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Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 21.09.2011
New perspectives for TB treatment.
New perspectives for TB treatment.
Pyrazinamide—Old TB Drug Finds New Target More than 60 years after the discovery of pyrazinamide (PZA), a drug that is a mainstay of combination therapy for tuberculosis (TB), researchers have finally uncovered a mechanism of action that is convincing and novel. Stewart Cole (UPCOL - Chair of Microbial Pathogenesis ) comment (Science Perspective) on resent finding by Shi et al.

Administration - Life Sciences - 05.09.2011
The FMI receives another generous grant from the EU
The FMI receives another generous grant from the EU Marc Bühler, Group Leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), has received one of the highly sought-after ERC Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

Health - Life Sciences - 25.08.2011
New funding for brain stimulation
New funding for brain stimulation
One of the biggest financing rounds for furthering the work of a young researcher has just been completed at EPFL.

Life Sciences - Palaeontology - 18.08.2011
Getting inside the mind (and up the nose) of our ancient ancestors
Getting inside the mind (and up the nose) of our ancient ancestors
Reorganisation of the brain and sense organs could be the key to the evolutionary success of vertebrates, one of the great puzzles in evolutionary biology, according to a paper by an international team of researchers, published today in Nature.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.07.2011
Eight new nominations
Eight new nominations
On Friday, July 8, 2011, the ETH board announced the nominations and internal promotions of eight professors, including a professor who has been appointed to the Bertarelli Foundation chair in EPFL's Center for Neuroprosthetics.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.06.2011
Scientist honored for RNA research
Witold Filipowicz, group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) of the Novartis Research Foundation, received over the weekend the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the internationally renowned RNA Society.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2011
Using virtual reality to recover from a cerebro-vascular accident
Using virtual reality to recover from a cerebro-vascular accident
It's possible to regain mobility in your arms using “Nano” after a cerebro-vascular accident (CVA).

Life Sciences - 04.05.2011
Federal Council confirms Patrick Aebischer as President of EPFL
At the request of the ETH Board, the Federal Council has reappointed Patrick Aebischer (*1954) as President of the école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Life Sciences - Health - 02.05.2011
Neuroscience-robotics pinpoint the seat of self-consciousness
A profoundly human experience is examined using brain scans and robotics. A new study uses creative engineering to unravel brain mechanisms associated with one of the most fundamental subjective human feelings: self-consciousness. The research, published in the April 28 issue of the journal Neuron, identifies a brain region called the temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) as being critical for the feeling of being an entity localized at a particular position in space and for perceiving the world from this perspective.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.04.2011
Indigenous cases of leprosy in the Southern United States
Indigenous cases of leprosy in the Southern United States
Study confirms human contamination through contact with armadillos Using advanced DNA analysis and extensive field work, an international research team has confirmed the link between leprosy infection in Americans and the presence of armadillos. In a joint collaboration between the Global Health Institute at EPFL in Switzerland and the National Hansen's Disease Program, clear evidence was found that a never-before-seen strain of Mycobacterium leprae has emerged in the Southern United States and that it is transmitted through contact with armadillos carrying the disease.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 19.04.2011
Using yeast to uncover a common drug's secrets
Using yeast to uncover a common drug’s secrets
An anti-inflammation drug's well-kept secrets have finally been uncovered thanks to a type of yeast; a discovery that will impact treatments for other diseases and limit side effects. Sulfasalazine is a frequently used drug, but its anti-inflammation mechanism has remained, to date, poorly understood.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.04.2011
Closer cooperation between University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute
Closer cooperation between University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute The University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) intend to strengthen their existing cooperation.

Life Sciences - 01.02.2011

Life Sciences - Physics - 18.01.2011
Understanding the nanomachines of life
Understanding the nanomachines of life
Ribosomes are the protein factories of the living cell and themselves very complex biomolecules. Now, a research group has succeeded in determining the structure of the ribosome found in yeast cells. This is the first time that the ribosome structure has been determined in a eukaryotic cell - a complex cell containing a cell nucleus.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.12.2010
Novartis submits Bexsero , a multi-component meningococcal B vaccine, for regulatory review in Europe
Novartis submits Bexsero , a multi-component meningococcal B vaccine, for regulatory review in Europe Bexsero is the first vaccine with the potential to offer broad coverage against a large number of

Health - Life Sciences - 07.10.2010
Novartis announces agreement to develop influenza vaccines using revolutionary "synthetic genomics" technology
Novartis announces agreement to develop influenza vaccines using revolutionary "synthetic genomics" technology Collaboration with Synthetic Genomics Vaccines Inc.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.06.2010
Microbial protein restores vision in blind animals
June 25, 2010 Microbial protein restores vision in blind animals Scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) restore vision in retinitis pigmentosa using an archaebacterial protein. Introducing halorhodopsin into the remaining but nonfunctional cone photoreceptors of the retina of mice not only reactivates the cone cells' ability to interact with the rest of the visual system, it also prompts sophisticating visually guided behavior.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.05.2010
Swiss scientists sequence fire blight genome
Swiss scientists sequence fire blight genome
Wädenswil, 11.05.2010 - Researchers at Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil ACW have published the first complete genome sequence of the fire blight pathogen, Erwinia amylovora.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2010
Mechanism elucidated for a rare disease
Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI, part of the Novartis Research Foundation) have dissected one of the molecular mechanisms underlying Friedreich's ataxia. In doing so, they have shed new light on the pathogenic mechanism of the disease. These findings could lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches for what is, as yet, an incurable condition.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.04.2010
Odors classified by networks of neurons
Odors classified by networks of neurons
Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI, part of the Novartis Research Foundation), are unraveling how odors are processed by the brain. As they report, odors in the olfactory brain are classified into groups represented by discrete activity states of neuronal circuits.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.04.2010
Strengthening stem cell research in Switzerland
When it comes to treating incurable diseases, hopes are high for stem cells because they can develop into a multitude of specialized cells. But despite rapidly accumulating and promising results - stem cells are for instance implicated in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes- the nature, function and differentiation capacity of stem cells are still poorly understood.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.03.2010
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research turns 40!
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research turns 40!
March 16 2010 The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research turns 40! Today, the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, part of the Novartis Research Foundation, is celebrating its 40th birthday.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.03.2010
EPFL becomes world center for tuberculosis study
Tuberculosis still affects thousands of victims worldwide.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.03.2010
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research turns 40!
Today, the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, part of the Novartis Research Foundation, is celebrating its 40th birthday.

Life Sciences - 28.01.2010
Bauplan von Ur-Landwirbeltieren rekonstruiert
Zurich - University of Zurich Die ersten Landwirbeltiere besassen sechs Hals- und zwanzig Brustwirbel.

Life Sciences - Environment - 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.

Life Sciences - Veterinary - 13.01.2010
Berner entdecken Gendefekt zur Kleinäugigkeit bei Schafen
Bern - Universität Bern Genetiker der Universität Bern haben eine Genmutation gefunden, die bei Schafen zur Kleinäugigkeit führt.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.12.2009
Was Affenmännchen treu macht
Zurich - University of Zurich Männliche Menschenaffen haben wechselnde Partnerinnen und schenken ihrem Nachwuchs kaum Beachtung.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.12.2009
Wenn verletzte Nerven wieder wachsen
Zurich - University of Zurich Der Hirnforscher Martin Schwab entwickelt ein neues Medikament, um Querschnittgelähmte zu behandeln.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.12.2009
Movement comes with appetite
07.12.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . A body that is provided with food too often gets caught up in the maelstrom of a lack of exercise, obesity and ultimately diabetes.

Life Sciences - 27.10.2009
Exploring the origins of olfactory emotions
27.10.2009 / Bern - SNF As Baudelaire and Proust were well aware, sensory perception and emotions are intimately linked.

Life Sciences - 26.05.2009
Salmonella and self-sacrifice
26.05.2009 / Bern - SNF Our large intestines are heavily populated by bacteria and as such really do not have space for newcomers.

Life Sciences - Physics - 20.02.2009
Shedding light on protein structures
20.02.2009 / Bern - SNF Protein crystallography started 50 years ago with simply structured molecules.
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