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Life Sciences - Health - 07.10.2021
We must expand human rights to cover neurotechnology
We must expand human rights to cover neurotechnology
Technologies that interfere with our brains have great potential. But their ethical implications are such that they may require an expansion of human rights frameworks, argues Marcello Ienca.

Environment - Innovation - 07.10.2021
Using heat from underground parking lots to warm apartments
EPFL spin-off Enerdrape has developed technology that can recover heat from underground parking lots and use it to warm the apartments above.

Pharmacology - Health - 07.10.2021
Erster Malaria-Impfstoff von der WHO für Kinder empfohlen
Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the widespread use of the malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01, debuting a tool that could save the lives of tens of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa each year.

Materials Science - Environment - 06.10.2021

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.10.2021
Using data science to combat poverty
Using data science to combat poverty
In January 2021, Empa and BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) were among the winners of the prestigious Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge by data.org, a platform for partnerships committed to build the field of data science for social impact.

Campus - Event - 02.10.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.10.2021
Poison source in the idyll
Poison source in the idyll
Sediments in the Spöl, a small river in the very south of the canton Graubünden, are contaminated with PCBs.

Pharmacology - Health - 30.09.2021
Novartis data show rapid and effective disease activity control with remibrutinib (LOU064) in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria
Results from a Phase IIb study show all remibrutinib doses provided significant improvements in UAS7 change from baseline at week 4 and week 12 compared to placebo, and a favorable safety profile acr

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 30.09.2021
Virtual reality affects children differently than adults
Virtual reality affects children differently than adults
Immersive virtual reality disrupts the child's default coordination strategy, scientists show, something that should be taken into account when developing virtual reality rehabilitation protocols for children. While very little is known on the effects of immersive VR on adults, there is next to no knowledge on the impact of such systems on the sensorimotor abilities of young children.

Computer Science - Health - 29.09.2021
Wyss Center announces CE mark for its brain data visualization software, Epios Cloud
The cloud-based platform enables long-term brain monitoring towards personalized treatment Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center announced today the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark Class I medical device for its Epios Cloud software.

Innovation - Career - 29.09.2021
UNIGE and FONGIT strengthen their support for innovation
UNIGE and FONGIT strengthen their support for innovation
This new partnership offers Geneva-based start-ups easier access to research laboratories and new funding opportunities.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.09.2021
Novartis data show achieving complete control of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) improves overall quality of life, as reported by patients
Data analysis shows that preventing the symptoms of CSU (achieving complete control) improves overall health-related quality of life (HRQoL); including sleep and work productivity, among other measur

Pharmacology - Health - 29.09.2021
New data reinforce efficacy and convenience of Novartis Cosentyx (secukinumab) 300 mg autoinjector in adults with psoriasis
New findings show Cosentyx (secukinumab) 300 mg single dose autoinjector (the UnoReady pen) resulted in superior efficacy vs placebo 1 Patient satisfaction with 300 mg autoinjector was high - reachin

Architecture - Environment - 29.09.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 29.09.2021
Novartis and Medicines for Malaria Venture report positive results for Phase 2b study of novel ganaplacide/lumefantrine combination in children with malaria
Novartis and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) report positive Phase 2b study results for novel non-artemisinin combination to treat uncomplicated malaria In the Phase 2b study conducted in childre

Physics - Computer Science - 28.09.2021
'It increasingly feels like a high-tech race.'
’It increasingly feels like a high-tech race.’
Could quantum technologies really be the next gold rush? ETH Vice President Vanessa Wood and quantum researcher Andreas Wallraff discuss how close we are to putting quantum promises into practice.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.09.2021
In conversation with Silvia Scarabelli, PhD, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Engineer
The 'in conversation' series features members of the Wyss Center community discussing their work, their collaborations and imagining the future.

Physics - Campus - 28.09.2021
Mastering the unknown
Mastering the unknown
Two years ago, ETH launched the innovative Master's degree in quantum engineering. Now the first cohort of students is nearing the end of the programme.

Environment - Chemistry - 28.09.2021
Prestigious award for Urs von Gunten
Prestigious award for Urs von Gunten
Eawag scientist and EPFL professor Urs von Gunten is to receive the prestigious ACS Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology.

Environment - Social Sciences - 24.09.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.09.2021
Deepwater renewal in Lake Geneva in light of climate change
Deepwater renewal in Lake Geneva in light of climate change
Scientists have studied two mechanisms that can help bring oxygen to the depths of a lake - essential for preserving the lake's ecosystem.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.09.2021
Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics
Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics
Two EPFL engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.

Health - Physics - 23.09.2021
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
PRISMAP - The European medical radionuclides programme sets out to substantially change the European landscape for novel and emerging medical radionuclides. Nuclear therapy and molecular imaging are widely used at hospitals for new promising medical procedures. They can drastically improve the outcome for many medical conditions and in particular enable the treatment of disseminated cancer.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 23.09.2021

Campus - Physics - 23.09.2021

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.09.2021
Tracking down track ballast
Tracking down track ballast
Switzerland may soon be facing a shortage of railway ballast. ETH geologists are heading into the wilds to track down new sources of crushed rocks.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.09.2021
Four projects selected for the Bertarelli Foundation's Catalyst Fund
Four projects selected for the Bertarelli Foundation's Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst [email protected] Biotech program, introduced by the Bertarelli Foundation in 2017, aims to support research on innovative treatments for nervous-system diseases.

Environment - Materials Science - 22.09.2021
Design as a boost for renewable energy
Design as a boost for renewable energy
Solar cells as design objects now adorn the façade above the main entrance to the NEST building of Empa and Eawag.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.09.2021
Roche launches three respiratory test panels on cobas 6800/8800 Systems in CE markets to help identify multiple pathogens with overlapping symptoms in patients
Acute respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of death and disability globally, presenting substantial health challenges especially for infants, the elderly and the immunocompromised.

Campus - Career - 22.09.2021

Campus - Pedagogy - 22.09.2021

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 22.09.2021
The Bassenges Farm : low-tech agriculture at a high-tech campus
The Bassenges Farm : low-tech agriculture at a high-tech campus
At the Bassenges Farm, six devoted women and men are bringing their vision of sustainability to the EPFL and UNIL campuses, giving low-tech agriculture - without pesticides - a chance to thrive.

Health - Environment - 22.09.2021
New WHO Air Quality Guidelines Aim to Save Millions of Lives from Air Pollution
Today, the World Health Organization launched their new Global Air Quality Guidelines, which aims to protect the health of populations by reducing key air pollutants.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.09.2021

Campus - Health - 20.09.2021

Health - Campus - 20.09.2021
Across disciplinary borders
Across disciplinary borders
From genetics and personalised medicine to health insurance and climate change: at ETH Week 2021, 120 students from all degree programmes and from 31 countries grappled with the topic of "Health for Tomorrow".

Campus - Health - 20.09.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 19.09.2021
Novartis presents new Kisqali data showing longest median overall survival ever reported in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer
With the MONALEESA-2 final analysis, only Kisqali has reported statistically significant overall survival (OS) benefit with an aromatase inhibitor for postmenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced bre

Health - Career - 17.09.2021