Medicine - 5 News by ETH Zürich
Increased deep sleep benefits your heart
Setting up a start-up to further develop the findings and transfer them into practice
10-Oct-2023 - Stimulating the brain with gentle sounds during deep sleep significantly enhances cardiac function, according to a new study. This discovery could have implications not only for cardiovascular diseases but also for competitive sports, among other areas. Sleep is a vital aspect of human life, with ...
How can we fight blood cancer more effectively?
Several hundred different treatment combinations to be tested simultaneously outside the body
02-May-2023 - Despite approved treatments being available, multiple myeloma remains incurable. But researchers at ETH Zurich and University Hospital Zurich set out to improve treatment outcomes by testing hundreds of existing therapeutics outside the body to predict their effectiveness. Multiple myeloma is a ...
Like bacteria firing spearguns
A surprising anchoring in the cell
08-Mar-2022 - Biologists from ETH Zurich have discovered speargun-like molecular injection systems in two types of bacteria and have described their structure for the first time. The special nanomachines are used by the microbes for the interaction between cells and could one day be useful as tools in ...
More inflexible than imagined
29-Aug-2017 - Oligosaccharides – chains of sugar building blocks – are essential for biological cells. Scientists had thought that these molecules were freely mobile, but an international research team has now shown that such sugar molecules can form rigid structures, previously found only in DNA and ...
Viruses on the run
ETH Zurich Professor Ari Helenius awarded Benoist Prize
26-Sep-2007 - ETH Zurich Professor Ari Helenius has been awarded the 100,000 Swiss francs Marcel Benoist Prize 2007 for his groundbreaking research in biochemistry. Why do we catch colds? How do viruses get into cells? In pursuing this central question, Ari Helenius, Professor of Biochemistry at ETH Zurich ...
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