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Careers/Employment - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.04.2017
The multitasker
The multitasker
Developing new things together and effecting change - that's what gets Moritz Mussgnug out of bed in the morning.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
26.04.2017
Alcon announces EU launch of CyPass Micro-Stent, a micro invasive glaucoma surgical device, to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma
Alcon announces EU launch of CyPass Micro-Stent, a micro invasive glaucoma surgical device, to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma Now available in the UK, G
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.04.2017
Novartis delivered sales growth across all divisions (cc1) as growth drivers, including Cosentyx and Entresto, more than offset generic erosion; innovation momentum continued
Novartis delivered sales growth across all divisions (cc1) as growth drivers, including Cosentyx and Entresto, more than offset generic erosion; innovation momentum continued Net sales grew 2% (cc, -1
Social Sciences
24.04.2017
Productive humanities and social sciences networks
Productive humanities and social sciences networks
The 5 National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) in the humanities and social sciences have achieved their goals: they have facilitated productive research and created professorships, chairs, institutes and partnerships.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.04.2017
Novartis real-world data at AAN confirms benefit of Gilenya on four key measures of disease activity in relapsing MS
Over 16 months, more than 75% of patients on Gilenya had either no relapses, no new or enlarged MRI lesions or no disability progression; around 58% showed brain shrinkage levels broadly within the range expected for people without MS   Approximately 60% of patients achieved NEDA-3 (no relapses, no MRI lesions and no disability progression combined) and 38% achieved NEDA-4 (NEDA-3 plus no brain shrinkage), further supporting findings from clinic
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.04.2017
Novartis expands global collaboration with Amgen to commercialize first-in-class AMG 334 (erenumab) program in migraine prevention in the US and Canada
Novartis expands global collaboration with Amgen to commercialize first-in-class AMG 334 (erenumab) program in migraine prevention in the US and Canada Novartis and Amgen to co-commercialize AMG 334
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.04.2017
Sandoz proposed biosimilars rituximab and etanercept recommended for approval in Europe*
Sandoz receives positive CHMP opinions for biosimilars rituximab and etanercept to treat immunological diseases.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.04.2017
EPFL non-profit iM4TB awarded $2.45m for anti-TB drug clinical trials
EPFL non-profit iM4TB awarded $2.45m for anti-TB drug clinical trials
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has awarded EPFL-based non-profit iM4TB $2.45 million to take their innovative anti-tuberculosis drug PBTZ169 into clinical trials.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.04.2017
NIH study in NEJM shows Novartis drug eltrombopag as first-line therapy with standard treatment improves responses in severe aplastic anemia
NIH study in NEJM shows Novartis drug eltrombopag as first-line therapy with standard treatment improves responses in severe aplastic anemia NIH study found 58% of patients with treatment-naďve severe aplastic anemia (SAA) achieved a complete response when eltrombopag was given at the initiation of and concurrently with standard immunosuppressive therapy   The historical complete response rate was 10% for untreated patients with SAA on immunosup
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
20.04.2017
Sounds provide a safer login
Sounds provide a safer login
A start-up formed by a group of IT specialists at ETH has come up with a simple and user-friendly way to enhance network security.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.04.2017
Action Required: Invasive Fungus Is Killing European Salamanders
The situation is alarming: The invasive Asian fungus has recently led to mass mortality of fire salamanders in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.04.2017
Roche to present new data at AAN reinforcing efficacy and safety of newly FDA-approved OCREVUS? (ocrelizumab) in two types of multiple sclerosis
Roche to present new data at AAN reinforcing efficacy and safety of newly FDA-approved OCREVUS? (ocrelizumab) in two types of multiple sclerosis Data presentations will include platform sessions and
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.04.2017
FDA grants Roche’s TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) accelerated approval as initial treatment for certain people with advanced bladder cancer
FDA grants Roche's TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) accelerated approval as initial treatment for certain people with advanced bladder cancer First and only cancer immunotherapy approved in advanced bladder
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.04.2017
FDA approves Roche’s Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) for diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in the United States
FDA approves Roche's Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) for diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in the United States First and only medicine approved to treat
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.04.2017
Chaining up diarrhoea pathogens
Chaining up diarrhoea pathogens
Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents disease and surprisingly also hinders the spread of antibiotic resistance. Vaccinations are known to protect against pathogens such as bacteria or viruses.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.04.2017
Novartis CAR-T cell therapy CTL019 receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for treatment of adult patients with r/r DLBCL
Designation prioritizes investigational CTL019 (tisagenlecleucel) as a potential treatment for adult patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)   R/r DLBCL, an aggressive cancer with limited options, is the second indication for CTL019 to receive Breakthrough Therapy designation   Advances in CTL019 result from collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania; regulatory submissions for r/r DLBCL are expected
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
18.04.2017
Novartis expands development programs for NASH through clinical collaboration with Allergan
Phase IIb clinical trial to evaluate a combination of a Novartis FXR agonist and Allergan's cenicriviroc for NASH, a progressive  form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease   There are currently no ap
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.04.2017
Synthetic Carbohydrates against Autoimmune Diseases
Researchers are developing an innovative approach for the treatment of a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system, using a type of molecular sponge consisting of carbohydrates to remove pathogenic antibodies from the bloodstream. Developed to treat anti-MAG neuropathy, the approach also has potential applications for the treatment of other autoimmune diseases.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.04.2017
Roche announces positive interim results for emicizumab in phase III study of children with haemophilia A
Roche announces positive interim results for emicizumab in phase III study of children with haemophilia A Emicizumab prophylaxis reduced the number of bleeds in children with haemophilia A and inhibi
Business/Economics
13.04.2017
Physics/Materials Science
12.04.2017
The double agents
They have two e-mail addresses, two offices, and two filing cabinets in two locations: Around 60 of the researchers at PSI are at the same time professors or lecturers at a Swiss university.
Astronomy
11.04.2017
A lifelong fascination with planets
Watching Star Trek as a child first inspired Judit Szulágyi's fascination with planets and galaxies.
Life Sciences
11.04.2017
Relocation of Proteins with a New Nanobody Tool
Relocation of Proteins with a New Nanobody Tool
Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have developed a new method by which proteins can be transported to a new location in a cell. The novel tool enables scientists to study the function of proteins depending on their position by using nanobodies. The tool can be used for a wide range of proteins and in various areas of developmental biology.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.04.2017
Roche’s Alecensa was superior to crizotinib in a specific type of lung cancer
Phase III study shows Roche's Alecensa was superior to crizotinib in a specific type of lung cancer Second Phase III head-to-head study that showed that Alecensa helped people with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Results showed that people treated with Alecensa lived significantly longer without their disease progressing compared to crizotinib when given as initial (first-line) treatment Data will be submitted to global
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.04.2017
A better understanding of nanomaterials
A better understanding of nanomaterials
In the past six years, the National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" (NRP 64) intensively studied the development, use, behaviour and degradation of engineered nanomaterials, including their impact on humans and on the environment. Twenty-three research projects on biomedicine, the environment, energy, construction materials and food demonstrated the enormous potential of engineered nanoparticles for numerous applications in industry and medicine.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
06.04.2017
Second beamline for SwissFEL
Second beamline for SwissFEL
This year the first pilot experiments are starting at the free-electron X-ray laser SwissFEL. This new large-scale research facility of the PSI will generate very short pulses of X-ray light with the characteristics of laser light. With this X-ray light, researchers can carry out a broad spectrum of experiments.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
06.04.2017
Prehistoric alpine farming in the Bernese Oberland
Prehistoric alpine farming in the Bernese Oberland
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The people in Switzerland were on the move in the High Alps and running alpine pastures 7,000 years ago and therefore much earlier than previously assumed. A study by the University of Bern that combines archaeological knowledge with findings from palaeoecology comes to this conclusion.
Mathematics - Careers/Employment
06.04.2017
Number theory has no gender
Number theory has no gender
Özlem Imamoglu has been fascinated by the hidden properties of numbers since she was a child. The ETH professor is also committed to helping more women pursue careers in mathematics.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
06.04.2017
Novartis to strengthen R&D pipeline by in-licensing ECF843 for ophthalmic indications
Novartis exercises an option to in-license ECF843, a recombinant form of human lubricin from Lubris LLC, for ophthalmic indications worldwide (outside Europe) Dry eye is an area with high unmet medic
Administration/Government
05.04.2017
Federal Council approves public law agreement on innovation park and provides initial funding guarantees
Bern, 05.04.2017 - On 5 April 2017 the Federal Council entered into agreements with the Switzerland Innovation Foundation and approved guarantees for an initial CHF 150 million of funding for the Swiss Innovation Park.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Physics/Materials Science
05.04.2017
Federal Council sets strategic goals for the ETH Domain for 2017-2020
Bern, 05.04.2017 - On 5 April 2017 the Federal Council approved the strategic goals for the ETH Domain for 2017-2020.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
04.04.2017
Less Fear: how LSD Affects the Brain
Scientists at the University of Basel have shown that LSD reduces activity in the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear. The results, published in the scientific journal Translational Psychiatry, could affect the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.04.2017
Novartis drug combination Tafinlar + Mekinist receives EU approval for BRAF V600-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
New indication of Tafinlar and Mekinist in advanced NSCLC provides only therapy approved in the EU for BRAF V600-positive NSCLC Approval based on data showing more than 60% overall response rate in b
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.04.2017
Phase III ALUR study supports the use of Roche’s Alecensa for people with advanced ALK-positive lung cancer
Phase III ALUR study supports the use of Roche's Alecensa for people with advanced ALK-positive lung cancer Results from the global, phase III ALUR trial showed that Alecensa significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) in people with advanced ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had progressed following platinum-based chemotherapy and crizotinib, compared with chemotherapy Roche today announced that the phase III ALUR s
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - History/Archeology
02.04.2017
A computed tomography scanner for objects
A computed tomography scanner for objects
Micro computed tomography scanners deliver very high-resolution images of the internal structure of materials.
Physics/Materials Science
31.03.2017
Science responds to industry
Science responds to industry
At the symposium ‘The Global Energy Challenge - A Corporate View', representatives of international companies will present their energy strategies and visions for the future, while researchers from ETH Zurich evaluate the strategies from a scientific point of view.
Physics/Materials Science
30.03.2017
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
30.03.2017
Observing chemical reactions in real
Observing chemical reactions in real
At Empa's Electron Microscopy Center, a new transmission electron microscope has recently been used that offers completely new opportunities for the physical and chemical analysis of very small samples. It can be used, for example, to observe the growth of nanocrystals in real time - and to record it on video.
Event - Physics/Materials Science
30.03.2017
Spark Award for fundamental research
ETH Professor Sabine Werner and her team won the Spark Award 2017 yesterday for their groundbreaking new approach to combating viral diseases. If their results can be confirmed, they could lead to the development of better treatments for viral diseases such as herpes.
Medicine/Pharmacology
30.03.2017
Kidney Transplants: White Blood Cells Control Virus Replication
Kidney Transplants: White Blood Cells Control Virus Replication
Certain white blood cells play an important role in bringing a harmful virus under control after kidney transplantations. The results of a research group at the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel could contribute to improving control of immunosuppression, avoiding transplant rejection and developing relevant vaccines.
Physics/Materials Science
29.03.2017
Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann meets British Minister of State Jo Johnson
Bern, 29.03.2017 - On 29 March Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), met his British counterpart, Jo Johnson, the Minister of State for Universities.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
29.03.2017
Novartis announces first CAR-T cell therapy BLA for pediatric and young adult patients with r/r B-cell ALL granted FDA Priority Review
Priority review for investigational CTL019 (tisagenlecleucel-T), a novel therapy that is manufactured for each individual patient using their own T'cells Novartis made an early commitment to the emer
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
29.03.2017
FDA approves Roche‘s OCREVUS’ (ocrelizumab) for relapsing and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis
FDA approves Roche‘s OCREVUS' (ocrelizumab) for relapsing and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis First and only approved disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive form of m
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
28.03.2017
Dominique Derome new Head of Laboratory
Dominique Derome new Head of Laboratory
On 1 April 2017, Dominique Derome will become the new Head of the Laboratory for Multiscale Studies in Building Physics.
Earth Sciences - Business/Economics
27.03.2017
Archival photos offer research value
Archival photos offer research value
A crowdmapping project developed by EPFL and HEIG-VD gives volunteers the chance to compare the Switzerland of the 1960s with that of today through archival photos.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
26.03.2017
Computer Science/Telecom - Philosophy
25.03.2017
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
Sometimes it's the questions, rather than the answers, that show how the world is changing. For example, questions about the moral consequences of machines and computers becoming more intelligent.
Careers/Employment - Physics/Materials Science
24.03.2017
Facilitating innovation in space
Facilitating innovation in space
The ESA BIC Switzerland  programme is starting its second round with seven additional start-ups. Amongst others, the jury was won over by the ETH spin-off ‘IRsweep'. Using a spectrometer that utilises infra-red laser radiation, the startup wants to make environmental analysis from space more precise.
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