New immunotherapy becomes activated specifically in tumors

EPFL scientists have developed a chemical method for targeting the effects of cancer-fighting immunotherapy drugs only to the tumor tissue, making the drugs less toxic to the rest of the human body. Immunotherapy drugs are promising new weapons in the fight against cancer, but they are so strong that they can be toxic to [...]

By |2021-09-19T13:39:46+00:00September 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jabbed adults infected with Delta ‘can match virus levels of unvaccinated’

Fully vaccinated adults can harbour virus levels as high as unvaccinated people if infected with the Delta variant, according to a sweeping analysis of UK data, which supports the idea that hitting the threshold for herd immunity is unlikely. There is abundant evidence that Covid vaccines in the UK continue to offer significant protection [...]

By |2021-08-20T12:44:33+00:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The animal origin of SARS-CoV-2

Although first detected in December 2019, COVID-19 was inferred to be present in Hubei province, China, for about a month before. Where did this new human disease come from? To understand the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to go back to 2002. At that time a novel respiratory coronavirus appeared in [...]

By |2021-08-18T17:47:45+00:00August 18th, 2021|Categories: News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Download: Draft landscape of COVID-19 candidate vaccines

These landscape documents have been prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) for information purposes only concerning the 2019-2020 global of the novel coronavirus. Inclusion of any particular product or entity in any of these landscape documents does not constitute, and shall not be deemed or construed as, any approval or endorsement by WHO [...]

By |2020-08-18T16:19:51+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Biologist Emma Hodcroft: The ‘virus hunter’

Tracking mutations of the coronavirus as it spreads across the world, biologist Emma Hodcroft has become one of Switzerland’s most-followed researchers on Twitter. Her name has appeared in Wired, the Boston Globe and (German-language media including) the NZZ, but also in the Aargauer Zeitung, Blick and even Nau, a news platform shown on screens in buses, [...]

By |2020-05-22T19:39:10+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visualizing the Healthtech Revolution

Imagine being a patient in the early 19th century, when all ailments were considered “humors” to be ejected from the body. To restore balance, various techniques such as diets, natural herbs, or bloodletting with leeches were used – the only “technology” available at the time. Even when the basic structure of modern medicine came [...]

By |2019-04-05T14:14:21+00:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Toward unhackable communication: Single particles of light could bring the quantum internet

Hacker attacks on everything from social media accounts to government files could be largely prevented by the advent of quantum communication, which would use particles of light called "photons" to secure information rather than a crackable code. The problem is that quantum communication is currently limited by how much information single photons can help [...]

By |2018-10-24T13:19:29+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A human enzyme can biodegrade graphene

Myeloperoxidase - an enzyme naturally found in our lungs - can biodegrade pristine graphene, according to the latest discovery of Graphene Flagship partners in CNRS, University of Strasbourg (France), Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). Among other projects, the Graphene Flagship designs flexible biomedical electronic devices that will interface with the [...]

By |2018-09-30T12:12:15+00:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Automated diagnostic platform that indicates thrombotic risks or cancer in one drop of blood

A team of international researchers led by Prof Martin Hegner, Investigator in CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics developed an automated diagnostic platform that indicates bleeding - and thrombotic risks in one drop of blood within seconds (Nanoscale, "Towards personalised rapid label free miRNA detection for cancer and liver injury diagnostics in cell lysates [...]

By |2018-07-20T15:00:14+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|0 Comments