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Health - Life Sciences - 13:01
In conversation with Silvia Scarabelli, PhD, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Engineer
The 'in conversation' series features members of the Wyss Center community discussing their work, their collaborations and imagining the future.

Health - Pharmacology - 12:08
Moonshot initiative to develop affordable COVID-19 antivirals gets funding boost
The COVID Moonshot, a non-profit, open-science consortium of scientists from around the world dedicated to the discovery of globally affordable and easily-manufactured antiviral drugs against COVID-1

Life Sciences - Health - 11:06
New mouse model for studying the cognitive protection mechanisms in Alzheimer's
New mouse model for studying the cognitive protection mechanisms in Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease that features the accumulation of the beta-amyloid peptide and Tau protein in the brain, which are associated with deficits in the neuronal connections and with dementia. However, researchers have recently discovered a type of people that despite the accumulation of these molecules, they do not develop dementia: the NDAN patients (non-Demented with Alzheimer's disease Neuropathology).

Life Sciences - Health - 27.09.2021
BCI Research: Computer Decodes Continuous Movement from Brain Signals
BCI Research: Computer Decodes Continuous Movement from Brain Signals
For the first time ever, the intention of a continuous movement was able to be read out from non-invasive brain signals at TU Graz.

Health - Economics / Business - 27.09.2021
Hyena scavenging provides public health and economic benefits to African cities
Hyena scavenging provides public health and economic benefits to African cities
Hyenas are frequently vilified and often feared. Hemingway once described the hyena as a stinking, foul devourer of the dead, with jaws that crack the bones the lion leaves.

Health - 27.09.2021
Images showing the costs of smoking will save over half a million lives
Graphic photos showing the severe consequences of smoking, which will be printed on all cigarette packages beginning in Oct.

Health - 24.09.2021
During the pandemic survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at an increased risk of contracting suspected or confirmed COVID-19
During the pandemic survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at an increased risk of contracting suspected or confirmed COVID-19, study finds Women with general practitioner (GP) recorded e

Health - 24.09.2021
Survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at increased risk of COVID-19
Women with general practitioner recorded exposure to domestic abuse or violence were at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the first two waves of the pandemic in the UK, finds a new study led by the University of Birmingham.

Health - 24.09.2021
Fewer than one in 20 people living with HIV in England expected to be unaware of status by 2025 | University of Cambridge
Fewer than one in 20 people living with HIV in England expected to be unaware of status by 2025 | University of Cambridge
England is on track to have diagnosed 95% of people living with HIV by 2025, putting it in a strong position to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030, say researchers at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, , and Public Health England (PHE).

Health - 24.09.2021
Graphic warning labels on cigarettes could have prevented hundreds of thousands of deaths
A child with an oxygen mask. A diseased lung. A woman with a huge bump on her neck.

Health - 23.09.2021
New life-saving technique for shark attack victims
New life-saving technique for shark attack victims
A simple new first-aid technique could help avoid fatalities from shark attacks, according to a new study by The Australian National University (ANU).

Health - Physics - 23.09.2021
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
Novel and emerging medical radionuclides
PRISMAP - The European medical radionuclides programme sets out to substantially change the European landscape for novel and emerging medical radionuclides. Nuclear therapy and molecular imaging are widely used at hospitals for new promising medical procedures. They can drastically improve the outcome for many medical conditions and in particular enable the treatment of disseminated cancer.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.09.2021
Elizabeth Villa Selected as 2021 HHMI Investigator
Biophysicist to receive nearly $9 million to advance the 'resolution revolution' in cell biology UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences Associate Professor Elizabeth Villa has been selected as a 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator.

Health - Social Sciences - 22.09.2021
First Nations adults at risk from severe illness after COVID
First Nations adults at risk from severe illness after COVID
A majority, 59 per cent, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are at an elevated risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19 due to ongoing health inequities, a major study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found.   The study examined the prevalence of health factors like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults, which all increase the risk of severe illness if an unvaccinated person gets COVID-19.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.09.2021
Four projects selected for the Bertarelli Foundation's Catalyst Fund
Four projects selected for the Bertarelli Foundation's Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst [email protected] Biotech program, introduced by the Bertarelli Foundation in 2017, aims to support research on innovative treatments for nervous-system diseases.

Health - Social Sciences - 22.09.2021
Year of change affected Californians’ health
Although more Californians than ever had health insurance in 2020, disparities in access to health care among the state's racial and ethnic groups was magnified during a year of unprecedented challenges and changes. Those are among the key findings of the latest California Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.09.2021
Roche launches three respiratory test panels on cobas 6800/8800 Systems in CE markets to help identify multiple pathogens with overlapping symptoms in patients
Acute respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of death and disability globally, presenting substantial health challenges especially for infants, the elderly and the immunocompromised.

Health - Environment - 22.09.2021
New WHO Air Quality Guidelines Aim to Save Millions of Lives from Air Pollution
Today, the World Health Organization launched their new Global Air Quality Guidelines, which aims to protect the health of populations by reducing key air pollutants.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.09.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 22.09.2021
Individual finger control for advanced prostheses demonstrated in primates
Individual finger control for advanced prostheses demonstrated in primates
An electrode array implanted in the brain predicts finger motions in near real time In a first, a computer that could fit on an implantable device has interpreted brain signals for precise, high-speed, multifinger movements in primates.

Health - Politics - 21.09.2021
Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance | University of Cambridge
Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance | University of Cambridge
Researchers argue that a desire for "conformity and obedience" as a result of COVID-19 could boost authoritarianism in the wake of the pandemic.

Health - Social Sciences - 21.09.2021
Therapy for babies showing early signs of autism reduces the chance of clinical diagnosis at age 3
Shutterstock Andrew Whitehouse , The University of Western Australia ; Jonathan Green , University of Manchester , Kristelle Hudry , La Trobe University A therapy for infants showing early signs of autism reduces the chance of the child meeting diagnostic criteria for autism at three years of age.

Social Sciences - Health - 21.09.2021
Self-harm may be increasing more quickly among young people from ethnic minorities
Blurred abstract background interior view looking out toward to empty office lobby and entrance doors and glass curtain wall with frame - blue white balance processing style Rates of self- harm could

Health - Politics - 21.09.2021
Opinion: COVID crisis - what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons?
The COVID-19 crisis was uniquely wide-ranging and systemic and it needs a comparably systemic and inclusive model of inquiry, says Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan (UCL STEaPP).

Health - Social Sciences - 21.09.2021
Three in four British adults want cancer screening: new attitudes survey
Cancer is seen as the top health concern among non-infectious diseases, according to a report by UCL academics finding that most British adults will want blood tests for cancer once they are available. The report reveals high public demand for innovative diagnostic technologies such as single blood tests for multiple forms of cancer and access to optimally effective cancer treatments.

Pharmacology - Health - 21.09.2021

Campus - Health - 21.09.2021
Grad students suffer high levels of mental health stress, but pandemic provides opportunity for change
Graduate students suffer high rates of depression, anxiety and mental stress, studies show-a situation made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Sciences - Health - 21.09.2021
Communities for cognitive aging: How neighborhoods may protect the cognitive health of older Americans
Communities for cognitive aging: How neighborhoods may protect the cognitive health of older Americans
Americans are living longer than ever before, but cognitive decline threatens the quality of those last golden years. Now, new evidence suggests that where older adults live may help protect against dementia and Alzheimer's disease. A trio of University of Michigan studies shows that urban and suburban neighborhoods that provide opportunities for socialization, physical activity and intellectual stimulation may help preserve older adults' cognitive health.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.09.2021
Potential parasites in the most common amoeba in wastewater treatment plants
Rhogostoma minus is the most common amoeba in wastewater treatment plants worldwide. It can serve as a host for bacteria of the order Legionellales, which includes pathogens such as Legionella pneumophila, the cause of Legionnaires' disease Researchers from Professor Michael Bonkowski's working group at the University of Cologne's Institute of Zoology have found that Rhogostoma minus is the most common amoeba in wastewater treatment plants worldwide and also serves as a host for Legionellales.

Computer Science - Health - 20.09.2021
New app to measure quality of life for people with skin conditions
Researchers at Cardiff University have created a first-of-its-kind app to measure quality of life for people with skin conditions.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.09.2021
Early trial of multivariant COVID-19 vaccine booster begins in Manchester
A phase one trial of a multivariant COVID-19 Vaccine has been launched by US pharmaceutical company Gritstone in collaboration with The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Campus - Health - 20.09.2021

Campus - Health - 20.09.2021

Health - Campus - 20.09.2021
Across disciplinary borders
Across disciplinary borders
From genetics and personalised medicine to health insurance and climate change: at ETH Week 2021, 120 students from all degree programmes and from 31 countries grappled with the topic of "Health for Tomorrow".
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