Life Sciences

Biologists at Eawag have identified ten species of whitefish in the lakes of the Reuss river system. Of these, seven have been described as distinct species for the first time - although in two cases this required inspection of specimens from historical collections, since eutrophication of lakes in the 20th century also led to the extinction of fish species in Central Switzerland.

Electronic components are becoming smaller, more complex and more powerful - this calls for new solutions for joining them.

Physics - Feb 1

Once deemed -unmeasurable- protons have been measured using a high-energy neutrino beam.

Environment - Feb 1

Agroecologists from Göttingen University study their socio-ecological importance in South America.

Environment - Feb 1

Palaeobotanists analyse plant fossils 252 million years old 252 million years ago, there occurred the greatest mass extinction in the history of the Earth up to that time: three-quarters of life on land and up to 95 percent of marine species vanished within just a few thousand years.

A brain's own GPS helps us navigate by detecting the movements of fellow humans around us.

Health - Feb 2

A new microfluidic device developed by scientists in Switzerland can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus with high accuracy and speed, using a unique DNA/RNA duplex technology. The device can prove to be a game-changer in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Environment - Feb 1

Insect numbers have been declining over the past decades in many parts of the world.

Health - Feb 1

Recerca The quail could be the unknown reservoir of the Toscana virus (TOSV) and the Sandfly Fever Sicilian virus (SFSV), mosquito-borne pathogens that can infect domestic animals and also cause disease in humans.

Health - Feb 1

Using talking therapies to effectively treat depression in adults over the age of 65 may be clinically linked with slightly reduced rates of future dementia diagnosis, finds a new analysis of health data led by UCL researchers.

Environment - Feb 1

A research collaboration led by ETH Zurich and MIT will receive a further USD 15 million from the New York-based Simons Foundation to investigate the behaviour of marine bacteria and microalgae. The research will focus on microbial communities that impact the ocean's carbon cycle.

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