Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Starving cancer cells by blocking their metabolism

Scientists at EPFL have found a way to starve liver cancer cells by blocking a protein that is required for glutamine breakdown—while leaving normal cells intact. The discovery opens new ways to treat liver cancer.

Jun 14, 2016
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Scientists discover the origin of a giant synapse

Humans and most mammals can determine the spatial origin of sounds with remarkable acuity. We use this ability all the time—crossing the street; locating an invisible ringing cell phone in a cluttered bedroom. To accomplish ...

May 26, 2013
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A smart shoe to help reduce diabetic amputations

EPFL researchers have developed a shoe sole with valves that electronically control the pressure applied to the arch of the foot. The goal is to relieve foot ulcers commonly caused by diabetes and help them heal to avoid ...

Mar 02, 2016
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