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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 

07.03.2017 | Claudia Hoffmann | D-HEST

An app that saves children's lives

In remote villages in Peru, pneumonia is one of the most common causes of death in children. Now researchers from ETH Zurich are in the process of developing an app to help identify the illness early on. Read more 

25.01.2017 | Christian Willersinn; ETH Zürich | D-HEST | World food system

Cutting down Swiss potato wastage

Worldwide about a third of all food gets lost before it reaches our stomachs. For Swiss potatoes this is even more – half of the total harvest. Which measures can reduce the loss, and what effect do they have? Read more 

18.01.2017 | Rainer Borer | D-ARCH , D-HEST , D-INFK , D-MAVT | International , Events

ETH Zurich at WEF 2017 in Davos: “Magic through Technology”

ETH Zurich is presenting its latest research findings in a public exhibition at the World Economic Forum 2017. ETH’s début WEF appearance was launched with a meeting with politicians, public authorities and businesspeople from the canton of Grisons. Read more 

09.12.2016 | Redaktion | D-ARCH , D-BAUG , D-CHAB , D-GESS , D-HEST , D-MATL , D-MAVT , D-PHYS , D-USYS | Careers , People , Executive Board

Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. Read more 

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