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Computer Science - Social Sciences - 21.10.2021
The fickleness of fame
It's an age-old question - who lives on in a society's collective memory after they die? New EPFL research has tracked the mentions of thousands of public figures in the year following their deaths, helping to reveal who is remembered, and who is not, after they are gone.  Cleopatra, Genghis Khan and Elvis are just a few historical figures that make up an elite group of people who live on in our history books and collective memory.

Pharmacology - 20.10.2021
TB-PRACTECAL: Clinical Trial Yields Promising Results for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment
TB-PRACTECAL, a clinical trial led by Médecins Sans Frontières with partners including Swiss TPH, has found that a new all-oral treatment regimen for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) is safer and more effective than the current accepted standard of care.

Research Management - Health - 20.10.2021
The disappearance of women researchers in times of pandemic
A team from the UNIGE and the HUG has shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, women researchers submitted significantly less research for publication than their male counterparts did.

Environment - Politics - 20.10.2021
Net zero needs a plan
It will take more than a long-term target for 2050 to achieve climate neutrality, says Reto Knutti. Policymakers must take a consistent approach towards net zero, and define a reduction path with specific measures and interim targets.

Architecture - Social Sciences - 20.10.2021

Innovation - Computer Science - 20.10.2021

Architecture - Life Sciences - 19.10.2021
A machine designs new Swiss Alpine architecture at the Seoul Biennale
A machine designs new Swiss Alpine architecture at the Seoul Biennale
The Artificial Swissness exhibit - a larger than life-sized "design brain" developed by EPFL's Media x Design Lab (LDM) - is currently on display at the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism, which runs until 31 October 2021.

Criminology / Forensics - 19.10.2021
Client-side scanning is like bugs in our pockets
Client-side scanning is like bugs in our pockets
Encryption provides a solution to security risks, but its flipside is that it can hinder law enforcement investigations. A new technology called client-side scanning (CSS) would enable targeted information to be revealed through on-device analysis, without weakening encryption or providing decryption keys.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2021

Social Sciences - 18.10.2021
80 Percent of People in Switzerland Feel Fully Integrated into Society
Only very few people in Switzerland feel highly excluded - including mostly foreigners, less educated people, young people as well as older people.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 18.10.2021
A molecular biologist with a fascination for sunburn
A molecular biologist with a fascination for sunburn
Human cells are like tiny, multi-purpose factories. In his research, biologist Gabriele Alessandro Fontana investigates how cells repair damaged DNA.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.10.2021
Our brains have a 'fingerprint' too
Our brains have a ’fingerprint’ too
An EPFL scientist has pinpointed the signs of brain activity that make up our brain fingerprint, which - like our regular fingerprint - is unique. "I think about it every day and dream about it at night. It's been my whole life for five years now," says Enrico Amico, a scientist and SNSF Ambizione Fellow at EPFL's Medical Image Processing Laboratory and the EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.10.2021
New system developed for rapid SARS-CoV-2 variant characterization and facilitated drug development
New system developed for rapid SARS-CoV-2 variant characterization and facilitated drug development
Researchers led by the Nobel Laureate Charles Rice of The Rockefeller University and Volker Thiel of the University of Bern and Institute of Virology and Immunology have developed a non-contagious model of SARS-CoV-2 that makes it easier, faster and safer to study the virus and new variants. In addition, the realistic model can be used to better test drugs.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.10.2021
New nanowire architectures boost computers' processing power
New nanowire architectures boost computers' processing power
Valerio Piazza is creating new 3D architectures built from an inventive form of nanowire. His research aims to push the boundaries of miniaturization and pave the way to more powerful electronic devices.

Computer Science - 14.10.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 14.10.2021
Roche’s Gazyvaro shorter 90-minute infusion time approved in Europe for people with previously treated or untreated follicular lymphoma
Short duration infusion of Gazyvaro (obinutuzumab) is administered with a target infusion time of 90 minutes, compared to the current standard infusion time of approximately three to four hours Resul

Environment - 14.10.2021
Water plays a key role in reducing urban heat
Water plays a key role in reducing urban heat
Heatwaves and heavy local rainfall will increase with climate change, pushing traditional urban drainage systems to their limits.

Innovation - Environment - 13.10.2021

Social Sciences - 13.10.2021
EPFL is acting on harassment
EPFL is acting on harassment
EPFL has adopted a series of prevention, support and follow-up measures that were recommended by the School's Harassment Task Force.

Environment - 13.10.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2021
Immune system keeps the intestinal flora in balance
Immune system keeps the intestinal flora in balance
Trillions of benign bacteria live in the intestine. They are kept in a continuous balance by the immune system, which thereby makes them harmless to humans.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 12.10.2021
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Have you ever wanted to explore outer-space? Now you can, without leaving Earth, thanks to powerful, open-source beta software VIRUP that builds - in real-time - a virtual universe based on the most detailed contemporary astrophysical and cosmological data.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 12.10.2021

Environment - Event - 11.10.2021
Building out of concrete, but without pouring concrete
Building out of concrete, but without pouring concrete
Researchers have built a footbridge prototype using reinforced-concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated.

Environment - Economics / Business - 08.10.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 08.10.2021
Wyss Center announces new collaboration to improve brain tumor treatment
Wyss Center announces new collaboration to improve brain tumor treatment
Translational project will create the first detailed 3D maps of human glioblastomas with an integrated 'tissue time machine' to predict response to therapies Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center ann

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.10.2021

Environment - Transport - 08.10.2021
Transforming urban brownfields into sustainable neighborhoods
Transforming urban brownfields into sustainable neighborhoods
Urban brownfields represent a major challenge to sustainable transition that remains difficult to overcome.

Campus - 08.10.2021
Students disassemble everyday devices to grasp the underlying theory
Students disassemble everyday devices to grasp the underlying theory
Sometimes you have to take things apart - separate out their components, dig into the nuts and bolts and test various hypotheses - to figure out how they work.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 07.10.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 07.10.2021
Novartis to present broad range of portfolio data at ECTRIMS, reinforcing long-standing commitment to people living with multiple sclerosis
Novartis will present 41 abstracts from a wide-ranging multiple sclerosis (MS) portfolio, including new data on Kesimpta (ofatumumab) and Mayzent (siponimod) Novartis will be commencing Phase III pivotal trials investigating remibrutinib in RMS.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.10.2021
We must expand human rights to cover neurotechnology
We must expand human rights to cover neurotechnology
Technologies that interfere with our brains have great potential. But their ethical implications are such that they may require an expansion of human rights frameworks, argues Marcello Ienca.

Environment - Innovation - 07.10.2021
Using heat from underground parking lots to warm apartments
EPFL spin-off Enerdrape has developed technology that can recover heat from underground parking lots and use it to warm the apartments above.

Pharmacology - Health - 07.10.2021
Erster Malaria-Impfstoff von der WHO für Kinder empfohlen
Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the widespread use of the malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01, debuting a tool that could save the lives of tens of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa each year.

Materials Science - Environment - 06.10.2021

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.10.2021
Using data science to combat poverty
Using data science to combat poverty
In January 2021, Empa and BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) were among the winners of the prestigious Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge by data.org, a platform for partnerships committed to build the field of data science for social impact.

Campus - Event - 02.10.2021
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