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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.08.2016
Antibody Reduces Harmful Brain Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer's Patients
Antibody Reduces Harmful Brain Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer’s Patients
Prof. Roger M. Nitsch, MD Institute of Regenerative Medicine University of Zurich Phone +41 44 634 88 71 E-mail Website on clinical trials using Aducanumab PRIME : Phase 1b clinical trial, complete (NCT01677572) EMERGE : Phase III clinical trial, ongoing (NCT02484547) ENGAGE : Phase III clinical trial, ongoing (NCT02477800) Although the causes of Alzheimer's disease are still unknown, it is clear that the disease commences with progre
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
31.08.2016
Freshening of the Southern Ocean
Freshening of the Southern Ocean
Over the past decades, the northward drift of sea ice surrounding Antarctica has strengthened.
Agronomy/Food Science
30.08.2016
Using force to stifle dialogue
Using force to stifle dialogue
In a comment on ETH News, ETH President Lino Guzzella is strongly disapproving the attack on a plant breeding congress. ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.' Although Voltaire himself never uttered these words, they nevertheless capture the spirit of his thinking and thus provide us with a shining example of some of the most important achievements of Enlightenment philosophy: freedom of expression and the supremacy of reason over violence.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
30.08.2016
FDA approves Sandoz Erelzi(TM) to treat multiple inflammatory diseases
Erelzi is the first biosimilar etanercept approved by the FDA, offering expanded access to this important medicine   Erelzi is approved for all indications included in the reference product's label  
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
29.08.2016
EUCARPIA Congress at ETH Zurich: Plant Breeding as both Art and Science
Zurich, 29.08.2016 - A good 400 researchers from the future-oriented field of plant breeding will meet this week at the 20th EUCARPIA General Congress in Zurich, organised by Agroscope and ETH Zurich.
Event - Careers/Employment
29.08.2016
A leader with good instincts
A leader with good instincts
ETH's sixth annual togETHer staff party was held on Friday, 26 th August. It was also a very special occasion for Lorenz Hurni, Professor of Cartography, who was presented with the Golden Tricycle award in recognition of his skill in fostering an optimum balance between work and family life.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.08.2016
World expert in neurorehabilitation joins EPFL's Valais Wallis team
World expert in neurorehabilitation joins EPFL's Valais Wallis team
26.08.16 - EPFL and the Defitech Foundation are committed to putting technology to work for disabled people.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.08.2016
Electrons at the speed limit
Electrons at the speed limit
Electronic components have become faster and faster over the years, thus making powerful computers and other technologies possible. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now investigated how fast electrons can ultimately be controlled with electric fields. Their insights are of importance for the petahertz electronics of the future.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.08.2016
Novartis announces positive phase III results showing efficacy of BAF312 in patients with secondary progressive MS
The Phase III EXPAND study of BAF312 (siponimod) in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) met its primary endpoint of reducing the risk of three-month confirmed disability progression versus placebo There are currently very limited treatment options for SPMS, a form of MS associated with gradual worsening of symptoms and accumulation of disability, independent of relapses EXPAND is the largest study ever conducted in SPMS, and is part
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.08.2016
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
23.08.2016
A patent for oxidised fat
A patent for oxidised fat
ETH researchers have synthesised fatty acids in the laboratory that result from oxidative stress in the body. The laboratory variants turned out to be more potent anti-inflammatories than the natural ones, and have now been patented. It is a hotly debated, highly researched subject that has taken on the semblance of a religious war: what are good and what are bad fats?
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.08.2016
Super stair-climbers
Super stair-climbers
They have big ambitions: nine students from ETH Zurich and ZHdK are preparing to take on developers from renowned manufacturers and universities from around the world with their "Scewo" wheelchair at the Cybathlon.
Environment/Sustainable Development
17.08.2016
Greater biodiversity in grasslands leads to higher levels of ecosystem services
Greater biodiversity in grasslands leads to higher levels of ecosystem services
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better for humans, who benefit from the varied services provided for free by nature. This is the finding of a study by more than 60 researchers from a number of universities, including the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Bern and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, in Germany.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
16.08.2016
Innovative IT solution to tackle cyber crime
Innovative IT solution to tackle cyber crime
An ETH spin-off, xorlab, has ambitious plans: it has developed a unique IT security solution that provides more effective protection against hacker attacks.
Physics/Materials Science
12.08.2016
Deuteron smaller than thought
Deuteron smaller than thought
The deuteron - one of the simplest atomic nuclei, consisting of just one proton and one neutron - is considerably smaller than previously thought. This finding was arrived at by an international research group. A deuteron is a very simple atomic nucleus made up of just one proton and one neutron - that is, one each of the two nuclear building blocks.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
12.08.2016
The deuteron too poses a mystery
The deuteron too poses a mystery
The deuteron — just like the proton — is smaller than previously thought The deuteron — one of the simplest atomic nuclei, consisting of just one proton and one neutron — is considerably smaller than previously thought. This finding was arrived at by an international research group that carried out experiments at the Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
11.08.2016
Fewer low clouds in the tropics
With the help of satellite data, ETH scientists have shown that low-level cloud cover in the tropics thins out as the earth warms. Since this cloud cover has a cooling effect on the climate, the two-degree warming target may therefore be reached earlier than many models have predicted. It is indisputable that greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere heat up our planet.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
09.08.2016
Eureca? on yet another journey
Eureca? on yet another journey
The much-travelled European research satellite Eureca was taken from the aerospace exhibition in the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne and loaded onto a truck before setting off on yet another adventure.
Life Sciences
09.08.2016
Origin of the turtle shell lies in digging
Origin of the turtle shell lies in digging
In today's turtles the shell has a key protective function. The animals can withdraw into it and protect themselves against predators. No other group of vertebrates has modified its physique to such an extent to develop an impenetrable protective structure. “For a long time, paleontologists and developmental biologists puzzled over the origin of the tortoise shell,” explains Torsten Scheyer, a paleontologist at the University of Zurich.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.08.2016
In Search of Neurobiological Factors for Schizophrenia
In Search of Neurobiological Factors for Schizophrenia
It is impossible to predict the onset of schizophrenic psychosis. If factors linked to a risk of psychosis can be identified, however, these may yield significant insights into its underlying mechanisms. Basel-based scientists have now established a link between particular genes and the size of important brain structures in individuals with an elevated risk of psychosis.
Administration/Government
05.08.2016
Studying more eco-friendly mobility in a Fribourg neighborhood
Studying more eco-friendly mobility in a Fribourg neighborhood
!- 05.08.16 - Summer series on student projects (5) - Charles Jeanbart's semester project brings the question of mobility into the Solar Decathlon, an inter-university competition to design an autonomous solar house.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Physics/Materials Science
05.08.2016
Melting ice sheet could release frozen Cold War-era waste
The U.S. military base “Camp Century,” built in the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959, served as a top-secret site for testing the feasibility of nuclear missile launch sites in the Arctic during the Cold War.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.08.2016
Novartis CDK4/6 inhibitor LEE011 (ribociclib) receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation as first-line treatment for HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer
Novartis CDK4/6 inhibitor LEE011 (ribociclib) receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation as first-line treatment for HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer Designation underscores the continuing unmet need of the HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer population and the potential of LEE011 (ribociclib) as an effective new treatment option   Results from Phase III MONALEESA-2 trial of LEE011 in combination with letrozole in postmenopausal women who had re
Chemistry - Life Sciences
03.08.2016
Better Contrast Agents Based on Nanoparticles
Scientists at the University of Basel have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times more contrast than the actual contrast agents and are responsive to specific environments. The journal Chemical has published these results.
Medicine/Pharmacology
02.08.2016
Alcon achieves US approval for CyPass Micro-Stent, a micro invasive surgical device to treat glaucoma
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants approval for CyPass Micro-Stent for sale in the US, expanding Alcon's surgical presence to treat glaucoma   The CyPass Micro-Stent is designed to reduce i
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
28.07.2016
More than two million dollars to rethink cybersecurity
!- 28.07.16 - Cyberhaven is developing a new concept for information security. The EPFL spin-off is opening its second office in Boston and has raised more than 2 million dollars in venture capital.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.07.2016
New approach for environmental test on livestock drugs
New approach for environmental test on livestock drugs
Livestock medications can impair beneficial organisms that break down dung. Too high a dosage of ivermectin, a common drug against parasites, harms coprophilous organisms, for instance. The toxicity of new livestock medications therefore needs to be verified in ecotoxicological tests with individual animal species such as the common yellow dung fly, the barn fly or a dung beetle.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.07.2016
Chinese Drug Tribendimidine a Promising Drug Candidate Against Liver Fluke
Chinese Drug Tribendimidine a Promising Drug Candidate Against Liver Fluke
Already 100mg of the Chinese drug candidate tribendimidine helps patients to get rid of a helminth infection caused by Opisthorchis viverrini according to a clinical study conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health-Institute (Swiss TPH) and the National Institute of Public Health (NIOPH) in Lao PDR.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.07.2016
Designer nuclide for medical applications
Designer nuclide for medical applications
Radionuclides are unstable atoms that emit radiation when they decay in an attempt to obtain stability.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.07.2016
Severity of enzyme deficiency central to favism
Favism is a common hereditary disease, affecting around 400 million people worldwide. It is caused by a lack of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
Physics/Materials Science
26.07.2016
A new Type of Quantum Bit
A new Type of Quantum Bit
In a quantum computer, quantum states form the smallest information units and replace the binary code used by today's computers. Until now, these so-called qubits were typically created in a semiconductor using individual electrons, but these were vulnerable to dephasing. Now, an international team of researchers led by physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using a missing electron to create a qubit.
Social Sciences - Media
25.07.2016
Trolls often waive their anonymity online
From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
25.07.2016
The Twike - half-bike and half-car - is now even more comfortable
The Twike - half-bike and half-car - is now even more comfortable
25.07.16 - The electric pedal cars with two seats known as Twikes will soon be a snap to drive thanks to a more efficient pedaling system and a compact onboard computer.