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Physics / Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 10.04.2018

Physics / Materials Science - Mathematics - 10.04.2018
A major success at the European level
Ten professors from ETH Zurich - two of them female, and eight male - have secured prestigious ERC Advanced Grants.

Life Sciences - Administration / Government - 10.04.2018
Researcher Granted EUR 2.5 Million in Funding
Each year the European Research Council (ERC), open to both junior and established researchers, awards substantial funding for outstanding fundamental research.

Earth Sciences - 10.04.2018
Earthquake engineering: an EPFL laboratory stands out
Three researchers from the Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory (RESSlab) beat 11 other teams to win an international computer simulation contest on earthquake engineering.

Chemistry - Physics / Materials Science - 09.04.2018
The fight for clean emissions continues
The fight for clean emissions continues
It is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 07.04.2018
Sandoz outlines plans for next Healthcare Access Challenge (HACk), to support local digital innovation
Sandoz White Paper outlines importance of digital solutions to specific local healthcare problems, as part of approach to increasing access to healthcare Publication, which coincides with World Healt

Medicine / Pharmacology - Business / Economics - 06.04.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Transport - 05.04.2018
Space telescope CHEOPS leaves the University of Bern
Space telescope CHEOPS leaves the University of Bern
Construction of the space telescope CHEOPS is finished. The engineers from the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern will package the instrument this week and send it to Madrid, where it will be integrated on the satellite platform.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 04.04.2018
Novartis announces JAMA Cardiology publication of data showing Entresto improves physical and social activity in HFrEF patients versus enalapril
Novartis announces JAMA Cardiology publication of data showing Entresto improves physical and social activity in HFrEF patients versus enalapril Post-hoc analysis of PARADIGM-HF published in JAMA Car

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 04.04.2018
Enhanced therapeutic vaccine platform achieves two proof of concepts in veterinary medical use
Enhanced therapeutic vaccine platform achieves two proof of concepts in veterinary medical use
Chronical allergic diseases of dogs and horses can now be treated with an innovative vaccine. It was developed by an international research team led by he University of Bern and in cooperation with the University of Zurich, together with private enterprise companies. The findings obtained in horses and dogs could lead to similar herapeutic vaccines for humans.

Continuing Education - Innovation / Technology - 04.04.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 04.04.2018
Therapeutic vaccine platform achieves proof of concepts in veterinary medical use
Scientists from the Universities of Bern, Zurich and Oxford as well as the Latvian Biomedical Research & Study Centre led by Prof. Martin F. Bachmann (University Clinic of Rheumatology, Immunoloy and Allergology, University of Bern) have developed a new therapeutic vaccine technology based upon enhanced virus like nanoparticle conjugates.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 28.03.2018
An EPFL startup raises 20 million francs
An EPFL startup raises 20 million francs
Abionic, an EPFL spin-off, has just brought in 20 million francs in its third funding round. The company's rapid allergy test can now be used to detect sepsis as well.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 28.03.2018
Novartis to present predictability data for brolucizumab in nAMD from pivotal HAWK and HARRIER trials at ARVO
Novartis will present new data from the HAWK and HARRIER Phase III trials at the upcoming Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2018 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, April 29 - May 3.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 26.03.2018
Healing instead of cutting down
Healing instead of cutting down
Trees can get sick too. In urban areas, this usually means that the infested tree has to be felled for safety reasons.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 23.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 23.03.2018
Phase III data in The Lancet show Novartis siponimod significantly improves outcomes in patients with secondary progressive MS
EXPAND shows oral siponimod (BAF312) is the first potential therapy to meaningfully delay disability progression in typical secondary progressive MS (SPMS) patients   Results demonstrate siponimod al

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 22.03.2018
Novartis drug Tasigna approved by FDA to treat children with rare form of leukemia
Tasigna (nilotinib) approved for pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Ph+ CML-CP and children with Ph+ CML-CP resistant or intolerant to prior TKI therapy   New indication approved under FDA Prior

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 22.03.2018
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Continuing Education - 22.03.2018
North and South Cooperation to Combat Tuberculosis
North and South Cooperation to Combat Tuberculosis
More than 4,000 people worldwide die from tuberculosis every day. This means the disease tops the list of the most common causes of death that result from a single pathogen.

Computer Science / Telecom - 22.03.2018
Robots work together to build NEST unit
Robots work together to build NEST unit
Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real-world project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled in the "DFAB HOUSE" unit at Empa and Eawag's NEST research and innovation building, thus combining architecture with robotics and craftsmanship.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 21.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 21.03.2018
New Anti-Cancer Protein
New Anti-Cancer Protein
An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein. The protein, called LHPP, prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 20.03.2018

Architecture - 20.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 20.03.2018
Phase III IMpower131 study showed Roche’s TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and Abraxane) reduced the risk of disease worsening or death in the initial treatment of people with a type of advanced squamous lung cancer
Phase III IMpower131 study showed Roche's TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) plus chemotherapy (carboplatin and Abraxane) reduced the risk of disease worsening or death in the initial treatment of people with

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 19.03.2018
Paraplegic rats walk again after therapy, now we know why
Paraplegic rats walk again in response to neuroprosthetic rehabilitation that allows the brain to elaborate new routes so that motor commands about walking, swimming and even climbing staircases reach spinal cord execution centers below the injury. With the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation, rats with clinically-relevant spinal cord injury regain control of their otherwise paralyzed limbs.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 19.03.2018
LSD Blurs Boundaries between the experience of Self and Other
Virtually all mental health disorders come with difficulties in interpersonal relations that in the long run negatively affect the progression of the disease. The associated health an social restrictions can only be marginally improved by current forms of therapy. One of the reasons for this is that there has been very little research into the basic neurobiological principles and in particular the neurochemical mechanisms of these kinds of disorders.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Careers / Employment - 15.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 15.03.2018

Chemistry - 15.03.2018
Removing heavy metals from water
EPFL chemists have developed a new material that can remove heavy metals from water and make it drinkable in seconds.

Life Sciences - 15.03.2018
Which Predators Make a Meal of Drosophila suzukii?
Which Predators Make a Meal of Drosophila suzukii?
Zurich-Reckenholz, 15.03.2018 - In search of native natural enemies of the exotic spotted-wing drosophila, Agroscope experts have developed a method for detecting its genetic material in the stomachs of predators. The spotted-wing drosophila (SWD or Drosophila suzukii ) is an introduced vinegar fly species that causes serious damage in Swiss crops.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 14.03.2018
Agroscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Seed Vault
Agroscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Seed Vault
Changins, 14.03.2018 - Agroscope went to Svalbard, Norway, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Global Plant Seed Vault, where over a million seed varieties from all around the world are stored in duplicate.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.03.2018
Climate change drives mountain hares to higher altitudes
Climate change drives mountain hares to higher altitudes
A warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result, concludes an international study led by the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). Specialised species like the mountain hare, adapted to life at high altitudes, are particularly affected by climate change.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Business / Economics - 12.03.2018

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 12.03.2018
Brain Awareness Week 2018
Brain Awareness Week 2018
From brain-controlled communication to reducing tinnitus through thought, this series of interviews with Wyss Center staff will put cutting edge neurotechnology in the spotlight.

Administration / Government - Business / Economics - 09.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 09.03.2018
A wireless patch for monitoring emergency-room patients
A wireless patch for monitoring emergency-room patients
A small, wireless patch developed by EPFL spin-off Smartcardia can measure emergency-room patients' vital signs with the same reliability as existing systems involving cumbersome cables. After extensive testing at several hospitals, the device recently obtained the European Union's CE marking for medical devices and will be launched on the market in the coming days.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 09.03.2018
Colorectal cancer: Screening should include environment, genetic factors
ANN ARBOR-When it comes to colorectal cancer, many people would benefit from individually tailored screening rather than standardized population guidelines. A new risk-prediction model, built by researchers at the University of Michigan and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) in Seattle and colleagues, assesses the impact of environment and genetic factors on the development of colorectal cancer.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 08.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Continuing Education - 08.03.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 08.03.2018
How cellular structure orchestrates immunologic memory
How cellular structure orchestrates immunologic memory
With every infection or vaccination, memory cells form that the body uses to remember the pathogen. This has been known for decades - but the structure of this cellular immunologic memory has previously proven impossible to pin down.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Psychology - 08.03.2018
Stress eating can start in early childhood, may lead to extra weight later
ANN ARBOR-The link between emotions and eating has been well established but new research from the University of Michigan shows that children as young as 4 who experience stress eat more in the absence of hunger, beginning a cycle that could possibly mean extra pounds down the road.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 08.03.2018
Neuro XXceptional: Celebrating exceptional women
Women scientists and clinicians are creators and changemakers, expanding the boundaries of human knowledge The Neuro has launched Neuro XXceptional - an exciting new year-long video series featuring