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Pharmacology - Health - 01.06.2021
Novartis Cosentyx receives FDA approval for treatment of children and adolescents with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
Approval for moderate to severe pediatric patients six years and older is based on pivotal trial data showing Cosentyx demonstrated superior improvements of skin symptoms compared to placebo 1 The sa

Environment - Economics / Business - 31.05.2021
Climate protection provides cheaper energy
Climate protection provides cheaper energy
Although measures taken to mitigate the effects of climate change are generally associated with energy levies and high costs, the opposite is actually true: the switch to renewable sources is set to reduce energy prices significantly.

Economics / Business - 31.05.2021

Health - Environment - 31.05.2021
Global warming already responsible for one in three heat-related deaths
Global warming already responsible for one in three heat-related deaths
An international study coordinated by the University of Bern and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine shows for the first time the actual contribution of man-made climate change in increa

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.05.2021
Untapped solar and wind potential in Swiss mountains
Untapped solar and wind potential in Swiss mountains
Scientists at EPFL and the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF have issued recommendations for what type of renewable energy should be produced in Switzerland's various regions, to help achieve the country's goals of carbon neutrality and energy self-sufficiency. According to a new study, the most effective way for Switzerland to become carbon-neutral and energy self-sufficient is to install a combination of wind turbines and solar panels in its Alpine regions.

Architecture - Computer Science - 27.05.2021

Transport - 27.05.2021
Which type of transportation user are you?
Which type of transportation user are you?
Sociologists at EPFL conducted a survey of the factors that prompt people to select one form of transportation over another, and then compared the results from cities across Switzerland.

Economics / Business - Environment - 26.05.2021
Missing Role of Finance in Climate Mitigation Scenarios
Missing Role of Finance in Climate Mitigation Scenarios
Researchers at the University of Zurich show how climate mitigation scenarios can be improved by taking into account that the financial system can play both an enabling or a hampering role on the path to a sustainable economic system. To limit global warming, a profound transformation of energy, production and consumption in our economies is required.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 26.05.2021
'Tug of war' between neurons tells the brain when to fear — and when not to be afraid
’Tug of war’ between neurons tells the brain when to fear — and when not to be afraid
Fear protects us by making us alert to danger, but the persistence of fearful memories can lead to serious mental conditions. Now, an international team of researchers co-led by Andreas Lüthi has found that the activity of different cells in the brain's threat-detector hub regulates the switch between high and low fear states.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 21.05.2021

Campus - Physics - 21.05.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.05.2021
'The change in forests' carbon role is a threat to the climate'
’The change in forests' carbon role is a threat to the climate’
The Amazon rain forest may have reached a tipping point. According to a recent study, it now emits more CO2 than it absorbs, which could speed the pace of climate change.

Health - Campus - 20.05.2021
Vice-Rector for Research Daniel Candinas resigns
Vice-Rector for Research Daniel Candinas resigns
After more than five years in the University Executive Board, Daniel Candinas will step down as Vice-Rector for Research of the University of Bern at the end of 2021.

Materials Science - Environment - 20.05.2021
With a pinch of rubber
With a pinch of rubber
Swiss drivers wear out countless tires. Instead of incinerating them, they could be reused locally: The asphalt of various countries has long contained rubber from used tires.

Architecture - Environment - 20.05.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.05.2021
International Biodiversity Day: ’We are part of the solution’
22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity. In 2021, the theme is: "We are part of the solution".

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.05.2021
EPFL works to address debris collision risk
EPFL works to address debris collision risk
Space debris threatens human safety in space and puts at risk critical space-based infrastructure that supports services such as the internet, global navigation and climate monitoring.

Computer Science - 19.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 18.05.2021

Computer Science - Physics - 17.05.2021

Law - 17.05.2021
SGDs and USI. Peace, justice and strong institutions
SGDs and USI. Peace, justice and strong institutions
The year is 2017. Riding the wave of the viral hashtag, #MeToo, the entire Western society questions its actual ability to guarantee women fundamental rights and social justice.

Materials Science - Innovation - 12.05.2021
An enormous impact - despite Corona
An enormous impact - despite Corona
Empa's Annual Report 2020 leads you on a gripping journey through the world of research and innovation; you may be surprised at how broad the term "applied research" is defined at Empa. Last year, hardly anything went as planned - and certainly nothing stayed the same: Right at the beginning Corona challenged us and kept us on our toes throughout the rest of the year.

Life Sciences - 12.05.2021
How trauma shapes our brain cells
How trauma shapes our brain cells
ETH Fellow Rodrigo Arzate-Mejia is studying how traumatic life experiences affect the brain, with a focus on epigenetic changes in brain cells.   Neglect, calamitous events or even abuse: traumatic childhood experiences increase the risk of mental and physical illness and can lead to psychiatric disorders later in life.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 12.05.2021

Criminology / Forensics - Campus - 12.05.2021

Environment - Administration - 11.05.2021
German-speaking Switzerland less critical of 5G expansion
The 5G wireless standard is a less polarising issue among the Swiss population than thought. According to a survey conducted by ETH researchers, the majority of people are in favour of 5G. However, a substantial portion of the population in the French-speaking region had concerns about electromagnetic radiation.

Economics / Business - 10.05.2021

Health - Campus - 10.05.2021

Environment - 10.05.2021
State Secretary Martina Hirayama emphasizes the importance of research at the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial
State Secretary Martina Hirayama virtually attended the third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) on May 8-9, 2021. At ASM3, science ministers and representatives of Arctic indigenous peoples' organizations came together to strengthen international cooperation in science and research to advance understanding of the Arctic region, and to support the role of science in policy and decision-making in the Arctic.

Health - Event - 10.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 10.05.2021

Environment - Health - 10.05.2021
2020 Annual Report published
With research, teaching and consulting on all aspects of water, Eawag is committed to a sustainable future - in Switzerland and worldwide. This is illustrated by the diverse and exciting projects that we present in our Annual Report. Our new Annual Report shows what the aquatic research institute Eawag has experienced and achieved in this challenging year of 2020.