Medical research

Why do bones fail?

Can analytical methods from materials science help researchers better understand human bones? A team at Empa in Thun is pursuing precisely this approach.

Neuroscience

MRI test to detect brain injuries in football players

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries often affecting athletes, can only be diagnosed currently through brain tissue analysis post-mortem. However, in a new study ...

Health

New NIST reference materials for green tea

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a suite of green tea reference materials to help manufacturers evaluate the composition of their products and assure researchers of the accuracy of analytical ...

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