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Environment - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021
'I cannot imagine our life without biodiversity'
’I cannot imagine our life without biodiversity’
Prof. Christoph Vorburger is a biologist and heads the Aquatic Ecology department at the aquatic research institute Eawag.

Environment - 23.11.2021
Island conservationists identify key barriers to meeting biodiversity targets
Islands are biodiversity hotspots yet, paradoxically, are also extinction hotspots. The impacts of invasive alien species, habitat loss and climate change are compounded in small island nations, which are highly dependent on biodiversity for their economic and social wellbeing.

Physics - Chemistry - 23.11.2021
At the Dubochet Center for imaging, atoms are made visible
At the Dubochet Center for imaging, atoms are made visible
Fully operational for two weeks, the Dubochet Center for imaging was presented to the press on November 22.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.11.2021
Antibody treatment for Covid-19
Antibody treatment for Covid-19
More than 80 percent efficacy in prevention of serious illness through Covid-19 A new treatment could prevent serious illness in case of Covid-19 infections during the pandemic.

Materials Science - Physics - 23.11.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021
Not one, but three forms of Alzheimer's disease
Not one, but three forms of Alzheimer’s disease
A European research team led by the UNIGE and the HUG propose a new framework for analysing Alzheimer's disease, and call for early and differentiated treatment for at-risk people.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 23.11.2021
Social Media: Users Who Aren't Tagged Feel Excluded
Social Media: Users Who Aren’t Tagged Feel Excluded
Individuals can also experience feelings of ostracism in the digital world. Researchers from the Universities of Basel and Koblenz-Landau have studied how strongly people's fundamental psychological needs are affected when they are not tagged on Instagram. Humans are highly sensitive to what are known as ostracism experiences.

Innovation - Physics - 23.11.2021
Accurate analysis of 3D-printed components
Accurate analysis of 3D-printed components
Together with scientists from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), X-ray specialists from Empa are now providing their industrial partners with access to state-of-the-art material analysis of 3D-printed work pieces and components.

Transport - Environment - 23.11.2021
Big Batteries on Wheels Can Deliver Zero-Emissions Rail While Securing the Grid
Berkeley Lab study shows how battery-electric trains can deliver environmental justice, cost-savings, and resilience to the U.S. Near elimination of air pollution from diesel-electric freight trains by 2025 is now possible by retrofitting them with battery tender cars.

Innovation - Physics - 23.11.2021
University of Glasgow set to support development of 6G tech with £2.6m grant
The University of Glasgow is setting out to build a world-leading facility to test 6G communications systems after securing a £2.6m equipment grant.

Computer Science - Campus - 23.11.2021
Western student investigates social impacts of artificial intelligence
Whether scrolling Facebook, calling an Uber or searching for jobs, how does artificial intelligence (AI) affect the daily lives of Western students?

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021

Life Sciences - Campus - 23.11.2021
Master of neuromodulation
Master of neuromodulation
Stanisa Raspopovic connects the digital world of sensors and electrical circuits with the nervous system and its cellular circuits.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 23.11.2021

Materials Science - Physics - 23.11.2021
$3.4M to turn up the heat at solar-thermal plants
$3.4M to turn up the heat at solar-thermal plants
Improved heat-trapping materials for solar thermal energy could help the U.S. meet its goal of cutting solar energy costs in half by 2030 To decarbonize industrial heat-a major contribu

Health - 23.11.2021
Understanding young people in Australia today
New research from the Monash Centre for Youth Policy and Education Practice (CYPEP), has found that young people are experiencing anxiety related to financial security more than ever before.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 23.11.2021
Microbes provide sustainable hydrocarbons for petrochemical industry
Researchers from UC Berkeley and the NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers have developed a chemical technology that combines fermentation and chemical refining (center panels) to produce petroleum-like liquids (right) from renewable plants (left). (Image by John Beumer, courtesy of NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers) If the petrochemical industry is ever to wean itself off oil and gas, it has to find sustainably-sourced chemicals that slip effortlessly into existing processes for making products such as fuels, lubricants and plastics.

Health - Psychology - 23.11.2021
Previous trauma can impact expectant mothers during pregnancy and beyond
FACULTY Q&A Josie Granner, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, studies the childbearing year for new parents who are survivors of trauma and post-traumatic stress.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.11.2021
End-stage kidney disease patients show increased risk of infection, mortality from COVID-19
Patients undergoing long-term dialysis, especially Black and Hispanic patients and those living in nursing homes, were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a nationwide study by University of Michigan researchers. The study , published on JAMA Network Open, examined nearly the entire Medicare dialysis population-almost 500,000 patients-in the United States across the entire year of 2020.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.11.2021
Q and A with the Experts: Long COVID
Dr. Tejal Patel discusses the symptoms that persist in people with long COVID and how they can be treated.  Long COVID symptoms are believed to affect about 10 per cent of those infected and can last from weeks to months. What symptoms persist in people with long COVID, and how can these be treated? Dr. Tejal Patel , a pharmacy professor at the University of Waterloo, provides answers to these and other questions.

Health - Chemistry - 22.11.2021
COVID Gets Airborne
UC San Diego develops computer model to aid understanding of how viruses travel through the air In May 2021, the Centers for Disease Control officially recognized that SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—is airborne, meaning it is highly transmissible through the air.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.11.2021
Elisa Calamita wins the Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize 2021
Elisa Calamita wins the Otto Jaag Water Protection Prize 2021
Elisa Calamita's doctoral thesis in the Eawag Surface Waters Department and at ETH Zurich was part of the Horizon 2020 project DAFNE.

Psychology - 22.11.2021
Zoom disrupts the rhythm of conversation
If you've felt exhausted or burned out after a Zoom video conferencing for work or social life, you're not alone. The frustration and mental drain, in part, can be connected to trying to catch subtle cues during conversations over Zoom, in the face of internet lag time, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Campus - Health - 22.11.2021
Long-awaited study abroad trips back on track, with a few extra steps
FACULTY Q&A About 1,500 University of Michigan students, so far, have applied to travel to 33 countries during winter 2022, a number that is fast approaching pre-pandemic levels.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 22.11.2021

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.11.2021
'Ground-breaking' voyage to unlock Earth's inner secrets
’Ground-breaking’ voyage to unlock Earth’s inner secrets
A significant mission to retrieve 27 seismometers from the rugged ocean floor near Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean will unlock the secrets of the Earth's inner layers. A significant mission to retrieve 27 seismometers from the rugged ocean floor near Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean will unlock the secrets of the Earth's inner layers and what triggers underwater earthquakes and tsunamis.

Pedagogy - 22.11.2021

Environment - 22.11.2021
Joint sustainability lab launched with Zhejiang University
Joint sustainability lab launched with Zhejiang University
The University of Sydney and Zhejiang University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a joint lab on sustainable environment.