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Medicine - Sep 17
From a sample of over 10,000 adults, 62% are worried that they may develop Alzheimer's disease and 91% believe the solution to tackling diseases lies in medical research -   79% are willing to take part in medical research but three-quarters (75%) have no idea how to get involved -   This World Alzheimer's Month, in association with Alzheimer's
Chemistry - Sep 17

EPFL chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials.

Life Sciences - Sep 14
Life Sciences

Sleeping sickness-causing parasites contain an unusual protein synthesis machinery. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Bern resolved its very special structure for the first time.


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Environment - Business / Economics - 08:00
Banks Do too Little to Communicate Their Sustainable Investment Products
Less than one percent of the global population controls more than 50 percent of wealth. All over the world these wealthy investors have an increasing interest in investing their wealth sustainably, in accordance with socially responsible, environmentally friendly and ethical principles.

Life Sciences - 18.09.2018

Careers / Employment - Life Sciences - 18.09.2018
Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize 2018: Sara Montagner discovers the epigenetic secrets of mast cells
Epigenetic modifications of our DNA are a key aspect of the normal functioning of mast cells, which play an important role in immune reactions. Biologist Sara Montagner was able to demonstrate this in her work. She will receive this year's Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize from the SNSF at the award ceremony in Bellinzona on 29 November 2018.

Environment - 18.09.2018
Summer storms wreak havoc in alpine lakes
Summer storms wreak havoc in alpine lakes
Clear mountain lakes could change with ever greater frequency into milky soup in the future. Climate change is the guilty agent.

Social Sciences - 14.09.2018
IRSP : Collection for the 30 years of publications
3 articles of UnilaPS are proposed in this collection of the International Review of Social Psychology With its first volume published in 1988, the International Review of Social Psychology (IRSP) is 30 years old this year (1988-2018). In this special occasion, they investigated the history of the journal in order to retrace its origin and evolution.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 13.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13.09.2018
Novartis announces NEJM publication of landmark PARADIGMS study demonstrating significant benefit of Gilenya in children and adolescents with MS
Treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) substantially reduced the debilitating impact of MS, with significant decreases in key measures of disease activity vs.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13.09.2018
Novartis real-world evidence confirms efficacy and safety benefits of Cosentyx in daily life for psoriasis patients
Real-world evidence confirms Cosentyx efficacy and safety consistent with previously reported clinical studies - Novartis presents a large program of real-world evidence at the 27 th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress, adding to the robust body of clinical data supporting the use of Cosentyx in moderate-to-severe psoriasis - Cosentyx 5-year data in psoriasis from a Phase III study were presented in 2017 , proving lon

Innovation / Technology - 12.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 12.09.2018
Novartis survey shows psoriasis patients want treatment effect beyond clear skin
New patient preference survey confirms that patients value clear skin the most, but expect additional benefits from their treatment, such as proven long-term efficacy and safety data and no injection site reactions A separate ranking incorporating additional characteristics showed that effectiveness in treating multiple manifestations of psoriatic disease was also important The number of injections per dose and injection frequency were least imp

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 11.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 10.09.2018
How medicine literally gets under your skin
How medicine literally gets under your skin
If drugs are to enter the body painlessly and efficiently, they can be administered via skin patches.

Business / Economics - 07.09.2018

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 07.09.2018
Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics
A team of eight EPFL students won the technical prize in the SensUs international competition, designing a portable biosensor that can measure the amount of vancomycin in a patient's blood stream, enabling doctors to better control the dosage and reduce harmful side effects.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 07.09.2018

Transport - 06.09.2018
Supporting brace for historical steel bridges
Supporting brace for historical steel bridges
Empa scientists are saving iron bridges from the 19th century from collapse. Carbon fiber plasters are strengthening the crumbling structures. A railway bridge in Switzerland and a road bridge in Australia have already been reinforced successfully. Many historical bridges could follow. «Partners in crime» are specialists for steel fatigue at EPFL.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 06.09.2018
A new home for ETH's Department in Basel
A new home for ETH’s Department in Basel
Today ETH Zurich celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for its new building on the Schällemätteli campus in Basel.

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 06.09.2018

Transport - 06.09.2018
An algorithm calculates the best way to visit 26 cantons in 24 hours
An algorithm calculates the best way to visit 26 cantons in 24 hours
A team of EPFL students will take part in the Swiss Train Challenge this Friday. The goal is to set foot in each of Switzerland's 26 cantons in less than 24 hours - relying solely on the country's public transport network.

Social Sciences - Administration - 06.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 06.09.2018
Roche to present new data from its extensive lung cancer programme at the 2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC)
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Life Sciences - 06.09.2018
ETH professor not guilty of manipulation
An independent commission of inquiry led by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) with the participation of ETH Zurich has investigated the publications of ETH Professor Olivier Voinnet's former research group at the CNRS. The inquiry uncovered manipulation of certain figures. However, the commission's report confirms that Voinnet did not personally initiate this manipulation.

Event - Innovation / Technology - 03.09.2018

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.09.2018
Art inspired by research - new AiL videos
Art inspired by research - new AiL videos
In 2017, two artists from Saudi Arabia spent some time at Eawag as part of the Artists in Labs (ail) project and were inspired by research into artistic interpretations, Zahrah Alghamdi and Muhannad Shono.

Business / Economics - Psychology - 31.08.2018

Social Sciences - 30.08.2018

Innovation / Technology - 29.08.2018

Event - 29.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Innovation / Technology - 29.08.2018
IBM Forscher imitieren die Funktionalität von Neuronen in Phase-Change-Technologie
IBM Forscher imitieren die Funktionalität von Neuronen in Phase-Change-Technologie
Milan, Italy, 15 November 2016-The Humanitas University and Humanitas Research Hospital announce today that they have signed a collaboration project with IBM to experiment with Watson to help teach and pursue research in the medical sector.

Innovation / Technology - Medicine / Pharmacology - 29.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 29.08.2018
50 years of Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
50 years of Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
The Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR), a long-standing partner of Swiss TPH, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Swiss TPH will take part in the anniversary colloquium from 28 to 31 August to highlight the fruitful collaboration between the two institutes and to further strengthen efforts towards malaria elimination.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Administration - 29.08.2018
Alcon announces voluntary global market withdrawal of CyPass Micro-Stent for surgical glaucoma
Decision based on five-year data from COMPASS-XT long-term safety study Alcon advises ophthalmic surgeons to cease further implantation Basel, August 29, 2018 - Reflecting its uncompromising commitme

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 29.08.2018
European Commission approves Novartis combination therapy Tafinlar + Mekinist for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma
Approval based on COMBI-AD study demonstrating greater than 50% reduction in risk of disease recurrence or death in stage III melanoma patients    More than 50% of stage III melanoma patients are lik

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.08.2018
A 60-day trip around Greenland to measure climate change
In the summer of 2019, the GreenLAnd Circumnavigation Expedition (GLACE) will make its way around the island of Greenland.
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