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Health - Pharmacology - 09.12.2020
Roche partners with Moderna to include SARS-CoV-2 antibody test in ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials
Moderna's vaccine triggers an antibody response to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S test can quantitatively measure the level of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in vaccine tri

Innovation - Environment - 09.12.2020
Ready for the market - thanks to an interdisciplinary partnership
Ready for the market - thanks to an interdisciplinary partnership
At NEST, the research and innovation platform of Empa and Eawag, a new unit is currently being planned: STEP2.

Research Management - Pharmacology - 09.12.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 08.12.2020
Novartis investigational STAMP inhibitor asciminib (ABL001) shows superior MMR rate to Bosulif * in chronic myeloid leukemia trial
At 24 weeks, asciminib nearly doubled the major molecular response (MMR) rate compared to Bosulif (bosutinib)*, in patients resistant to, or intolerant of, at least two prior tyrosine kinase inhibito

Health - 08.12.2020
COVID-19: persistent symptoms in one third of cases
Physicians in Geneva have shown that some of the troublesome symptoms of COVID-19 could last more than 6 weeks, even in patients without underlying risk factors.

Pharmacology - Health - 08.12.2020
Roche presents new data from its bispecific antibody portfolio across a range of blood cancers
Latest data to be presented at ASH 2020 includes results in non-Hodgkin lymphoma and heavily pre-treated multiple myeloma Portfolio includes two CD20xCD3 bispecifics, mosunetuzumab and glofitamab, an

Pedagogy - 07.12.2020

Career - Life Sciences - 07.12.2020

Linguistics / Literature - 07.12.2020

Pharmacology - Health - 05.12.2020
Novartis analyses confirm benefit of Kymriah with clinically meaningful rates of complete response seen in patients with certain advanced lymphomas
Interim analysis from the investigational ELARA study shows, 65% of patients with r/r follicular lymphoma evaluated for efficacy achieved a complete response and the overall response rate was 83% 1 L

Pharmacology - Health - 04.12.2020
Novartis announces first data from REACH3 trial showing Jakavi (ruxolitinib) significantly improved outcomes in patients with steroid-resistant/dependent chronic GvHD
Results of REACH3 trial also demonstrate significant improvements in failure-free survival (FFS) and patient-reported symptoms 1 Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a life-threatening complic

Health - Economics / Business - 04.12.2020
Swiss TPH Symposium: Reshaping Healthcare Supply Chains
Swiss TPH Symposium: Reshaping Healthcare Supply Chains
Strong and resilient supply chains ensure the provision of quality health products and vaccines to patients, making them a central component of health systems.

Art and Design - Microtechnics - 04.12.2020
Art in Construction reflects on research
Art in Construction reflects on research
ETH Zurich supports art in construction, and, as part of a project competition, has selected art projects by Maya Rochat and Yves Netzhammer that take an innovative approach to reflecting on teaching and research in the two ETH buildings BSS and ML-FHK.

Life Sciences - 03.12.2020
Natural Selection also Increases the Adaptability of Organism
Natural selection causes organisms to adapt continuously. Researchers at the University of Zurich now show for the first time that proteins in bacteria develop a new property more rapidly when the selection pressure is high. Natural selection can thus also increase the evolutionary capacity itself.

Innovation - Health - 03.12.2020
Technical know-how meets humanitarian aid
Technical know-how meets humanitarian aid
Engineers from the ETH Feasibility Lab are working together with the ICRC to develop a prosthetic leg that allows easy replacement of its wearing part.

Innovation - Materials Science - 03.12.2020
Inventions that improve our lives
Inventions that improve our lives
If innovative projects and achievements in technology transfer stand out, they should be honored accordingly.

Campus - Pedagogy - 02.12.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 02.12.2020
Roche receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for new test to measure the level of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies
Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S test specifically detects antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein The spike protein is the target of many COVID-19 vaccines in development This test may help identif

Architecture - History / Archeology - 01.12.2020
How American architects reinvented
How American architects reinvented "liquid stone"
Roberto Gargiani, an architectural historian and professor at EPFL, has penned a new history of concrete in the United States from 1940 to 1970.

Environment - 01.12.2020
Is worm counting on the way out?
Is worm counting on the way out?
The analysis of DNA fragments and their assignment to individual species - an increasingly well-established approach - is transforming biodiversity assessment. Samples collected from waterbodies permit rapid biomonitoring of aquatic ecosystems. However, environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis is not without pitfalls.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.11.2020
Taco mattresses take the pressure off hospitals
Taco mattresses take the pressure off hospitals
During the lockdown last spring, Julian Ferchow put his doctoral project aside to help relieve the strain on hospitals.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 27.11.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.11.2020
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Bread wheat can grow in highly diverse regional environments. An important reason for its great genetic variety is the cross-hybridization with many chromosome fragments from wild grasses. This is shown by the genome sequences of 10 wheat varieties from four continents, which an international consortium including researchers from the University of Zurich has now decoded.

Physics - 25.11.2020
A boost for quantum research
A boost for quantum research
ETH Zurich intends to further expand its leading position in quantum research, and so it is planning a highly specialised physics laboratory building on the Hönggerberg campus.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.11.2020
Infusion more effective than tablets: Treatment of iron anaemia in rural Africa
Infusion more effective than tablets: Treatment of iron anaemia in rural Africa
Iron-deficiency anaemia is a major concern in low income countries, especially for women. A study conducted in Tanzania has now demonstrated the advantage of iron infusion therapy over the usual treatment with iron tablets.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.11.2020
Tackling pandemic threats proactively
If we are to minimize the impact of future disease outbreaks, we must recognize the importance of immunization and invest in preemptive vaccine development, writes Tim Keys.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.11.2020
The gravity of dreams
Why is gravity the most mysterious force of nature? Lavinia Heisenberg studies how the universe was formed, and how it is changing.

Environment - Economics / Business - 19.11.2020
World Toilet Day 2020
World Toilet Day 2020
At Eawag, the aquatic research institute, numerous scientists are conducting research into toilets. In short videos, seven of them explain what fascinates them about the topic and what exactly their research is all about.

Social Sciences - Environment - 19.11.2020
Honey - Staple Food and Indigenous Cultural Asset
Honey - Staple Food and Indigenous Cultural Asset
A new exhibition in the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich delves into the recent history of the Ayoréode, a nomadic people in the forests of Bolivia, who have had to adapt to settled life for decades.