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Health - 11.11.2020
Survey on the psychological effects of the second Covid-19 wave
Survey on the psychological effects of the second Covid-19 wave
The results of a survey conducted by the University of Basel showed that the pandemic's first wave put a great deal of psychological strain on many people in Switzerland.

Health - Innovation - 10.11.2020
GHF 2020: putting humans at the forefront of global health
GHF 2020: putting humans at the forefront of global health
The coronavirus crisis is a powerful indicator of the global challenges facing the health sector. The eighth Geneva Health Forum will pull together key players in the quest for concrete solutions.

Microtechnics - Health - 09.11.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 06.11.2020
Novartis provides update on CAN-COVID trial in hospitalized patients
The Phase III trial investigating canakinumab plus standard of care (SoC) did not meet its primary endpoint of a greater chance of patient survival without the need for invasive mechanical ventilatio

Health - Life Sciences - 05.11.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 05.11.2020
A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine
A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine
The European Research Council (ERC) is providing 10 million euros in funding for an interdisciplinary, collaborative project in the structural and biophysical analysis of selected photoreceptors and t

Pharmacology - Health - 05.11.2020
Novartis Cosentyx shows early synovitis reduction in patients with psoriatic arthritis in first-of-its-kind study
Significant reduction of synovitis (joint lining inflammation) was demonstrated with Cosentyx   at Week 12  vs.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.11.2020

Environment - Health - 03.11.2020
Successful network research is extended
Successful network research is extended
Sleep, religious conflicts and the health of the environment, plants, humans and animals: these are the topics of the three Interfaculty Research Cooperations at the University of Bern.

Health - Environment - 03.11.2020
Mapping to predict the distribution of ticks in Switzerland
Mapping to predict the distribution of ticks in Switzerland
A comprehensive study by EPFL and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) has enabled researchers to map the geographical distribution of ticks in Switzerland for the first time, as well as to determine whether they are carriers of chlamydia. Little is known about these bacteria, but ticks can potentially pass them to humans.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.11.2020
Significant vulnerability in prostate cancer detected
Significant vulnerability in prostate cancer detected
Researchers at the University of Bern led an international team that has identified a novel vulnerability in advanced prostate cancer that is no longer responding to hormonal therapy. These findings could lead to the development of new treatment approaches for men suffering from the most aggressive form of prostate cancer.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.10.2020
Contact tracing with prophylactic treatment could near-eliminate leprosy
Contact tracing with prophylactic treatment could near-eliminate leprosy
Post-exposure prophylaxis with a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin is safe, can be integrated into different leprosy control programmes, and is generally well accepted by patients, their contacts, and healthcare workers.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.10.2020
Novartis presents latest Phase III data reinforcing Cosentyx as a first-line systemic treatment in pediatric psoriasis
Latest data show Cosentyx provides fast and strong skin clearance, significant improvement in quality of life and a favorable safety profile 1,2   Moderate-to-severe psoriasis affects more than 350,0

Health - Pharmacology - 29.10.2020
Novartis acquires Vedere Bio, adding novel optogenetic gene therapy technology for treating blindness
Acquisition expands the Novartis footprint in ophthalmology and enhances the company's position as an AAV-based gene therapy powerhouse.

Health - Computer Science - 27.10.2020
New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants
New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants
Thanks to a new system developed at EPFL, building owners can detect the number of occupants and track their movement using sensors installed on floor slabs.

Health - Psychology - 27.10.2020
Swiss Fatalism Protects Against Negative Feelings in the Pandemic
Swiss Fatalism Protects Against Negative Feelings in the Pandemic
Trust or disappointment in government crisis management is an important factor for the general mood, shows a study by the University of Zurich based on surveys in Israel and Switzerland.

Health - Administration - 26.10.2020

Physics - Health - 23.10.2020
GaToroid: revolutionizing the future of cancer treatment?
GaToroid: revolutionizing the future of cancer treatment?
Joint CERN-EPFL doctoral research has led to the design of a new machine to deliver cutting edge hadron therapy to treat cancer. In 2017, Enrico Felcini began his PhD in Applied Superconductivity under the supervision of Bertrand Dutoit, the head of EPFL's Applied Superconductivity Group . His work was on a revolutionary hadron therapy gantry concept invented by Luca Bottura, who leads CERN's magnet group.

Health - Computer Science - 20.10.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 13.10.2020
Roche to launch laboratory SARS-CoV-2 antigen test to support high-volume testing of suspected COVID-19 patients
The Elecsys SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test is an automated laboratory assay intended as an aid in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection This new solution will run on all Roche cobas e immunochemistry analys

Innovation - Health - 08.10.2020

Health - Environment - 07.10.2020
Improved Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Tanzania
Improved Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Tanzania
Insecticide-treated bed nets are the most widely adopted preventive measure against malaria, and represent an effective form of prevention for at-risk populations.

Pharmacology - Health - 05.10.2020
New Phase III analysis demonstrates Novartis Beovu showed improvement in best-corrected visual acuity in wet AMD patients with early persistent fluid
In a post-hoc analysis of HAWK and HARRIER , fewer Beovu (brolucizumab ) patients had early persistent fluid (12 .5% vs.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.10.2020
Zolgensma data including patients with more severe SMA at baseline further demonstrate therapeutic benefit, including prolonged event-free survival, increased motor function and milestone achievement
Nearly two-thirds of patients (65.6%) in STR1VE-EU have already achieved developmental motor milestones not observed in the natural history of SMA Type 1 at a mean duration of follow-up of 10&

Health - Psychology - 01.10.2020
Why we follow or don't follow the Coronavirus rules
Why we follow or don’t follow the Coronavirus rules
There are solid psychological explanations for how consistently we follow the behaviour rules to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, such as the expectations we have towards ourselves and others.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.09.2020
MarrowQuant: a new digital-pathology tool
MarrowQuant: a new digital-pathology tool
Scientists have developed a digital pathology tool for quantifying bone marrow compartments in standard histological sections. Named "MarrowQuant", the software makes it possible to examine bone marrow biopsies as well as to re-examine historical collections of bone-marrow samples and even old clinical trials.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.09.2020
MarrowQuant: a digital-pathology tool
MarrowQuant: a digital-pathology tool
Scientists have developed a digital pathology workflow for quantifying bone marrow compartments in standard histological sections. Named "MarrowQuant", this workflow based on the open source software QuPath makes it possible to examine bone marrow biopsies as well as to re-examine historical collections of bone-marrow samples and even old clinical trials.

Health - 25.09.2020
The Swiss Confederation joins the COVAX initiative for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines
Switzerland commits to promoting a global solution for the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.