news from the lab 2015


Category


Years
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


Results 81 - 100 of 106.

Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.05.2015
Novartis presents new data on 21 medicines and 11 investigational compounds at ASCO and EHA
Overall survival data for Tafinlar and Mekinist combination to be presented in metastatic BRAF V600E/K mutation-positive cutaneous melanoma New data for Zykadia in ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (
Life Sciences - Chemistry
26.03.2015
How genes are permanently silenced by small RNAs
How genes are permanently silenced by small RNAs
Researchers have elucidated the mechanism underlying small RNA-mediated gene silencing, thus solving a mystery which has been puzzling the research community for over a decade. Back in 2002, the discovery by several research groups that small RNA molecules can shut down clearly defined genome regions was hailed by Science as the Breakthrough of the Year.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2015
A spotlight on protein translation
A spotlight on protein translation
Researchers have developed a sophisticated technique that makes it possible to monitor the precise time and place of the first translation event within a cell. This novel method, known as TRICK, is described and initial results are reported in Science today. For the fate of a cell, it is crucial what proteins are produced, at what time and in what part of a cell.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
18.03.2015
Playing a Video Game Using Thoughts
Playing a Video Game Using Thoughts
The start-up MindMaze has opened up a new dimension in the world of video games: moving with thoughts through a virtual environment or even directly interacting through certain emotions.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.03.2015
Antibiotics found to have unexpected effects on mitochondria
Antibiotics found to have unexpected effects on mitochondria
An EPFL study has shown that tetracycline-based antibiotics have an unexpected effect on the development of many organisms. In addition to pointing out the issue of soil pollution by these antibiotics, which are widely administrated to livestock, the scientists call upon colleagues to explore the consequences of using them in experiments that modulate gene expression.
Life Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
09.03.2015
Learning like machines
Learning like machines
Neurobiologists have shown that neurons critical for learning can be divided into two subpopulations with different functions. Almost as if learning processes in the brain mimicked machine learning, one subpopulation is responsible for collecting a broad range of potentially relevant information, while the second subsequently helps to consolidate a successful strategy.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.03.2015
Light That Adapts to Your Needs Through the Eye of a Camera
Light That Adapts to Your Needs Through the Eye of a Camera
Researchers have developed a camera that sees like the human eye, providing clues about the sensation of visual comfort. The instrument could optimize natural and artificial lighting to constantly adapt to the needs of the user. How can we combine visual comfort with electrical energy savings? Light inside the home is a theme that has interested researchers for over a half century.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
06.03.2015
Heat Waves in Graphene
Heat Waves in Graphene
EPFL researchers have shed new light on the fundamental mechanisms of heat dissipation in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have shown that heat can propagate as a wave over very long distances. This is key information for engineering the electronics of tomorrow. In the race to miniaturize electronic components, researchers are challenged with a major problem: the smaller or the faster your device, the more challenging it is to cool it down.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
04.03.2015
Kids and robots learn to write together
Kids and robots learn to write together
Who is the teacher: the student or the machine? By showing a robot how to write letters, children improve their writing skills and gain self--confidence.
Physics/Materials Science
02.03.2015
The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave
The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave
Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior. Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave.
Life Sciences - Social Sciences
25.02.2015
Norway rats reciprocate help according to the quality of the help they received
Norway rats reciprocate help according to the quality of the help they received
Research performed at the University of Bern indicates that animals beyond Homo sapiens consider the value of previously received help when deciding whether to help a social partner. Reciprocal exchange of services and commodities among conspecifics is common, and has been observed for instance in primates, vampire bats and rats.
Computer Science/Telecom - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
25.02.2015
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
Researchers showed that by managing the access to freeway junctions and moderating the speed limit on the express lanes it is possible to reduce delays by over 12% across the highway system. In 30 years, traffic has more than tripled on most Swiss highways. On the A1, it even increased from 20'000 to nearly 90'000 vehicles per day, between Lausanne and Geneva.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.02.2015
SwissCube's longevity marks its success
SwissCube's longevity marks its success
Launched more than five years ago, the small Swiss satellite designed by EPFL and several other Universities of Applied Sciences, will soon have orbited the Earth 30'000 times.
Social Sciences - Psychology
19.02.2015
How stress can lead to inequality
How stress can lead to inequality
How does stress affect our self-confidence when we compete? An EPFL study shows how stress could actually be both a consequence and a cause of social and economic inequality, affecting our ability to compete and make financial decisions. Stress is a staple of our lives today, and we know intuitively that it can influence our confidence in competing with others.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.02.2015
Lab-on-a-chip to study single cells
Lab-on-a-chip to study single cells
Scientists at EPFL have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technique to analyze single cells from entire population. The new method, which uses beads and microfluidics can change the way we study mixed populations of cells, such as those of tumors. Individual cells in a population, e.g. a tumor, can vary greatly in terms of biochemistry and function.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
11.02.2015
CERN experiment brings precision to a cornerstone of particle physics
CERN experiment brings precision to a cornerstone of particle physics
The COMPASS experiment at CERN reports a key measurement on the strong interaction. The strong interaction binds quarks into protons and neutrons, and protons and neutrons into the nuclei of all the elements from which matter is built. Inside those nuclei, particles called pions made up of a quark and an antiquark mediate the interaction.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.02.2015
Paying rent with sugar and fat
Paying rent with sugar and fat
Powering coral reefs: Scientists have revealed how coral-dwelling microalgae harvest nutrients from the surrounding seawater and shuttle them out to their coral hosts, sustaining a fragile ecosystem that is under threat. Coral reefs are the jungles of the oceans, home to some of the planet's most fertile fishing grounds, and hotspots of global tourism.
Physics/Materials Science
04.02.2015
Risky slopes: evaluating the link between snowfall and avalanches
Risky slopes: evaluating the link between snowfall and avalanches
Ski resorts and researchers could potentially rely on statistics to evaluate the long-term avalanche activity on their slopes with a simple webcam, a weather station, and several years' worth of observations. Researchers from EPFL have validated a statistical avalanche model that translates observations into an assessment of the link between snowfall and avalanches.
Chemistry
02.02.2015
Methane storage targets are too high
Methane storage targets are too high
Using natural gas for car fuel is a challenge, requiring massive research efforts to find materials that can efficiently store it. However, a Swiss-US study concludes that the best materials have not only been already discovered, but can only meet up to 70% of energy targets set by governments. Because of its low energy density, natural gas has to be compressed or liquefied, which makes it difficult to integrate into vehicles.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Life Sciences
28.01.2015
Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality
Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality
Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises - this is the promising application stemming from a discovery made at EPFL and published. Other potential uses: miniaturising our electronic devices and developing resilient circuits. Will it be possible one day to reconfigure electronic microchips however we want, even when they are in use? A recent discovery by a team at EPFL suggests as much.

 
 
Jobs on