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Environment - Life Sciences - 21.01.2020
May we present: our employees from around the world
May we present: our employees from around the world
The series with Salome Mwaiko , Claire Aksamit , Tim Alexander , Rohini Athavale und Bernhard Wehrli was created as part of a photojournalism course that Christian Dinkel is tanking at the MAZ in Lucerne.

Business / Economics - Life Sciences - 18.01.2020
The Myth of Dominant Thinking in Economics and Finance
The Myth of Dominant Thinking in Economics and Finance
Essere se stessi, che fatica! Teatro e medicina per conoscere la depressione Student association LPU - A debate on the sexual orientation discrimination referendum Formazione continua e aggiornamento

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.01.2020
A brand new tool devoted to simplifying complex neuron models
A brand new tool devoted to simplifying complex neuron models
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the EPFL Blue Brain Project have developed 'Neuron_Reduce', a new computational tool that provides the scientific community with a straightforward capability to simplify complex neuron models of any cell type and still faithfully preserve its input-output properties while significantly reducing simulation run-time.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 09.01.2020
The Computational Biology platform - Data scientists at the FMI
The Computational Biology platform - Data scientists at the FMI
Michael Stadler has been leading the FMI Computational Biology technology platform since 2008. In an interview, he explains how the platform is set up and how it supports the FMI research groups, he shares what he likes most about his job, and he talks about the future of computational biology.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 30.12.2019
Celebrating a vintage year in 2019
EPFL held a series of events to mark its 50th anniversary throughout 2019. The past year also saw a host of scientific breakthroughs, ground-breaking initiatives, stunning achievements and notable wins.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 18.12.2019
The elephant's trunk will inspire a revolutionary robot
The elephant’s trunk will inspire a revolutionary robot
An international team, including UNIGE, will analyse the African elephant's trunk, and its exceptional agility and versatility, to create a robot guided by touch.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 16.12.2019
A new NCCR dedicated to the origins and future of language
A new NCCR dedicated to the origins and future of language
The Swiss National Science Foundation will support a new NCCR, "Evolving language", led by the Universities of Geneva and Zurich.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.12.2019

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 16.12.2019

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 12.12.2019
Combining science and design to measure our exposure to light
Combining science and design to measure our exposure to light
Daylight plays an essential role in sleep, alertness and hormone regulation.

Life Sciences - Career - 10.12.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 10.12.2019

Life Sciences - 04.12.2019
Safeguarding one-way traffic
Safeguarding one-way traffic
Animal development is a unidirectional process that steers undifferentiated cells of the early embryo into specialized cell types such as brain, muscle or skin cells. Once differentiated, there is almost no way back. A notable exception is the de-differentiation of mature into immature cell types during injured tissue regeneration.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 03.12.2019
A life devoted to protein research
A life devoted to protein research
Proteomics pioneer Ruedi Aebersold is retiring soon. Protein analysis was his life's work, and he paved the way for countless protein researchers around the world.

Event - Life Sciences - 15.11.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 13.11.2019
Award for project on Heart Transplantation
Award for project on Heart Transplantation
This year's Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award of the Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR) of the University of Bern goes to Maria-Nieves Sanz.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 11.11.2019
Roche’s risdiplam meets primary endpoint in pivotal SUNFISH trial in people with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Study demonstrated statistically significant improvements in the overall study population with Type 2 or 3 SMA No treatment related safety findings leading to withdrawal seen in any risdiplam trial t

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.11.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 05.11.2019
EPFL bioengineering team wins global iGEM competition
EPFL bioengineering team wins global iGEM competition
EPFL's student bioengineering team has won the Grand Prize of the 2019 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, as well as the Best Environment Project.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 30.10.2019
Novartis announces AVXS-101 intrathecal study update
FDA placed a partial hold on AVXS-101 intrathecal clinical trials for SMA patients based on findings in a small pre-clinical animal study Adverse events that might be expected from the pre-clinical f

Health - Life Sciences - 28.10.2019
The Center for Biomedical Imaging marks its 15th anniversary
The Center for Biomedical Imaging marks its 15th anniversary
For the past decade and a half, the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) has been bringing researchers and clinicians together to develop cutting-edge technologies. This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the Center's past successes and ponder the challenges that lie ahead in the field of medical imaging.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 16.10.2019
ETH scores highly on interdisciplinarity
Two ETH Zurich projects and one with ETH involvement have been awarded one of the coveted ERC Synergy Grants. These EU grants offer up to EUR 14 million to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on research projects. Correlations and questions in research are becoming more and more complex, which makes collabo-ration between researchers from different fields necessary.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2019
ERC Synergy Grant for research at the interface of viral infection and cellular regulation
ERC Synergy Grant for research at the interface of viral infection and cellular regulation
The European Research Council has awarded one of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grants - the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to a joint research project of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bristol. The interdisciplinary team wants to investigate the molecular mechanisms of viral infection, which will contribute to fundamental knowledge about cellular regulation and new concepts for broad-spectrum anti-viral therapy.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2019
ERC Synergy Grant for viral infection and cellular regulation research
The European Research Council has awarded one of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grants - the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to a joint research project of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bristol. The interdisciplinary team wants to investigate the molecular mechanisms of viral infection, which will contribute to fundamental knowledge about cellular regulation and new concepts for broad-spectrum anti-viral therapy.

Life Sciences - 09.10.2019
Details of Dental Wear Revealed
The teeth of mammals experience constant wear. However, the details of these wear processes are largely unknown. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now demonstrated that the various areas of herbivores' teeth differ in how susceptible they are to dental wear, detailing an exact chronology.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.10.2019
Prostate cancer research, important SNF grant goes to the IOR
The Prostate cancer biology Group, led by Dr. Giuseppina Carbone at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR, affiliated to USI Università della Svizzera italiana), has received a 4-year grant

Event - Life Sciences - 08.10.2019

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 05.10.2019
AveXis presents updated STRONG data at WMS demonstrating a higher mean increase in Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale-Expanded (HFMSE) scores among older SMA Type 2 patients following one-time intrathecal administration of AVXS-101
Older patients (= 2 years and < 5 years) achieved a mean increase of 5.9 points from baseline in HFMSE scores, nearly double the clinically meaningful threshold (at a mean duration of follo

Health - Life Sciences - 30.09.2019
Young USI researchers on stage at the first Ph.D Biomed Day
Young USI researchers on stage at the first Ph.D Biomed Day
They are 16, determined and ready to dive into the exciting world of research: the first Ph.D students from the new USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences presented themselves on Friday 20 September at t

Environment - Life Sciences - 27.09.2019
Nine new professors appointed
Energy systems, cryptography and computer-aided simulation; interactions between people, animals and landscape, investigation of biosystems from the human brain to the nanometer scale: the incoming professors work in a wide range of cutting-edge research fields.

Life Sciences - Event - 26.09.2019
Congratulations to our prize winners
Congratulations to our prize winners
A highlight at the FMI Annual Meeting 2019, which has taken place last week in the Swiss Alps (Grindelwald), was the Award Ceremony: the winners of the Ed Fischer Prize for best thesis, the Max Burge

Life Sciences - Health - 19.09.2019
How to construct a protein factory
How to construct a protein factory
The complexity of molecular structures in the cell is amazing. Having achieved great success in elucidating these structures in recent years, biologists are now taking on the next challenge: to find out more about how they are constructed. A joint research project between two groups from the University of Bern and ETH Zurich now provides insight into a very unusual construction process in the unicellular parasite Trypanosoma brucei.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.09.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 10.09.2019
Wyss Center and Osypka announce collaboration
Wyss Center and Osypka announce collaboration
Today the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, Geneva, Switzerland and OSYPKA AG/OSYPKA Medtec, Rheinfelden, Germany and Longmont, Colorado, USA, announced a collaboration to develop and integrate innovative technologies into implantable neuro-devices.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.09.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 17.08.2019
Function from structure: the double life of a DUB
Function from structure: the double life of a DUB
Deubiquitinases (DUBs) play a general role removing protein-degrading ubiquitins throughout the cell and are not typically known for specificity. Analyzing the two protein complexes BRISC and BRCA1-A, which have the same DUB core but play different roles in human biology, the Thomä group - in a collaboration with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) - showed that DUBs can have diversified targeting and regulatory functions.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.08.2019
Major award for two Bernese medical projects
Major award for two Bernese medical projects
Prestigious grants from the USA go to two Bernese researchers: the biomedical scientists Marianna Kruithof-de Julio and Robert Rieben were the only researchers in Switzerland to receive a grant under
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