medicine and life sciences

Health - May 24
A team from the University of Geneva reveals that hydrating the surface of the airways of people with cystic fibrosis restores their protective barrier against unwanted bacteria. Cystic fibrosis is a rare genetic disease which can cause very serious symptoms. In particular, patients suffer from chronic bacterial infections that can lead to respiratory failure.
Computer Science - May 18
Computer Science

Researchers from ETH Zurich, Empa and the University of Zurich have developed a new material for an electronic component that can be used in a wider range of applications than its predecessors. Such components will help create electronic circuits that emulate the human brain and that are more efficient than conventional computers at performing machine-learning tasks.

Psychology - May 13

Researchers at the Department of Neurology of the University of Bern and University Hospital Bern identified how the brain triages emotions during dream sleep to consolidate the storage of positive emotions while dampening the consolidation of negative ones. The work expands the importance of sleep in mental health and opens new ways of therapeutic strategies.

Health - May 17

Scientists have discovered that changes in temperature cause marked and organ-specific effects in all tissues.

Life Sciences - May 12
Life Sciences

The cerebral cortex is thought to be the seat of conscious processing in the brain. Rather than being inactivated, specific cells in the cortex show higher spontaneous activity during general anesthesia than when awake, and this activity is synchronized across those cortical cells. Improving our understanding of the neuronal mechanisms of general anesthesia could lead to better anesthetic drugs and improved surgical outcomes.

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Life Sciences - 24.05
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Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Sektion Analysen, Mittel und Gegenstände Bundesamt für Gesundheit BAG, Köniz-Liebefeld
Computer Science - 11.05
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Pharmacology - 07.04
PhD Student Position at Molecular Pharmacology group, University of Fribourg (Switzerland) Université de Fribourg - Chair de Pharmacologie
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