The genetic ’switches’ of bone growth

Life Sciences - Jun 14
Life Sciences

Scientists at the University of Geneva have identified the genetic sequences that regulate the activity of the genes responsible for bone growth. In mammals, only 3% of the genome consists of coding genes which, when transcribed into proteins, ensure the biological functions of the organism and the in-utero development of future individuals.

Microtechnics - Jun 14

Robots au chocolat for dessert?

Microtechnics

A fully edible robot could soon end up on our plate if we overcome some technical hurdles, say scientists involved in RoboFood - an project which aims to marry robots and food.

6,000 years ago, men and women had equal access to resources

History & Archeology

A team from the University of Geneva shows that all the people who lived and were buried in Barmaz necropolises (Switzerland) during the Neolithic period had the same access to food resources.

Life Sciences - Jun 13

Gaining a better understanding of brittle bone disease - without animal experiments

Life Sciences

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a cell-based bone model to help investigate the cause of this genetic condition.

Environment - Jun 13

Impact of high-temperature heat storage on groundwater

Environment

In a recently launched project, the aquatic research institute Eawag is investigating how the use of borehole thermal energy storage (BTES) affects the surrounding soil, the groundwater and the microorganisms living in it. In collaboration with Empa and its Demonstrator Energy Hub (ehub), a project is being developed in a unique setting on the campus in Dübendorf.

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