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Health - Pharmacology - 25.02.2021
Roche announces results from Evrysdi (risdiplam) study in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) published in New England Journal of Medicine
FIREFISH Part 1 data show treatment with Evrysdi at 12 months helped 90% of these infants survive without permanent ventilation and 33% sit without support, a key motor milestone not normally seen in

Innovation - Health - 24.02.2021
SUPSI and IRSOL enter agreement for scientific collaboration in solar research
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and the Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (IRSOL, affiliated to USI) have signed a collaboration agreement that will consoli

Environment - Materials Science - 23.02.2021
Bloom Biorenewables develops biomass-based plastics
Thanks to technology developed by start-up Bloom Biorenewables, plant materials can be used as an alternative to petroleum derivatives for producing a wide range of products, including bioplastics, textiles, cosmetics and even perfume.

Environment - 23.02.2021

Computer Science - 22.02.2021
"Fantastic research is happening with the help of data analytics"
The Center for Data Analytics at the University of Basel helps researchers make the most of their data using cutting-edge techniques such as deep learning.

Health - Environment - 19.02.2021
Young Researchers in Environmental Epidemiology Share Latest Findings
Young Researchers in Environmental Epidemiology Share Latest Findings
Swiss TPH and the European Chapter of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) hosted a virtual symposium for young scientists in the field of environmental epidemiology from 18 to 19 February 2021.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.02.2021
Climate change and Swiss lakes
Climate change and Swiss lakes
A new simulation study shows that climate change risks significantly altering water temperature, ice cover and mixing of many Swiss lakes. Mid altitude lakes are especially under pressure, running the risk of completely losing ice cover and no longer fully mixing twice per year. Such a change would have fundamental consequences for the functioning of lake ecosystems.

Environment - Economics / Business - 18.02.2021
The time to take low-carbon transition risks seriously is now
A successful climate policy means preparing for unintended adverse impacts, such as job losses in declining energy sectors or potential environmental impacts of scaling up renewables.

Economics / Business - Materials Science - 18.02.2021

Environment - Chemistry - 18.02.2021
We need a global science panel on chemicals and waste
Chemical pollution is a global threat that demands for global action, says Zhanyun Wang. An interface body similar to the IPCC could help bridge the gap between science and policy. Chemicals are at the heart of our modern world. But the way the world deals with chemicals is highly inadequate. Over the last decades, the number and diversity of chemicals produced and traded have increased drastically, reaching several hundred thousands.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Scientists from the INRAE, ALLICE and UNIGE have discovered the genetic causes of the abnormal presence of an additional pair of horns in Bovids. Bovidae sometimes display supernumerary horns. For instance, local breeds of sheep genetically selected by generations of breeders, are known for their multiple horns, a condition referred to as 'polyceraty'.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Extensive remodeling of chromatin after DNA damage
In eukaryotes, histones are often modified and evicted at site of DNA double-strand breaks in order to facilitate end-resection and break repair. Together with the protein analysis facility of the FMI, the Gasser group has quantified massive changes in the chromatin associated proteome in response to DNA damage.

Pharmacology - Health - 16.02.2021
Novartis Entresto granted expanded indication in chronic heart failure by FDA
Entresto is the first and only therapy approved in the US to treat patients diagnosed with guideline-defined heart failure to include both those with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFr

Research Management - 15.02.2021
Open Access @ USI: «read & publish» agreement signed with publisher Taylor & Francis
Free access to knowledge makes further progress at USI thanks to a new agreement that now allows USI researchers to publish original research articles in Open Access (OA) free of charge in journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, and Cogent OA.

Politics - Administration - 12.02.2021
Call for transparency
The turbulence created by speculation in GameStop shares has highlighted the lack of transparency on trading platforms.

Career - Campus - 12.02.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - 11.02.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 10.02.2021
A very aggressive cancer defeated in three months
A very aggressive cancer defeated in three months
A team from the University of Geneva and HUG managed to save a woman whose aggressive cancer left her with only five months to live.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 10.02.2021
Friends Matter: Giraffes that Group with Others Live Longer
Friends Matter: Giraffes that Group with Others Live Longer
Adult female giraffes who spend time in larger groups with other females live longer than less sociable individuals. The effects of sociability on survival outweigh other factors such as environment or human presence, a study of giraffes in Tanzania led by the University of Zurich has shown. A research team led by Monica Bond, research associate at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies of the University of Zurich (UZH), studied giraffes in Tanzania for five years.

Environment - Health - 10.02.2021
Six new EPFL - African universities research projects
Six new EPFL - African universities research projects
As part of the EPFL - UM6P 's Excellence in Africa initiative, the EXAF centre has announced the names of the six successful teams which will take part in the Junior Faculty Development programme (JFD).

Pharmacology - Health - 08.02.2021
Novartis receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designations for investigational STAMP inhibitor asciminib (ABL001) in chronic myeloid leukemia
Designation in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) resistant or intolerant to prior treatments based on positive data from pivotal Phase III ASCEMBL trial evaluating asciminib, an investigat

Life Sciences - Campus - 08.02.2021

Health - 08.02.2021
Improving Access to COVID-19 Screening and Testing in African Countries
Improving Access to COVID-19 Screening and Testing in African Countries
A new joint initiative from the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership will support three COVID-19-related projects in lowand mi

Materials Science - Architecture - 05.02.2021
Digital Bamboo on display
Digital Bamboo on display
Students at ETH used innovative technology to create an extremely lightweight and filigree pavilion using bamboo.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 05.02.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 05.02.2021
EPFL moves boldly into space with its CHESS satellites
EPFL moves boldly into space with its CHESS satellites
The EPFL Spacecraft Team has set itself the ambitious goal of launching two satellites by 2023. With this bold initiative, this student team hopes to gain further insight into the chemical composition of the outermost layers of our atmosphere.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 04.02.2021

Health - 03.02.2021
Insulin can be stored out of refrigeration in hot settings!
Insulin can be stored out of refrigeration in hot settings!
A team from the University of Geneva and MSF has shown that a vial of insulin can be stored for 4 weeks after opening and at up to 37°C,without losing efficacy.

Pedagogy - 03.02.2021
Tactile books adapted for blind children
Tactile books adapted for blind children
Blind children do not apprehend the world in the same way as their sighted counterparts. A research team from the University of Geneva and Université Lumičre Lyon 2 have developed tactile books that are tailored specifically to their needs.

Health - Innovation - 02.02.2021
Innovative mechanical system makes it easy to turn bedridden patients
Innovative mechanical system makes it easy to turn bedridden patients
A mechanical system developed at EPFL's Instant-Lab halves the number of hospital staff needed to turn coma patients and makes the task less physically demanding.

Health - 01.02.2021
"Our goal must be low case numbers"
Tanja Stadler, ETH Professor of Computational Evolution, is working at the forefront in the fight against the coronavirus.