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Health - Politics - 15:01
Catalysing One Health with Swiss Diplomacy
Catalysing One Health with Swiss Diplomacy
Co-authored by over 30 international experts, a new policy brief has been published which recommends leveraging Switzerland's scientific and diplomatic role in One Health.

Health - 26.09.2022
Corona Immunitas Ticino: functional immunity through vaccines and previous infections
New results are out for the Corona Immunitas Ticino project, the epidemiological study launched in 2020 to assess the spread of coronavirus and the development of immunity in the Ticino population.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.09.2022
We must face the ethical challenges of engineering life
Scientists have a duty to initiate a dialogue with the public on cellular engineering, says Daniel Müller.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.09.2022
Healthier living in the right light
Healthier living in the right light
It has long been proven that daylight has a positive influence on physical and mental health. Nevertheless, this knowledge is still little used in everyday life and in the clinic.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.09.2022
A new research group at the IOR
A new research group at the IOR
On 1 September 2022, a new research group led by Dr Arianna Baggiolini began its activities at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR) in Bellinzona.

Social Sciences - Health - 06.09.2022
Children not less active during COVID 19 pandemic
The SOPHYA study of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) investigated the physical activity and sports behaviour of children and adolescents throughout Switzerland over a period of five years. Physical activity did not decrease during the COVID 19 pandemic. Results show that the living environment and physical activity of the parents have a significant influence on physical activity behaviour during childhood and thus have a long-term impact on the health of children and later adults.

Health - Computer Science - 05.09.2022
Managing variety in MRI scans can lead to better stroke diagnoses
Managing variety in MRI scans can lead to better stroke diagnoses
SUMMER SERIES - Master's project (11). EPFL student Antoine Madrona helped develop an algorithm that, after being trained on data from many different hospitals, can improve stroke diagnosis - all while protecting patient confidentiality.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.09.2022
Preparing for future coronavirus variants using artificial intelligence
Preparing for future coronavirus variants using artificial intelligence
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a method to explore the possibilities of how the pandemic virus could evolve. Thanks to their work, it may be possible to develop antibody therapies and vaccines that are more likely to be effective also against future viral variants. SARS-CoV-2 is constantly mutating and each new variant often catches the world by surprise.

Computer Science - Health - 29.08.2022
Artificial Intelligence Improves Treatment in Women with Heart Attacks
Heart attacks in women are more likely to be fatal than in men. The reasons are differences in age and in comorbidity burden which makes risk assessment in women a challenge. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now developed a novel artificial-intelligence-based risk score that improves personalized care for female patients with heart attacks.

Environment - Health - 24.08.2022
A Narrowing Window for Change: Experts Call for Global Climate Action
Climate change is an imminent threat to human health and well-being and to our planet. Urgent action is needed in order to reduce climate risks and secure a liveable future. To support policy-makers on climate-related action, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report was recently published, providing a detailed evaluation of the impact of climate change globally.

Health - 10.08.2022
Sealing leaks in the stomach or intestine
Sealing leaks in the stomach or intestine
ETH Pioneer Fellow Alexandre Anthis has developed a patch that seals surgical sutures on the intestines or the stomach.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.08.2022
Biological approaches to combat Legionella
Biological approaches to combat Legionella
Throughout Switzerland, infections with bacteria of the genus Legionella are increasing significantly. Researchers at Eawag have now outlined how the growth of these microbial inhabitants of drinking water systems could be curbed with the help of other organisms. Legionella are bacteria that live in water and can be found in many water pipes, shower heads, ventilation systems, boilers and cooling towers.

Computer Science - Health - 04.08.2022
A textbook comes to life: Augmented reality for dental specialists
A textbook comes to life: Augmented reality for dental specialists
Game developers from the ETH Game Technology Center have created an app that explains bone remodelling in a playful way. If students point the camera of their mobile device at the textbook, they find themselves transported to the bone's surface, where they help cells break down bone tissue. Every year, 10 percent of our skeleton undergoes bone remodelling without us noticing.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.07.2022
Human memory B cells are highly stable while plasmablasts are recurrent
It is known that memory B cells persist throughout life and rapidly differentiate into antibody-producing plasma cells when they encounter antigens.

Health - Research Management - 18.07.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 15.07.2022
One for all? A class of antibodies targeting all types of coronavirus
A study conducted by Federica Sallusto's Laboratory (IRB-USI, Bellinzona and ETH Zurich) and David Veesler's Laboratory (University of Washington, Seattle), recently published in Science , describes

Health - 30.06.2022
Digital awareness: trust and the features health apps should have to make us trust them
Digital awareness has gained importance in the public discourse in the past years.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 13.06.2022
Spotlight on FMIers: Iskra Katic
At first glance, Caenorhabditis elegans , or C. elegans for short, isn't exactly awe-inspiring.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.06.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 08.06.2022
Major US award for Bern and Geneva researchers
Major US award for Bern and Geneva researchers
A prestigious grant from the USA goes to the biomedical scientist Sven Rottenberg, University of Bern, and the clinical scientist Intidhar Labidi-Galy, University of Geneva and University Hospital of Geneva.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.05.2022
First genomic sequencing of Monkeypox in Switzerland
First genomic sequencing of Monkeypox in Switzerland
The Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases (UNIGE / HUG) shares the first sequencing results of the monkeypox genome from Switzerland.

Pharmacology - Health - 24.05.2022
Turning drug discovery into speed dating
Turning drug discovery into speed dating
EPFL spin-off ArcoScreen has developed a platform that turns the discovery of new drugs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, diabetes and cancer from a marathon into a sprint. The firm's microfluidic readout system assesses the response of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) to new substances, delivering significant time and financial gains for pharmaceutical companies.

Health - Social Sciences - 18.05.2022
Swiss TPH Awarded Four New Research Grants in Paediatric Health
Swiss TPH Awarded Four New Research Grants in Paediatric Health
Swiss TPH has been awarded four out of six new research grants from the Principal Investigator Initiative of the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH).

Innovation - Health - 17.05.2022
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Successful research does not happen in a vacuum - it needs a lot of money and resources. In addition to governmental funding, generous donors are of central importance for the Swiss research ecosystem.

Health - Innovation - 11.05.2022
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Working closely with users and therapists, EPFL spin-off Emovo Care has developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or accident.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.04.2022
Three Simple Interventions for Cancer Prevention in Older People
A combination of high-dose vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and a simple home strength exercise program (SHEP) can cumulatively reduce the risk of cancer in healthy adults over the age of 70 by 61 percent, the international DO-HEALTH study led by the University of Zurich has shown. It is the first study to test the combined benefit of three affordable public health interventions for the prevention of invasive cancers.

Health - Social Sciences - 28.04.2022
Tackling the Consequences of Long Covid
Tackling the Consequences of Long Covid
A research team at the University of Zurich has helped people affected by Long Covid identify the problems they most urgently want scientists to tackle, through a collaborative citizen science approach. The topics identified as most pressing include the development and clinical testing of effective therapies, appropriate healthcare structures, increased awareness as well as better data on children and adolescents affected by the disease.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.04.2022

Health - Architecture - 01.04.2022

Health - Innovation - 24.03.2022
AI enables personalized treatment of heart muscle inflammation
A research team from the University of Bern and Inselspital, University Hospital Bern is investigating and developing innovative approaches that will enable personalized diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.03.2022
A novel painless and reliable allergy test
Although allergies are widespread, their diagnosis is complex and, depending on the type of allergy, the prospects of success with therapy are not always clear.

Health - Physics - 21.03.2022
Nontoxic, variable-stiffness threads for dexterous cardiac catheters
Nontoxic, variable-stiffness threads for dexterous cardiac catheters
Engineers at EPFL and ETH developed a variable stiffness catheter made of nontoxic threads that can transition between soft and rigid states during surgery.

Health - Social Sciences - 16.03.2022
Increasing Awareness of Noma - A Severe but Treatable Disease
Increasing Awareness of Noma - A Severe but Treatable Disease
There is very limited data on the incidence and prevalence of noma, which hinders better management and treatment of this devastating disease that mainly affects young and malnourished children in very poor communities.
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