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Life Sciences - Health - 03.02.2022
USI’s commitment to reducing and replacing animal testing
USI Pro-Rector for Research Prof. Patrick Gagliardini talks about USI's commitment to reduce, where possible, the use of animal experiments by replacing them with alternative models, bringing concrete examples of approaches to achieve this goal. USI has been actively involved in the Swiss 3R Competence Centre (3RCC) since its founding in 2018 and has recently renewed its commitment.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.02.2022
Early detection of dementia
Early detection of dementia
Alzheimer's and other dementias are among the most widespread diseases today. Diagnosis is complex and can often only be established with certainty late in the course of the disease. A team of researchers, together with clinical partners, is now developing a new diagnostic tool that can detect the first signs of neurodegenerative changes using a sensor belt.

Social Sciences - Health - 03.02.2022
Childhood health and cultural inequalities: women pay the price
Childhood health and cultural inequalities: women pay the price
Scientists from the University of Geneva and Université Grenoble Alpes have shown that women from under-privileged cultural backgrounds are less likely to take physical exercise in adulthood. It has now been demonstrated that the socio-economic conditions in which children grow up in will have an impact on their health behaviour- particularly physical activity - in adulthood.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 02.02.2022
The last ice age widened the Aare and Gürbe valleys
The last ice age widened the Aare and Gürbe valleys
A team led by the University of Bern was able to proof that the glaciers of the penultimate ice age ('Riss' glaciation) mainly eroded the bedrock between Thun and Bern, but that during the last glaciation (' Würm'- glaciation) glacial carving resulted in a widening and not in a further deepening of the valleys.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.02.2022
Immunological Memory Provides Long-Term Protection against Coronavirus
Immunological Memory Provides Long-Term Protection against Coronavirus
Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 by infection or vaccination generates immune cells that provide long-term immunity. These long-lived memory T cells play a key role in preventing severe cases of Covid-19. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now discovered how these memory T cells form. Many questions about how exposure to SARS-CoV-2 by infection or immunization might result in long-term protective immunity remain unanswered.

Physics - Materials Science - 02.02.2022
Cooling matter from a distance
Cooling matter from a distance
Researchers from the University of Basel have succeeded in forming a control loop consisting of two quantum systems separated by a distance of one meter. Within this loop, one quantum system - a vibrating membrane - is cooled by the other - a cloud of atoms, and the two systems are coupled to one another by laser light.

Social Sciences - Health - 02.02.2022
Mosquito nets in young children save lives into adulthood
Mosquito nets in young children save lives into adulthood
Bed nets save lives in the long run. For the first time, a study indicates that children who sleep under a mosquito net at an early age are more likely to survive into adulthood. This is shown by a long-term study over two decades with 6,700 children in Tanzania. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , followed more than 6,700 children from 1998, tracking them again in 2019 to find out what happened to them.

Life Sciences - Environment - 01.02.2022
Revealing the genetic code of Europe's species diversity
Revealing the genetic code of Europe’s species diversity
Like a building plan, reference genomes provide a nearly complete genetic code of an organism, acting as a representative example of the entire species. "Comparisons of other genome sequence data with such a reference genome allow, for example, to describe in detail the variety of genetic differences amongst individuals of a species," explains Philine Feulner, Group Leader of the Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution at Eawag.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 01.02.2022
Localis-rex: a new tool for studying electrophile signaling
A team of researchers led by Professor Yimon Aye at EPFL's School of Basic Sciences has developed a new screening method to explore an important biological process known as electrophile signaling. In general, an electrophile is a highly reactive compound that -seeks- to bond with atoms or other molecules that have an available electron pair.

Life Sciences - Physics - 31.01.2022
Safeguarding the cell nucleus
Safeguarding the cell nucleus
The nucleus is guarded by a highly secure door, the so-called nuclear pore, that controls the transport of substances from the cytoplasm to the cell nucleus and back. A research group at the University of Basel has now shown that different shuttle proteins occupy the nuclear pore to prevent unsolicited leakage of molecules.

Life Sciences - 31.01.2022
Gene-environment interactions that drives autism
Gene-environment interactions that drives autism
A team from the University of Geneva demonstrates how genes and environment interact in autistic disorders, thus explaining the vast variability of the disease's symptoms. People with autism spectrum disorders all have characteristic behavioural difficulties. Nevertheless, the important heterogeneity of their symptoms remains one of the major questions for scientists and physicians.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 28.01.2022
Extreme exoplanet has a complex and exotic atmosphere
Extreme exoplanet has a complex and exotic atmosphere
An international team including researchers from the University of Bern and the University of Geneva as well as the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS analyzed the atmosphere of one of the most extreme known planets in great detail. The results from this hot, Jupiter-like planet that was first characterized with the help of the CHEOPS space telescope, may help astronomers understand the complexities of many other exoplanets - including Earth-like planets.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.01.2022
Blocking sphingolipids counteracts muscular dystrophy
Blocking sphingolipids counteracts muscular dystrophy
Scientists have made the first link between muscular dystrophy and a group of bioactive fats, the sphingolipids, which are involved in numerous cell functions and other diseases. In a new study, the group of Johan Auwerx at EPFL's School of Life Sciences has made the first connection between muscular dystrophy and sphingolipids, a group of bioactive lipids.

Mathematics - Physics - 27.01.2022
A mathematical secret of lizard camouflage
A mathematical secret of lizard camouflage
A multidisciplinary team at the University of Geneva has succeeded in explaining the complex distribution of scales in the ocellated lizard by means of a simple equation. The shape-shifting clouds of starling birds, the organization of neural networks or the structure of an anthill: nature is full of complex systems whose behaviors can be modeled using mathematical tools.

Chemistry - Environment - 26.01.2022
Getting hydrogen out of banana peels
Getting hydrogen out of banana peels
Scientists at EPFL have developed a way to maximize hydrogen yields from biowaste, within few milliseconds. The method uses rapid photo-pyrolysis to produce hydrogen gas and solid conductive carbon from banana peels. As the world's energy demands increase, so does our consumption of fossil fuels. The result is a massive rise in greenhouse gases emissions with severely adverse environmental effects.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 26.01.2022
Understanding Who Commits Which Crimes
Why do some young men turn to crime, while others don-t? An international study shows that preferences such as risk tolerance, impatience and altruism as well as self-control can predict who will commit crime. Risk-tolerant, impatient young men are more likely to commit property crime, while people with low self-control tend to commit violent, drug and sexual offenses.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.01.2022
Alzheimer's disease: an alternative hypothesis based on synaptic alterations
Alzheimer’s disease: an alternative hypothesis based on synaptic alterations
New research suggests that targeting proteins essential to neurotransmission could be a promising alternative to treat Alzheimer's disease New research published today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association could explain why neurons fail to communicate effectively in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Earth Sciences - Environment - 25.01.2022
Plastic snowfall in the Alps
Plastic snowfall in the Alps
In a large-scale fundraising campaign, popular YouTubers like Mister Beast and Mark Rober are currently trying to rid the oceans of almost 14,000 tonnes of plastic waste. That's about 0.15 per cent of the amount that ends up in the oceans every year. But it's not just our waters that are full of plastic.

Environment - 24.01.2022
Deforestation-free and carbon-negative alternatives for palm oil
Deforestation-free and carbon-negative alternatives for palm oil
A team of scientists from EPFL and Switzerland's WSL research institute has studied the conversion of savannas into oil palm plantations as a deforestation-free way of growing these plantations. What's more, if improved management practices are adopted at the plantation scale, then the net carbon balance could be enhanced and a great leap could be made towards reducing the environmental impact of palm oil.

Health - Physics - 24.01.2022
New, better coronavirus rapid test
New, better coronavirus rapid test
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and the University of Basel have developed a rapid test for Covid-19. Its novel functional principle promises reliable and quantifiable results concerning a patient's Covid-19 disease and its course - as well as evidence concerning other diseases and Covid variants that may be present.
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