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Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 02.12.2021
Innovative research into new vaccines
Innovative research into new vaccines
Projects taking part in the National Research Programme "Covid-19" (NRP 78) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are pursuing highly promising approaches in a drive to develop new vaccines.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 25.11.2021
Ensuring as few plankton as possible can sneak away undetected
Ensuring as few plankton as possible can sneak away undetected
How does a machine recognise plankton? In much the same way as people recognise the faces of other people.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 24.11.2021
Studying the understudied in human biology: a chat with Margherita Yayoi Turco
Studying the understudied in human biology: a chat with Margherita Yayoi Turco

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021
2021 Hans Sigrist Symposium Focuses on Single Cell Analysis
2021 Hans Sigrist Symposium Focuses on Single Cell Analysis

Environment - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021
'I cannot imagine our life without biodiversity'
’I cannot imagine our life without biodiversity’
Prof. Christoph Vorburger is a biologist and heads the Aquatic Ecology department at the aquatic research institute Eawag.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021
Not one, but three forms of Alzheimer's disease
Not one, but three forms of Alzheimer’s disease
A European research team led by the UNIGE and the HUG propose a new framework for analysing Alzheimer's disease, and call for early and differentiated treatment for at-risk people.

Life Sciences - Campus - 23.11.2021
Master of neuromodulation
Master of neuromodulation
Stanisa Raspopovic connects the digital world of sensors and electrical circuits with the nervous system and its cellular circuits.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.11.2021
Elisa Calamita wins the Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize 2021
Elisa Calamita wins the Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize 2021
Elisa Calamita's doctoral thesis in the Eawag Surface Waters Department and at ETH Zurich was part of the Horizon 2020 project DAFNE.

Life Sciences - Career - 19.11.2021
Eccellenza Fellowship for Friedemann Zenke

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.11.2021
Lake Constance in a state of change
Lake Constance in a state of change
Lake Constance on the border between Germany, Austria and Switzerland is one of the largest lakes on the edge of the Alps and is an essential drinking water reservoir and ecosystem, important for tourism, recreation, fishing, nature conservation and thermal utilisation.

Life Sciences - Event - 05.11.2021
Congratulations to the winners of the FMI Science Prizes 2021

Life Sciences - Health - 01.11.2021
Research areas

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 01.11.2021
Wyss Center announces the appointment of Dr Richie Kohman as Chief Scientific Officer

Life Sciences - Innovation - 29.10.2021
Epios(TM) Silver Winner of MassChallenge Switzerland 2021 accelerator

Health - Life Sciences - 27.10.2021
Research grant for Silvia Arber to investigate Parkinson's
Research grant for Silvia Arber to investigate Parkinson’s
Silvia Arber - group leader at the FMI and at the Biozentrum, University of Basel - and a team of international experts receive 8 million Swiss Francs from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative to investigate Parkinson's.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.10.2021
Green tea catechins promote oxidative stress
Green tea catechins promote oxidative stress
Green tea is seen as healthy and promotes a longer life supposedly due to its high level of antioxidants.

Architecture - Life Sciences - 19.10.2021
A machine designs new Swiss Alpine architecture at the Seoul Biennale
A machine designs new Swiss Alpine architecture at the Seoul Biennale
The Artificial Swissness exhibit - a larger than life-sized "design brain" developed by EPFL's Media x Design Lab (LDM) - is currently on display at the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism, which runs until 31 October 2021.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2021
Sarah Gilbert wins the 2021 Erna Hamburger Prize
Sarah Gilbert wins the 2021 Erna Hamburger Prize

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 18.10.2021
A molecular biologist with a fascination for sunburn
A molecular biologist with a fascination for sunburn
Human cells are like tiny, multi-purpose factories. In his research, biologist Gabriele Alessandro Fontana investigates how cells repair damaged DNA.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.10.2021
Our brains have a 'fingerprint' too
Our brains have a ’fingerprint’ too
An EPFL scientist has pinpointed the signs of brain activity that make up our brain fingerprint, which - like our regular fingerprint - is unique. "I think about it every day and dream about it at night. It's been my whole life for five years now," says Enrico Amico, a scientist and SNSF Ambizione Fellow at EPFL's Medical Image Processing Laboratory and the EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2021
IRB sythesises probiotic bacterium that could improve cancer immunotherapy

Life Sciences - Health - 15.10.2021
New system developed for rapid SARS-CoV-2 variant characterization and facilitated drug development
New system developed for rapid SARS-CoV-2 variant characterization and facilitated drug development
Researchers led by the Nobel Laureate Charles Rice of The Rockefeller University and Volker Thiel of the University of Bern and Institute of Virology and Immunology have developed a non-contagious model of SARS-CoV-2 that makes it easier, faster and safer to study the virus and new variants. In addition, the realistic model can be used to better test drugs.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2021
Immune system keeps the intestinal flora in balance
Immune system keeps the intestinal flora in balance
Trillions of benign bacteria live in the intestine. They are kept in a continuous balance by the immune system, which thereby makes them harmless to humans.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 12.10.2021
The protein engineer
The protein engineer

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 07.10.2021
Sensing the brain's chemical signals
Sensing the brain’s chemical signals

Life Sciences - Health - 07.10.2021
We must expand human rights to cover neurotechnology
We must expand human rights to cover neurotechnology
Technologies that interfere with our brains have great potential. But their ethical implications are such that they may require an expansion of human rights frameworks, argues Marcello Ienca.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.10.2021
Poison source in the idyll
Poison source in the idyll
Sediments in the Spöl, a small river in the very south of the canton Graubünden, are contaminated with PCBs.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 30.09.2021
Virtual reality affects children differently than adults
Virtual reality affects children differently than adults
Immersive virtual reality disrupts the child's default coordination strategy, scientists show, something that should be taken into account when developing virtual reality rehabilitation protocols for children. While very little is known on the effects of immersive VR on adults, there is next to no knowledge on the impact of such systems on the sensorimotor abilities of young children.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.09.2021
In conversation with Silvia Scarabelli, PhD, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Engineer
The 'in conversation' series features members of the Wyss Center community discussing their work, their collaborations and imagining the future.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.09.2021
Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics
Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics
Two EPFL engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.09.2021
Four projects selected for the Bertarelli Foundation's Catalyst Fund
Four projects selected for the Bertarelli Foundation's Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst [email protected] Biotech program, introduced by the Bertarelli Foundation in 2017, aims to support research on innovative treatments for nervous-system diseases.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.09.2021
The man setting out to reduce methane produced by animals
The man setting out to reduce methane produced by animals

Health - Life Sciences - 17.09.2021
Josef Steiner Cancer Research Award 2021 goes to immunologist
Josef Steiner Cancer Research Award 2021 goes to immunologist

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.09.2021
We are less sceptical of genetic engineering than assumed
We often hear that Swiss consumers want their agriculture to be free from genetic engineering. But consumer acceptance of genetically modified crops is likely to be higher than the media leads us to believe, Angela Bearth says. The ban on growing genetically modified crops in Switzerland is set to expire at the end of this year.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.09.2021
Research with animals, a necessity for scientific progress
Research with animals, a necessity for scientific progress

Innovation - Life Sciences - 06.09.2021
EPFL and the Wyss Center award two new entrepreneurial projects
EPFL and the Wyss Center award two new entrepreneurial projects
The Capture dream journaling mobile application Scientists have known of the existence of lucid dreams - in which the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming - for decades, but the neurobiology is poorly understood and it remains unclear why some people have them while others do not. Lucid dreaming is thought to bring benefits including reduced anxiety, improved motor skills, memory consolidation and enhanced problem solving.

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.08.2021
'LéXPLORE brings together researchers from different disciplines - that's fantastic'
’LéXPLORE brings together researchers from different disciplines - that’s fantastic’
There has been a floating laboratory on Lake Geneva called LéXPLORE since 2019.

Life Sciences - Transport - 26.08.2021
UZH and Airbus to Grow Miniature Human Tissue on the International Space Station (ISS)
UZH and Airbus to Grow Miniature Human Tissue on the International Space Station (ISS)
UZH Space Hub and Airbus Defence and Space are sending an experiment into space on the next resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS) with the aim of advancing the industrial production of human tissue in microgravity.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.08.2021
Computer algorithms are currently revolutionising biology
Artificial intelligence can help predict the three-dimensional structure of proteins. Beat Christen describes how such algorithms should soon help to develop tailored artificial proteins.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.08.2021
Organoid bladders reveal secrets of UTIs
Organoid bladders reveal secrets of UTIs
Scientists at EPFL have developed two complementary bladder models to study urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by E. coli: bladder organoids and a bladder-on-a-chip.

Environment - Life Sciences - 05.08.2021
The challenges of forecasting algae blooms
The challenges of forecasting algae blooms
Blue-green algae and other phytoplankton are very important for the proper functioning of aquatic ecosystems.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.08.2021
Salmonella: Intestinal flora as reason for asymptomatic disease progression
Salmonella infections can result in a broad spectrum of illnesses. According to the latest research findings, one reason why some cases are harmless while others are very severe lies in the intestinal flora. An infection with Salmonella can have very different consequences. While some infected people do not notice the infection with the bacteria at all - this is called an asymptomatic progression - others suffer from severe gastrointestinal complaints.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 30.07.2021
How will machine learning change science?
SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS - For millennia scientists have manually combed through data in a bid to find meaningful patterns to solve complex problems.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.07.2021
Lord of the flies, king of data and proud owner of seven bicycles
Lord of the flies, king of data and proud owner of seven bicycles
ETH professor and molecular biologist Ernst Hafen retires at the end of July. We look back at the colourful career of a leading scientist with many different interests beyond the narrow world of molecular genetics.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 23.07.2021
Wyss Center partners with Artiria Medical to accelerate a novel therapy for cerebral vasospasm
The new device will interact with the nerves responsible for constriction of brain arteries - a common complication after hemorrhagic stroke Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center and Artiria Medical

Health - Life Sciences - 14.07.2021
How to make biomedical research data able to interact?
How to make biomedical research data able to interact?
Swiss specialists in data semantics define the national strategy for the interoperability of research data to enable a strong policy of promoting personalised medicine.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.07.2021
In the health lab of the future
In the health lab of the future
Rea Lehner has been running the "Future Health Technologies" research programme at the Singapore-ETH Centre since 2020.

Life Sciences - 06.07.2021
Pico Caroni awarded 2021 Science Prize of the city of Basel

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2021
AI improves speech understanding of hearing aid users
AI improves speech understanding of hearing aid users
In noisy environments it is difficult for hearing aid users or people with a hearing implant to understand their conversational partner because current audio processors still have difficulty focusing precisely enough on specific sound sources.

Life Sciences - 30.06.2021
'Wastewater provides representative data on viral strains'
’Wastewater provides representative data on viral strains’