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Revolutionising the CRISPR method

For the first time, new method uses biotechnology to influence entire gene networks in one single step

15-Aug-2019

Researchers at ETH Zurich have refined the famous CRISPR-Cas method. Now, for the very first time, it is possible to modify dozens, if not hundreds, of genes in a cell simultaneously. Everyone’s talking about CRISPR-Cas. This biotechnological method offers a relatively quick and easy way to ...

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Using algorithms to track down cancer

08-Aug-2019

Modern medicine is looking for markers that provide early warning of complex diseases. In its quest to discover these “biomarkers”, the ETH spinoff Scailyte has developed software capable of analysing millions of single cells very efficiently. The search for biomarkers is currently one of the ...

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Listening to the whispers of individual cells

30-Jul-2019

For the cells in our bodies to function as a unit, they must communicate with one another constantly. They secrete signalling molecules – ions, proteins and nucleic acids – that are picked up by adjacent cells, which in turn pass on the signal to other cells. Our muscles, digestive system and ...

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What stress does to the brain

26-Jul-2019

Researchers at ETH Zurich have shown for the first time that selective release of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline reconfigures communication between large-scale networks in the brain. Their findings provide insights into rapid neural processes that occur in the brain during stressful ...

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Customised silicone heart valves

24-Jul-2019

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the South African company Strait Access Technologies are using 3D printing to produce custom-made artificial heart valves from silicone. This could help meet an ageing population’s growing demand for replacement heart valves. The human heart has four chambers, each ...

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How multicellular cyanobacteria transport molecules

16-Jul-2019

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Tübingen have taken a high-resolution look at the structure and function of cell-to-cell connections in filamentous, multicellular cyanobacteria. This enables them to explain how these microorganisms regulate the transport of various substances ...

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Brain stimulation against stress disorders?

One day it may be possible to cure brain disorders quite literally in our sleep – without taking pills

25-Jun-2019

ETH researchers are using brain stimulation to investigate the consequences of stress and to find new therapies for treating stress-related psychiatric diseases. One day it may even be possible to cure brain disorders quite literally in our sleep – without taking pills. Some videos on the ...

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Making systems robust: Artificial genetic regulatory network introduced into living cell for the first time

Improving biotech and therapies

24-Jun-2019

Both nature and technology rely on integral feedback mechanisms to ensure that systems resist external perturbations. ETH researchers have now used synthetic biology to design a new mechanism of this sort from scratch. For the first time, they have introduced it into a living cell as an ...

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Redundancies in T cells

19-Jun-2019

Researchers at ETH Zurich have discovered redundancies in the biochemical signalling pathways of immune cells. This finding has important implications for advances in cancer immunotherapy, among other areas. Oncologists have had great success with cancer immunotherapy in recent years, especially ...

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Breaking down pathological protein aggregates

07-Jun-2019

ETH researchers have discovered a new mechanism that brain cells use to protect themselves from protein aggregates. Such aggregates play a key role in Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. This new finding might provide the basis for new therapeutic approaches. Aggregates of the ...

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