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Life Sciences - Health - 26.01.2023
Hope for patients with a severe rare disease
Hope for patients with a severe rare disease
New research offers potential benefits for those affected by the hereditary metabolic disease methylmalonic aciduria. By combining the results of multiple molecular analyses, scientists can better diagnose this rare and severe disease. In the future, an improved understanding of the disease might also improve treatment options.

Health - Innovation - 26.01.2023
Producing blood platelets on demand
Producing blood platelets on demand
Blood platelets can be stored for only up to a week, and hospitals often run short of this life-saving resource.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.01.2023
New treatment of hepatic disorders of abnormal lipid deposition
The Experimental Therapeutics group , directed by Prof. Carlo V. Catapano at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR, affiliated to USI and member of Bios+), in collaboration with Prof. Jonathan Hall at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH, Zurich) identified a novel mechanism for the treatment of hepatic disorders of abnormal lipid deposition.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.01.2023
Private patients receive treatment for heart conditions more often than those with basic health insurance
Private patients receive treatment for heart conditions more often than those with basic health insurance
Patients in Switzerland with supplementary private health insurance are more likely to undergo cardiac procedures than those with only basic health insurance. This has been demonstrated in a study by researchers from the University of Basel and the Cantonal Hospital of Aarau. Switzerland has one of the most expensive healthcare systems in the world.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.01.2023
Drug combo breaks down cancer resistance to immunotherapy
By combining a checkpoint inhibitor with a new immunocytokine, scientists at EPFL, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, CHUV and Roche have made a breakthrough in fighting against immunotherapy-resistant cancers. Immunotherapy is a way of treating cancer by reprogramming the patient's immune system to attack their tumor.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.01.2023
Financial incentives for vaccination do not have unintended negative consequences
Financial incentives for vaccination do not have unintended negative consequences
Contrary to warnings in the academic literature and public debate, modest financial incentives for vaccination can be used without fear of serious unintended consequences. This is the result of a scientific study, published in "Nature", conducted by the University of Zurich, Lund University and Unisanté.

Psychology - Health - 12.01.2023
Placebo reduces feelings of guilt
Guilt is an uncomfortable feeling and can be burdensome. Researchers at the University of Basel have shown that placebos can help reduce feelings of guilt, even when the placebo is administered openly. People don't always behave impeccably in relationship to others. When we notice that this has inadvertently caused harm, we often feel guilty.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.01.2023
New oxytocin sensor: novel applications in psychiatry
New oxytocin sensor: novel applications in psychiatry
A recent study from the University of Lausanne unveils a new method to measure oxytocin in the brain using a bioengineered fluorescent sensor. The applications of this sensor are novel and promising for psychiatry . Oxytocin Oxytocin is a neuropeptide produced by the hypothalamus, an area at the base of the brain that regulates many of the body's physiological processes as well as instinctive brain behaviors.

Health - 09.01.2023
Excessive bed occupancy in hospitals leads to rising mortality
Excessive bed occupancy in hospitals leads to rising mortality
Researchers have long suspected a link between bed occupancy and mortality in hospitals. Now, a study by the University of Basel has provided the missing data, revealing that smaller hospitals reach their capacity limit much earlier.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.01.2023
Donated Livers, Dolphin Apothecaries and Dangerous Dishwashers
Donated Livers, Dolphin Apothecaries and Dangerous Dishwashers
Evolution, health, and animal and human behavior were among the topics of the most popular 10 media releases from the University of Zurich in 2022. The communiqué with the greatest reach was about a damaged liver successfully treated outside of the human body and then used in a donor organ transplant.