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Health - Life Sciences - 22.06.2021
Female researchers on the move
In autumn 2021 a new Centre for biomedical reseach will be inaugurated in Bellinzona. To support this event, Ticino Management features a special series of articles presenting the activities of the two main residents of the facility, IRB and IOR.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 18.06.2021
'The term 'artificial' is often associated with risk'
’The term ’artificial’ is often associated with risk’
Is natural always good and artificial always bad? We talked to psychologist Angela Bearth and biotechnologist Sven Panke about science, scepticism, misunderstandings and how language influences the way we think.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.06.2021
Protection and promotion of native crayfish
Protection and promotion of native crayfish
Formerly widespread, native crayfish in Switzerland are now highly endangered. With support from Eawag, experts are doing everything they can to preserve the secretive river dwellers.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 14.06.2021
They build proteins that are not known to nature
They build proteins that are not known to nature
Using chemical synthesis, Bright Peak Therapeutics can produce proteins that have never before existed.

Event - Life Sciences - 14.06.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 07.06.2021
Modelling lungs to limit testing on mice
Modelling lungs to limit testing on mice
The UNIGE is awarding its 3R prize to the creator of a cell model which, by reproducing a lung infection, has enabled the identification of a promising treatment.  Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium responsible for many lung infections, particularly in people with cystic fibrosis or a weakened immune system.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.06.2021
Better choice of contraceptives can prevent breast cancer
Better choice of contraceptives can prevent breast cancer
There is a strong link between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer risk. The main culprit are progestins, synthetic mimics of the pregnancy hormone progesterone that stimulate cell growth in the breast.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 26.05.2021
'Tug of war' between neurons tells the brain when to fear — and when not to be afraid
’Tug of war’ between neurons tells the brain when to fear — and when not to be afraid
Fear protects us by making us alert to danger, but the persistence of fearful memories can lead to serious mental conditions. Now, an international team of researchers co-led by Andreas Lüthi has found that the activity of different cells in the brain's threat-detector hub regulates the switch between high and low fear states.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.05.2021
'The change in forests' carbon role is a threat to the climate'
’The change in forests' carbon role is a threat to the climate’
The Amazon rain forest may have reached a tipping point. According to a recent study, it now emits more CO2 than it absorbs, which could speed the pace of climate change.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.05.2021
International Biodiversity Day: ’We are part of the solution’
22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity. In 2021, the theme is: "We are part of the solution".

Life Sciences - 12.05.2021
How trauma shapes our brain cells
How trauma shapes our brain cells
ETH Fellow Rodrigo Arzate-Mejia is studying how traumatic life experiences affect the brain, with a focus on epigenetic changes in brain cells.   Neglect, calamitous events or even abuse: traumatic childhood experiences increase the risk of mental and physical illness and can lead to psychiatric disorders later in life.

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.05.2021
A simple exterior - but complex interior
A simple exterior - but complex interior
ETH Fellow Serina Robinson is devoted to microorganisms. She is particularly interested in the enzymes they use to produce and break down chemical substances, as well as the question of how and why they function as they do.

Life Sciences - Campus - 05.05.2021

Life Sciences - 28.04.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 28.04.2021
Awakening
Awakening "ghosts" in patients with Parkinson's
Scientists are developing a completely new "brain stress test" for evaluating the mental status of patients with Parkinson's disease, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It involves awakening the "ghosts" hidden in specific networks of the brain to predict the onset of hallucinations.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.04.2021
Biomedical research without boundaries
In autumn 2021 a new biomedical reseach centre will be inaugurated in Bellinzona. To support this event, Ticino Management is running a special series of articles presenting the activities of the two main residents of the facility, IRB and IOR.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 22.04.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 20.04.2021
Bioprinted mini pancreas will help in the fight against diabetes
Bioprinted mini pancreas will help in the fight against diabetes
EPFL spin-off Readily3D has developed a novel system that can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.

Life Sciences - 17.04.2021
Obituary: Dr. Reinhard Glück
We are deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Dr. Reinhard Glück. He passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 19 April, 2021, shortly before reaching the age of 70.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 15.04.2021
New Measure to Predict Stress Resilience
Researchers at the University of Zurich show that increased sensitivity in a specific region of the brain contributes to the development of anxiety and depression in response to real-life stress. Their study establishes an objective neurobiological measure for stress resilience in humans. Some people don't seem to be too bothered when it comes to handling stress.

Life Sciences - Career - 06.04.2021
FMI: Congratulations to our fellowship winners
April 6, 2021 We are pleased to announce the latest FMI winners of prestigious research fellowships, including EMBO, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) and Boehringer Ingelheim Funds (BIF).

Health - Life Sciences - 31.03.2021
Why SARS-CoV-2 replicates better in the upper respiratory tract
Why SARS-CoV-2 replicates better in the upper respiratory tract
A team of researchers from the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) at the University of Bern and the Federal Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) have assessed virus growth and activation

Life Sciences - Health - 22.03.2021
Shaking the Foundations of Life
Shaking the Foundations of Life
Evolution never stops - and disruptions can speed up the procees. Now ETH researchers are delving deeper into the secrets of evolutionary change.

Life Sciences - 17.03.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 06.03.2021
Animal experiments still play a key role
Without animal experiments there would be no COVID-19 vaccine: animal testing is essential for medical research. A ban on testing - even a gradual phase-out - would be extremely damaging for research policy, writes Detlef Günther. The Swiss National Council is currently debating the popular initiative for a ban on experiments on animals and humans.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.03.2021
How to track the variants of the pandemic faster
How to track the variants of the pandemic faster
A global group of researchers is calling for better integration of viral genetics, bioinformatics, and public health to enable better pandemic response now and better pandemic preparedness in the future.

Life Sciences - 03.03.2021
New form of symbiosis discovered
New form of symbiosis discovered
Researchers have discovered a unique bacterium that lives inside a unicellular eukaryote and provides it with energy.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.02.2021
Wyss Center joins $36M international collaboration to improve recovery from spinal cord injuries
Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center has joined forces with an international consortium of universities, biomedical startups and nonprofit organizations to develop therapies for spinal cord injury that could improve long-term recovery.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Scientists from the INRAE, ALLICE and UNIGE have discovered the genetic causes of the abnormal presence of an additional pair of horns in Bovids. Bovidae sometimes display supernumerary horns. For instance, local breeds of sheep genetically selected by generations of breeders, are known for their multiple horns, a condition referred to as 'polyceraty'.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Extensive remodeling of chromatin after DNA damage
In eukaryotes, histones are often modified and evicted at site of DNA double-strand breaks in order to facilitate end-resection and break repair. Together with the protein analysis facility of the FMI, the Gasser group has quantified massive changes in the chromatin associated proteome in response to DNA damage.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 10.02.2021
Friends Matter: Giraffes that Group with Others Live Longer
Friends Matter: Giraffes that Group with Others Live Longer
Adult female giraffes who spend time in larger groups with other females live longer than less sociable individuals. The effects of sociability on survival outweigh other factors such as environment or human presence, a study of giraffes in Tanzania led by the University of Zurich has shown. A research team led by Monica Bond, research associate at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies of the University of Zurich (UZH), studied giraffes in Tanzania for five years.

Life Sciences - Campus - 08.02.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 01.02.2021
A key regulator for humoral immunity and B lymphoma
A key regulator for humoral immunity and B lymphoma
The generation of antibodies in B-cells takes place in a dynamic structure that forms during infections, the germinal center (GC).

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.01.2021
Making organic waste management sustainable
Making organic waste management sustainable
Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) treatment of organic waste offers a sustainable and economic solution to the need for organic waste management in Indonesia.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.01.2021
4D-Simulator breakthrough in brain surgery
4D-Simulator breakthrough in brain surgery
Aneurysm operations in the brain rank among the most delicate procedures in neurosurgery.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 18.12.2020
A weather station for epileptic seizure
A weather station for epileptic seizure
The unpredictability of epileptic seizures is a severe handicap for patients.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.12.2020
What immune cells reveal about sleep disorders
What immune cells reveal about sleep disorders
Daniela Latorre wanted to be a scientist since she was a child. At the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, affiliated to the USI in Bellinzona and the Institute of Microbiology, she is finding evidence that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease. She has now received the Pfizer Prize for Research 2020 for her pioneering work.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.12.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 11.12.2020

Career - Life Sciences - 07.12.2020

Life Sciences - 03.12.2020
Natural Selection also Increases the Adaptability of Organism
Natural selection causes organisms to adapt continuously. Researchers at the University of Zurich now show for the first time that proteins in bacteria develop a new property more rapidly when the selection pressure is high. Natural selection can thus also increase the evolutionary capacity itself.

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.11.2020
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Wheat Diversity Due to Cross-Hybridization with Wild Grasses
Bread wheat can grow in highly diverse regional environments. An important reason for its great genetic variety is the cross-hybridization with many chromosome fragments from wild grasses. This is shown by the genome sequences of 10 wheat varieties from four continents, which an international consortium including researchers from the University of Zurich has now decoded.

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.11.2020
Two lakes, seven whitefish species
Two lakes, seven whitefish species
In the journal ZooKeys, a group of scientists from Eawag and Bern University have described seven whitefish species endemic to the Bernese Oberland lakes - including four not previously described scientifically, two of which have only been identified as distinct species in the last few years.

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 06.11.2020
New light on cellular hydration
New light on cellular hydration
Researchers from EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering and the University of Geneva have teamed up to develop new tools for studying water flow across cell membranes.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.11.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 05.11.2020
A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine
A new generation of optogenetic tools for research and medicine
The European Research Council (ERC) is providing 10 million euros in funding for an interdisciplinary, collaborative project in the structural and biophysical analysis of selected photoreceptors and t

Health - Life Sciences - 04.11.2020
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