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Life Sciences - Chemistry - 13:00
Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics
Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics
Two EPFL engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.

Health - Physics - 10:01
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
PRISMAP - The European medical radionuclides programme sets out to substantially change the European landscape for novel and emerging medical radionuclides. Nuclear therapy and molecular imaging are widely used at hospitals for new promising medical procedures. They can drastically improve the outcome for many medical conditions and in particular enable the treatment of disseminated cancer.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.09.2021
Tracking down track ballast
Tracking down track ballast
Switzerland may soon be facing a shortage of railway ballast. ETH geologists are heading into the wilds to track down new sources of crushed rocks.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.09.2021
Four projects selected for the Bertarelli Foundation's Catalyst Fund
Four projects selected for the Bertarelli Foundation's Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst [email protected] Biotech program, introduced by the Bertarelli Foundation in 2017, aims to support research on innovative treatments for nervous-system diseases.

Environment - Materials Science - 22.09.2021
Design as a boost for renewable energy
Design as a boost for renewable energy
Solar cells as design objects now adorn the façade above the main entrance to the NEST building of Empa and Eawag.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.09.2021
Roche launches three respiratory test panels on cobas 6800/8800 Systems in CE markets to help identify multiple pathogens with overlapping symptoms in patients
Acute respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of death and disability globally, presenting substantial health challenges especially for infants, the elderly and the immunocompromised.

Campus - Career - 22.09.2021

Campus - Pedagogy - 22.09.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 22.09.2021
The Bassenges Farm : low-tech agriculture at a high-tech campus
The Bassenges Farm : low-tech agriculture at a high-tech campus
At the Bassenges Farm, six devoted women and men are bringing their vision of sustainability to the EPFL and UNIL campuses, giving low-tech agriculture - without pesticides - a chance to thrive.

Health - Environment - 22.09.2021
New WHO Air Quality Guidelines Aim to Save Millions of Lives from Air Pollution
Today, the World Health Organization launched their new Global Air Quality Guidelines, which aims to protect the health of populations by reducing key air pollutants.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.09.2021

Campus - Health - 20.09.2021

Health - Campus - 20.09.2021
Across disciplinary borders
Across disciplinary borders
From genetics and personalised medicine to health insurance and climate change: at ETH Week 2021, 120 students from all degree programmes and from 31 countries grappled with the topic of "Health for Tomorrow".

Campus - Health - 20.09.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 19.09.2021
Novartis presents new Kisqali data showing longest median overall survival ever reported in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer
With the MONALEESA-2 final analysis, only Kisqali has reported statistically significant overall survival (OS) benefit with an aromatase inhibitor for postmenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced bre

Health - Career - 17.09.2021

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.09.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 17.09.2021
Novartis announces findings from a real-world study of alpelisib demonstrating clinical benefit in people with PIK3CA-Related Overgrowth Spectrum (PROS)
PROS is a spectrum of rare disorders caused by PIK3CA mutations and is characterized by atypical, visible overgrowths and anomalies in blood vessels, the lymphatic system and other tissues At 24 week

Health - Pharmacology - 17.09.2021
Novartis reports positive health-related quality of life data for 177Lu-PSMA-617 radioligand therapy in patients with advanced prostate cancer at ESMO 2021
New quality of life data for 177 Lu-PSMA-617 plus standard of care shows delay in worsening of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and pain in heavily pre-treated patients with PSMA-positive metas

Health - Architecture - 16.09.2021
An architectural exhibition linking light exposure to health
An architectural exhibition linking light exposure to health
EPFL and HEAD researchers have set-up an installation to raise awareness around the importance of exposure to natural light for human health and the role of the architecture in urban settings in modulating that light.

Health - 16.09.2021
Case study: Legionella don't like it hot
Case study: Legionella don’t like it hot
It is well known that Legionella bacteria can contaminate drinking water systems in buildings. A case study published in Aqua & Gas by Eawag and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts now shows how they can be controlled by different temperature strategies.

Career - Campus - 15.09.2021
SUPSI and FHNW strengthen their collaboration for mobility programmes
Academic staff mobility is an important aspect that contributes to the quality of the academic system.

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.09.2021
We are less sceptical of genetic engineering than assumed
We often hear that Swiss consumers want their agriculture to be free from genetic engineering. But consumer acceptance of genetically modified crops is likely to be higher than the media leads us to believe, Angela Bearth says. The ban on growing genetically modified crops in Switzerland is set to expire at the end of this year.

Campus - Health - 14.09.2021

Administration - Politics - 14.09.2021

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 13.09.2021
Radiation alarm at Empa
On 26 August 1992, two people entered the Empa reception in Dübendorf with two samples of osmium-187 - a rare and valuable isotope of the platinum metal - which they wanted to have analyzed.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.09.2021

Social Sciences - Politics - 13.09.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - 10.09.2021

Campus - Microtechnics - 10.09.2021

Environment - Economics / Business - 09.09.2021

Environment - Campus - 08.09.2021
A heating plant that combines renewable energy sources
A heating plant that combines renewable energy sources
EPFL has recently brought an innovative heating plant online and will soon connect it to a large data center.

Materials Science - 07.09.2021
Batteries for transporting mobility into the future
Batteries for transporting mobility into the future
High-performance batteries are key to the comprehensive roll-out of e-mobility. ETH Pioneer Fellow Paul Baade is looking into how to manufacture them more cost-effectively.

Environment - Materials Science - 07.09.2021
21.4% record efficiency for flexible solar cells
21.4% record efficiency for flexible solar cells
A new efficiency record of 21.4% for flexible CIGS solar cell on polymer film has been achieved by scientists at Empa. Solar cells of this type are especially suited for applications on roofs, transport vehicles or mobile devices. A group of scientists at Empa has pushed the efficiency of flexible solar cells to a new limit.
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