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Environment - 30.09.2020
New program to train leaders of a more sustainable world
New program to train leaders of a more sustainable world
On 1 October EPFL will launch EPFLglobaLeaders, a new program that will provide research grants to PhD students working in sustainability-oriented fields.

Environment - 29.09.2020
"Wastewater is a source of nutrients, energy and water"
Circular economy also holds great potential when it comes to wastewater. At NEST, Eawag is conducting research on decentralized wastewater treatment with the aim to use wastewater as a source of nutrients, energy and water.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.09.2020
MarrowQuant: a new digital-pathology tool
MarrowQuant: a new digital-pathology tool
Scientists have developed a digital pathology tool for quantifying bone marrow compartments in standard histological sections. Named "MarrowQuant", the software makes it possible to examine bone marrow biopsies as well as to re-examine historical collections of bone-marrow samples and even old clinical trials.

History / Archeology - Economics / Business - 29.09.2020
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
Zurich Was Linked to Slavery through State Bonds, Trade and Plantations
The city of Zurich supported slavery and slave trade in the 18th century financially and played a role in the deportation of thousands of Africans.

Life Sciences - Environment - 29.09.2020
Wildcats threatened by their domestic cousins
Wildcats threatened by their domestic cousins
Wildcats in the Swiss Jura will undergo an irreversible genetic replacement by domestic cats if no preventive measures are taken. European wildcats, thought to be extinct 50 or so years ago in the Jura mountains, have since recolonised part of their former territory. This resurgence in an area occupied by domestic cats has gone hand-in-hand with genetic crosses between the two species.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.09.2020
MarrowQuant: a digital-pathology tool
MarrowQuant: a digital-pathology tool
Scientists have developed a digital pathology workflow for quantifying bone marrow compartments in standard histological sections. Named "MarrowQuant", this workflow based on the open source software QuPath makes it possible to examine bone marrow biopsies as well as to re-examine historical collections of bone-marrow samples and even old clinical trials.

Environment - 29.09.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 28.09.2020
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe
CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b - one of the most extreme planets known. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the aegis of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Environment - Law - 25.09.2020
Yes, we’re worried
Climate activists were sentenced yesterday in the second instance. Sonia Seneviratne explains why climate researchers got involved in this trial and expressed their views in a public statement.

Health - 25.09.2020
The Swiss Confederation joins the COVAX initiative for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines
Switzerland commits to promoting a global solution for the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

Physics - Life Sciences - 25.09.2020

Economics / Business - 25.09.2020

Campus - Economics / Business - 25.09.2020

Career - Innovation - 24.09.2020

Economics / Business - 24.09.2020
Financialization of everyday life: are we becoming homo oeconomicus?
Financialization of everyday life: are we becoming homo oeconomicus?
In the consumer and services society people are increasingly exposed to financial products of all kinds, such as credit cards, car leasing, mortgage loans, investment funds for our savings, etc.

Pharmacology - Health - 23.09.2020
Novartis Provides Update on AVXS-101 Intrathecal Clinical Development Program
Novartis Gene Therapies to initiate new pivotal confirmatory study to evaluate use of AVXS-101 intrathecal (I T) formulation in older patients with SMA to further support registration Basel, Septembe

Health - 22.09.2020
Most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop symptoms
While some people who contract SARS-CoV-2 infections never experience any symptoms, there remains disagreement about what proportion of total infections these cases comprise.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 21.09.2020

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 21.09.2020
How to make a replication origin in multicellular eukaryotes
How to make a replication origin in multicellular eukaryotes
Loading of replicative helicases onto DNA is a key event during the initiation of chromosomal DNA replication.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.09.2020
Novartis Kisqali receives the highest rating of any CDK4/6 inhibitor on the ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale
Kisqali is the only CDK4/6 inhibitor, in combination with endocrine therapy, to achieve a perfect 5 out of 5 score - confirming substantial benefit for premenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced bre

Health - Architecture - 21.09.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 18.09.2020
Patches to detect when a viral disease is about to get worse
Xsensio, an EPFL spin-off, has just been awarded CHF 1.8 million in EU funding to adapt its Lab-on-Skin(TM) sensing patches so that they can detect when a viral illness like the flu or COVID-19 is about to get worse.

Environment - Politics - 18.09.2020
To cut food waste, we may need to pay more for what we eat
How can we reduce food waste? Although the Swiss population are aware of the problem, they misjudge where most food waste is generated, ETH political scientists conclude.

Campus - 16.09.2020
Speeding out of lockdown
Swissloop, the team of students developing hyperloop pods, took advantage of the break imposed by the coronavirus to improve the technology even further. Yesterday they unveiled their "research pod". At its core lies a technologically refined linear motor that will propel future prototypes at even faster speeds.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.09.2020
New Findings Recommend Patients with a Low HIV Viral Load Switch to Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy
New Findings Recommend Patients with a Low HIV Viral Load Switch to Second-line Antiretroviral Therapy
HIV continues to be a major global health issue, having claimed almost 33 million lives.

Pharmacology - Health - 16.09.2020
Novartis Tafinlar + Mekinist demonstrates long-term, relapse-free survival benefit for high-risk, stage III melanoma patients in study published in NEJM
COMBI-AD is first trial to demonstrate 5-year relapse-free survival with targeted therapy as adjuvant treatment in high-risk patients with stage III BRAF-mutated melanoma 1   Adjuvant treatment with

Life Sciences - Health - 15.09.2020
Catalyst Fund selects six projects in its 2020 funding round
The Catalyst Fund - supported by the Bertarelli Foundation - has selected six research projects to fund this year. Led by professors from EPFL and other Swiss Universities, these projects all aim to develop new treatment options for neurological disorders. Created by the Bertarelli Foundation in 2017, the Catalyst Fund aims to invest in translational projects targeting innovative approaches for diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and sensory organs.

Computer Science - Health - 15.09.2020

Social Sciences - Health - 15.09.2020
Older adults prefer to remain in their home
Older adults prefer to remain in their home
Living at home in old age: This is what most older adults want. As a result, there is a high demand for senior apartments and tailor-made services for the care of older adults in need of assistance in their own households.

Politics - Campus - 15.09.2020

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 15.09.2020
Managing with machines
Managing with machines
One application in which Brandao and the IT Services team have opted for AI is a key piece of research infrastructure known as the Leonhard cluster, which is specially designed for big data analytics and machine learning. "It offers features unmatched by any other cluster in the world and is very popular in biomedical research and other areas," says Brandao.

Computer Science - 15.09.2020
Who makes the final decision?
Who makes the final decision?
Protecting citizens in the face of disaster often requires far-reaching decisions to be made. Any assistance is welcome - including from AI.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.09.2020
Everything AI?
Everything AI?
Artificial intelligence is having a growing impact on our daily lives and is also revolutionising research.