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Health - Environment - 20.01.2023
Experts Call for Enhanced Cooperation Between Human, Animal and Environmental Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in the world's global health security networks. A global -One Health- approach is crucial for preventing, monitoring and responding to future public health emergencies.

Environment - Health - 19.01.2023
What makes particulate matter so dangerous?
What makes particulate matter so dangerous?
Large amounts of particulate matter in the air are known to be harmful to human health. But many questions remain unanswered: Which components are particularly dangerous? At what concentrations? The "oxidative potential" of particulate matter could serve as a criterion for assessing risks in the future - and researchers have explored it for Switzerland.

Health - Mathematics - 16.01.2023
A tool to detect higher-order phenomena in real-world data
Researchers have developed a novel approach to network analysis that allows them to reveal and interpret, for the first time, interactions among multiple variables in data from neuroscience, economics, and epidemiology. Many phenomena - brain signals, stock prices, or COVID hospitalizations, for example - can be studied using time series data, which are collected as repeated measurements over a given time interval.

Health - Psychology - 16.01.2023
Checking the Pulse of Society
Checking the Pulse of Society
The newly established Postdoc Team Award allows UZH to recognize outstanding interdisciplinary research.

Innovation - Health - 09.01.2023

Health - 23.12.2022
'Scientists can never make statements with 100% certainty'
’Scientists can never make statements with 100% certainty’
EPFL professor Jacques Fellay, who served on the Swiss National Covid-19 Task Force, has been selected for a new advisory committee that the government set up recently so policymakers and scientists can continue their joint efforts. The pandemic did have a silver lining. At least that was the case in Switzerland, where the public-health crisis opened up the lines of communication between policymakers and scientists like never before.

Health - Innovation - 22.12.2022
R. Geigy Award 2022 Goes to Three Researchers for Work on Malaria and Tuberculosis Control in Africa
Researchers Lorenz Hofer and Mgeni Tambwe are trying to stop malaria transmission in Tanzania. Astrid Knoblauch is distributing drugs to combat tuberculosis with the help of drones in Madagascar.

Campus - Health - 20.12.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 14.12.2022
More Precise Treatment
The LOOP Zurich research center combines expertise from ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and the four university hospitals in Zurich with the aim of developing more personalized therapies.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.12.2022
Biomedical scientist named ETH's new Vice President for Research
Biomedical scientist named ETH’s new Vice President for Research
The ETH Board has appointed Christian Wolfrum as Vice President for Research at ETH Zurich effective 1 January 2023.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.11.2022
Multiple sclerosis therapy improves gut flora
A medication used to treat MS also has a beneficial effect on the composition of the intestinal flora, according to researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel. Conversely, the gut flora also plays a role in which side effects occur during treatment with the medication.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.11.2022
Localising BRCA gene mutations to better treat ovarian cancer
Localising BRCA gene mutations to better treat ovarian cancer
An international team highlights the importance of localising BRCA gene mutations for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are inherited by 1 in 400 and 1 in 800 people respectively, significantly increase the risk of certain cancers such as ovarian, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer.

Psychology - Health - 24.11.2022
In 2020, four out of ten students felt depressed more often than at normal times
In 2020, four out of ten students felt depressed more often than at normal times
Financial situation and mental health of students during Covid 19 pandemic in 2020 In 2020, four out of ten students were more likely to feel depressed than at normal times 11/24/2022 - In 2020, the Covid 19 pandemic and related measures have impacted the mental health of many college students.

Health - Economics / Business - 24.11.2022

Health - Materials Science - 23.11.2022
Stylish sensors to wear
Stylish sensors to wear
With sensors that measure health parameters and can be worn on the body, we do let technology get very close to us.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.11.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 21.11.2022
Brain-computer interfaces: New technology. More data. Improving lives
Wyss Center symposium at Campus Biotech Tuesday 6 December 13h All welcome Register here Over recent years, research groups and companies have accelerated the development of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) with the goal of restoring movement and communication for people with severe paralysis.

Health - Psychology - 21.11.2022
The health and economic consequences of mental health treatment with benzodiazepines
A new research project led by Professor Fabrizio Mazzonna of the Institute of Economics (IdEP) of USI Faculty of Economics has received positive feedback from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) .

Health - 14.11.2022
New Project to Improve the Care of Patients with Non-Communicable Diseases in Kosovo
New Project to Improve the Care of Patients with Non-Communicable Diseases in Kosovo
Diabetes affects about half a billion people worldwide, most of them in lowand middle-income countries.

Health - Computer Science - 14.11.2022
28 USI researchers in the top 2% of most cited authors
Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University created a standardised index of the most influential researchers and published the results in the journal PLOS Biology. Several parameters, including the total number of citations and h-index, were taken into account for this calculation, leading to the calculation of an aggregate index.

Health - 10.11.2022

Health - Veterinary - 10.11.2022
Measures of the Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR) producing results - use of antibiotics decreases
The -Swiss Antibiotic Resistance Report 2022- reveals that both doctors and veterinarians have prescribed ever fewer antibiotics in recent years. It has also been possible to put the brakes on resistance rates for the time being. In order to ensure the effectiveness of antibiotics in the long term and to curb the development of resistance, the Federal Council launched a national Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR) in 2015.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.11.2022
Immune System Reboot in MS Patients
Immune System Reboot in MS Patients
Blood stem cell transplantation is a radical but highly effective therapy for multiple sclerosis. A study led by the University of Zurich has now examined in detail the way in which the treatment curbs the autoimmune disease and how the immune system regenerates afterwards. A better understanding of these mechanisms should help the treatment approach, currently approved in only a few countries, to gain wider acceptance.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.11.2022
A Fountain of Youth for Blood Vessels
A Fountain of Youth for Blood Vessels
Vascular aging is the most common cause of fatal cardiovascular diseases. Can blood vessels be rejuvenated using fat cells? Cardiologist Soheil Saeedi is developing a novel method to do just that.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.11.2022
Temporary mild damage to heart muscle cells after Covid-19 booster vaccination
Temporary mild damage to heart muscle cells after Covid-19 booster vaccination
An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel has studied the effects of the Covid-19 booster vaccination on the heart muscle.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.11.2022
Latest neural signals recorded with ABILITY brain-computer interface and new details of the system presented at Society for Neuroscience meeting
Latest neural signals recorded with ABILITY brain-computer interface and new details of the system presented at Society for Neuroscience meeting
"These new results are an important step towards demonstrating safety and efficacy of the device while recording and transmitting neural data in real time over a period of months.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.11.2022
Melanoma metastasis: new IRB study
Melanoma metastasis: new IRB study
The study "Subcapsular sinus macrophages promote melanoma metastasis to the sentinel lymph nodes via an IL-1?-STAT3 axis" has been published in the scientific journal Cancer Immunology Research.

Health - 03.11.2022
The design of novel and optimized CAR T cells targeting both BCMA and TACI in the treatment of multiple myeloma
Novel chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) with different configurations of the natural ligand APRIL for BCMA and TACI antigens delivered fast anti-tumor responses but did not protect from tumor recurrence, similar to CAR T cell therapies using antibody fragments for BCMA binding. The Arber Lab identifies potential mechanisms of resistance shared by different CAR T cell types targeting BCMA.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.10.2022
Overcoming resistance to colon cancer treatment
Overcoming resistance to colon cancer treatment
A team from the UNIGE has found an alternative for patients who have developed resistance to chemotherapy treatments. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers. Its treatment is mainly based on chemotherapy. However, over time, chemotherapy induces resistance in the majority of patients, who end up being unresponsive to the drugs.

Health - Computer Science - 24.10.2022

Health - Innovation - 17.10.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2022

Innovation - Health - 12.10.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 11.10.2022
Paul Scherrer Institute and Apollo Health Ventures Launch Focal Biosciences
Paul Scherrer Institute and Apollo Health Ventures Launch Focal Biosciences
The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and Apollo Health Ventures launched Focal Biosciences.

Health - 06.10.2022
Latest high-tech microscopes for the Department of Biomedicine
Latest high-tech microscopes for the Department of Biomedicine
Nikon has selected the Department of Biomedicine's microscopy facility as its first -Center of Excellence- in Switzerland.

Health - 05.10.2022
Swiss TPH Designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy
Swiss TPH Designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated Swiss TPH as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy.

Health - 04.10.2022
'The fall wave has already started'
’The fall wave has already started’
How is the outlook regarding Covid-19 for the coming weeks? Professor Richard Neher at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, who has been studying the evolution of the virus since the pandemic started, answers some pressing questions.

Economics / Business - Health - 30.09.2022

Health - Politics - 28.09.2022
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.
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