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2014-07-11 08:24:51

GENEVA, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EPFL and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) are pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Donoghue. The American neuroscientist is to head the Wyss Center at Campus Biotech [http://www.campusbiotech.ch/en ] in Geneva. The new Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering, located on Campus Biotech in Geneva, has named as its director one of the most internationally recognised neuroscientists. John P. Donoghue, founder of Brown...

Blowing Glass At A Nano Scale
2013-03-25 11:13:39

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL researchers are using the electrical properties of a scanning electron microscope to change the size of glass capillary tubes -- Their method has already been patented as it could pave the way to many novel applications Have you ever thrown into the fire - even if you shouldn't have - an empty packet of crisps? The outcome is striking: the plastic shrivels and bends into itself, until it turns into a small crumpled...

Tiny Implantable Blood Lab Can Transmit Patient Data To The Doctor
2013-03-20 11:47:41

WATCH VIDEO: [Under The Skin, A Tiny Laboratory] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Swiss scientists from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a tiny blood-work laboratory that sits just under the skin and wirelessly transmits results to a patient´s physician. According to a statement from the EPFL team, the device can detect as many as five proteins and organic acids simultaneously, allowing...

2013-02-18 10:41:58

Some 90,000 patients per year are treated for Parkinson's disease, a number that is expected to rise by 25 percent annually. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), which consists of electrically stimulating the central or peripheral nervous system, is currently standard practice for treating Parkinson's, but it can involve long, expensive surgeries with dramatic side effects. Miniature, ultra-flexible electrodes developed in Switzerland, however, could be the answer to more successful treatment for...

Looking Into Living Cells Without Using Dyes Or Fluophore
2013-02-09 09:46:22

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 2 young EPFL scientists have developed a device that can create 3-D images of living cells and track their reaction to various stimuli without the use of contrast dyes or fluorophores In the world of microscopy, this advance is almost comparable to the leap from photography to live television. Two young EPFL researchers, Yann Cotte and Fatih Toy, have designed a device that combines holographic microscopy and...

Algorithm Developed To Control Light Patterns
2012-11-13 16:29:59

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne [ Watch The Video ] EPFL scientists have developed an algorithm to control light patterns called "caustics" and organize them into coherent images It's a simple, transparent acrylic plate — nothing embedded within it and nothing printed on its surface. Place it at a certain angle between a white wall and a light source, and a clear, coherent image appears of the face of Alan Turing, the famous British...


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