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Health - Physics - 28.02.2019
Children are her passion
At the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Beate Timmermann built up a programme providing proton therapy for children with cancer at the same time she was raising her own son.

Environment - 28.02.2019
Frequent sediment flushing threatens macroinvertebrate diversity in Alpine streams
Frequent sediment flushing threatens macroinvertebrate diversity in Alpine streams
Alpine streams have been extensively modified by dams and water intakes to permit hydropower exploitation.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.02.2019
Model redefines the tree of life as we know it
Model redefines the tree of life as we know it
A new method shows that the relationships between living species, from bacteria to plants and animals, are different from previous estimates.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.02.2019
Bern Center for Precision Medicine founded
Bern Center for Precision Medicine founded
Precision medicine "tailored" to individual patients is regarded as the medicine of the future. It is already being practiced at the University of Bern and Inselspital, Bern University Hospital.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 27.02.2019
Building digitally, living digitally
Building digitally, living digitally
DFAB HOUSE has officially opened today on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. It is the world's first inhabited "house" that was not only digitally planned, but also ' with the help of robots and 3D printers ' built largely digitally. The construction technologies were developed by ETH Zurich researchers in collaboration with industrial partners.

Agronomy / Food Science - 26.02.2019
Committed to Sustainable Plant Production for the Reduction of Pesticides
Vegetables and fruits are an essential part of a healthy diet - but it is these foods in particular which usually require an above-average use of plant-protection products (PPPs).

Pharmacology - Health - 25.02.2019
Roche enters into definitive merger agreement to acquire Spark Therapeutics
Roche to acquire Spark Therapeutics for US$ 114.50 per share Spark Therapeutics is a leader in discovering, developing and delivering gene therapies with one commercial asset and four programm

Materials Science - Chemistry - 22.02.2019
Solid state batteries for tomorrow's electric cars
Solid state batteries for tomorrow’s electric cars
As part of a strategic international cooperation program of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Empa in Dübendorf (CH) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg (D) launched a three

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 20.02.2019
Support through
Support through "BRIDGE Discovery"
Portable sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue should allow a patient to lie for an extended period of time: With this project, researchers from Empa and the University of Bern were successful in the current call for proposals for BRIDGE funding from the SNF and Innosuisse.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 19.02.2019
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
The solar panels developed by startup Insolight boast an impressive 29% yield - a record for the retail market. These systems, which have now been standardized for mass production, contain lenses that focus sunlight on tiny high-yield photovoltaic cells, employing what is a pioneering approach for the solar-power industry.

Environment - 19.02.2019
Fly larvae make biowaste disposal more climate friendly
Fly larvae make biowaste disposal more climate friendly
As the world's population continues to grow, the piles of biowaste also tower higher and higher.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.02.2019
FDA grants priority review to Roche’s polatuzumab vedotin in previously treated aggressive lymphoma
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is an aggressive type of blood cancer that typically becomes harder to treat each time it returns Polatuzumab vedotin has shown significant potential to improve outcomes

Pharmacology - Health - 19.02.2019
FDA grants Priority Review to Roche’s personalised medicine entrectinib
Roche today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company's New Drug Applications (NDAs) and granted Priority Review for entrectinib for the treatment of adult and

Environment - Politics - 15.02.2019
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal initiate a discussion for the joint management of a shared aquifer system essential to the economic and socialdevelopment of this region of 24 million people.

Business / Economics - 14.02.2019

Administration - 14.02.2019

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood
New additive provides fire protection for wood
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Innovation / Technology - Careers / Employment - 14.02.2019
"The smart living lab is at a pivotal moment in its development"
EPFL's smart living lab, located on the Fribourg campus, is at a pivotal moment in its development. Martin Gonzenbach, the lab's new director of operations, tells us why.

Health - Business / Economics - 14.02.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 13.02.2019
Novartis receives FDA approval for Egaten for the treatment of fascioliasis, a neglected tropical disease
Egaten is the only drug approved in the US for the treatment of people with fascioliasis and is currently the only treatment recommended by the WHO   Fascioliasis, commonly known as liver fluke infes

Life Sciences - 13.02.2019
7 challenges facing research and investment in primary brain tumours
Johanna Joyce, Ludwig member, co-signs a position paper on the challenges the scientific community faces in the fight against primary brain tumours On the initiative of Cancer Research UK, an international panel of brain cancer researchers and clinicians assessed the most important challenges ahead in the development of effective treatmens for patients.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 12.02.2019
Optimizing energy flows
Optimizing energy flows
Interdisciplinary, interconnected and oriented towards a sustainable future: These words describe Kristina Orehounig just as aptly as they describe the Empa laboratory "Urban Energy Systems", which she is heading since February 2018. She has chosen an unusual path to her current scientific discipline - but that is precisely what she sees as an advantage in her day-to-day research.

Computer Science / Telecom - History / Archeology - 12.02.2019

Life Sciences - 11.02.2019

Environment - Physics - 11.02.2019
"The Arctic atmosphere is key to understanding climate change"
This summer, 40 international scientists will participate in the GLACE expedition around Greenland in order to study the effects of climate change in that region.

Business / Economics - 11.02.2019
Happiness research: the long-term effects of life events are overestimated
Happiness research: the long-term effects of life events are overestimated
People are evidently no good at predicting their own happiness or unhappiness: key life events such as marriage, invalidity or the death of a partner affect well-being for less time than those affected think.

Environment - 08.02.2019
Targeting restoration measures to maximise ecological benefits
Today, very few Swiss rivers or streams still flow in a natural bed. Since the eighteenth century, around 15,000 kilometres of watercourses have been modified, engineered or channelised. The degradation of aquatic habitats has had a severe impact on biodiversity. To tackle this problem, the federal government has requested the cantons to restore around 4,000 kilometres of rivers and streams by 2090.

Life Sciences - 08.02.2019

Innovation / Technology - Health - 07.02.2019
Lunaphore, an EPFL spin-off, brings its first product to market
Lunaphore, an EPFL spin-off, brings its first product to market
The first rapid screening test for cancer developed by EPFL spin-off Lunaphore is being released today.

Environment - 06.02.2019

Business / Economics - Mathematics - 06.02.2019