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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.

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 - Psychology - 11:02
Synchrony through touch
Synchrony through touch
Study examines the role of touch and proximity on the mutual adaptation of brain activity and heart rhythms in mothers and babies Touch is fundamental to interpersonal communication.

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.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 27.09.2021
Withdrawal from Psychostimulants Restructures Functional Architecture of Brain
In mouse studies, single-cell whole brain imaging found methamphetamines, cocaine and nicotine all changed neural networks - a key to developing addiction treatments Addictive psychostimulants, from nicotine in cigarettes to illicit drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine, affect different regions of the brain.

Life Sciences - Campus - 24.09.2021

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.09.2021
Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics
Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics
Two EPFL engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins.

Campus - Life Sciences - 23.09.2021

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 - 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.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.09.2021
UQ-designed cane toad lure may curb spread thanks to new deal
Australia may soon have the jump on cane toads after a Gold Coast not-for-profit was granted an exclusive licence to market a University of Queensland-designed bait for the invasive pests.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.09.2021

Life Sciences - Environment - 22.09.2021
Sex and the symbiont: Can algae hookups help corals survive?
Sex and the symbiont: Can algae hookups help corals survive?
, Featured Stories Rice biologists' discovery can be used to help climate-challenged reefs survive for now A little more sexy time for symbionts could help coral reefs survive the trials of climate change.

Life Sciences - 22.09.2021
Earless worms ’listen’ through their skin
Common model species can sense sound waves without ears, providing a new tool for studying auditory sensation.

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.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.09.2021

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 21.09.2021
Four dinosaurs in Montana: Fieldwork pieces together life at the end of 'Dinosaur Era'
Four dinosaurs in Montana: Fieldwork pieces together life at the end of ’Dinosaur Era’
UW, Burke researchers discover four dinosaurs in Montana: Fieldwork pieces together life at the end of 'Dinosaur Era' A team of paleontologists from the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture excavated four dinosaurs in northeastern Montana this summer.

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.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.09.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 17.09.2021
SURF Research Tests Durability of New Probes
Carnegie Mellon University Smaller, stronger, customizable devices could dramatically increase accessibility to the brain Carnegie Mellon University sophomore Mihir Lovalekar always nursed an interes

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 17.09.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 16.09.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 15.09.2021
The proteins of Covid-19
The proteins of Covid-19
Machine learning assisted structure analysis reveals SARS-CoV-2 virus tactics The proteins of SARS-CoV-2 play key roles in how the virus manages to evade immune defense and replicate itself in patients' cells.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.09.2021
To curb the spread of Covid-19, restrict intercity travel as soon as a lockdown is announced
To curb the spread of Covid-19, restrict intercity travel as soon as a lockdown is announced
Researchers find that viral spread is greatly enhanced when citizens are given a window to travel before next-level restrictions are enforced. Last updated on Friday 17 September 2021 Travel within your own country in response to the government announcing a national lockdown is directly linked to a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections, according to an international study led by Bangladesh and involving a researcher from the University of Bath.

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.09.2021
We are less sceptical of genetic engineering than assumed
We often hear that Swiss consumers want their agriculture to be free from genetic engineering. But consumer acceptance of genetically modified crops is likely to be higher than the media leads us to believe, Angela Bearth says. The ban on growing genetically modified crops in Switzerland is set to expire at the end of this year.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 14.09.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 14.09.2021

Music - Life Sciences - 13.09.2021
Perfect pitch, explained
Perfect pitch refers to a person's ability to identify any musical note by name after hearing it, without reference to other notes. Perfect pitch-also known more technically as absolute pitch-can also refer to the ability that some singers have to sing a given note on cue. Though perfect pitch was thought to be a rare ability that depended primarily on early musical training in a "critical period" of sensitivity in childhood, auditory learning studies at the University of Chicago and elsewhere have shown that some individuals can learn to identify musical notes by ear even later in life.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.09.2021
Landfills and meat industry: new food sources for the Medes Islands yellow-legged gull
Landfills and meat industry: new food sources for the Medes Islands yellow-legged gull
The diet of the yellow-legged gull in the Medes Islands has changed extremely over the last decades, according to a study that analyses the changes in the diet of this species over the last twenty years.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.09.2021
UC San Diego Leads a $12.25 Million Grant to Improve Epilepsy Treatment
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $12.25 million grant to the University of California San Diego to develop and enhance brain-sensing and brain-stimulating platform technologies to enable treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.09.2021
New Web App to help demystify why Covid mutations have the effects they do
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has focussed everyone's attention on the hidden world of viruses. The emergence of new variants such as Beta and Delta, affects us all: some variants spread more quickly and some are less affected by vaccines.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 06.09.2021
EPFL and the Wyss Center award two new entrepreneurial projects
EPFL and the Wyss Center award two new entrepreneurial projects
The Capture dream journaling mobile application Scientists have known of the existence of lucid dreams - in which the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming - for decades, but the neurobiology is poorly understood and it remains unclear why some people have them while others do not. Lucid dreaming is thought to bring benefits including reduced anxiety, improved motor skills, memory consolidation and enhanced problem solving.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.09.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 01.09.2021
New study in regenerative medicine identifies RNA released from damaged cells act as the signal to initiate repair after injury
New study in regenerative medicine identifies RNA released from damaged cells act as the signal to initiate repair after injury
Tissues and organs have different capacities to regenerate after injury or disease. Identifying cell types and signals that can promote repair is particularly important for organs that repair poorly such as the brain and spinal cord. Using zebrafish models, researchers identified ribonucleic acid (RNA) as an injury-induced damage signal that triggers recruitment of neurons and neural tissue repair, mobilising a previously unknown brain neuron reservoir that is in standby mode for repair which has implications for ageing and degenerative diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.08.2021
A trip into the therapeutic potential of Australia's native magic mushrooms
A trip into the therapeutic potential of Australia’s native magic mushrooms
Australia's first legal, living collection of native magic mushrooms is being studied by scientists in a Brisbane laboratory to help identify characteristics that might be useful for medical research into psychedelic treatments.
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