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Life Sciences - Event - 26.09.2022
FMI science prizes - winners 2022
The three FMI internal science prizes are awarded yearly and recognize respectively the best thesis, the best postdoc study and an ingenious new method or tool.

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.

Campus - Life Sciences - 22.09.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.09.2022

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 21.09.2022

Life Sciences - 19.09.2022

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.

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.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 25.08.2022
Consortium to develop fully implantable brain-computer interface to enable communication for people with paralysis
Consortium to develop fully implantable brain-computer interface to enable communication for people with paralysis
Project will push the boundaries of real-time brain-to-speech decoding with artificial intelligence algorithms and a miniaturized, wireless device.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 19.08.2022
A machine for sorting zebrafish eggs
A machine for sorting zebrafish eggs
Zebrafish eggs are among the most commonly used model organisms in genetic, developmental and toxicology research.

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.

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.

Life Sciences - Career - 19.07.2022

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

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.07.2022
Plant-based prawns to protect the marine environment
Plant-based prawns to protect the marine environment
The growth in demand for fish and seafood is harming stocks and valuable ecosystems. In response, food technologist Lukas Böcker and food chemist Severin Eder are developing microalgae-based seafood substitutes in their joint Pioneer Fellowship project.

Life Sciences - 04.07.2022
Major funding award to enhance breeding of laying hens
Major funding award to enhance breeding of laying hens
Open Philanthropy, a foundation based in California, USA, will support animal welfare scientist Michael J Toscano of the University of Bern and industrial collaborators.

Materials Science - Life Sciences - 30.06.2022
Making better use of sugar beet - thanks to Empa know-how
More than 250 million metric tons of sugar beet were harvested worldwide in 2020 and processed into table sugar.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 29.06.2022
Watching how cells deal with stress
Watching how cells deal with stress
FMI researchers developed an imaging approach that allowed them to visualize individual molecules involved in the cell's response to stress. When a cell is exposed to stressors such as toxins, it switches on pathways aimed at repairing damage. One of these pathways is called the 'unfolded protein response', which senses unfolded or misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum — a cell organelle designated for folding proteins destined to other organelles or to be secreted by the cell.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.06.2022

Life Sciences - Innovation - 29.06.2022
Startup brings RNA sequencing into the age of big data
Startup brings RNA sequencing into the age of big data
EPFL spin-off Alithea Genomics has developed a system that allows scientists to easily tag bulk RNA samples with molecular barcodes so they can be processed by the hundreds in one single tube. The technology promises to dramatically shorten and streamline sample preparation for RNA sequencing, which will enable new applications for this technology, such as biomarker discovery and drug development.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2022

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.06.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2022

Physics - Life Sciences - 28.06.2022
Six researchers receive Advanced Grants
Six researchers receive Advanced Grants
The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded Advanced Grants to make up for the loss of European support.

Research Management - Life Sciences - 20.06.2022

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.

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.

Environment - Life Sciences - 23.05.2022
A state-of-the-art solution for hydrocephalus
Nature is not a -nice to have it-s our life support system. Dwindling biodiversity endangers the very foundation of our existence.

Life Sciences - Physics - 20.05.2022
Appointment of EPFL professors
Appointment of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of professors at EPFL.

Life Sciences - Environment - 18.05.2022

Life Sciences - 15.05.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.05.2022
New head for fisheries advisory service
New head for fisheries advisory service
As of 1 May 2022, Andrin Krähenbühl will head the FIBER fisheries advisory service at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in Kastanienbaum.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 09.05.2022
Cyberbullying: the viewpoint of social neuroscience
Cyberbullying: the viewpoint of social neuroscience
Responsible digitalisation is one of the key themes chosen by USI for 2022, which we explore in depth thanks also to Dr Rosalba Morese 's neuroscientific studies on cyberbullying and isolation.

Life Sciences - Event - 02.05.2022

Life Sciences - Health - 26.04.2022

Life Sciences - 25.04.2022
A second lease on life for laboratory rats
A second lease on life for laboratory rats
Dozens of EPFL lab rats will embark on new lives as domestic pets. The initiative, the first of its kind in French-speaking Switzerland, comes under a recently signed rehoming agreement with national animal welfare organization Swiss Animal Protection.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 22.04.2022
Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning
Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning
Researchers at EPFL have made strides in computer-aided animal tracking by expanding their software, DeepLabCut, to offer high-performance tracking of multiple animals in videos. The ability to capture the behavior of animals is critical for neuroscience, ecology, and many other fields. Cameras are ideal for capturing fine-grained behavior, but developing computer vision techniques to extract the animal's behavior is challenging even though this seems effortless for our own visual system.

Life Sciences - Event - 11.04.2022

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 22.03.2022
Our sleep shows how risk-seeking we are
Our sleep shows how risk-seeking we are
Each person has their own individual sleep profile which can be identified by the electrical brain activity during sleep. Researchers at the University of Bern have now demonstrated that the brain waves during periods of deep sleep in a specific area of the brain can be used to determine the extent of an individual's propensity for risk during their everyday life.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 17.03.2022

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 16.03.2022
Swiss vaccine candidates enter clinical trial phase
Researchers from Bern, Geneva, Berlin and Riems are developing two vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2.

Life Sciences - 04.03.2022
3Rs Awards 2021 go to researchers at the University of Bern
The Swiss 3RCC has awarded Bernhard Voelkl from the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern the 2021 3Rs Award in recognition of his work supporting researchers to better design animal studies to improve research quality and reduce animal use.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.03.2022
Studying the human body to drive scientific progress
Studying the human body to drive scientific progress
Human biology is the research focus of a number of EPFL labs, where scientists conduct clinical trials with volunteers to design therapeutic interventions and to learn more about how the body functions.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.03.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2022
GliaPharm SA and the Wyss Center enter collaboration to develop new therapies for Alzheimer's disease
GliaPharm SA and the Wyss Center enter collaboration to develop new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease
The collaboration will accelerate the testing of GliaPharm's lead molecules in preclinical models of Alzheimer's disease and further the development of neuroimaging biomarkers Geneva, Switzerland - G
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