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Health - 06.08.2020
Preventive Measures against Heat Contribute to Health Protection
Preventive Measures against Heat Contribute to Health Protection
On behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) analysed the health consequences of the hot and dry summer of 2019 and compared it to the hot summers of 2003, 2015 and 2018. The results were published this week in the report "Health effects of heat in Switzerland and the importance of prevention measures".

Pharmacology - Health - 05.08.2020
Novartis announces NEJM publication of Phase III ASCLEPIOS trials demonstrating superior efficacy of ofatumumab in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis
Ofatumumab is a targeted B-cell therapy that delivers superior efficacy with a similar safety profile when compared with teriflunomide, a commonly prescribed oral treatment for multiple sclerosis 1  

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 04.08.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 04.08.2020
Novartis announces Kymriah meets primary endpoint at interim analysis of pivotal study in follicular lymphoma
Global ELARA trial demonstrated clinically meaningful benefit in patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) follicular lymphoma (FL) as measured by complete response rate   Kymriah previously receive

Social Sciences - 04.08.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 03.08.2020
Novartis Cosentyx receives EU approval for first-line systemic treatment in pediatric psoriasis
EU approval is based on two Phase III studies showing Cosentyx provides fast and strong skin clearance, along with significant improvement in quality of life and a favorable safety profile 1   Modera

Mechanical Engineering - 30.07.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 29.07.2020
Novartis receives Piqray approval in Europe - the first and only targeted medicine for HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer with a PIK3CA mutation
Piqray (alpelisib) is the only treatment approved specifically to address PIK3CA mutation, underscoring Novartis commitment to reimagining cancer care   Approval based on SOLAR-1 Phase III trial showing Piqray plus fulvestrant nearly doubled median PFS (11.0 vs.

Computer Science - Transport - 29.07.2020
Predicting the unknown
Predicting the unknown
Olga Fink develops artificial intelligence algorithms for industrial assets, rolling stock and power plants.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.07.2020
Immunoprotein impairs Sars-Cov-2
An international team with researchers of the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) of the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) showed that an endogenous protein prevents the virus from fusing with host cells.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2020
Thallium: highly toxic, but little studied
Thallium: highly toxic, but little studied
In Agatha Christie's novel The Pale Horse, the victims die of thallium poisoning.

Earth Sciences - 28.07.2020
Maartje Bastings, a scientist reaching for new heights
Maartje Bastings, a scientist reaching for new heights
Summer series - A calling for research.

Health - Computer Science - 27.07.2020
CHF 12 million funding for cutting-edge surgical technology
CHF 12 million funding for cutting-edge surgical technology
Researchers at the University of Basel have a vision: an individually configurable robot will revolutionize surgical procedures and provide numerous benefits for patients.

Pharmacology - Health - 27.07.2020
New Novartis analysis shows wet AMD patients achieved sustained fluid control faster with Beovu versus aflibercept
A post-hoc analysis of the HAWK and HARRIER trials presented at ASRS showed >=50% of patients achieved sustained retinal dryness by weeks 8 and 4 with Beovu and by weeks 12 and 8 with aflibercept,

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 24.07.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 22.07.2020

Research Management - 21.07.2020
Quatorze projets de collaboration HES⁠-⁠SO - Instituts polytechniques
Quatorze projets de collaboration HES⁠-⁠SO - Instituts polytechniques
HES⁠-⁠SO en bref HES-SO Actualités HES⁠-⁠SO Quatorze projets de collaboration HES⁠-⁠SO - Instituts polytechniques portugais L'appel à projets d'impulsion lancé dan

Agronomy / Food Science - 21.07.2020
"Ticino a te", bringing local produce closer to you also thanks to USI
The Osservatorio dello sviluppo territoriale (OST) (Observatory of Territorial Development), based at USI Academy of Architecture, has developed, in collaboration with Centro di Competenze Agroalimen

Architecture - History / Archeology - 21.07.2020

Economics / Business - 21.07.2020
An academic career in Finance, from Lugano to Lisbona
Lugano, St. Gallen, Barcelona, Lugano, New York, Lugano, Lisbon... these are the steps along the  academic career path of Virginia Gianinazzi, who has recently obtained her PhD in finance at U

Materials Science - Environment - 17.07.2020
Fluorine recycling for lithium-ion batteries
Fluorine recycling for lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries contain salts rich in fluorine, which decompose in humid air to toxic, highly corrosive hydrogen fluoride. The hazardous nature of this substance makes recycling more difficult and more expensive. A research project entitled "Fluoribat" is now being launched at Empa to solve this problem.

Environment - 16.07.2020
Heat stress: the climate is putting European forests under sustained pressure
Heat stress: the climate is putting European forests under sustained pressure
No year since weather records began was as hot and dry as 2018. A first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of this drought and heat event shows that central European forests sustained long-term damage.

Environment - Transport - 16.07.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 15.07.2020
Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar
Drones to Deliver Tuberculosis Drugs in Madagascar
The use of drones in global health settings has rapidly evolved in the past years. As drone technology continues to expand beyond the military and recreational sectors, it is foreseen that it will have a significant role to play in healthcare delivery.

Health - Philosophy - 15.07.2020
Ethical recommendations for triage of COVID-19 patients
Ethical recommendations for triage of COVID-19 patients
An international expert group led by Mathias Wirth, Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of Bern, has developed recommendations for avoiding triage of COVID-19 patients in extreme situations.

Physics - 14.07.2020
Christophe Galland picks up good vibrations from photons
Christophe Galland picks up good vibrations from photons
Summer Series: Science as a vocation. Christophe Galland, the head of EPFL's Laboratory of Quantum and Nano-Optics, believes that teaching and research are inextricably linked.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.07.2020

Chemistry - Physics - 14.07.2020