On the trail of pollution in Lausanne

Environment - Apr 24
Environment

A team of researchers from EPFL, UNIL, and Unisanté have published a report that goes through about the legacy of pollution from a trash incinerator that burned in the Lausanne Vallon neighborhood from 1958 to 2005.

Health - Apr 24

Results for: A decade of discovery: how Arnie Charbonneau’s generosity sparked momentum and transformed cancer research in Canada

A decade of discovery: how Arnie Charbonneau's generosity sparked momentum and transformed cancer research in Canada A decade after the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute was founded, cutting-edge research discoveries are improving the lives of cancer patients.

Health - Apr 23

What height says about the development of our prosperity and health

Health

As a boy, did you grow up among sisters in around 1850? Then you probably grew taller than a boy who only had brothers.

Health - Apr 23

Livestock abortion surveillance could protect livelihoods and detect emerging global pathogens

Health

A small-scale surveillance system in Tanzania for reporting livestock abortions could help protect livelihoods and provide insights on potential livestock-to-human infections.

Life Sciences - Apr 23

Chickens also blush with emotion

Life Sciences

How to know what hens are feeling - An INRAE research team has distinguished between greater and lesser blushes on their faces, depending on their

Environment - Apr 23

More support needed to help households transition to green energy, research concludes

Citizens will need greater financial support and advice as they make the switch to decarbonised heat sources, research from Cardiff University shows.

Health - Apr 24

The consumption of certain food additive emulsifiers could be associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Health

Emulsifiers are among the additives most widely used by the food industry, helping to improve the texture of food products and extend their shelf life.

Breakthrough for battery production with sulphur cathodes

Materials Science

Electromobility and portable electronic devices such as laptops and cell phones are unthinkable without the use of lithium-ion batteries. The problem: highly toxic materials such as cobalt are often used for the cathodes of these batteries, which endanger the environment and the health of people in the countries where they are mined. In addition, the reserves of these metals are very limited.

New microgravity experiment: the first-ever weightless anti-bubble

Astronomy & Space

From April 15 to 19, Benoit Scheid and his team produced and observed, for the very first time in the world, antibubbles in zero gravity. Their work could lead to advances in water treatment and drug encapsulation

Environment - Apr 23

Bacteria for climate-neutral chemicals of the future

Environment

Researchers at ETH Zurich have engineered bacteria in the laboratory to efficiently use methanol. The metabolism of these bacteria can now be tapped into to produce valuable products currently made by the chemical industry from fossil fuels.

Health - Apr 23

Liver cancer: Molecular signalling pathway of tumour development decoded

Health

As a malignant disease of the liver cells, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the main causes of cancer-related deaths.

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