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Health - Life Sciences - 23.10.2018
The epigenetics of cartilage repair and regeneration
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious ERC Synergy Grant - perhaps the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to the research groups of Prof. Filippo Rijli from the

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2018
One Health: Working together for human and animal health
Bern, 18.10.2018 - Prevention and early detection are central to effective control of communicable diseases and their vectors, such as mosquitoes.

Life Sciences - Event - 05.10.2018
Congratulations to the FMI Prize winners 2018
As in previous years, several internal prizes were awarded during the FMI Annual Meeting, a 3 day scientific meeting attended by most scientists in the institute.

Life Sciences - 18.09.2018

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 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.

Health - 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.

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.

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.

Life Sciences - 23.08.2018
Movement control: how our brain responds to unexpected situations
Movement control: how our brain responds to unexpected situations
Scientists have demonstrated that the motor cortex is necessary for the execution of corrective movements in response to unexpected changes of sensory input but not when the same movements are executed spontaneously.

Life Sciences - 23.08.2018
Motor cortex needed for sensory-guided control of movement
Motor cortex needed for sensory-guided control of movement
In a collaboration, Matthias Heindorf (FMI/Biozentrum), Silvia Arber (FMI/Biozentrum), and Georg Keller (FMI) investigated the role of motor cortex in the control of movement. Their study - published in ‘Neuron' today - demonstrates that motor cortex is necessary for the execution of corrective movements in response to unexpected changes of sensory input but not when the same movements are executed spontaneously.

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.07.2018
Scientists set out to explore microbial life in glacier streams
EPFL scientists will spend at least the next four years studying some of the world's biggest glacier-fed streams.

Life Sciences - 18.07.2018
New EMBO and HFSP fellows at FMI
This summer four FMI postdocs have been awarded an EMBO fellowship and one an HFSP fellowship. These fellowships spark huge interest among young researchers but are rare, and hard to get.

Life Sciences - 10.07.2018
Wyss Center showcases research at La Nuit de la Science
Wyss Center showcases research at La Nuit de la Science
Campus Biotech joined forces with La Nuit de la Science for the first time and welcomed visitors onto campus for the duration of the two-day event The Wyss Center team showcased a new virtual reality

Environment - Life Sciences - 05.07.2018
Improving small hydropower planning
Improving small hydropower planning
Small hydropower plants are often constructed on alpine streams, where they may have adverse impacts on sensitive ecosystems. Little is known, however, about the particular effects of individual plants, or the cumulative effects of multiple plants within the same river system. The current state of knowledge has now been reviewed in a study by Eawag researchers.

Life Sciences - 28.06.2018

Health - Life Sciences - 14.06.2018
Enigma of fatty acid metabolism solved: Enzyme shape controls its activity
Enigma of fatty acid metabolism solved: Enzyme shape controls its activity
Fats are essential for our body. The core components of all fats are fatty acids. Their production is initiated by the enzyme ACC.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 22.05.2018
Designer cells: artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch
Designer cells: artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch
Complex reaction cascades can be triggered in artificial molecular systems: Swiss scientists have constructed an enzyme than can penetrate a mammalian cell and accelerate the release of a hormone.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.05.2018
Blocking two enzymes could make cancer cells mortal
EPFL scientists have identified two enzymes that protect chromosomes from oxidative damage and shortening.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 16.05.2018
Cellular Valve Structure Opens Up Potential Novel Therapies
Cellular Valve Structure Opens Up Potential Novel Therapies
Human cells are enclosed by membranes and are in osmotic equilibrium with their environment. If the concentration of solute molecules (osmolarity) in the fluid surrounding the cells decreases, cells start to swell; in extreme cases, this can result in the cells bursting.

Life Sciences - 14.05.2018

Health - Life Sciences - 09.05.2018
Human MAIT cells sense the metabolic state of enteric bacteria
Human MAIT cells sense the metabolic state of enteric bacteria
A little-explored group of immune cells plays an important role in the regulation of intestinal bacteria. Changing metabolic states of the microbes have an effect on defense cells at different stages of alert or rest, as researchers from the Department of Biomedicine at the University and University Hospital of Basel report in the journal "Mucosal Immunology." It is known that the metabolites of bacteria influence the composition and function of immune cells resident within the gut.

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.04.2018
How to profit from biowaste
How to profit from biowaste
April 25, 2018, Organisation & Staff Water & Development Researchers of the Eawag department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development (Sandec) and ETH Zurich are developing a method to produce animal feed from biowaste products.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.04.2018
Basel researchers succeed in cultivating cartilage from stem cells
Basel researchers succeed in cultivating cartilage from stem cells
Stable joint cartilage can be produced from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.04.2018
Five proposals win initial
Five proposals win initial "catalyst" funding
Researchers from Campus Biotech were invited to develop joint projects with partner research institutes and bid for funding from the Bertarelli Foundation.

Administration - Life Sciences - 10.04.2018
Researcher Granted EUR 2.5 Million in Funding
Each year the European Research Council (ERC), open to both junior and established researchers, awards substantial funding for outstanding fundamental research.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.03.2018
New Anti-Cancer Protein
New Anti-Cancer Protein
An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein. The protein, called LHPP, prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.03.2018
Paraplegic rats walk again after therapy, now we know why
Paraplegic rats walk again after therapy, now we know why
Paraplegic rats walk again in response to neuroprosthetic rehabilitation that allows the brain to elaborate new routes so that motor commands about walking, swimming and even climbing staircases reach spinal cord execution centers below the injury. With the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation, rats with clinically-relevant spinal cord injury regain control of their otherwise paralyzed limbs.

Life Sciences - 15.03.2018
Which Predators Make a Meal of Drosophila suzukii?
Which Predators Make a Meal of Drosophila suzukii?
Zurich-Reckenholz, 15.03.2018 - In search of native natural enemies of the exotic spotted-wing drosophila, Agroscope experts have developed a method for detecting its genetic material in the stomachs of predators. The spotted-wing drosophila (SWD or Drosophila suzukii ) is an introduced vinegar fly species that causes serious damage in Swiss crops.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.03.2018
Brain Awareness Week 2018
Brain Awareness Week 2018
From brain-controlled communication to reducing tinnitus through thought, this series of interviews with Wyss Center staff will put cutting edge neurotechnology in the spotlight.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.03.2018
How cellular structure orchestrates immunologic memory
How cellular structure orchestrates immunologic memory
With every infection or vaccination, memory cells form that the body uses to remember the pathogen. This has been known for decades - but the structure of this cellular immunologic memory has previously proven impossible to pin down.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.03.2018
2018 Bressler Prize in Vision Science awarded to Botond Roska
Botond Roska from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology in Basel is the recipient of the 2018 Bressler Prize.

Life Sciences - 05.03.2018
The influence of river basins on metacommunities
The influence of river basins on metacommunities
River networks are dendritic and have a physical direction. The influence of these spatial preconditions on the dispersal of species and the dynamics within metacommunities has been the focus of research for a number of years. The latest scientific results of research groups around the world, among them those in Eawag, appeared in January in a special edition of Freshwater Biology.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.02.2018
Architecture of cellular control center mTORC2 elucidated
Architecture of cellular control center mTORC2 elucidated
The protein complex mTORC2 controls cellular lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and the ETH Zurich have now succeeded in deciphering the 3D structure of this important protein complex.

Life Sciences - 01.02.2018
Norway rats trade different commodities
Norway rats trade different commodities
Researchers of the University of Bern have shown for the first time in an experiment that also non-human animals exchange different kind of favours. Humans commonly trade different commodities, which is considered a core competence of our species. However, this capacity is not exclusively human as Norway rats exchange different commodities, too.

Life Sciences - 31.01.2018
Lab-on-a-chip for tracking single bacterial cells
Lab-on-a-chip for tracking single bacterial cells
Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, together with researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, have set up a novel lab-on-a-chip with accompanying automatic analysis software.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.01.2018
Wyss Center announces collaboration with CorTec
Wyss Center announces collaboration with CorTec
The Wyss Center, a non-profit neurotechnology translation organization, has signed a partnership agreement with German medical engineering company, CorTec.

Life Sciences - Event - 18.01.2018

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 11.01.2018
Blue Brain Nexus: an open-source tool for data-driven science
Knowledge sharing is an important driving force behind scientific progress. In an open-science approach, EPFL's Blue Brain Project has created and open sourced Blue Brain Nexus that allows the building of data integration platforms.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.12.2017
Callous and Unemotional Traits Show in Brain Structure of Boys Only
Callous and Unemotional Traits Show in Brain Structure of Boys Only
Callous-unemotional traits are linked to differences in brain structure in boys, but not girls. This reports a European research team led by the University of Basel and University of Basel Psychiatric Hospital in a study on brain development in 189 adolescents.

Life Sciences - Environment - 11.12.2017

Life Sciences - Health - 08.12.2017
Acrobatic Duo in the Cells
Acrobatic Duo in the Cells
Just like an acrobatic duo, some proteins lend each other stability. Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have discovered that the protein ‘Trigger factor' recognizes a partner by instable, flexible domains, to then together form a stable protein duo. The study has been published in the current issue of ‘Nature Communications'.

Life Sciences - 05.12.2017

Event - Life Sciences - 22.11.2017