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Environment - Oct 18
Environment
According to the prevailing opinion, species-rich ecosystems are more stable against environmental disruptions such as drought, hot spells or pesticides. The situation is not as simple as it seems, however, as ecologists have now discovered. Under certain environmental conditions, increased biodiversity can also lead to an ecosystem becoming more unstable.
Life Sciences - Oct 18
Life Sciences

Graphene has been hailed as the material of the future. As yet, however, little is known about whether and how graphene affects our health if it gets into the body.

Environment - Oct 17
Environment

Analysis of ice cores delivers continuous data for the first time on industrial soot from 1740 to today In the first half of the 19th century, a series of large volcanic eruptions in the tropics led to a temporary global cooling of Earth's climate.


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Medicine / Pharmacology - 08:00
Novartis announces presentation of new Lutathera NETTER-1 data
Novartis announces presentation of new Lutathera NETTER-1 data at ESMO demonstrating significant improvement in PFS regardless of baseline liver tumor burden Lutathera treatment was associated with a

Architecture - 19.10.2018
"Mediocre tools lead to mediocre thinking"
Architect Bernard Tschumi has donated the archives of his Bridge City project - developed for the City of Lausanne in 1988 - to EPFL.

Astronomy / Space Science - 18.10.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Business / Economics - 18.10.2018

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 17.10.2018
Modifying a virtual environment in just a few clicks
Creating and modifying a virtual reality environment just got a lot easier thanks to software being released today by Imverse, an EPFL spin-off.

Event - Architecture - 17.10.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 16.10.2018
Novartis 5-year data in psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis reinforces Cosentyx leadership in spondyloarthritis
Data from the MEASURE 1 and FUTURE 1 studies show rapid and long-lasting sustained improvement in the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) ,   In rheumatolo

Physics / Materials Science - Business / Economics - 11.10.2018
Joint research on Laser Deposition Welding
Joint research on Laser Deposition Welding
Empa and BeAM, a manufacturer of machines for metal 3D printing, are glad to announce an extensive research and development agreement.

Environment - 11.10.2018
Scientists head to Antarctica to study snow and icecaps
Scientists head to Antarctica to study snow and icecaps
EPFL scientists will soon be heading off to Antarctica, where they will spend four months collecting reams of meteorological data at Australia's Davis research station.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 10.10.2018
Novartis announces new data from the first direct head-to-head trial to demonstrate superior efficacy of Gilenya over Copaxone in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
Topline findings from ASSESS show adult relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients taking Gilenya (fingolimod) 0.5mg experienced significantly fewer relapses than patients on Copaxone (glatiramer acetate) 20mg   Gilenya 0.5mg is the first and only disease modifying therapy to show superiority in reducing relapses vs Copaxone in a controlled, head-to-head trial   Treatment discontinuations were overall more common in the

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 10.10.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 09.10.2018
Novartis analysis shows crizanlizumab (SEG101) increased the number of patients free of sickle cell pain crises vs placebo during SUSTAIN study
Novartis analysis shows crizanlizumab (SEG101) increased the number of patients free of sickle cell pain crises vs placebo during SUSTAIN study Data published in the American Journal of Hematology show more than twice as many patients taking crizanlizumab did not experience a disease-related pain crisis (also called vaso-occlusive crisis, or VOC) vs placebo   VOCs are the most common, painful complication of sickle cell disease and the main reas

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 08.10.2018

Event - Careers / Employment - 08.10.2018

Innovation / Technology - 08.10.2018
Summit in the field of Additive Manufacturing
Empa underscores its leading role in the exchange of knowledge in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM).

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 08.10.2018
Novartis announces FDA and EMA filing acceptance of siponimod, the first and only drug shown to meaningfully delay disability progression in typical SPMS patients
There is a critical need for safe and effective treatments for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) - a highly debilitating form of MS characterized by gradual, irreversible worsening of d

Computer Science / Telecom - 08.10.2018

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 06.10.2018

Business / Economics - 04.10.2018
Even Small Gifts Boost Business
The offering of a gift - a sign of gratitude for a good business relationship, or a bribe? It's a fine line that is often hard to judge.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 04.10.2018
Sandoz Healthcare Access Challenge (HACk) returns, seeking digital solutions to local healthcare access challenges
Despite major advances in modern medicine, universal access to healthcare remains the largest unmet medical need Building on the inaugural Sandoz HACk, this year's competition expands to seek broader

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 03.10.2018
Roche announces new data for risdiplam in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at the World Muscle Society Congress
Roche announces new data for risdiplam in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at the World Muscle Society Congress Preliminary findings from Part 1 of the FIREFISH study show that infants with Type 1 SMA are meeting developmental milestones including sitting without support Preliminary data from Part 1 of the SUNFISH study show improvements in motor function in people with Type 2/3 SMA No drug-related safety findings leading to withdrawal in risdiplam

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 03.10.2018
Jacques Lévy wins the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize
Jacques Lévy wins the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize
Jacques Lévy has been awarded the 2018 Vautrin-Lud Prize, a geography award modeled on the Nobel Prize.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 03.10.2018
Novartis licenses three novel anti-infective programs to Boston Pharmaceuticals
Clinical and pre-clinical stage programs focused on addressing growing need for new treatments against drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria   Agreement is part of Novartis strategy to partner with l

Innovation / Technology - Electroengineering - 02.10.2018
Cooperation in printed electronics
Cooperation in printed electronics
Empa is expanding its Coating Competence Center (CCC) thanks to a new partnership in the field of printed electronics with US-based equipment manufacturer Optomec.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 28.09.2018
Two Years after Rosetta
Two Years after Rosetta
On September 30, 2016, the active phase of the ESA's Rosetta mission came to an end with the controlled crash landing of the probe on the surface of the comet Chury.

Life Sciences - 27.09.2018
Fructose metabolism and noncommunicable diseases: recent findings and new research perspectives
Prof. Luc Tappy, Department of Physiology Fructose is a physiological nutrient which, when consumed in excess, may have adverse metabolic effects, mainly in the liver (hepatic insulin resistance and fat storage).

Medicine / Pharmacology - 27.09.2018
French Recommendations for Sugar Intake in Adults: A Novel Approach Chosen by ANSES
Tappy L., Morio B., Azzout-Marniche D., Champ M., Gerber M., Houdart S., Mas E., Rizkalla S., Slama G., Mariotti F., Margaritis I..

Innovation / Technology - 27.09.2018
Naturally against pesticides
Naturally against pesticides
The use of pesticides is still widespread in Swiss agriculture - and the resulting damage to humans and the environment is immense.

Transport - 26.09.2018
Smart transportation systems need smart governance
Two EPFL researchers have just published a book highlighting the need for cities to adopt adequate governance mechanisms for their transportation systems.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 24.09.2018
Roche’s investigational medicine entrectinib showed a durable response of more than two years in people with a specific type of lung cancer
Entrectinib reduced tumours in people with ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including those whose disease had spread to the central nervous system (CNS) Data will be submitted to glo
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