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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 Lumière 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.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.02.2021
A key regulator for humoral immunity and B lymphoma
A key regulator for humoral immunity and B lymphoma
The generation of antibodies in B-cells takes place in a dynamic structure that forms during infections, the germinal center (GC).

Economics / Business - Career - 29.01.2021

Health - Economics / Business - 29.01.2021
Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Diseases
The unprecedented progress made in global health over the past 20 years is being threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.01.2021
Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for Kesimpta * (ofatumumab), a self-administered treatment for adult patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis
  Kesimpta is a targeted B-cell therapy that delivers superior efficacy with a similar safety and tolerability profile compared with teriflunomide, a first-line treatment in MS 1 CHMP opinion is base

Health - 28.01.2021
Wyss Center joins Wellcome Leap global network dedicated to accelerated breakthroughs in human health
Wyss Center joins Wellcome Leap global network dedicated to accelerated breakthroughs in human health
Charter group of 21 world-class institutions representing a network of over 150,000 researchers across six continents sign agreement that sets new bar for fast-paced research and development. Geneva, Switzerland: The Wyss Center announced today that it has joined the Leap Health Breakthrough Network , a global group of leading academic and research institutions committed to solving the world's most serious health challenges - such as cancer and infectious diseases - at record speed.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.01.2021

Earth Sciences - 28.01.2021
A new take on an old mystery
A new take on an old mystery
Researchers from EPFL and ETH Zürich have conducted an original scientific study that puts forth a plausible explanation for the mysterious 1959 death of nine hikers in the Ural Mountains in the former Soviet Union.

Earth Sciences - 28.01.2021
Using science to explore a 60-year-old Russian mystery
Using science to explore a 60-year-old Russian mystery
Researchers from EPFL and ETH Zurich have conducted an original scientific study that puts forth a plausible explanation for the mysterious 1959 death of nine hikers in the Ural Mountains in the former Soviet Union.

Religions - History / Archeology - 28.01.2021

Health - 27.01.2021
Coronavirus: Federal Council to cover costs of tests for persons without symptoms and modify quarantine rules
At its meeting on 27 January, the Federal Council took a range of decisions to further contain and overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

Health - Economics / Business - 26.01.2021
We need to track down hidden infections
Widespread and repeated testing, including of healthy people, is an effective tool in the fight against COVID-19, write Patrick Jenny and Wolf-Dietrich Hardt.

Architecture - Environment - 26.01.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 25.01.2021
A treatment for every kind of cancer
A treatment for every kind of cancer
Researchers from the University of Basel have identified cells in the immune system that are able to attack a wide range of cancer cells.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.01.2021
A new ’double’ antibody that protects against Covid-19 and its variations discovered in Ticino
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI Università della Svizzera italiana, has developed a second-generation 'double antibody' that protects from SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and all its tested variants.

Computer Science - Innovation - 22.01.2021
Research at the forefront of next generation 3D printing and digital drawing
The relentless digitalisation of advanced economies makes the future look very bright for R&D in modern digital technologies, especially in the fascinating and vast world of computer graphics and interactive techniques - where USI academics consistently exhibits cutting-edge research.

Environment - Health - 21.01.2021
Customising legionella control measures
Customising legionella control measures
Legionella in drinking water systems can pose a health risk. But the complexity of the stagnation issue means that a much more nuanced approach is required to manage this risk than has previously been supposed. Questioning conventional wisdom is part of the scientist's job. This also applies to legionella in plumbing systems.

Computer Science - 20.01.2021

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 20.01.2021

Psychology - Health - 20.01.2021
We need a Grey New Deal
Mental illnesses do not receive the attention they deserve and they are treated as taboo, writes Gerhard Schratt.

Pedagogy - 19.01.2021
Online courses reinforce inequalities
Online courses reinforce inequalities
Gifted students improve their grades when they take online courses, whereas students in difficulty do not.

Environment - 19.01.2021
New strategy for assessing sediment quality
New strategy for assessing sediment quality
The Ecotox Centre presents a new strategy to assess the quality of sediments. Sediments are of great significance in water protection.

Health - Economics / Business - 18.01.2021

Campus - Environment - 18.01.2021

Electroengineering - Chemistry - 15.01.2021
Biomass-driven technology allows for enhanced energy conversion
Organic waste - whether from households, agriculture or agroforestry - can be used as energy resource, but is often underexploited.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.01.2021
Novartis ligelizumab (QGE031) receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)
Ligelizumab is the first treatment to receive FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in patients with an inadequate response to H1-antihistamines 1   Currently th

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.01.2021
Making organic waste management sustainable
Making organic waste management sustainable
Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) treatment of organic waste offers a sustainable and economic solution to the need for organic waste management in Indonesia.

Environment - Economics / Business - 13.01.2021
Putting climate-positive business ideas into practice
Putting climate-positive business ideas into practice
More and more ETH Zurich researchers are taking the plunge into entrepreneurship. By launching spin-offs, they hope to turn their lab findings into solutions that can help stem the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide. There is no shortage of evidence for what the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes as an "unequivocal warming of the climate system".

Architecture - Social Sciences - 13.01.2021
Rethinking urban planning for sub-Saharan African cities
Rethinking urban planning for sub-Saharan African cities
For his thesis project at EPFL, Armel Kemajou studied the peri-urban areas of Lomé, Togo, and Yaoundé, Cameroon, where populations are expected to double in 20 years.

Health - Career - 13.01.2021
Coronavirus: Federal Council extends and tightens measures
Case numbers are stagnating at a very high level and there is a risk that the new more infectious variants of the virus will lead to another rapid rise in cases.

Campus - Computer Science - 12.01.2021
EPFL student creates a new language-analysis program
Jonathan Besomi, a Master's student at EPFL, has developed a program called Texthero that lets users generate representations of textual data with just a few lines of code, thereby simplifying the analysis of natural languages.