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Environment - Health - 10:00
Customising legionella control measures
Customising legionella control measures
Legionella in drinking water systems can pose a health risk. But the complexity of the stagnation issue means that a much more nuanced approach is required to manage this risk than has previously been supposed. Questioning conventional wisdom is part of the scientist's job. This also applies to legionella in plumbing systems.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 20.01.2021

Psychology - Health - 20.01.2021
We need a Grey New Deal
Mental illnesses do not receive the attention they deserve and they are treated as taboo, writes Gerhard Schratt.

Pedagogy - 19.01.2021
Online courses reinforce inequalities
Online courses reinforce inequalities
Gifted students improve their grades when they take online courses, whereas students in difficulty do not.

Environment - 19.01.2021
New strategy for assessing sediment quality
New strategy for assessing sediment quality
The Ecotox Centre presents a new strategy to assess the quality of sediments. Sediments are of great significance in water protection.

Health - Economics / Business - 18.01.2021

Campus - Environment - 18.01.2021

Electroengineering - Chemistry - 15.01.2021
Biomass-driven technology allows for enhanced energy conversion
Organic waste - whether from households, agriculture or agroforestry - can be used as energy resource, but is often underexploited.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.01.2021
Novartis ligelizumab (QGE031) receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)
Ligelizumab is the first treatment to receive FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in patients with an inadequate response to H1-antihistamines 1   Currently th

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.01.2021
Making organic waste management sustainable
Making organic waste management sustainable
Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) treatment of organic waste offers a sustainable and economic solution to the need for organic waste management in Indonesia.

Environment - Economics / Business - 13.01.2021
Putting climate-positive business ideas into practice
Putting climate-positive business ideas into practice
More and more ETH Zurich researchers are taking the plunge into entrepreneurship. By launching spin-offs, they hope to turn their lab findings into solutions that can help stem the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide. There is no shortage of evidence for what the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes as an "unequivocal warming of the climate system".

Architecture - Social Sciences - 13.01.2021
Rethinking urban planning for sub-Saharan African cities
Rethinking urban planning for sub-Saharan African cities
For his thesis project at EPFL, Armel Kemajou studied the peri-urban areas of Lomé, Togo, and Yaoundé, Cameroon, where populations are expected to double in 20 years.

Health - Career - 13.01.2021
Coronavirus: Federal Council extends and tightens measures
Case numbers are stagnating at a very high level and there is a risk that the new more infectious variants of the virus will lead to another rapid rise in cases.

Campus - Computer Science - 12.01.2021
EPFL student creates a new language-analysis program
Jonathan Besomi, a Master's student at EPFL, has developed a program called Texthero that lets users generate representations of textual data with just a few lines of code, thereby simplifying the analysis of natural languages.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.01.2021
Second COVID-19 vaccine approved for Switzerland
On 12 January 2021 Swissmedic, the Swiss agency for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products, approved the second COVID-19 vaccination for the Swiss market.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.01.2021
Extreme weather from the stratosphere
Extreme weather from the stratosphere
ETH climate researcher Daniela Domeisen has documented how the stratosphere influences extreme weather events.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.01.2021
4D-Simulator breakthrough in brain surgery
4D-Simulator breakthrough in brain surgery
Aneurysm operations in the brain rank among the most delicate procedures in neurosurgery.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.01.2021
More Root Carbon in Extensive Cultivation Systems - the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Is Optimised
Soils possess great potential for sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere in the form of carbon, and thus for mitigating global warming.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 06.01.2021

Politics - History / Archeology - 06.01.2021
The empire strikes back
In recent years, nationalist leaders have staked claims on lost territories in order to restore the glory of former empires.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.01.2021
New Ebolavirus treatment sees the light thanks to basic research performed in Ticino
While populations around the world are being vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of a treament against another well-known virus, much less widespread but extremely lethal: Ebola.

Economics / Business - Pedagogy - 05.01.2021
Poorest face dilemma in Africa's cities
Poorest face dilemma in Africa’s cities
A recent study in South Africa and Ghana shows people support government steps to combat Covid-19 but lack the infrastructure and financial security required to maintain social distancing.

Physics - Computer Science - 30.12.2020
Our top 10 articles from 2020
Our top 10 articles from 2020
2020 was a year unlike any other. Here at EPFL, COVID-19 upended our plans in the areas of education, research and innovation. And while we will remember this past year for its pandemic-related headlines, our ten most-read news articles once again reflect the wide diversity of science. The fully transparent surgical mask, called HelloMasks , combine transparency, resistance and porosity.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 28.12.2020

Computer Science - 28.12.2020
Statistics, data science and national data management: three tasks for a forward-looking FSO
Statistical production, data management and data science Statistics, data science and national data management: three tasks for a forward-looking FSO 28.12.2020 - The Federal Statistical

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.12.2020
We’ve got a lot on our plate
There is little to suggest we'll be eating less meat any time soon. In the last post of 2020, Lukas Fesenfeld explains why a sustainable food supply system is still possible. Christmas is just around the corner, along with a string of festive meals - though probably on a smaller scale this year. I promise, I don't want to deny you your Christmas roast! However, the end of the year is a good opportunity to reflect on some fundamental questions and to become aware of one's own attitudes.

Computer Science - Health - 23.12.2020
Robots that cut, bees that bite
Robots that cut, bees that bite
An extraordinary year is drawing to a close. ETH News takes a look back at the highlights that emerged amidst difficult and unsettling times, at ingenious ideas, fascinating science and solidarity in action during - and despite - the coronavirus pandemic.

Computer Science - Politics - 22.12.2020
Crossing the artificial intelligence thin red line?
EPFL computer science professor tells conference that AI has no legitimate roll in defining, implementing, or enforcing public policy.

Health - 22.12.2020
Countries benefit when they learn from each other
Roman Stocker, member of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force, explains why it is so important in this pandemic that experts exchange information across national borders. SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world. However, the course of the pandemic and how individual countries deal with it differ.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.12.2020
Swissmedic grants authorisation for the first COVID-19 vaccine in Switzerland
Vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech authorised in the rolling review procedure after close scrutiny of the risks and benefits Swissmedic has authorised the vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech.

Environment - Innovation - 19.12.2020
Get ready for the cleantech race!
Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement means embracing a sustainable transition to renewables. Yet analyses suggest that decarbonisation can only be achieved with targeted government support for the right technologies. Tobias Schmidt vividly recalls attending the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen as a doctoral candidate.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 18.12.2020
A weather station for epileptic seizure
A weather station for epileptic seizure
The unpredictability of epileptic seizures is a severe handicap for patients.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.12.2020
What immune cells reveal about sleep disorders
What immune cells reveal about sleep disorders
Daniela Latorre wanted to be a scientist since she was a child. At the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, affiliated to the USI in Bellinzona and the Institute of Microbiology, she is finding evidence that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease. She has now received the Pfizer Prize for Research 2020 for her pioneering work.
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