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Earth Sciences - Environment - 02.03.2022
Fjords in the Swiss Plateau
Fjords in the Swiss Plateau
A team of researchers of the University of Bern supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation drilled a borehole into the Bernese subsoil.

Environment - 01.03.2022
How data processing can heat buildings
How data processing can heat buildings
A newly installed data center in the NEST research building is not only used for data processing, but also helps to heat the entire building.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.02.2022
Therapy for muscular dystrophy: A new start-up at the Biozentrum
Therapy for muscular dystrophy: A new start-up at the Biozentrum
Prof. Markus Rüegg and Dr. Judith Reinhard from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have founded the start-up SEAL Therapeutics AG together with Dr. Thomas Meier, former CEO of Santhera Pharmaceuticals.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.02.2022
Swiss rivers on track to overheat by the end of the century
Swiss rivers on track to overheat by the end of the century
According to an EPFL study, if we take immediate measures to reduce CO2 emissions, we could limit the rise in the temperature of Swiss rivers to 1°C between now and 2090 without drastically affecting their discharge.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2022
GliaPharm SA and the Wyss Center enter collaboration to develop new therapies for Alzheimer's disease
GliaPharm SA and the Wyss Center enter collaboration to develop new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease
The collaboration will accelerate the testing of GliaPharm's lead molecules in preclinical models of Alzheimer's disease and further the development of neuroimaging biomarkers Geneva, Switzerland - G

Materials Science - Innovation - 23.02.2022

Environment - Economics / Business - 21.02.2022
Consumer Barometer of Renewable Energy 2021: Ticino’s views and preferences on energy and the challenge of climate change
Measuring the sensitivity of Swiss residents to the problem of climate change and possible solutions: it is the objective of the Consumer Barometer of Renewable Energy 2021, a study that the Chair of

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 18.02.2022
The role of immigration in Zurich's historical growth
The role of immigration in Zurich's historical growth
Demographer and migration specialist Mathias Lerch has shown that Zurich owes as much of its industrial era development to international immigration as it does to the rural exodus.

Politics - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.02.2022

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.02.2022
Symbionts promote biodiversity
Symbionts promote biodiversity
Symbiotic relationships are not as rare as we sometimes think. Symbiosis is widespread in nature, for example in aphids.

Health - 17.02.2022
Patients Share Their Experiences
What do people with multiple sclerosis, dementia or chronic pain go through? What are their experiences of medical practices or hospitals like? What kind of support do they find helpful? The new dipe

Environment - Electroengineering - 17.02.2022

Politics - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.02.2022

Psychology - 15.02.2022
Why People Use Smartphones in Social Situations
Using a smartphone and ignoring other people in a moment of social interaction is known as phubbing (a blend of phone and snubbing). This habit can endanger relationships and threaten psychological well-being. Researchers at the University of Basel have now examined the factors that contribute to this behavior.

Life Sciences - Environment - 15.02.2022
Climate change affects the diet of birds
Climate change affects the diet of birds
It takes two to three weeks for the young of songbirds such as House Wrens and Barn Swallows to grow big and strong enough to leave the nest.

Life Sciences - 14.02.2022
Sperm or eggs? How hermaphroditic worms distribute their resources
Sperm or eggs? How hermaphroditic worms distribute their resources
Hermaphroditic species face a fundamental question: how much energy should they expend on their male and female sides? Flatworms have found various answers to this question over the course of evolution - and the solutions are directly correlated with their mating behavior. Many plants and animals have both male and female reproductive organs.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.02.2022
ANTICOV: Clinical Trial for COVID-19 in Low-resource Settings to Test a New Drug Combination
ANTICOV: Clinical Trial for COVID-19 in Low-resource Settings to Test a New Drug Combination
The need for effective COVID-19 treatments remains particularly acute, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where access to vaccines is still extremely limited.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2022

Life Sciences - Environment - 10.02.2022

Computer Science - Innovation - 10.02.2022
Using images and artificial intelligence to inspect bridges
Using images and artificial intelligence to inspect bridges
EPFL startup SwissInspect has developed a novel bridge-inspection system that combines structural engineering with drone technology, artificial intelligence and computer vision.

History / Archeology - 10.02.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 09.02.2022
When rain overwhelms the sewers, antibiotic-resistant bacteria flood the river
When rain overwhelms the sewers, antibiotic-resistant bacteria flood the river
Antibiotic resistance is an emerging threat to public health, and now a leading cause of death worldwide , killing close to five million people in 2019.

Materials Science - Innovation - 08.02.2022
Building lean pays off
Building lean pays off
Super-insulating materials such as aerogels are expensive. At the same time, they offer a powerful advantage: the thinner the insulation of a building, the larger its usable area.

Innovation - Research Management - 08.02.2022
Stick to Science Initiative: Call for open collaboration
Research and Innovation community urges European leaders to take action on Horizon Europe.

Environment - 07.02.2022
CH-GNet - new platform for ground water topics launched
CH-GNet - new platform for ground water topics launched
"Most Swiss people think that qualitatively flawless groundwater can be obtained in sufficient quantities without any problems in this country.

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
'Planet Digital': Digital research and design join forces
’Planet Digital’: Digital research and design join forces
Self-learning algorithms, rare earths, and robots bestowing blessings: In the exhibition "Planet Digital", mounted by the University of Zurich and the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, innovative research teams meet up with creative minds from the fields of design and art.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.02.2022
New implant offers promise for the paralyzed
A system developed by Grégoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch now enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk and even perform recreational activities like swimming, cycling and canoeing. The images made headlines around the world in late 2018. David Mzee, who had been left paralyzed by a partial spinal cord injury suffered in a sports accident, got up from his wheelchair and began to walk with the help of a walker.

Research Management - Administration - 04.02.2022

Campus - Economics / Business - 04.02.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 04.02.2022
Spotlight on FMIers: Gisèle Ferrand
To discover the molecular mechanisms of health and disease, some FMI researchers use animals such as mice and fish.

Politics - 04.02.2022
’How we question the ethics of AI is a very political issue’
In advance of the AI & Ethics Week conference, co-organized by EPFL's College of Humanities and Center for Digital Trust, ethics expert Johan Rochel talks about the importance of international and cross-sector debate on the impacts of artificial intelligence.