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Business - Jun 20
The more money there is in a lost wallet, the more likely it is to be returned to its owner, researchers from the Universities of Zurich, Michigan and Utah show in a global study. They explain the surprising result with the fact that dishonest finders have to adapt their self-image, which involves psychological costs that can exceed the material value of the wallet.
Health - Jun 20
Health

For the first time, Bernese researchers have been able to solve the structure of a transport protein and thus to describe the functional mechanism that plays a significant role in the survival of cancer cells.

Social Sciences - Jun 20
Social Sciences

Currently, around 910,000 Rohingya refugees live in Cox's Bazar District in Bangladesh after having fled violence faced in Myanmar, resulting in one of the most rapid exoduses in modern history.


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History / Archeology - 18.06.2019
Illustrations and first accounts of the great discoveries (16th)
Illustrations and first accounts of the great discoveries (16th)
The Latin version of Théodore de Bry's Voyages is available on line in its entirety for the first time.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2019
Japan becomes the first country to approve Roche’s personalised medicine Rozlytrek
First tumour-agnostic medicine approved in Japan for adult and paediatric patients with NTRK fusion-positive advanced recurrent solid tumours Approval supported by the data mainly from the pivotal Ph

Physics - Environment - 17.06.2019
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
EPFL's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering has received a grant from Google to use shaped electron beams in the cutting-edge field of Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture (NEEC). Dr Fabrizio Carbone's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering (LUMES) today announced that Google has funded a 4-year research project in the lab.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.06.2019
New analysis of Novartis data confirms that Cosentyx demonstrates durable comprehensive treatment across psoriatic disease
For the first time efficacy and safety data from dedicated phase III trials are analyzed together in one abstract, backing Cosentyx as comprehensive treatment across multiple manifestations of psoria

Health - Pharmacology - 14.06.2019
New Sandoz biosimilar adalimumab data confirms switching from reference biologic has no impact on safety or efficacy
Data show switching to Hyrimoz (biosimilar adalimumab) from the reference medicine provides sustained efficacy with no new safety concerns in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis   A

Pharmacology - Health - 14.06.2019
Novartis continues to innovate in CML with long-term treatment-free remission results following Tasigna use and promising combination data with investigational compound asciminib (ABL001)
Results from two Phase II trials, ENESTfreedom and ENESTop, support and extend previous findings of long-term durability of molecular response after stopping Tasigna, reducing time on drug for many C

Career - 13.06.2019
Survey shows high levels of employee satisfaction at the University of Bern
On the whole, employees at the University of Bern are very satisfied or mostly satisfied with their work and, in general, have a high level of commitment. This is according to the results of the 2019 staff survey. One aspect which staff particularly enjoy is the diverse nature of their work. An up-to-date analysis of wage equality also yielded positive results: at the University of Bern, men and woman earn the same amount for work which is of equal value.

Business / Economics - 13.06.2019

Physics - Administration - 13.06.2019

Career - Innovation / Technology - 13.06.2019
Twitter acquires Fabula AI, a company founded by a team of USI researchers
Twitter acquires Fabula AI, a company founded by a team of USI researchers
The Fabula team at Twitter UK office. Left to right: Michael Bronstein, Fabrizio Frasca, Emanuele Rossi, Davide Eynard, Federico Monti, Damon Mannion (image: Stacey Conti).

Innovation / Technology - Materials Science - 12.06.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 12.06.2019
Novartis Cosentyx first to show efficacy in all key manifestations of psoriatic arthritis
First-of-its-kind data shows efficacy and safety of a biologic in the management of axial manifestations of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), which affect up to an estimated 35 million people worldwide   66

Pharmacology - Health - 12.06.2019
Cosentyx provides long-lasting inhibition of radiographic progression in psoriatic arthritis, new Novartis data show
Almost 90% of patients had no radiographic progression of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) at 2 years with Cosentyx (secukinumab) 300mg   Data at 2 years demonstrate over 50% of adults with active PsA achie

Innovation / Technology - 11.06.2019
Building bridges
Building bridges
In its first two years, the BRIDGE funding programme has financed 81 projects at the interface of basic science and science-based innovation.

Innovation / Technology - 11.06.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 11.06.2019
FDA grants Roche’s Polivy accelerated approval for people with previously treated aggressive lymphoma
New targeted medicine shown to improve clinical outcomes in people with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma compared to a commonly used regimen First-in-class antibody-drug conjugate that specifically targets CD79b, a protein expressed in the majority of B-cells Ninth indication with Breakthrough Therapy Designation in Roche's haematology portfolio to receive FDA approval Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Polivy?

Health - Life Sciences - 11.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 07.06.2019
Bern in Space - celebrating 50 years since the moon landing
Bern in Space - celebrating 50 years since the moon landing
At the end of June, the University of Bern is holding a diverse science festival to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing: a multimedia show on Bundesplatz will display milest

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 07.06.2019
NEST receives Building Award 2019
NEST receives Building Award 2019
For 13 years, the "bilding" foundation has been committed to promoting the next generation of engineers in the construction industry, which also includes the Building Award for remarkable and innovative engineering achievements in construction.

Business / Economics - Pharmacology - 07.06.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 06.06.2019
Advanced Accelerator Applications Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for LysaKare
Advanced Accelerator Applications Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for LysaKare for Reduction of Kidney Exposure to Radiation During Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy with Lutetium ( 177 Lu) Oxodot

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 06.06.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 06.06.2019
How flow shapes bacterial biofilms
How flow shapes bacterial biofilms
EPFL biophysicists have taken a systematic look into how bacterial biofilms are affected by fluid flow. The findings can give us clues about the physical rules guiding biofilm architecture, but also about the social dynamics that shape evolution. Although we tend to think of them as solitary sojourners of the world, bacteria are actually very social organisms.

Environment - 06.06.2019
Four scientific institutions will monitor Switzerland from space
Four scientific institutions will monitor Switzerland from space
UNEP/GRID-Geneva, the universities of Geneva and Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research join forces for the continuous monitoring of Switzerland from space using the Swiss Data Cube.

Pharmacology - Health - 04.06.2019
Long-term survival benefit shown for metastatic melanoma patients treated with Novartis Tafinlar + Mekinist
Five-year Tafinlar + Mekinist survival data presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting and published simultaneously in The New England Journal of Medicine   Results are from the largest dataset and longest follow-up of more than 500 patients with BRAF-mutated metastatic melanoma, a genetic mutation common for this aggressive skin cancer   Additional Novartis melanoma research presented at ASCO includes effi

Pharmacology - Health - 04.06.2019
Pivotal phase III CLL14 results for Venclexta/Venclyxto in combination with Gazyva/Gazyvaro for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia presented at ASCO 2019 and published in the New England Journal of Medicine
Venclexta/Venclyxto plus Gazyva/Gazyvaro showed improvements across multiple efficacy measures compared to Gazyva/Gazyvaro plus chlorambucil, including progression-free survival and deep remissions a

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 04.06.2019
EPFL hosts first Swiss edition of youth cryptography competition
EPFL hosts first Swiss edition of youth cryptography competition
On May 28, the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) and Science Outreach Department (SPS) organized the final of the first Swiss edition of the Alkindi Competition, where more than 40 secondary school students from across the country put their code-cracking skills to the test.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 04.06.2019
Physical inactivity proved risky for children and pre-teens
Physical inactivity proved risky for children and pre-teens
Researchers from UNIGE have shown that children lose their motivation to participate in physical activities in PE classes at school from the age of nine.

Innovation / Technology - Administration - 03.06.2019

Life Sciences - 03.06.2019
Fathers Aid Development of Larger Brains
Fathers Aid Development of Larger Brains
The bigger the brain, the more intelligent a mammalian species is. Developing a large brain, though, requires a huge energy input.

Pharmacology - Health - 03.06.2019
Roche presents data from across its breast cancer portfolio at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
Roche data from 17 breast cancer abstracts presented at this year's meeting An overall survival improvement was observed with Tecentriq and nab-paclitaxel in PD-L1-positive metastatic triple-negative

Pharmacology - Health - 03.06.2019
Xolair (omalizumab) significantly reduced nasal polyps and congestion symptoms in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps in two phase III studies
In the phase III POLYP 1 and POLYP 2 studies, omalizumab met both co-primary endpoints and key secondary endpoints in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) with inadequate res

Pharmacology - Health - 03.06.2019
Novartis Shows Growing Strength in Lung Cancer Innovation with New Capmatinib Investigational Data and Novel Canakinumab Clinical Trials
Primary analysis of investigational capmatinib (INC280) in the GEOMETRY mono-1 study demonstrates promising efficacy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Pharmacology - Health - 02.06.2019
Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin and chemotherapy for the initial treatment of people with a specific type of metastatic lung cancer shows positive data in those with liver metastases
Data will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting on 2 June 2019 Roche today announced positive additional results of a prespecified exploratory analysis from

Health - Pharmacology - 01.06.2019
Novartis Kisqali significantly extends life in women with HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer in MONALEESA-7 trial
Kisqali is the only CDK4/6 inhibitor to show superior overall survival in advanced breast cancer (HR=0.712; p=0.00973) After a median of 42 months follow-up, the survival rate was 70&pe

Innovation / Technology - 31.05.2019
Desalinating water in a greener and more economical way
Desalinating water in a greener and more economical way
Researchers at EPFL have developed a machine that turns seawater into drinking water in a more environmentally friendly and economical way than existing systems.

Health - Business / Economics - 31.05.2019
Roche and GE Healthcare launch NAVIFY Tumor Board with medical imaging capabilities to enable more personalised treatment decisions in cancer care
Radiologists can now upload their patient records to the same dashboard as patient files from other disciplines First collaboration product enables tumour boards to have a more comprehensive view of

Pharmacology - Health - 30.05.2019
Novartis’ phase III QUARTZ study of new investigational inhaled combination treatment QMF149 meets primary and key secondary endpoints in patients with inadequately controlled asthma
Low dose QMF149 (indacaterol acetate and mometasone furoate) demonstrated both statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in lung function and asthma control compared to inhaled

Environment - Health - 30.05.2019
European Scientists Call for Climate Action
European Scientists Call for Climate Action
A new report highlights an alarming range of health risks in Europe due to climate change and the benefits of a rapid phase out of fossil fuels. The report entitled "The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe" was published yesterday by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC).

Mechanical Engineering - 29.05.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 28.05.2019
ESA and EU member states highlight the importance of the space sector
The State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Martina Hirayama, participated to the 'Space Council' of ESA and EU member states in Brussels today.
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