competence centre for translational medicine and entrepreneurship has opened in Bern. As a hub for research and innovation, "sitem-insel" is home to several start-ups, companies and scientists. These include an Empa research team whose projects aim to bring medical innovations from the laboratory directly to patients more quickly.

Health - Innovation - 22.10.2019
EPFL spin-off GTX medical moves into the US market
EPFL spin-off GTX medical moves into the US market
GTX medical, an EPFL spin-off that has developed an implantable neuromodulation therapy to help people with spinal cord injuries walk again, merged today with NeuroRecovery Technologies, a US-based company, developing a transcutaneous stimulation therapy to improve upper limb function after a SCI.

Pharmacology - Health - 21.10.2019
Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin increased overall survival and progression-free survival in people with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma
First Phase III cancer immunotherapy study to show an improvement in overall survival and progression-free survival for the treatment of the most common form of liver cancer Data will be submitted to

Career - 18.10.2019
Promoting open science
Promoting open science
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, EPFL is highlighting his commitment for open and reproducible research through an exceptional Open Science Day, today.

Environment - 18.10.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 18.10.2019
Roche announces FDA approval of Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for people at high risk of developing influenza-related complications
Single-dose Xofluza is the first and only antiviral medicine indicated specifically for patients at high risk of developing serious complications from influenza (flu) The Centers for Disease Control

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2019

Environment - 17.10.2019
"Science is always a discourse"
A number of researchers have published critical comments about an ETH Zurich study that generated a lot of interest with its quantitative assessment of the technical potential that reforestation holds for reducing CO2. In the following interview, Professor Detlef Günther, Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations, explains why he welcomes this discourse.

Chemistry - Pharmacology - 17.10.2019
Change of perspective
Change of perspective
Gerd Folkers was the first head of Critical Thinking ETH (CTETH) and left an indelible mark on the initiative.

Social Sciences - 17.10.2019

Environment - Innovation - 17.10.2019
Building renovation needs to be speeded up
Building renovation needs to be speeded up
Only one out of a hundred houses per year are renovated to make them more energy efficient - less than half the number needed to achieve the goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 for buildings. The National Research Programme "Energy" shows that the necessary technologies are available, but there is a lack of appropriate planning, building and energy laws, as well as of expertise.

Innovation - 17.10.2019

Materials Science - Chemistry - 16.10.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 16.10.2019
ETH scores highly on interdisciplinarity
Two ETH Zurich projects and one with ETH involvement have been awarded one of the coveted ERC Synergy Grants. These EU grants offer up to EUR 14 million to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on research projects. Correlations and questions in research are becoming more and more complex, which makes collabo-ration between researchers from different fields necessary.

Pharmacology - Innovation - 14.10.2019
A smart speaker helps care for the elderly at home
A smart speaker helps care for the elderly at home
Two students from EPFL have developed a smart speaker with voice-activation technology that connects patients directly to their loved ones as well as caregivers and emergency services.

Electroengineering - Music - 14.10.2019
"I teach a subject that's notoriously hard to learn"
Romain Fleury, a tenure-track assistant professor who heads the Laboratory of Wave Engineering, has been named best teacher in electrical and electronic engineering.

Chemistry - Materials Science - 14.10.2019
From the Walkman to the electric car
From the Walkman to the electric car
Three researchers share this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They are being honoured for their respective contributions in research that led to today's rechargeable lithium-ion batteries - and has made our smartphones and electric cars possible in their current form.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.10.2019
Roche’s MabThera/Rituxan (rituximab) superior to mycophenolate mofetil in patients with pemphigus vulgaris
Phase III PEMPHIX study shows Roche's MabThera/Rituxan (rituximab) superior to mycophenolate mofetil in patients with pemphigus vulgaris 40% of patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) achieved sustaine

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.10.2019

Business / Economics - Materials Science - 11.10.2019
Using industrial waste as insulation for buildings
Using industrial waste as insulation for buildings
ETH spinoff FenX transforms industrial waste into a porous foam suitable for building insulation. Unlike other sustainable materials used for the purpose, this type of insulation is non-flammable and inexpensive to produce.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2019
ERC Synergy Grant for research at the interface of viral infection and cellular regulation
ERC Synergy Grant for research at the interface of viral infection and cellular regulation
The European Research Council has awarded one of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grants - the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to a joint research project of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bristol. The interdisciplinary team wants to investigate the molecular mechanisms of viral infection, which will contribute to fundamental knowledge about cellular regulation and new concepts for broad-spectrum anti-viral therapy.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2019
ERC Synergy Grant for viral infection and cellular regulation research
The European Research Council has awarded one of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grants - the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to a joint research project of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bristol. The interdisciplinary team wants to investigate the molecular mechanisms of viral infection, which will contribute to fundamental knowledge about cellular regulation and new concepts for broad-spectrum anti-viral therapy.

Computer Science / Telecom - 10.10.2019
Bike designed with artificial intelligence breaks world speed records
Bike designed with artificial intelligence breaks world speed records
An aerodynamic bike that was designed using software from Neural Concept, a spin-off from the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVLab) in the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences, has broken two world records for cycling speed.

Life Sciences - 09.10.2019
Details of Dental Wear Revealed
The teeth of mammals experience constant wear. However, the details of these wear processes are largely unknown. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now demonstrated that the various areas of herbivores' teeth differ in how susceptible they are to dental wear, detailing an exact chronology.

Architecture - 08.10.2019
A new anthology highlights the legacy of Rem Koolhaas
A new anthology highlights the legacy of Rem Koolhaas
"I regard myself as a descendent of the true Modernists," a young Rem Koolhaas told Dutch journal wonen-TA/BK in 1978.

Materials Science - 08.10.2019