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Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.08.2018

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.06.2018
AMPK activation caused by reduced liver lactate metabolism protects against hepatic steatosis in MCT1 haploinsufficient mice - News
AMPK activation caused by reduced liver lactate metabolism protects against hepatic steatosis in MCT1 haploinsufficient mice Lionel Carneiro, Mohamed Asrih, Cendrine Repond, Christine Sempoux, Jean-C

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.06.2018
Peatland Protection Equals Efficient Climate Protection
Zurich-Reckenholz, 07.06.2018 - Is there a cost-efficient way to curb climate stress caused by land use? Globally, peatlands store twenty per cent of all the carbon lying untapped in the soil - despite the fact that they account for less than three per cent of the Earth's land mass. New findings from Agroscope show that peatland protection is a highly efficient climate-protection measure.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.05.2018
Maintaining valuable soils
Each year almost one thousand hectares of cultivated land continue to be lost, thereby wiping out numerous services delivered by the soil, such as filtering water and storing carbon, which are central for our society's wellbeing. The National Research Programme "Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource" (NRP 68) is suggesting ways in which spatial planning can be structured so that this loss remains as small as possible.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 14.03.2018
Agroscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Seed Vault
Agroscope Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Global Seed Vault
Changins, 14.03.2018 - Agroscope went to Svalbard, Norway, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Global Plant Seed Vault, where over a million seed varieties from all around the world are stored in duplicate.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.11.2017
Switzerland’s international environmental performance review: mixed results
Bern, 27.11.2017 - The OECD's 3rd Environmental Performance Review of Switzerland shows that despite progress, Switzerland still has a very high environmental impact.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 24.10.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - 03.10.2017

Administration - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.08.2017

Agronomy / Food Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 29.08.2017
Obese People Lack Cells with Satiety Hormones
Obese People Lack Cells with Satiety Hormones
Individuals with severe overweight have an inhibited sense of satiation - they release fewer satiety hormones than people of normal weight. The reason: the responsible cells in the gastrointestinal tract of obese people are severely reduced. This report Swiss doctors in the journal Scientific Reports.

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.08.2017
Tef benefits from further research funding
Tef benefits from further research funding
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Tef is Ethiopia's most important staple food crop.

Agronomy / Food Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 05.07.2017
Naturalness as a success factor
Naturalness as a success factor
"Naturalness" is a construct - but according to a new study from the ETH Consumer Behavior group, a product's success on the food market is primarily defined by whether or not consumers perceive it as natural. The increasingly artificial and virtual nature of everyday life has now achieved broad acceptance, and the benefits that technological development bring to everyone cannot be denied.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.04.2017
Persistently high pesticide levels found in small streams
Dübendorf, 04.04.2017 - Small watercourses are contaminated with large numbers of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. A study commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment and published today shows that the legal requirements specified for water quality are not met in any of the five Swiss streams investigated.

Computer Science / Telecom - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.02.2017
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit
EPFL hosted the first OpenFood Hackdays this past Friday and Saturday. The event attracted 110 participants, whose goal was to brainstorm technological solutions to food-related challenges.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.11.2016
Food data at your fingertips
Food data at your fingertips
EPFL is launching openfood.ch, a website that provides the public with data on more than 14,000 food products sold in Switzerland.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 10.11.2016
Vacancies on Agroscope Executive Board all filled: Alain Gaume as Head of ‘Plant Pro-tection’
Bern, 10.11.2016 - Dr. Alain Gaume will be the new Head of Agroscope's ‘Plant Protection' Strategic Research Division.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 10.11.2016
Vacancies on Agroscope Executive Board all filled: Alain Gaume as Head of ‘Plant Protection'
Vacancies on Agroscope Executive Board all filled: Alain Gaume as Head of ‘Plant Protection’
Bern, 10.11.2016 - Dr. Alain Gaume will be the new Head of Agroscope's ‘Plant Protection' Strategic Research Division.

Agronomy / Food Science - Business / Economics - 01.09.2016
Nadja El Benni to head ‘Competitiveness and System Evaluation' Research Division
Nadja El Benni to head ‘Competitiveness and System Evaluation’ Research Division
Bern, 01.09.2016 - Dr. Nadja El Benni was appointed Head of the ‘Competitiveness and System Evaluation' Strategic Research Division by Agroscope Council on 25 August 2016.

Agronomy / Food Science - 30.08.2016
Using force to stifle dialogue
Using force to stifle dialogue
In a comment on ETH News, ETH President Lino Guzzella is strongly disapproving the attack on a plant breeding congress. ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend your right to say it.' Although Voltaire himself never uttered these words, they nevertheless capture the spirit of his thinking and thus provide us with a shining example of some of the most important achievements of Enlightenment philosophy: freedom of expression and the supremacy of reason over violence.

Agronomy / Food Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 23.05.2016
An agricultural drone with a piercing gaze
An agricultural drone with a piercing gaze
23.05.16 - EPFL spin-off Gamaya has just raised 3.2 million francs for its agricultural drone system.

Agronomy / Food Science - Medicine / Pharmacology - 29.09.2015
EPFL Dedicated to Research on the Challenges of Nutrition
29.09.15 - Facing the lack of scientifically based evidence in the field of nutrition, a university and a foundation unite forces in the areas of research and public outreach.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.09.2015
Dairy Products: What Is their Influence on Inflammation?
Dairy Products: What Is their Influence on Inflammation?
Bern, 14.09.2015 - An international team led by Agroscope has published a study on the influence of dairy products on inflammatory responses in the human body. The study's conclusion: Despite persistent beliefs to the contrary, dairy products exert a slightly anti-inflammatory effect, and individuals with an impaired metabolism are particularly likely to benefit from consuming products from this food group.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 27.01.2015
Agroscope and CSEM working together to develop new agricultural technologies
Agroscope and CSEM working together to develop new agricultural technologies
Bern, 27.01.2015 - Agroscope and the private research and technology company CSEM plan to intensify their collaboration.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.10.2014
Arable farming benefits from soil organisms: More biomass, less nutrient loss
Arable farming benefits from soil organisms: More biomass, less nutrient loss
Zurich, 21.10.2014 - Soil organisms play an important role in arable farming: A functioning underground food web composed of bacteria, fungi and soil fauna can improve plant nutrition, increase agricultural yields and reduce nutrient leaching. An Agroscope study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology shows that soil conservation has numerous benefits.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.09.2014
Environmental assessment of foods: focus on methodologies
Environmental assessment of foods: focus on methodologies
Zurich, 29.09.2014 - How great an impact does a product have on the environment? As well as helping consumers with their purchasing decisions, product environmental information is meant to encourage a more environmentally friendly production process. Agroscope investigated two of the most important assessment methods currently in use.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 07.07.2014
AgEng Congress 2014: More Efficient Use of Resources thanks to Agricultural Engineering
Zurich, 07.07.2014 - How does agricultural engineering affect people, animals and the environment?

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.12.2013
New Organisation and Performance Mandate for Agroscope Approved
Bern, 03.12.2013 - Michael Gysi took over Agroscope's reins in January 2013. On 1 January 2014, a new organisation will come into effect.

Agronomy / Food Science - Physics / Materials Science - 02.07.2013
International fireblight congress in Zurich
International fireblight congress in Zurich
Zurich/Wädenswil, 02.07.2013 - The fruit disease, fireblight, continues to be a big problem for apple and pear producers.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.11.2011
Better muscles thanks to a genetic knock-out
A team of researchers has improved the muscle structure and stamina of mice and nematodes by reducing the function of a natural inhibitor, suggesting treatments for age-related or genetically caused muscle degeneration are within reach. If they weren't held back by the effect of a natural inhibitor, our muscles would be stronger, more powerful and better formed than they are in reality.

Veterinary Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.01.2010
Das Gelb der Kohlmeise ist ein Zeichen für die Spermien-Fitness
Bern - Universität Bern Die gelbe Farbe des Federkleides der Kohlmeisen ist eng gekoppelt an die Qualität ihrer Spermien: Die leuchtend gelbe Meise kann ihre Spermien besser vor Schäden schützen und ist fruchtbarer als die blasse.

Agronomy / Food Science - 21.12.2009
Geschmack - der intime Sinn
Zurich - University of Zurich Geschmacksempfindungen in Worte zu fassen, ist eine Herausforderung. Ein Forschungsprojekt von vier Hochschulen will dem Phänomen auf den Grund gehen.