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Pharmacology - Health - 12.01.2011
Pain killers increase risk of heart attack
Pain killers increase risk of heart attack
If you regularly take pain killers - even those available over the counter - you often expose yourself to higher risks of heart attack and apoplexy.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.12.2010
How the eye builds circuits to detect motion
How the eye builds circuits to detect motion
Scientists could explain how the eye creates circuits to analyze motion. The detection of motion in the retina is based on circuit asymmetry, a fundamental computational principle in the brain.

Physics - Health - 23.09.2010
Advanced imaging for bone research and materials science
Advanced imaging for bone research and materials science
A novel nano-tomography method developed by a team of researchers opens the door to computed tomography examinations of minute structures at nanometer resolutions.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.08.2010
Cells changing track: thymus cells transform into skin cells
Cells changing track: thymus cells transform into skin cells
Taking one type of cell and transforming it into another type is now possible. Cells taken from the thymus have been transformed into skin cells - a discovery that may have important ramifications for the field of organ regeneration.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.06.2010
Protein restores vision in blind animals
Protein restores vision in blind animals
Scientists restore vision in retinitis pigmentosa using an archaebacterial protein.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.04.2010
One Molecule Opens the Door to New Treatments for Depression
One Molecule Opens the Door to New Treatments for Depression
There has been little progress in the way we treat depression and anxiety for over thirty years, but a recent study may open the door to new strategies.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.03.2010
How the demons of dementia possess and damage brain cells
How the demons of dementia possess and damage brain cells
Alzheimer's disease currently affects more than 26 million people worldwide and estimates of up to four times as many sufferers by 2050 has made studying its causes a top priority for neuroscientists.

Health - 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 - Health - 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 - Health - 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 - Health - 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.

Health - 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.

Health - 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 - Health - 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.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.12.2008
Une protéine joue un rôle de messagère
Un groupe de recherche de la Faculté de médecine de l'Université de Genève comprend l'activité d'une protéine jouant un rôle de messagère et confirme l'interaction régissant des relations entre divers éléments celllulaires, tout en démontrant le rôle primordial joué par une protéine.

Pedagogy - Health - 03.12.2008
Ersatzhaut aus dem Labor
Kinder mit Verbrennungen sollen künftig Ersatzhaut aus dem Labor erhalten. Dafür sorgt die Forschungsabteilung für molekulare Gewebebiologie der Chirurgischen Klinik am Kinderspital in Zürich.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 06.11.2008
A new weapon against obesity
A synthetic new chemical entity protects against diet-induced obesity, improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and enhances exercise endurance by enhancing fat utilization in certain target tissues.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.10.2008
Regulateur de poids contre l'obésité
Regulateur de poids contre l'obésité
Augmentation pathologique de la masse graisseuse, l'obésité se caractérise par un surpoids qui engendre d'autres complications.

Health - Social Sciences - 21.10.2008
Wirksamkeit eines chinesischen Medikaments gezeigt
Forscher des Schweizerischen Tropeninstituts in Basel haben die Verträglichkeit und Wirksamkeit eines in China entwickelten Medikaments gegen Darmwürmer bestätigt.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.05.2008
Novel control element of the cellular regulation circuitry discovered
Modern global analysis tools have given an unprecedented insight into the genetic circuitry of living cells.
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