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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 

07.12.2016 | Peter Rüegg | D-HEST

Miraculous proliferation

Bacteria able to shed their cell wall assume new, mostly spherical shapes. ETH researchers have shown that these cells, known as L-forms, are not only viable but that their reproductive mechanisms may even correspond to those of early life forms. Read more 

04.12.2016 | Felix Würsten | D-HEST

Insects and algae in place of beef and chicken

Conventional livestock farming alone cannot meet the world population’s growing demand for protein. Alexander Mathys, Professor of Sustainable Food Processing, is seeking out the most sustainable alternatives. Read more 

23.11.2016 | Maja Schaffner | D-BIOL , D-HEST

Starch from yeast

Researchers at ETH Zurich have produced starch in yeast - the first time this has been achieved in a non-plant organism. The new model system now makes it easier for them to investigate how starch is formed and what role is played by the enzymes involved. In future, it may be possible to use yeast to trial specific modifications of starch. Read more 

15.11.2016 | D-HEST

High-fat diet disrupts brain maturation

The latest study by researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich suggests that excessive consumption of fatty foods could severely disrupt the development of the prefrontal cortex in the maturing brains of young people. This could potentially lead to cognitive defects in later adulthood in areas such as learning and memory, personality and impulse control. Read more 

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