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Medicine - Aug 14
Age, sex, and specific human genetic variants are the key factors behind differences between immune responses among healthy humans, finds a study of 1,000 individuals carried out by EPFL and the Pasteur Institute. Over the course of our life, we are continuously exposed to pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, meaning that our immune system is constantly at work.
Life Sciences - Aug 10
Life Sciences

EPFL neuroscientists have identified a brain mechanism that is linked to aggression and violent behavior, potentially forming the basis for treating aggression in several psychiatric disorders.

Medicine - Aug 10
Medicine

A new type of bed net with two active ingredients, a pyrethroid insecticide plus an insect growth hormone, could prevent millions of cases of malaria according to a new study published yesterday in The Lancet.


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Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 13.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 10.08.2018

Careers / Employment - Administration - 09.08.2018
Four Million Euros Awarded to Three UZH Researchers
Three scientists of the University of Zurich have been awarded the EU's coveted ERC Starting Grants.

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 07.08.2018

Business / Economics - 07.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 03.08.2018
PRIME designation granted by European Medicines Agency for RG6042 for treatment of Huntington’s disease
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Environment - 02.08.2018
Stalagmites as climate archive
Stalagmites as climate archive
Eawag, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bern have developed a new instrument: the "Combined Vacuum Crushing and Sieving System" (CVCS). This device makes possible the extraction of minute water and noble gas inclusions that are thousands of years old from the pores of minerals in caves, without distortion by the present atmosphere.

Literature / Linguistics - 31.07.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 31.07.2018
Roche Purchases Shares in Tender Offer for FMI
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Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 30.07.2018
Novartis marks a new era for migraine patients with the EU approval of Aimovig , a first-of-its-kind treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention
Novartis marks a new era for migraine patients with the EU approval of Aimovig , a first-of-its-kind treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention Patients on Aimovig (erenumab) in clinical

Architecture - 27.07.2018
Where structure and ornamentation merge
Where structure and ornamentation merge
Researchers at ETH Zurich have fabricated an 80 m2 lightweight concrete slab at the DFAB House, making it the world's first full-scale architectural project to use 3D sand printing for its formwork.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 27.07.2018
Knowledge brokers connect research, policy and practice
Knowledge brokers connect research, policy and practice
Knowledge brokering is a technical term used to describe activities to facilitate mutual learning between researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Administration - 27.07.2018
Novartis combination Tafinlar + Mekinist receives positive CHMP opinion for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma
Phase III trial showed a 53% reduction in risk of recurrence or death with the combination of a BRAF and MEK inhibitor as adjuvant therapy versus placebo   Relapse-free survival benefit with Tafinlar

Medicine / Pharmacology - 25.07.2018
Cross-Cultural Exchange on Health System Performance
Cross-Cultural Exchange on Health System Performance
A workshop was held on 16 to 20 July in Basel, Switzerland, bringing together over 60 Swiss TPH employees including 37 from 14 countries in West and Central Africa and the Middle East.

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.07.2018
Scientists set out to explore microbial life in glacier streams
EPFL scientists will spend at least the next four years studying some of the world's biggest glacier-fed streams.

Mathematics - Careers / Employment - 24.07.2018

Innovation / Technology - 23.07.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 23.07.2018
Novartis renews drug donation of Egaten (triclabendazole) until 2022, reaffirming its commitment to the fight against liver fluke
Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 millio

Administration - Civil Engineering - 20.07.2018
"This is just the beginning of RESCIF's success"
The Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community (RESCIF), which was created at EPFL in 2011, will now be chaired by the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 20.07.2018
Roche to present new data demonstrating the breadth and depth of its Alzheimer’s programme at the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
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Psychology - 19.07.2018
Self-worth of children and teenagers develops more positively than supposed
Contrary to previous assumptions, self-esteem already grows during childhood and doesn't drop during adolescence. Furthermore, it increases considerably as a young adult until it reaches its peak at the age of roughly 60 to 70 years old. Our self-esteem only declines in old age. Researchers at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Bern have been able to show the development over the lifespan in a comprehensive study.

Innovation / Technology - Media - 19.07.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 19.07.2018
Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy reduced the risk of disease worsening or death in the initial treatment of people with advanced lung cancer
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Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 18.07.2018
Novartis Kisqali now first and only CDK4/6 inhibitor indicated in US as first-line therapy specifically for premenopausal women; and as initial therapy with fulvestrant in postmenopausal women
Novartis Kisqali now first and only CDK4/6 inhibitor indicated in US as first-line therapy specifically for premenopausal women; and as initial therapy with fulvestrant in postmenopausal women Kisqal

Veterinary Science - 18.07.2018
The EPFLoop team is ready to race
The EPFLoop team is ready to race
The EPFLoop team is in the United States where, on Sunday, it will take part in the Hyperloop Pod Competition being organized by the founder of SpaceX.

Business / Economics - Medicine / Pharmacology - 18.07.2018
Novartis delivers solid growth in second quarter and continues transformation to a focused medicines company
Net sales grew 5% (cc , +7% USD) mainly driven by: Cosentyx grew to USD 701 million, (+40% cc) with strong growth in all indications in the US and EU Entresto sales more than doubled to USD 239 millio

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 17.07.2018
The pros and cons of artificial intelligence
AI is set to trigger a major transformation in society. As soon as algorithms influence our voting habits or design school curricula, it is up to politics to limit the damage. A new study on the opportunities and risks of AI is now being conducted on behalf of TA-Swiss. Artificial intelligence (AI) is not just about the irritatingly charming face of a "humanoid robot" gazing inquisitively at us.

Careers / Employment - 17.07.2018

Careers / Employment - 16.07.2018

Business / Economics - 12.07.2018
When is the best time of day for executives to work on strategic tasks?
When is the best time of day for executives to work on strategic tasks? Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL While studies have shown how our biological clock and the time of day can affect the mood of Twitter users or the performance of doctors and judges, how does it work with executives' How might their choice of timing affect the company when it comes to communicating strategic information? Find out in the first research of its kind, conducted by Prof. Elizabeth Demers.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 12.07.2018
Artificial intelligence helps design an ultra-aerodynamic bike
Thanks to software developed by Neural Concept, an EPFL spin-off, bicycle engineers can quickly calculate the most aerodynamic shape for a bike. The software - which is being presented in Stockholm today at the International Conference on Machine Learning - applies artificial intelligence to a set of user-defined specifications.

Innovation / Technology - 12.07.2018
Report on the Open Access Institutional Survey 2017 - News
Report on the Open Access Institutional Survey 2017 At the beginning of year, we invited you to complete a survey about Open Access and its future at UNIL.

Business / Economics - 12.07.2018
Predicting demographic trends more accurately - News
Predicting demographic trends more accurately Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL Understanding demographic trends is essential for political decision-makers and numerous organizations, such as pension funds. While previous studies have been able to show the impact of causes of death on life expectancy, the research carried out by Professor Séverine Arnold and her co-authors take the analysis a step further.

Innovation / Technology - Mechanical Engineering - 11.07.2018
«Smart» polymers transform electrical
CTsystems, a spin-off of Empa, and Daetwyler, the Swiss specialist for sealing solutions, partner up to market and industrialize polymer transducer technology. CTsystems has already presented the first prototype of electromechanical polymer converters in stack construction: As an actuator, this converts electrical energy into mechanical work with an «integrated» sensor function.

Environment - Media - 11.07.2018
Arctic bound to take micropollutant samples
This summer Joëlle Perreten, who has just completed her Bachelor's degree at EPFL, will collect permafrost samples in the Arctic as part of the Swiss Arctic Project.

Life Sciences - 10.07.2018
Wyss Center showcases research at La Nuit de la Science
Wyss Center showcases research at La Nuit de la Science
Campus Biotech joined forces with La Nuit de la Science for the first time and welcomed visitors onto campus for the duration of the two-day event The Wyss Center team showcased a new virtual reality

Earth Sciences - Environment - 09.07.2018
Charcoal: Major Missing Piece in the Global Carbon Cycle
Charcoal: Major Missing Piece in the Global Carbon Cycle
Due to its widespread occurrence and tendency to linger in the environment, black carbon may be one of the keys in predicting and mitigating global climate change. In wildfires, typically one third of the burned organic carbon is retained as black carbon residues rather than emitted as greenhouse gases.

Innovation / Technology - 09.07.2018
The mushroom that works like a green 3D printer
Student project series (1) - A team of environmental engineering and architecture students at EPFL has discovered a way to grow a biodegradable material from mycelium and sawdust.

Pedagogy - 06.07.2018
Nouvel article de Nahema El Ghaziri et Joëlle Darwiche du FADO
Nouvel article de Nahema El Ghaziri et Joëlle Darwiche du FADO Dans un article paru dans le dernier numéro du Swiss Journal of Psychology, les deux auteurs font le point sur les liens entre estime de soi et relations familiales.

Innovation / Technology - 06.07.2018
Blockchain : the first crowd-funded diamond
Blockchain : the first crowd-funded diamond "mine" is on line
LakeDiamond, an EPFL spin-off that produces and customizes ultra-pure diamonds for industrial use, is launching an initial coin offering (ICO) today.
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