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Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 04.06.2018
Blood formation: researchers engineer human bone marrow tissue
Blood formation: researchers engineer human bone marrow tissue
Researchers have developed an artificial tissue in which human blood stem cells remain functional for a prolonged period of time. Scientists from the University of Basel, University Hospital Basel, and ETH Zurich have reported their findings in the scientific journal PNAS. Every day in the bone marrow several billion blood cells are formed.

Physics / Materials Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 30.05.2018
Hollywood in the Würenlingen woods
Hollywood in the Würenlingen woods
With the X-ray laser SwissFEL, researchers at PSI want to produce movies of biomolecules in action. This can reveal how our eyes function or how new drugs work. Luc Patthey stands next to a complicated arrangement of optical lenses, measuring instruments, countless cables, and a thin steel pipe. We're in Hollywood here.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 28.05.2018
Deciphering the language of cells using observation chambers
Deciphering the language of cells using observation chambers
EPFL researchers have developed an innovative label-free method for studying the behavior of single cells continuously and in real time. By placing a cell in a small chamber containing nanosensors and observing it over many hours, it is possible to identify the cell's unique personality and understand how it communicates.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 28.05.2018
Imaging the inside of injection needles with neutrons
Imaging the inside of injection needles with neutrons
PSI researchers help to understand why in pre-filled syringes, liquid medication can enter the needle inadvertently Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, the University of Basel and the company F. Hoffmann-La Roche have found out why proper storage is crucial for syringes which are pre-filled with a liquid medication.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 23.05.2018
New anti-ALS drug receives Orphan Drug Designation
New anti-ALS drug receives Orphan Drug Designation
A new gene therapy for treating an inherited form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis has been given an Orphan Drug Designation by the European Medicines Agency. The therapy is already in preclinical development at EPFL. "We are thrilled that the EMA endorses the soundness of our new therapy against this devastating rare disease," says Bernard Schneider, the EPFL scientist who leads the development of a new drug aimed at Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 16.05.2018
Light for biomolecules and super-fast processes
Light for biomolecules and super-fast processes
For the International Day of Light: How PSI scientists study molecules and materials The 16th of May is the International Day of Light. With the help of light, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI see how molecules assemble and how rapid chemical and physical processes occur on the scale of individual atoms.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Physics / Materials Science - 14.05.2018
Opening: Advanced technology against cancer
Opening: Advanced technology against cancer
New treatment unit for proton therapy at PSI is inaugurated With millimetre precision, certain tumours can be irradiated at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI using protons - that is, positively charged elementary particles.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 09.05.2018
Computer-Designed Customized Regenerative Heart Valves
Computer-Designed Customized Regenerative Heart Valves
Producing living tissue or organs based on human cells is one of the main research fields in regenerative medicine. Tissue engineering, which involves growing replacement parts in the laboratory, forms a key part of this research. The parts can be used to replace defective cells and tissues in the body and restore their normal functioning.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 07.05.2018
Mystery solved: The bacterial protein that kills male fruit flies
Mystery solved: The bacterial protein that kills male fruit flies
An endosymbiotic bacterium, Spiroplasma, specifically kills the males of its fruit-fly host (Drosophila). This has perplexed biologists since the 1950's, but EPFL scientists have now solved the mystery by identifying the gene behind this gender-specific killing. In the fifties, geneticists were faced with a mystery: when two strains of the same fruit fly species (Drosophila) crossed, they only produced female flies instead of the expected 50:50 sex ratio.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 02.05.2018
Substance in Chinese Medicine can cause cardiac arrhythmia
Substance in Chinese Medicine can cause cardiac arrhythmia
A medicinal plant frequently used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - Evodia rutaecarpa - contains substances that can cause cardiac arrhythmia. This is what researchers from the Universities of Basel, Vienna and Utrecht have recently found out. Extracts of the plant Evodia rutaecarpa are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for a variety of symptoms, such as headaches, nausea and vomiting as well as menstrual complaints and ulcers in the mouth area.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 01.05.2018
Worms in high-tech housing replace laboratory mice
In an effort to improve drug, cosmetic and other chemical product tests, Nagi Bioscience has created a device that automatically grows, feeds, houses and analyzes laboratory worms. This invention will save researchers both time and money and sharply reduce the number of tests that require laboratory rondents.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Chemistry - 30.04.2018
Double-bridged peptides bind any disease target
Double-bridged peptides bind any disease target
EPFL scientists have developed a new type of "double-bridged peptide" that can be tailored to bind tightly to disease targets of interest. The peptides' highly efficient binding, combined with their small size and high stability make them ideal for drug therapies. The work is published. Image:  A model of a double-bridged peptide (the peptide in light blue, the two bridges in yellow).

Medicine / Pharmacology - Computer Science / Telecom - 25.04.2018
New app for ophthalmology clinical trials from home
New app for ophthalmology clinical trials from home
FocalView is a new app developped by Novartis and designed to help ophthalmic clinical trials, making them more accessible and flexible. Using patients' self-recorded measurements, FocalView aims to enable more sensitive trial endpoints and more accurate patient-reported outcomes. The app is freely available to the scientific community.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Mathematics - 25.04.2018
Indications of Psychosis Appear in Cortical Folding
Indications of Psychosis Appear in Cortical Folding
Imaging techniques can be used to detect the development of psychosis in the brains of high-risk patients at an early stage, as reported by researchers from the University of Basel and Western University in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Detecting psychosis early increases the chances of effective treatment.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Environment - 24.04.2018
Parenting Groups Can Improve Child Development
Parenting Groups Can Improve Child Development
Parenting groups in rural communities can improve early childhood development in low-resource settings. These are the findings of a study conducted by Swiss TPH in collaboration with the Boston University and partners in Zambia. The study Many children in lowand middle-income countries do not reach their developmental potential due to malnutrition, infectious diseases and a lack of appropriate stimulation and learning opportunities in their home environment.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Computer Science / Telecom - 24.04.2018
New app for pollen allergy sufferers
New app for pollen allergy sufferers
Pollen season: The new app called Ally Science has been designed for the two million or so allergy sufferers in Switzerland Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) and University Hospital Zurich (USZ) are launching the free smartphone app Ally Science on the 24th of April 2018.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 23.04.2018
Dicer is not rolling dice
Dicer is not rolling dice
Researchers keep discovering new functions of small RNAs. For instance, they can be used as a defense mechanism against viruses or self-replicating genome invaders. These tiny pieces of RNA are often produced by a cleavage of long precursors by so called Dicer proteins. To their surprise, researchers from the University of Bern have found that some Dicers acquired a unique and as yet unknown feature that allow them to cleave the RNA precursors in a very specific way, resulting in small RNAs that work much more efficiently.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Environment - 23.04.2018
Frequent walking: from personal health to sustainable mobility
Frequent walking: from personal health to sustainable mobility
For his thesis, Derek Christie studied people who walk outdoors for more than one hour per day. Little research has been done into these frequent walkers, who could nevertheless help to shape public policies on mobility.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 20.04.2018
New Novartis analyses at AAN show siponimod’s efficacy on disability and cognition in secondary progressive MS patients
Analyses of the EXPAND study showed that siponimod (BAF312) reduced the risk of disability progression largely disassociated from relapses in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)   In EXPAND, siponimod also had a meaningful benefit on patients' cognitive processing speed   Findings add to clinical evidence for siponimod in SPMS, an area with a high unmet need for well-tolerated and effective new therapies - Novartis toda

Medicine / Pharmacology - 16.04.2018
Triple drug combination shows high activity against parasitic worm infections
Triple drug combination shows high activity against parasitic worm infections
Swiss TPH researchers were able to show high efficacy of a triple drug therapy against hookworm and whipworm in a clinical trial in school-aged children in Lao PDR.