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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.08.2017
New Test for Rare Immunodeficiency
Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a test to quickly and reliably diagnose a rare and severe immune defect, hepatic veno-occlusive disease with immunodeficiency. They reported on their findings in the Journal of Clinical Immunology. Rare diseases are often only diagnosed very late, especially since in many cases, diagnostic tests are not available or are only available in a few laboratories.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
21.08.2017
Novartis and Medicines for Malaria Venture launch patient trial in Africa for KAF156, a novel compound against multidrug-resistant malaria
Compound has potential to be a game-changer in malaria elimination, rapidly clearing malaria infection, including resistant strains, and blocking parasite transmission   KAF156 is first compound fro
Earth Sciences
21.08.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.08.2017
Basel Life: A Showcase for Europe's Life Sciences
Basel Life: A Showcase for Europe’s Life Sciences
Basel unites many strengths in life sciences: a strong university, strong industry and strong scientists.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.08.2017
Fundamentals of life: How centrosomes direct early embryos
Fundamentals of life: How centrosomes direct early embryos
Summer Series: Sarah Herrman is visiting Pierre Gönczy's lab at EPFL from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
17.08.2017
More than just spilling the beans
More than just spilling the beans
Because of their high nitrogen content, spent coffee grounds are a popular garden fertilizer. Recycled in this manner, they already contribute to an environmentally friendly waste management. But they have the potential to deliver much more: a new procedure developed at the PSI allows high quality methane to be formed from spent coffee grounds.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.08.2017
Hemorrhagic Fevers: Countering Inflammation to Prevent Circulatory Failure
Hemorrhagic fevers are severe viral diseases that are often fatal. Researchers from the University of Basel have now identified messenger substances of the immune system, which in infected mice lead to the development of shock. These results, published in the scientific journal Cell Host & Microbe, open up new possibilities for the development of life-saving therapies.
Environment/Sustainable Development
16.08.2017
Linking of the Swiss and European emissions trading systems: big step forward
Bern, 16.08.2017 - Switzerland and the European Union are preparing to link their emissions trading systems.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
16.08.2017
Online campaign against invasive plants
Online campaign against invasive plants
Neophytes - invasive plants that are alien to the region - are a huge burden on the public purse. The ETH spin-off "In-Finitude" has set up a new online platform right on time for the growing season.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
15.08.2017
The smart grid analysts
The smart grid analysts
ETH spin-off Adaptricity has developed a piece of software that can be used to analyse the increasingly intelligent power grids.
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.08.2017
Drug Approval: New Country Comparison Shows Great Savings Potential
The regulatory requirements for the approval of new drugs vary greatly internationally in regards to the resources allocated to the authorities, the evaluation periods for approval and the fees for the pharmaceutical companies. This reports a study of the European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Basel.
Art and Design
11.08.2017
Ce sont les données, qui font la musique
Ce sont les données, qui font la musique
The ETH spin-off Bonsai Systems helps musicians to improve their movement, use of force and body position.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
10.08.2017
An expert in tiny medical helpers
An expert in tiny medical helpers
Simone Schürle likes to get to the bottom of things. Since August, the microand nanotechnology expert has been working as Assistant Professor of Responsive Biomedical Systems at ETH Zurich to develop tiny machines for medical applications in the human body.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.08.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
06.08.2017
Non-Communicable Diseases on the Rise in the Middle East
Non-Communicable Diseases on the Rise in the Middle East
Apart from an upsurge in violence, a series of studies published on 4th August in the International Journal of Public Health indicates a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions in the Middle East.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
03.08.2017
Testing the Limits for the Patients' Benefit
Testing the Limits for the Patients’ Benefit
Radiation therapy using protons is a success story at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. For several decades now, doctors have been administering a gentle form of radiation treatment to patients with ocular tumours or those located deep inside the body.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
02.08.2017
Light pollution as a new threat to pollination
Light pollution as a new threat to pollination
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of night time pollination cannot be compensated by diurnal pollinators. The negative impact of artificial light at night on nocturnal pollinators might even propagate further to the diurnal community, as ecologists of the University of Bern were able to show.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.07.2017
From Zurich to Berlin in 35 minutes
From Zurich to Berlin in 35 minutes
Fifty students from ETH Zurich and other Swiss universities want to revolutionise transport. For a race set up by Elon Musk, they have developed a zero emission capsule that could in future transport people and goods through a vacuum tube at almost the speed of sound.