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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.

Social Sciences - Administration - 06.09.2018

Social Sciences - 30.08.2018

Social Sciences - Psychology - 03.07.2018
Competition- and Identity-based Roots of Anti-immigration Prejudice among Individuals with and without an Immigrant Background - News
Competitionand Identity-based Roots of Anti-immigration Prejudice among Individuals with and without an Immigrant Background Research article at the International Review of Social Psychology Authors: Oriane Sarrasin, Eva G. T.

Social Sciences - Earth Sciences - 28.06.2018
From Wooden Combs to the Lives of the Saamaka Marron in Suriname
Video preview of the exhibition "Encountering - Retracing - Mapping. The Expedition Collections of Heinrich Harrer".

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 15.06.2018
Novartis survey uncovers real-world impact of immune thrombocytopenia or ITP, a rare blood disease, on patients’ quality of life
Findings from more than 1,300 patients across 13 countries showed ITP had especially high impact for many patients on emotional well-being (36%) and ability to work (28%) About two-thirds of patients

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 07.06.2018
Novartis announces JCO publication of Lutathera NETTER-1 data showing significantly longer time to deterioration of key quality of life measures in patients with progressive midgut NETs
Novartis announces JCO publication of Lutathera NETTER-1 data showing significantly longer time to deterioration of key quality of life measures in patients with progressive midgut NETs Patients repor

Social Sciences - 28.05.2018
Out in the Cold or One of the Gang: Initial Contacts Set the Scene
Ostracism or social exclusion within a group serves to discipline disagreeable, awkward, or freeloading members and thus promote cooperation - at least this was the assumption of previous research in this field.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 28.05.2018
Patient-reported outcomes tool revealed significant improvement in symptom frequency and quality of life domains with Entresto
Novartis International AG: Patient-reported outcomes tool revealed significant improvement in symptom frequency and quality of life domains with Entresto Overall summary score was also significantly higher for Entresto patients than for patients not taking Entresto, as measured by the 12-item Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ-12) These improvements were reported early by Entresto patients, with a median follow-up time of 32 days 21&

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 20.04.2018
How Do People Die in Switzerland Today?
Across all regions, in more than three quarters of cases deaths were preceded by at least one end-of-life decision. (Image: Istock.com/LPETTET) Today, almost two thirds of deaths in Switzerland are foreseeable due to old age or terminal illness. This means that difficult end-of-life decision have to be made.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 04.04.2018
Novartis announces JAMA Cardiology publication of data showing Entresto improves physical and social activity in HFrEF patients versus enalapril
Novartis announces JAMA Cardiology publication of data showing Entresto improves physical and social activity in HFrEF patients versus enalapril Post-hoc analysis of PARADIGM-HF published in JAMA Car

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 15.03.2018

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 12.02.2018

Social Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 11.12.2017

Social Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 11.12.2017

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 12.11.2017
New Novartis Entresto real world evidence data shows beneficial impact on quality of life in people living with heart failure
Entresto reversed trend of worsening New York Heart Association (NYHA) class - a key measure of the severity of a patient's heart failure symptoms - improving common physical activity such as exercise and other daily activities at 90 and 180 days after treatment initiation in a retrospective database study in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in Germany Entresto significantly reduced levels of NT-proBNP, a key bl

Civil Engineering - Social Sciences - 23.10.2017
An app for rating public transport in real time
An app for rating public transport in real time
EPFL researchers have developed a smartphone app for passengers to evaluate their experience in real time and view other users' ratings.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 06.08.2017
Non-Communicable Diseases on the Rise in the Middle East
Non-Communicable Diseases on the Rise in the Middle East
Apart from an upsurge in violence, a series of studies published on 4th August in the International Journal of Public Health indicates a sharp increase in non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions in the Middle East.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 26.07.2017
Neolithic Farmers Practiced Specialized Methods of Cattle Farming
Neolithic Farmers Practiced Specialized Methods of Cattle Farming
Swiss farmers practiced various different methods of animal farming as early as 5,400 years ago, as demonstrated by a study by researchers from the University of Basel, as well as research institutions from Germany and the UK. The study focused on the settlement Arbon Bleiche 3 on the south bank of Lake Constance.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 18.07.2017
"Don’t rely on your holidays to make you happy"
Travel and happiness have a complicated relationship - even the Stoics were aware of this. An interview with philosopher Michael Hampe on the opportunities and risks that come with travelling.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 18.07.2017
Low-dose diazepam can increase social competitiveness
Low-dose diazepam can increase social competitiveness
EPFL scientists have discovered how low-dose anxiolytics increase the social competitiveness of high-anxious individuals by boosting the energy output of mitochondria in an area of the mammalian brain that controls motivation and reward. Psychologists speak of anxiety in two forms: ‘state' anxiety, which refers to anxiety arising from a particular situation; and ‘trait' anxiety, which refers to anxiety as part of a person's overall personality.

Social Sciences - Sport Sciences - 11.05.2017
Better a ‘No’ Than No Answer at All
After experiencing social exclusion, a minimum of attention suffices to reduce individuals' negative emotions. Even rejection or unkind comments are better for well-being than being ignored by other people. This finding has important implications for the treatment of applicants during selection processes, report psychologists from the University of Basel and Purdue University in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Social Sciences - 24.04.2017
Productive humanities and social sciences networks
Productive humanities and social sciences networks
The 5 National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) in the humanities and social sciences have achieved their goals: they have facilitated productive research and created professorships, chairs, institutes and partnerships.

Social Sciences - Politics - 22.02.2017
‘For EU countries, Switzerland is an interesting laboratory'
‘For EU countries, Switzerland is an interesting laboratory’
Vincent Kaufmann, an EPFL researcher, has co-authored an essay on Switzerland's recent referendums on mobility and the free movement of people.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 06.02.2017
Psychotherapy normalizes the brain in social phobia
Anxiety in social situations is not a rare problem: Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety in social situations significantly impair everyday life and cause intense suffering. Talking in front of a larger group can be one typical feared situation.

Social Sciences - 26.01.2017
‘We need a decentralisation of the Internet'
‘We need a decentralisation of the Internet’
Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the World Wide Web, has had a substantial impact on our lives. While his invention was a resounding success and the Internet has developed unexpectedly fast, he is anything but satisfied with today's situation.

Social Sciences - Earth Sciences - 13.01.2017
Bhutan's happiness stems from its hydropower too
Bhutan's happiness stems from its hydropower too
EPFL researchers are supporting this Himalayan country's efforts to expand its hydropower capacity. At a time when dams in Switzerland are up for sale, another small mountainous country intent on preserving its natural environment is looking to further tap into its hydroelectric potential.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 10.10.2016
Reviewing the treatment of differences of sex development
Reviewing the treatment of differences of sex development
The SNSF is providing funding for University Children's Hospital Zurich's scientific review of the treatment of children with differences of sex development (DSD children). They used to be called hermaphrodites and intersexuals. From the 1950s onwards, it was customary for children and newborns with no clear biological gender to be assigned their "true" gender as soon as possible by exploiting pharmacotherapy or by surgically operating on them.

Social Sciences - 28.09.2016
Breaking down the barriers in our minds
Breaking down the barriers in our minds
What role does technology play in equality for people with disabilities? Experts and scientists have been discussing this question in the run-up to the world's first Cybathlon at ETH Zurich.

Social Sciences - Media - 25.07.2016
Trolls often waive their anonymity online
From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 13.05.2016
Prenatal Stress Could Enhance Protective Mechanisms of Babies
Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies. Psychologists from the University of Basel together with international colleagues report that certain epigenetic adaptations in newborns suggest this conclusion. Their In their study, the researchers observed that increased concentrations of maternal stress hormones, depressive symptoms and general adversities during pregnancy were accompanied by epigenetic changes in the child.

Social Sciences - 22.03.2016
Digital tech to enhance social interaction between senior citizens
Digital tech to enhance social interaction between senior citizens
22.03.16 - EPFL+ECAL Lab, Pro Senectute Vaud and the Fondation Leenaards have joined forces in an innovative initiative to use new technologies to enhance social interaction among seniors.

Social Sciences - Careers / Employment - 14.03.2016
"We must encourage international co-author networks"
Dominique Foray of EPFL has studied the career paths of 4,666 doctoral students from two specialised universities.

Social Sciences - 11.03.2016
What if we let social media rate research?
With citation indexes being routinely questioned, 'alternative metrics' could gain ground as a new indicator of research success. But can they be trusted? By Roland Fischer (From "Horizons" no. 108 March 2016) What were the most successful research publications of 2015? It's a seemingly harmless question, but until recently, no one would have asked it.

Social Sciences - 09.03.2016

Social Sciences - 04.03.2016
The tiger awakens
The West still dominates world research, but globalisation continues at strength, especially in Asia.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 29.02.2016
Beijing’s research gambit
China aims to reverse its brain drain by offering researchers ample salaries, lab animals and infrastructure.

Social Sciences - 27.02.2016
Multilateral science
These days, one scientific study out of twelve comes from China. The growth of scientific production in Asia is unprecedented, and it has already upset the world's research scene.

Social Sciences - Administration - 25.02.2016
The shifting sands of science
Research infrastructure in Asia is catching up with the West. From here, the main challenge for the region is to manoeuvre research out of rigid policy and into higher quality.

Social Sciences - Art and Design - 24.02.2016
Horizons magazine: research offensive from Asia
"Horizons" has been eavesdropping in China, South Korea and Saudi Arabia to learn how research growth in Asia has become a game changer on the international science scene. China has become one of the most prolific producers of research articles around the world, second only to the US. South Korea is bringing its industry giants and research institutions closer together to boost its "innovation economy".

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 23.02.2016
"The information about the site is very limited, but we still have the ruins"
"Analysis of historical urban development broadens our perspective on how urban spaces are shaped and deployed.

Social Sciences - Careers / Employment - 13.01.2016
Promoting ERC calls in the humanities and social sciences
The SNSF introduces measures to encourage researchers in the humanities and social sciences to participate in ERC calls.

Social Sciences - Business / Economics - 08.01.2016
Risk Taking Across Life Span: The Effects of Hardship
With increasing age, the propensity to take physical, social, legal or financial risks decreases. Researchers from the University of Basel and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin were able to show how factors such as poverty and income equality play a role. Their study based on data from 77 countries has been published in the journal Psychological Science.

Social Sciences - 15.12.2015
Internet is the primary source of information in Switzerland
88 out of every 100 people in Switzerland use the internet. Usage time is increasing and accessing the internet from mobile devices is considerably more frequent than before.

Social Sciences - Environment - 03.12.2015
EPFL to launch public opinion analysis platform during COP21 in Paris
03.12.15 - EPFL's Social Media Lab (ESML) will take advantage of the COP21 Climate Forum in Paris to test Horizon, its social media-based public opinion tracking tool.

Event - Social Sciences - 28.11.2015
Well prepared for the first session
Well prepared for the first session
A working group headed by Michael Ambühl, Professor of Negotiation at ETH Zurich, held an introductory event this week for 14 of the newly elected members of the federal parliament from the different parties and cantons.

Social Sciences - Careers / Employment - 30.10.2015
Why they rack up miles morning and evening for work
Why they rack up miles morning and evening for work
30.10.15 - What drives people to spend hours commuting to and from work? A book written by EPFL sociologists analyzes this phenomenon - its structure, its social consequences and how it has changed over time.

Social Sciences - 29.10.2015
Personal interests pivotal for identification with Europe
What is the decisive factor for identification with Europe? with people from European countries plays a more minor role, as a study conducted by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich reveals.