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Innovation - Health - 03.12.2020
Technical know-how meets humanitarian aid
Technical know-how meets humanitarian aid
Engineers from the ETH Feasibility Lab are working together with the ICRC to develop a prosthetic leg that allows easy replacement of its wearing part.

Innovation - Materials Science - 03.12.2020
Inventions that improve our lives
Inventions that improve our lives
If innovative projects and achievements in technology transfer stand out, they should be honored accordingly.

Campus - Pedagogy - 02.12.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 02.12.2020
Roche receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for new test to measure the level of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S test specifically detects antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein The spike protein is the target of many COVID-19 vaccines in development This test may help identif

Architecture - History / Archeology - 01.12.2020
How American architects reinvented
How American architects reinvented "liquid stone"
Roberto Gargiani, an architectural historian and professor at EPFL, has penned a new history of concrete in the United States from 1940 to 1970.

Environment - 01.12.2020
Is worm counting on the way out?
Is worm counting on the way out?
The analysis of DNA fragments and their assignment to individual species - an increasingly well-established approach - is transforming biodiversity assessment. Samples collected from waterbodies permit rapid biomonitoring of aquatic ecosystems. However, environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is not without pitfalls.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.11.2020
Taco mattresses take the pressure off hospitals
Taco mattresses take the pressure off hospitals
During the lockdown last spring, Julian Ferchow put his doctoral project aside to help relieve the strain on hospitals.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 27.11.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.11.2020
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Bread wheat can grow in highly diverse regional environments. An important reason for its great genetic variety is the cross-hybridization with many chromosome fragments from wild grasses. This is shown by the genome sequences of 10 wheat varieties from four continents, which an international consortium including researchers from the University of Zurich has now decoded.

Physics - 25.11.2020
A boost for quantum research
A boost for quantum research
ETH Zurich intends to further expand its leading position in quantum research, and so it is planning a highly specialised physics laboratory building on the Hönggerberg campus.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.11.2020
Infusion more effective than tablets: Treatment of iron anaemia in rural Africa
Infusion more effective than tablets: Treatment of iron anaemia in rural Africa
Iron-deficiency anaemia is a major concern in low income countries, especially for women. A study conducted in Tanzania has now demonstrated the advantage of iron infusion therapy over the usual treatment with iron tablets.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.11.2020
Tackling pandemic threats proactively
If we are to minimize the impact of future disease outbreaks, we must recognize the importance of immunization and invest in preemptive vaccine development, writes Tim Keys.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.11.2020
The gravity of dreams
Why is gravity the most mysterious force of nature? Lavinia Heisenberg studies how the universe was formed, and how it is changing.

Environment - Economics / Business - 19.11.2020
World Toilet Day 2020
World Toilet Day 2020
At Eawag, the aquatic research institute, numerous scientists are conducting research into toilets. In short videos, seven of them explain what fascinates them about the topic and what exactly their research is all about.

Social Sciences - Environment - 19.11.2020
Honey - Staple Food and Indigenous Cultural Asset
Honey - Staple Food and Indigenous Cultural Asset
A new exhibition in the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich delves into the recent history of the Ayoréode, a nomadic people in the forests of Bolivia, who have had to adapt to settled life for decades.

Health - Environment - 18.11.2020
How Particulate Matter injures airways and promotes exacerbation of pulmonary diseases
How Particulate Matter injures airways and promotes exacerbation of pulmonary diseases
An international study led by the University of Bern has investigated the effects of ambient Particulate Matter (PM) from human and natural sources on human lung cells.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.11.2020
Coronavirus: simplified, faster generation of SwissCovid app codes
The process of generating covidcodes has been significantly simplified and accelerated. Persons who have tested positive can enter their code into the SwissCovid app to inform other app users of possible exposure to the virus.

Innovation - 18.11.2020
Three spin-offs make the finals of a deep tech startup competition
Three EPFL spin-offs - CompPair, Hydromea and Nanogence - have made it through to the finals of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge, an international startup competition that is being held virtually this year.

Economics / Business - History / Archeology - 17.11.2020

Materials Science - Environment - 17.11.2020
Light, strong, and affordable
Light, strong, and affordable
Sustainable high-tech materials are expensive. However, this may soon change. Through his ETH Pioneer Fellowship, Christoph Schneeberger is developing a process that enables more efficient production of fibre-reinforced plastics.

Innovation - 14.11.2020
Cybathlon Moves Despite Distance
Today was the last day of the Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition. In total, 51 teams from 20 countries competed against each other, completing everyday tasks with the help of state-of-the-art assistance systems.

Pharmacology - Health - 13.11.2020
New Novartis analyses for investigational inclisiran demonstrate consistently effective and sustained LDL-C reduction at month 17 regardless of age and gender
  Pooled data analyses from Phase III ORION-9, -10 and -11 showed that inclisiran consistently reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by approximately 51% in both male and female adult p

Pharmacology - Health - 13.11.2020
Results from real-world data and post-hoc analysis of Novartis Beovu pivotal trials presented at AAO 2020
Initial findings on patient characteristics and event likelihood provide insights related to Beovu use in wet AMD 1,2   Follows establishment of multi-disciplinary expert coalition and Novartis commi

Transport - Environment - 12.11.2020

Social Sciences - Campus - 12.11.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.11.2020
Two lakes, seven whitefish species
Two lakes, seven whitefish species
In the journal ZooKeys, a group of scientists from Eawag and Bern University have described seven whitefish species endemic to the Bernese Oberland lakes - including four not previously described scientifically, two of which have only been identified as distinct species in the last few years.

Health - 11.11.2020
Survey on the psychological effects of the second Covid-19 wave
Survey on the psychological effects of the second Covid-19 wave
The results of a survey conducted by the University of Basel showed that the pandemic's first wave put a great deal of psychological strain on many people in Switzerland.

Health - Innovation - 10.11.2020
GHF 2020: putting humans at the forefront of global health
GHF 2020: putting humans at the forefront of global health
The coronavirus crisis is a powerful indicator of the global challenges facing the health sector. The eighth Geneva Health Forum will pull together key players in the quest for concrete solutions.

Microtechnics - Health - 09.11.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 06.11.2020
Novartis provides update on CAN-COVID trial in hospitalized patients
The Phase III trial investigating canakinumab plus standard of care (SoC) did not meet its primary endpoint of a greater chance of patient survival without the need for invasive mechanical ventilatio

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 06.11.2020
New light on cellular hydration
New light on cellular hydration
Researchers from EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering and the University of Geneva have teamed up to develop new tools for studying water flow across cell membranes.
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