ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

ETH Zürich (German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is an engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland.

Artificial neurons that behave just like the real thing have been developed to cure chronic diseases

For the first time researchers successfully reproduced the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor chips. Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases

Artificial neurons that behave just like the real thing have been developed to cure chronic diseases

Fighting malnutrition with microparticles and micronutrients

New strategy for encapsulating nutrients makes it easier to fortify foods with iron and vitamin A. About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from these deficiencies every year, and people who don’t get enough of these nutrients can develop

Fighting malnutrition with microparticles and micronutrients

Are we on our way to intelligent microrobots?

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various movements are controlled by magnetic fields. Such machines, which are only a few tens of micrometres across, could be used, for

Are we on our way to intelligent microrobots?

Being at one with your bionic leg

Djurica Resanovic lost his leg in a motorbike accident several years ago which resulted in amputation above the knee. Thanks to novel neuroprosthetic leg technology, Resanovic was successfully merged with his bionic leg during clinical trials in Belgrade, Serbia. “After all of these years, I could feel my leg and my foot again, as if

Being at one with your bionic leg

A perfect battery for bendable electronic devices?

Markus Niederberger’s team of researchers at ETH has used stretchable materials to develop a battery that can be bent, stretched and twisted. For applications in bendable electronic devices, this is precisely the kind of battery they need. Today’s electronics industry is increasingly focusing on computers or smartphones with screens that can be folded or rolled.

A perfect battery for bendable electronic devices?

The drastic rise of antimicrobial resistance in animals in low and middle income countries

An international team of researchers led by ETH has shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low and middle income countries. They produced the first global of resistance rates, and identified regions where interventions are urgently needed. The world is experiencing unprecedented economic growth in low- and middle-income countries. An increasing number

The drastic rise of antimicrobial resistance in animals in low and middle income countries

Could this approach enable electronic devices with speeds orders of magnitude higher?

Researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed an approach for precisely measuring changes in the magnetic order of antiferromagnetic materials in real time. Further understanding of these materials could enable electronic devices with speeds orders of magnitude higher. Researchers around the world are constantly looking for ways to enhance or transcend the

Could this approach enable electronic devices with speeds orders of magnitude higher?

CRISPR-Cas moves from modifying 1 gene to hundreds in a cell simultaneously

Researchers at ETH Zurich have refined the famous CRISPR-Cas method. Now, for the very first time, it is possible to modify dozens, if not hundreds, of genes in a cell simultaneously. Everyone’s talking about CRISPR-Cas. This biotechnological method offers a relatively quick and easy way to manipulate single genes in cells, meaning they can be

CRISPR-Cas moves from modifying 1 gene to hundreds in a cell simultaneously

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Drones show the evidence that the Greenland ice sheet is getting more unstable as it fractures

The world’s second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea level rise, is potentially becoming unstable because of fractures developing in response to faster ice flow and more meltwater forming on its surface. Using custom-built drones strong enough to withstand the extreme Arctic conditions, researchers led by the University of Cambridge made

Drones show the evidence that the Greenland ice sheet is getting more unstable as it fractures

Reducing atmospheric pollutants with a new paint-on graphene-based coating for concrete

Graphene Flagship partners the University of Bologna, Politecnico di Milano, CNR, NEST, Italcementi HeidelbergCement Group, the Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, and the University of Cambridge have developed a graphene-titania photocatalyst that degrades up to 70% more atmospheric nitrogen oxides (NOx) than standard titania nanoparticles in tests on real pollutants. Atmospheric pollution

Reducing atmospheric pollutants with a new paint-on graphene-based coating for concrete

Could focused ultrasound really be used to treat Alzheimer’s

Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer’s disease, according to initial study results presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). There currently is no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause

Could focused ultrasound really be used to treat Alzheimer’s

Artificial neurons that behave just like the real thing have been developed to cure chronic diseases

For the first time researchers successfully reproduced the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor chips. Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists – a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases

Artificial neurons that behave just like the real thing have been developed to cure chronic diseases

Another big challenge met in the longstanding quest to achieve fusion

New research from the University of Rochester will enhance the accuracy of computer models used in simulations of laser-driven implosions. The research, published in the journal Nature Physics, addresses one of the challenges in scientists’ longstanding quest to achieve fusion. In laser-driven inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments, such as the experiments conducted at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser

Another big challenge met in the longstanding quest to achieve fusion

Can a ‘liquid health check’ predict the likelihood that we will develop a range of diseases?

Proteins in our blood could in future help provide a comprehensive ‘liquid health check’, assessing our health and predicting the likelihood that we will we will develop a range of diseases, according to research published today in Nature Medicine. Preventative medicine programmes such as the UK National Health Service’s Health Check and Healthier You programmes are

Can a ‘liquid health check’ predict the likelihood that we will develop a range of diseases?

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