medicine and life sciences

Health - Jun 18
EPFL engineers have developed a neural interface that disappears harmlessly in the body after several months and allows natural tissue to grow back. What's more, it can be implanted in a patient's blood vessel rather than inside the brain, thereby avoiding the need for invasive surgery.
Life Sciences - Jun 17
Life Sciences

Scientists from the University of Geneva demonstrate how the mutation of a single gene can slow down cell division and lead to an abnormally small brain.

Life Sciences - Jun 17
Life Sciences

Scientists in a European collaboration propose a personalized protocol for optimizing stimulation of optic nerve fibers, for the blind, which takes into account feedback from the viewer's brain. The protocol has been tested on artificial neural networks known to simulate the physiology of the entire visual system, from the eye to the visual cortex. The stimulation protocol will be tested in clinical trials with partners in Rome.

Environment - Jun 17

Nitrogen from agriculture, vehicle emissions and industry is endangering butterflies in Switzerland. The element is deposited in the soil via the air and has an impact on vegetation - to the detriment of the butterflies, as researchers at the University of Basel have discovered.

Health - Jun 16

Immune cells protect our body against invading pathogens. The chemokine receptor CCR5 on the surface of T cells plays an important role in this process. However, CCR5 also is used by the HI-Virus as entrance gate into T cells. A research consortium led by the University of Basel has now deciphered the mechanism of CCR5 receptor activation. The study provides important insights for the development of effective treatments for AIDS, cancer and inflammatory diseases.

Selected Jobs
Health - 18.06
PhD student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Universität Bern, Institut für Sozial- und Präventivmedizin
Life Sciences - 16.06
PhD position Soil Exotoxicology Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW, Muttenz
Health - 08.06
Post-doctoral position in statistical genetics Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne
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