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X-ray light revolutionaries

The ETH spin-off GratXray is working to improve precision in mammography. With the help of an innovative new device, breast cancer detection might not only become more accurate, but also painless. This is a revolutionary ...

Dec 11, 2017
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Get a better night's sleep

On Wednesday, the University Medicine Zurich research network presented its new flagship project SleepLoop. With this project, the researchers want to tackle one of the most widespread health challenges of our times – a ...

Nov 13, 2017
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Exit through the lymphatic system

Our brain swims. It is fully immersed in an aqueous liquid known as cerebrospinal fluid. Every day, the human body produces about half a litre of new cerebrospinal fluid in the cerebral ventricles; this liquid originates ...

Nov 10, 2017
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Fighting dehydration with wearables and big data

Dehydration is one of the most common causes of death among young children in the developing world – particularly during the hot summer months. ETH Professor Walter Karlen and his team of researchers have developed an inexpensive ...

Aug 02, 2017
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Testing a soft artificial heart

ETH researchers from the Functional Materials Laboratory have developed a silicone heart that beats almost like a human heart. In collaboration with colleagues from the Product Development Group Zurich, they have tested how ...

Jul 13, 2017
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How killer cells take out tumors

The use of immunotherapy to treat cancer is celebrating its first successes – but there are still many knowledge gaps in the underlying mechanisms of action. In a study of mice with soft tissue tumors, ETH researchers have ...

Jun 02, 2017
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Revealing how neurons communicate

MaxWell Biosystems AG's head office is hidden away in a Basel laboratory building previously used by Syngenta, just a stone's throw from ETH Zurich's Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE). Most rooms are ...

May 25, 2017
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