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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
04.11.2009
The Entwined Destinies of Mankind and Leprosy Bacteria
The Entwined Destinies of Mankind and Leprosy Bacteria
Leprosy still affects hundreds of thousands of people today throughout the entire world. An international team headed by EPFL professor Stewart Cole has traced the history of the disease from ancient Egypt to today and in doing so has made a public health study essential for combating the disease.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.10.2009
The mystery of odour-cued perception
The mystery of odour-cued perception
Odours are powerful stimulants for the human brain. Now, for the first time, researchers have succeeded in demonstrating that the evaluation of olfactory perceptions actually follows a very strict order.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.10.2009
Retinal neurons do double duty
Retinal neurons do double duty
Scientists have identified a new neural circuit in the retina responsible for the detection of approaching objects.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.09.2009
Function of a microscopic network found
Function of a microscopic network found
Fifty years ago, a microscopic network of tubules was found in neurons. Its function was unknown.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
02.09.2009
A new molecule to combat diabetes and obesity
A new molecule to combat diabetes and obesity
Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is increasing at an alarming state with more than 180 million people affected worldwide.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.03.2009
New Weapon to Fight Tuberculosis
BTZ043 is a new therapeutic agent to fight tuberculosis. Its target is an enzyme which produces the cell wall of the pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.01.2009
Oxytocin improves human ability to recognize faces
Oxytocin, a hormone involved in child-birth and breast-feeding, helps people recognize familiar faces.

 
 
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