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New anti-ALS drug receives Orphan Drug Designation

EPFL scientists have developed a new drug to diagnose inherited form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The drug is a viral vector, an increasingly common tool that...

Observing cellular activity, one molecule at a time

Proteins and molecules assemble and disassemble as a major aspect of numerous fundamental organic procedures. It is exceptionally hard to watch these components, which are...

Blocking two enzymes could make cancer cells mortal

Before cell division, the long strings of the cell's DNA are wrapped firmly into the structures we know as chromosomes. This shields the cell's...

Mystery solved: The bacterial protein that kills male fruit flies

During the mid of the fifties, scientists were unable to find the reason behind when two strains of the same fruit fly species (Drosophila)...

Worms in high-tech housing replace laboratory mice

The idea of using worms instead of mice in a wide array of pharmaceutical and toxicological tests is nothing new. But the tedious task of...

Studying dwarf galaxies to get the big picture

Dwarf galaxies don’t emit much light and are therefore hard to observe, but they have a lot to teach us about how the universe...

A web based platform to create Human Cell Atlas

EPFL scientists have recently developed awarded a research grant to the lab of Professor Bart Deplancke supporting the development of a web-based platform to analyze...

Little fold-up tactile joystick brings haptics to portable devices

A startup EPFL scientists have developed a pocket-sized, tactile joystick that gives the sense of touch to mobile devices, drones and, in a smaller version,...

Scientists used spent barley grain to lower the sugar content of certain foods

Sugar is the new tobacco, and sustenance makers – under strain from expenses, laws and wellbeing experts – are attempting to locate a decent...

Using water molecules to read electrical activity in lipid membranes

EPFL scientists for the first time, are able to detect the behavior of adjacent water molecules. This enables them to map out in real...

A smart car that can read brain signals

EPFL and Nissan researchers are able to read a driver’s brain signals and send them to a smart vehicle so that it can anticipate...

Reusing electric pylons to design the roof of a train station

For his Master’s project in civil engineering, Joseph Desruelle came up with a project to count and classify thousands of steel bars from dismantled...

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