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Economics / Business - 06.05.2020
Economic experiments: between science and ideology
The experimental approach to scientific research is a fundamental element in the vast world of natural and technical sciences. Social sciences, including economics, also use the experimental approach. In a contribution recently published in the economic and financial newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft , François Degeorge ,, professor of finance at USI and director of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI), compares scientific and ideological experiments.

Innovation - Health - 06.05.2020

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 05.05.2020
Meat alternatives at the Empa restaurant
Meat alternatives at the Empa restaurant
«One Two We» is a sustainability program launched by the SV Group and WWF Switzerland. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions of staff restaurants through sustainable food.

Environment - Chemistry - 05.05.2020
Drifting through the ice on board a polar climate research vessel
Drifting through the ice on board a polar climate research vessel
The German research icebreaker Polarstern has been drifting through the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean since September last year.

Health - 04.05.2020
Public health experts at the service of the Confederation and the cantons
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) have created a closed sharing platform for public health experts to facilitate and coordinate the exchange of

Economics / Business - Transport - 04.05.2020
Transportation economics in the age of coronavirus
The global economy is seeking to recover from the crisis caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, with the expected return to normalcy that could take several months, if not more.

Health - Event - 04.05.2020
Fellowship IBSA Foundation 2019, accolades to Tommaso Virgilio of IRB
The IBSA Foundation Fellowships awards five scholarships each year to young researchers from universities and research institutes around the world who have distinguished themselves for their skills a

Computer Science - Health - 01.05.2020
Researchers put proximity tracing app to the test
Researchers put proximity tracing app to the test
Over the past two weeks, EPFL computer scientists have been testing and refining the smartphone-based system developed by the international Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing project (DP3T), with the help of the Swiss Army. Their goal: to optimize the app's ability to alert users after they've been in contact with someone contagious with COVID-19, while building trust around the open system.  DP3T is an approach to decentralized, privacy-preserving contact tracing that aims to provide a digital means for humans to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.04.2020
Escaping the Fly Room
Escaping the Fly Room
In shaking our society to its core, says Jaboury Ghazoul, Covid-19 shows that we must adopt a far broader perspective to tackle the complex socio-ecological problems humanity faces.

Materials Science - Innovation - 30.04.2020
Stuttgart light rail bridge hangs on Swiss carbon ropes
Stuttgart light rail bridge hangs on Swiss carbon ropes
Another milestone for an extremely versatile material with Swiss roots: On May 3, a 127-meter-long railway bridge will be pushed over the A8 motorway near Stuttgart, its 72 suspension cables consisting entirely of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP).

Pharmacology - Health - 29.04.2020
Novartis Cosentyx gains fourth indication in EU with first-in-class approval in axial spondyloarthritis spectrum
Cosentyx is the first fully-human IL-17A inhibitor indicated for patients in Europe with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), which forms part of the axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) d

Health - Social Sciences - 29.04.2020
"The psychosocial burden is not to be underestimated"
Switzerland is gradually easing the measures imposed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. However, the fight against Covid-19 is far from over.

Event - Art and Design - 28.04.2020

Computer Science - Innovation - 28.04.2020
Making cryptocurrency payments fast and secure
Making cryptocurrency payments fast and secure
Trading in digital currencies such as Bitcoin or Ether has become an established practice but using them as a payment means is still a slow process.

Health - Economics / Business - 27.04.2020

Health - 27.04.2020
The importance of data to understand the pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has peaked and has entered a new phase that also involves the analysis of data on the spread of the coronavirus, which is useful to help understand - among other things - the impact of the measures taken by health and political authorities.

Computer Science - Event - 27.04.2020

Economics / Business - Administration - 27.04.2020

Health - Economics / Business - 25.04.2020

Earth Sciences - 24.04.2020
WIITE, the exoskeleton for backcountry skiing
While backcountry ski racers are disappointed that they won't be starting the Patrouille des Glaciers, one disabled skier is happily strapping on the climbing skins once again.

Pharmacology - Health - 23.04.2020
Possible coronavirus drug: university pharmacists produce generic medication
Possible coronavirus drug: university pharmacists produce generic medication
In response to a lack of potential coronavirus medications on the market, pharmacists from the University of Basel have begun to produce tablets themselves.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.04.2020
Trial Launched to Test Prophylactic Treatments for COVID-19 Contact Persons
Trial Launched to Test Prophylactic Treatments for COVID-19 Contact Persons
With the easing of measures, there is a pressing need for tools and approaches to contain potential new COVID-19 outbreaks.

Health - Materials Science - 23.04.2020
Joining forces against the mask shortage
Joining forces against the mask shortage
During the Corona crisis, protective masks have become a rare commodity. In order to equip Switzerland with sufficient protective equipment during future pandemics, Empa researchers are working together with a national consortium of researchers, health care experts and partners from industry on the "ReMask" project: New types of masks and technologies for reusing existing protective equipment are being developed - for now, but also for future pandemics.

Innovation - Computer Science - 22.04.2020
Seeing each other in times of Covid
Seeing each other in times of Covid
Markus Gross is convinced that there are better technologies available than today's video conference systems.

Pharmacology - Health - 22.04.2020
Novartis Kymriah receives FDA Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy designation in follicular lymphoma
If approved, relapsed or refractory (r/r) follicular lymphoma would become the third B-cell malignancy indication for Kymriah, joining approvals in children and young adults with r/r ALL, and adults

Pharmacology - Health - 22.04.2020
Novartis announces data showing Jakavi (ruxolitinib) more effective than best available therapy in acute graft-versus-host disease
Data from Phase III REACH2 study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate Jakavi can improve outcomes for patients with acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) who do not respond

Health - 21.04.2020
Serological study launched in Ticino to fight the coronavirus outbreak
In Ticino, a network of reasearchers and healthcare facilities have teamed up in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, with a serological study performed through a collaboration between hospitals, Covid-19 centres in Ticino (EOC and Clinica Moncucco), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) and Humabs BioMed (a subsidiary of Vir Biotecnologies).

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 21.04.2020
Brain game
Brain game
He can play a computer game using thought alone. Samuel Kunz, who has tetraplegia, is currently training with researchers from Zurich and Singapore for the next Cybathlon.

Health - 21.04.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.04.2020
Deepwater charr, presumed extinct, reappears in Lake Constance
Deepwater charr, presumed extinct, reappears in Lake Constance
The deepwater charr Salvelinus profundus is a small, pale fish endemic to Lake Constance. With its large eyes and overbite, it is well adapted to life in the depths, where it feeds on bottom-dwelling worms and crustaceans. Up until the 1960s, it was a commercial species, but catches subsequently declined with the eutrophication of Lake Constance.

Mathematics - 21.04.2020
Matheminecraft: when Mathematics merge with Minecraft
Matheminecraft: when Mathematics merge with Minecraft
Using the famous computer game Minecraft, Mathematicians at EPFL have developed a video game around Eulerian Cycles.