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Health - Life Sciences - 31.03.2021
Why SARS-CoV-2 replicates better in the upper respiratory tract
Why SARS-CoV-2 replicates better in the upper respiratory tract
A team of researchers from the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) at the University of Bern and the Federal Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) have assessed virus growth and activation

Computer Science - 31.03.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 31.03.2021
Roche launches Elecsys Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) immunoassay panel to improve EBV infection staging
The Elecsys EBV panel accurately identifies the EBV infection stage from a single blood sample, which means less confirmatory testing and, potentially, faster diagnosis for patients Clear and quick d

Agronomy / Food Science - 31.03.2021
Every bunny counts
Every bunny counts
Many cocoa farmers live in poverty - yet the fairly traded chocolate bunny often stays on the shelves.

Architecture - 29.03.2021
Monograph explores a vibrant quarter-century of architecture in Vaud
Monograph explores a vibrant quarter-century of architecture in Vaud
In a new monograph, Bruno Marchand and Pauline Schroeter document 25 years of architecture in the Canton of Vaud, from 1975 to 2000.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 29.03.2021

Health - Economics / Business - 29.03.2021
Research and know-how for SMEs
Research and know-how for SMEs
Making more targeted use of digital technologies, advancing industrial projects with the new OST Ostschweizer Fachhochschule (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences) and building a bridge to basic research thanks to Empa in St. Gallen.

Environment - Chemistry - 25.03.2021
Clean hydrogen can reduce the climate impact of industries
Clean hydrogen can reduce the climate impact of industries
EPFL engineers are taking part in PROMETEO - an EU research project to generate hydrogen on a large scale from renewable sources, in an effort to lower industrial carbon emissions.

Computer Science - Administration - 25.03.2021

Career - Economics / Business - 25.03.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 24.03.2021
Clinical Trial of Multi Drug-Resistant TB Treatment Ends Enrolment Early, Offering Hope for TB Patients
Clinical Trial of Multi Drug-Resistant TB Treatment Ends Enrolment Early, Offering Hope for TB Patients
A trial aiming to find a better treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has stopped enrolling patients early after its independent data safety and monitoring board indicated that the regimen being studied is superior to current care, and that more patient data was extremely unlikely to change the trial's outcome.

Environment - 24.03.2021
Addressing plastic pollution
Microplastic pollution is a serious problem, but blanket bans won't solve the issue, says Denise Mitrano. We should regulate plastics more precisely to create incentives for both innovation and environmental safety. Stark images of plastic floating in urban rivers and washing up on shorelines symbolize the magnitude of mismanaged plastic waste and its impact on the environment.

Pharmacology - Health - 23.03.2021
Novartis announces positive result of phase III study with radioligand therapy 177Lu-PSMA-617 in patients with advanced prostate cancer
Phase III VISION study with 177 Lu-PSMA-617 met both primary endpoints, significantly improving overall survival (OS) and radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) in patients with PSMA-positive

Computer Science - Environment - 23.03.2021

Administration - Law - 22.03.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 22.03.2021
Shaking the Foundations of Life
Shaking the Foundations of Life
Evolution never stops - and disruptions can speed up the procees. Now ETH researchers are delving deeper into the secrets of evolutionary change.

Environment - Social Sciences - 22.03.2021

Innovation - 22.03.2021

Health - Politics - 22.03.2021

Health - 22.03.2021

Politics - Career - 22.03.2021

Environment - 22.03.2021
"I find the sound of water to be very calming"
The motto of today's World Water Day is "Valuing water - What means water to you?". With this motto, the United Nations wants to raise awareness of the vital importance of water and call on people to think about the value of water.

Politics - 19.03.2021
Power-sharing and its side effects
Power-sharing and its side effects
The participation of ethnic minorities in the government can decide between war and peace. ETH postdoc Andreas Juon researches how different forms of power-sharing affect the stability and quality of political systems.

Innovation - Chemistry - 19.03.2021
Mini-fuel cell delivers maximum performance
Mini-fuel cell delivers maximum performance
EPFL startup INERGIO has just unveiled a prototype for a lightweight, eco-friendly, high-performance fuel cell that can supply energy in situations where there's no power grid.

Politics - 18.03.2021
Moving closer to finding a solution for deep disposal
Where should radioactive waste be packaged before it is stored in a deep geological repository? Daniela Scherer explains how stakeholders are being brought on board to tackle this thorny question.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.03.2021
Climate-friendly, but antisocial
Climate-friendly, but antisocial
Making agriculture climate-neutral has a high cost - which some rich countries might be willing to accept, ETH Zurich researchers find. Emissions of methane and nitrogen oxides from agriculture are Europe's second most important contributor to climate change, after CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Health - Social Sciences - 18.03.2021
Endocrine disruptors threatens semen quality
Endocrine disruptors threatens semen quality
Scientists from the University of Geneva and IRSET have established a link between poor semen quality in adult men and their mothers' occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors during pregnancy.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.03.2021
Learning from the dead to help the living
Learning from the dead to help the living
The lungs are the primary, but not the only target of Covid-19. Early in the pandemic, Basel researchers were among the first to venture to perform autopsies on deceased Covid-19 patients, making important contributions to our understanding of the new infectious disease. Professor Alexandar Tzankov of the University of Basel is leading a research project highlighting the effects of the virus on the body's tissues and organs.

Computer Science - 17.03.2021
EPFL algorithm in the world's most popular deep learning software
EPFL algorithm in the world's most popular deep learning software
PyTorch is used for countless AI applications ranging from Tesla's Autopilot to Facebook's translation software and its latest version, just launched, features an EPFL communication-efficient training algorithm that even helps the planet.

Life Sciences - 17.03.2021

Architecture - Event - 17.03.2021

Campus - Economics / Business - 16.03.2021
EPFL Changemakers: Incubating tomorrow's business ideas
Twenty EPFL students recently completed the first EPFL Changemakers program - a new initiative designed to help students develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills and flesh out their business ideas.

Pharmacology - Health - 15.03.2021
New Zolgensma data demonstrate age-appropriate development when used early, real-world benefit in older children and durability 5+ years post-treatment
Children with SMA treated presymptomatically achieved age-appropriate motor milestones including sitting, standing and walking; required no ventilatory or feeding tube support; and had no serious, tr

Innovation - Campus - 15.03.2021
Of knowledge, light bulbs and levers
In his introduction to an exhibition by Max Ernst, the poet André Breton speaks of that "marvellous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.