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12.06.2017 | Peter Rüegg | D-HEST

Fighting fire blight and detecting Salmonella

ETH researchers have created an effective weapon against the plant disease fire blight and a new method for detection of Salmonella. Both are based on particular viruses that attack only one species of bacteria. Read more 

09.06.2017 | Peter Rüegg | D-HEST | International , Careers , Spin-offs and patents

Hybrid membrane creates a stir on the global market

ETH Professor Raffaele Mezzenga and his senior researcher Sreenath Bolisetty have developed a filter membrane that efficiently removes heavy metals and other toxic substances from water. Strong demand for the new technology has encouraged them to set up a new ETH spin-off, BluAct Technologies. Read more 

08.06.2017 | Marianne Lucien | D-HEST , ETH Global | International

Mobilizing Swiss Research in Asia

ETH Zurich to serve as the Leading House for Swiss Science and Technology programme in the Asia-Pacific region. Leading Houses establish and manage international research collaboration instruments on behalf of the State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Read more 

18.05.2017 | Editorial team | D-ARCH , D-BAUG , D-BIOL , D-BSSE , D-HEST , D-INFK , D-USYS | Careers , People , Executive Board

15 new professors

The ETH Board appointed 15 new professors upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella. Read more 

25.04.2017 | Peter Rüegg | D-HEST | Cooperations

A novel form of iron for fortification of foods

Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles: ETH researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and drinks. Read more 

03.04.2017 | Peter Rüegg | D-HEST | International

Area of the brain affected by autism detected

Brain researchers at ETH Zurich and other universities have shown for the first time that a region of the brain associated with empathy only activates very weakly in autistic people. This knowledge could help to develop new therapies for those affected by autism. Read more 

30.03.2017 | Inken De Wit | D-BIOL , D-CHAB , D-HEST , D-PHYS , ETH transfer | Honours and prizes

Spark Award for fundamental research

ETH Professor Sabine Werner and her team won the Spark Award 2017 yesterday for their groundbreaking new approach to combating viral diseases. If their results can be confirmed, they could lead to the development of better treatments for viral diseases such as herpes. Read more 

27.03.2017 | D-BIOL , D-BSSE , D-CHAB , D-HEST , D-MAVT , D-PHYS , EU GrantsAccess | Honours and prizes , Funding , International

Consistently among the best

ETH researchers have received eight of the coveted Advanced Grants in the European Research Council's (ERC) latest call for proposals. For several scientists, this is their second such grant. ETH Zurich has been consistently ranked among the most successful institutions since the programme was launched ten years ago. Read more 

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