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Psychology - Feb 21
What if the key to conveying complex scientific concepts like self-consciousness was to bring art and science together? From 25 February to 1 March, EPFL ArtLab will play host to the Immersive Lab, which offers visitors an interactive, multisensory experience. Are those your hands you see on that panoramic screen? Maybe, maybe not.
Health - Feb 21

Scientists highlight the importance of monogenic diabetes and the consequences in terms of care of a precise diagnosis.

Mechanical Engineering - Feb 21

An experiment by EPFL researchers has confirmed a theory that has been used in mechanics for over half a century - despite never having been fully validated. The team could now use the theory in bolder and more innovative ways in their quest to develop ever better energy systems.


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Innovation - Business / Economics - 19.02.2020

Environment - Innovation - 18.02.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.02.2020
Extreme-environment training for would-be astronauts
A hand-picked group of students, including several from EPFL, spent a grueling weekend at a space boot camp in Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.02.2020
There will be organisms without biological parents
There will be organisms without biological parents
Bioengineers are on the brink of developing artificial organisms that will open up new applications in medicine and industry. Beat Christen discusses their risks and benefits. Every living creature on earth has parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on - representing an unbroken line of ancestry all the way back to the very first organisms that lived here billions of years ago.

Chemistry - Environment - 14.02.2020
Underestimated chemical diversity
An international team of researchers has conducted a global review of all registered industrial chemicals: some 350,000 different substances are produced and traded around the world - well in excess of the 100,000 reached in previous estimates.

Physics - Health - 13.02.2020
IRSOL, where Ticino and solar physics come together
DAML and Canton: a private and scalable platform for breaking information silos Faculty of Informatics José Ossandon (Copenhagen Business School): The concept of market (after market design) Faculty

Administration - Computer Science / Telecom - 12.02.2020

Earth Sciences - 11.02.2020
Postglacial erosion: new insights from the Mont Blanc massif
Assessing the impact of Quaternary glaciation at the Earth's surface implies understanding of the long-term evolution of alpine landscapes.

Pharmacology - Health - 11.02.2020
Novartis announces MET inhibitor capmatinib (INC280), the first potential treatment for METex14 mutated advanced non-small cell lung cancer, granted priority FDA review
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG FDA Priority Review for capmatinib based on Phase II data in first-line and previously treated patients with MET exon 14 skipping

Computer Science / Telecom - Health - 11.02.2020
Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands
Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands
Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye tracking, promises better prostheses.

Business / Economics - 10.02.2020
A bit more democracy?
What should society do about the tech giants' growing monopolies' Let's democratise them by giving users a say in decisions, suggests Hans Gersbach.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 10.02.2020

Life Sciences - 06.02.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 06.02.2020
Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon
Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon
Micro-organisms in the gut support healthy digestion by helping nerve cells within the intestine to regulate the contraction and relaxation of the muscle wall of the colon, according to new research from the Francis Crick Institute and Bern University. The study which is regulated by nerve cells and is needed to push food along, is influenced by the bacteria resident in our gut.

Health - Innovation - 06.02.2020

Social Sciences - 06.02.2020

Computer Science / Telecom - Pedagogy - 05.02.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 05.02.2020
Countering therapy resistance in colorectal cancer - News
A new treatment modality for colorectal cancers that do not respond to standard chemotherapy has been identified by Tatiana Petrova of the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Michele De Palma of the EPFL. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality.

Environment - Social Sciences - 05.02.2020
Four Principles of Forest Restoration
Sustainability By: Prof. Tom Crowther Planting a trillion trees is just one part of a broader solution to mitigate climate change.

Materials Science - 04.02.2020

Materials Science - 04.02.2020

Materials Science - Pedagogy - 04.02.2020

Life Sciences - Psychology - 31.01.2020
A chat with the expert: Rosalba Morese
Finissage della mostra 'Koen Vanmechelen. The Worth of Life 1982-2019' Academy of Architecture The Overproduction of truth.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.01.2020

Politics - 30.01.2020
Shared power, more satisfied people
Shared power, more satisfied people
The attack by authoritarian governments on their own political institutions is pushing many democracies to their limits.

Physics - 30.01.2020
A partnership to boost researchers' career prospects in Croatia
For several years now, EPFL has been working closely with the Croatian authorities to give young researchers the opportunity to lead research programs in Croatia.

Environment - Health - 30.01.2020
Researching a sustainable
Researching a sustainable "superfood"
Pioneer Fellows Cyrill Hess and Melanie Binggeli want to market duckweed as a healthy food that's good for the environment. Best described as light green, with a taste reminiscent of bean sprouts and a pleasantly grainy texture, Wolffia is one of five genera of a plant commonly known as duckweed or "water lentils".

Social Sciences - 29.01.2020
Openly Acknowledging Social Inequalities
Members of disadvantaged social groups who engage in contact with members of privileged groups are less likely to support social change toward equality, a multinational study by social psychologists at the University of Zurich shows. To reduce this effect, it is important to actively address and acknowledge inequalities in intergroup contacts.

Life Sciences - 29.01.2020
"Knowing something and teaching it are two very different things"
Bruno Correia, the head of EPFL's Laboratory of Protein Design and Immunoengineering, has been named the best teacher in the life sciences and technology section for 2019 - just four years after giving his first-ever class.

Astronomy / Space Science - Business / Economics - 29.01.2020
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Decisive moment for the CHEOPS space telescope: The cover was opened as intended on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:38 am.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.01.2020
& Development for Parasitic Worm Infections Lags Behind
& Development for Parasitic Worm Infections Lags Behind
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of mainly chronic infectious diseases that affect more than a billion people in tropical and subtropical countries.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.01.2020
From complex data to simple images
From complex data to simple images
Mariëlle van Kooten's ingenious idea won the ETH doctoral student second place in the international Falling Walls Lab in Berlin. She is developing an app that creates simple images from complex medical data. This makes it easier for the untrained eye to navigate the data jungle. Mariëlle van Kooten feels quite at home on stage - that is obvious just a few seconds into her appearance at the Falling Walls Lab.

Chemistry - 28.01.2020
New molecular insights into the mechanisms of lymphocyte activation and lymphoma development
Rebekka Schairer from Prof. Thome's lab just published an article in PNAS, which provides new molecular insights into the mechanisms of lymphocyte activation and lymphoma development.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.01.2020
The universities of Bern and Zurich offer continuing education in gender-specific medicine
The universities of Bern and Zurich offer continuing education in gender-specific medicine
There is increasing evidence that health behavior and disease manifestation differ substantially between women and men.
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