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Astronomy - Sep 21
In the future, astronauts on long missions in space will have to take care of their own farming. But will that even work? An unusual experiment by Eawag researcher was designed to find some of the answers. Life on our planet has always been under the influence of gravity. But how would soils, plants and other organisms react in a zero-gravity situation? Scientists have been puzzling over this question since last decades until now, and Eawag hydrologist and soil physicist, Joaquin Jimenez-Martinez and his colleagues are also keen to understand how zero gravity affects soil processes.
Life Sciences - Sep 21
Life Sciences

Researchers stimulated the nerves of the amputated arm with signals very similar to the natural ones, succeeding in "imitating the colors" of the evoked sensations of the various types of receptors and related nerve fibers present in the fingertips of the hand.

Life Sciences - Sep 21
Life Sciences

Scientists from EPFL and the University of Geneva have discovered a "code" of architect genes that are expressed in specific combinations during the development of hands and fingers.


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Medicine / Pharmacology - 21.09.2018
Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for Gilenya for the treatment of children and adolescents with MS, marking a major medical advance for young MS patients in Europe
Children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience more frequent and often more severe relapses than adults with the disease, hindering their development and ability to take part in eve

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 21.09.2018

Business / Economics - 20.09.2018
Sharing data online: an innovative solution to respect and protect privacy
Insights from research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL - While respect for privacy is increasingly undermined on the web by publishing and sharing personal data, the solution for web actors developed by Prof&pe

Continuing Education - 20.09.2018

Administration - Careers / Employment - 20.09.2018
Facts and figures on Switzerland’s participation in the European Framework Programmes for Research
Bern, 20.09.2018 - The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) today published a report on Switzerland's involvement in the eighth European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020; 2014-2020).

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 19.09.2018
University of Basel and ETH Zurich combine cutting-edge research for children and adolescents worldwide
University of Basel and ETH Zurich combine cutting-edge research for children and adolescents worldwide
Today, the University of Basel and ETH Zurich co-founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel.

Environment - Business / Economics - 19.09.2018
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.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 19.09.2018
A tool for visualizing academic synergies
A tool for visualizing academic synergies
The Affinity Map showing cross-laboratory collaboration among faculty at EPFL's School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) is now available to the general public. One of its creators will soon be heading off to MIT on a grant to expand his idea to a global scale. Scientists around the world are excited about the new possibilities being offered by advanced data collection and processing methods.

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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 18.09.2018
University of Basel and ETH Zurich Combine Cutting-Edge Research for Children and Adolescents Worldwide
Today, the University of Basel and ETH Zurich co-founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel.

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
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