Medicine - Sep 19
Patients with a rare disease, called narcolepsy, suffer of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy. A study published in the renowned scientific journal Nature reports the cause of the disease, which has previously been a mystery. The study is the result of a close collaboration between researchers from the University Sleep-Wake-Epilepsy-Centre Bern at the University Hospital (Inselspital), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona and ETH Zurich.
Physics - Sep 19

It provides the basis for solar energy and global communications: the photoelectric effect. Albert Einstein described it over a century ago.

Earth Sciences - Sep 19

Imperial experts have predicted that sustained Antarctic warming of just 2°C could melt the largest ice sheet on earth.

Astronomy - Sep 19

ESA - ESA Science Gaia ESA's star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.

Medicine - Sep 19

Researchers at King's College London have discovered a vicious feedback loop underlying brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease which may explain why so many drug trials have failed.

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