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Astronomy / Space Science - 18.05.2021

Computer Science - Physics - 17.05.2021

Law - 17.05.2021
SGDs and USI. Peace, justice and strong institutions
SGDs and USI. Peace, justice and strong institutions
The year is 2017. Riding the wave of the viral hashtag, #MeToo, the entire Western society questions its actual ability to guarantee women fundamental rights and social justice.

Materials Science - Innovation - 12.05.2021
An enormous impact - despite Corona
An enormous impact - despite Corona
Empa's Annual Report 2020 leads you on a gripping journey through the world of research and innovation; you may be surprised at how broad the term "applied research" is defined at Empa. Last year, hardly anything went as planned - and certainly nothing stayed the same: Right at the beginning Corona challenged us and kept us on our toes throughout the rest of the year.

Life Sciences - 12.05.2021
How trauma shapes our brain cells
How trauma shapes our brain cells
ETH Fellow Rodrigo Arzate-Mejia is studying how traumatic life experiences affect the brain, with a focus on epigenetic changes in brain cells.   Neglect, calamitous events or even abuse: traumatic childhood experiences increase the risk of mental and physical illness and can lead to psychiatric disorders later in life.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 12.05.2021

Criminology / Forensics - Campus - 12.05.2021

Environment - Administration - 11.05.2021
German-speaking Switzerland less critical of 5G expansion
The 5G wireless standard is a less polarising issue among the Swiss population than thought. According to a survey conducted by ETH researchers, the majority of people are in favour of 5G. However, a substantial portion of the population in the French-speaking region had concerns about electromagnetic radiation.

Economics / Business - 10.05.2021

Health - Campus - 10.05.2021

Environment - 10.05.2021
State Secretary Martina Hirayama emphasizes the importance of research at the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial
State Secretary Martina Hirayama virtually attended the third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) on May 8-9, 2021. At ASM3, science ministers and representatives of Arctic indigenous peoples' organizations came together to strengthen international cooperation in science and research to advance understanding of the Arctic region, and to support the role of science in policy and decision-making in the Arctic.

Health - Event - 10.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 10.05.2021

Environment - Health - 10.05.2021
2020 Annual Report published
With research, teaching and consulting on all aspects of water, Eawag is committed to a sustainable future - in Switzerland and worldwide. This is illustrated by the diverse and exciting projects that we present in our Annual Report. Our new Annual Report shows what the aquatic research institute Eawag has experienced and achieved in this challenging year of 2020.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 07.05.2021
Insuring crops from space
Extreme weather poses increasing challenges to the agricultural sector. New insurance models based on satellite data may reduce the risk of drought for farmers, writes Robert Finger. Climate change is increasing drought risk to many areas. Droughts already cause massive yield losses on a regular basis, and coping with this risk is becoming increasingly important to farmers.

Social Sciences - 07.05.2021
3D detectors measure social distancing to help fight Covid-19
3D detectors measure social distancing to help fight Covid-19
A team of EPFL researchers has repurposed an algorithm they initially developed for self-driving cars to help people comply with social distancing requirements.

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.05.2021
A simple exterior - but complex interior
A simple exterior - but complex interior
ETH Fellow Serina Robinson is devoted to microorganisms. She is particularly interested in the enzymes they use to produce and break down chemical substances, as well as the question of how and why they function as they do.

Campus - Psychology - 05.05.2021
New tool helps define student-teacher relationships
New tool helps define student-teacher relationships
In universities, relationships between students and teachers play a key role in creating a conducive learning experience.

Life Sciences - Campus - 05.05.2021

Environment - Economics / Business - 04.05.2021
Improving the resilience of Switzerland’s energy supply
The new research project, SUstainable and Resilient Energy for Switzerland (SURE) launches today, Tuesday, 4 May.

Environment - Innovation - 04.05.2021

Health - 03.05.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 03.05.2021
Sandoz confirms late-stage clinical development plans for proposed biosimilar aflibercept, a key ophthalmology medicine
Sandoz to begin enrolling patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration in MYLIGHT Phase lll confirmatory efficacy and safety study 1 Neovascular age-related macular degeneration account

History / Archeology - 30.04.2021

Health - Psychology - 30.04.2021
Vaccination - personal values and group dynamics are decisive
How do you get more people to have vaccinations? Gudela Grote firmly believes that it's worth looking at team dynamics.

Environment - 29.04.2021
Filtering dangerous diarrhoea pathogens out of drinking water
Their very small size means that rotaviruses are difficult to filter out of water. But these pathogens are among the leading causes of gastrointestinal infections, especially among children in developing countries.

Event - Earth Sciences - 28.04.2021

Life Sciences - 28.04.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 28.04.2021
Awakening "ghosts" in patients with Parkinson's
Scientists are developing a completely new "brain stress test" for evaluating the mental status of patients with Parkinson's disease, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It involves awakening the "ghosts" hidden in specific networks of the brain to predict the onset of hallucinations.

Campus - Economics / Business - 28.04.2021

Social Sciences - Health - 27.04.2021
Jeunes3 Programme Comes to a Close
Jeunes3 Programme Comes to a Close
The JeuneS3 (Santé, Sécurité, Sexualité) programme, which focused on improving adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health in four Francophone African countries, has come to a close after four successful years.

Pharmacology - Health - 27.04.2021
ANTICOV: Largest Clinical Trial in Africa to Test 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.

Economics / Business - Environment - 27.04.2021