The wolf has returned to Switzerland, and with it come many positive and negative connotations. A new exhibition in the Zoological Museum of UZH provides an in-depth look at this wild animal.
ETH scientists have disproved a decades-old orthodoxy: cerebrospinal fluid does not leave the cranial cavity via blood vessels, but instead through the lymphatic system.
Previously, only two species of orangutans were recognized – the Bornean and the Sumatran orangutan. Now, UZH researchers working with an international team have described a new great ape species, the Tapanuli orangutan.
ETH researchers have developed a scale for measuring cells. It allows the weight of individual living cells, and any changes in this weight, to be determined quickly and accurately for the first time.
A new rice variety developed by ETH researchers could help to reduce micronutrient malnutrition, or «hidden hunger», which is widespread in developing countries.
Dehydration is one of the most common causes of death among young children in the developing world. ETH researchers have developed a device to treat dehydration more effectively.
The food chains recovered more rapidly than previously assumed after Earth’s most devastating mass extinction event about 252 million years ago.
Titanium dioxide, one of the most-produced nanoparticles worldwide, is being used increasingly in foodstuffs. When intestinal cells absorb titanium dioxide particles, this leads to increased inflammation.
Researchers led by Martin Jinek of the University of Zurich have found an unprecedented defense mechanism by which bacteria defend themselves against invading viruses.
Spines and thorns keep hungry mammals at bay – or at least, that's the conventional wisdom. However, ETH researchers have now shown that spiky growths on plants make life difficult for caterpillars too.
It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect.
Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have discovered the protein that enables natural embryonic stem cells to form all body cells.
Patients with age-related retinal disease need regular injections in the eye.
ETH researchers have created an effective weapon against the plant disease fire blight and a new method for detection of Salmonella.
The use of immunotherapy to treat cancer is celebrating its first successes – but there are still many knowledge gaps in the underlying mechanisms of action.
Transport proteins in the cells of our body protect us from particular toxins. Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel have now determined the 3-D structure of a major human transport protein.
For the first time, researchers of the University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have demonstrated the causal context of why deep sleep is important to the learning efficiency of the human brain.
Our breath tells us if we are ill or healthy. UZH and ETH Researchers in collaboration have developed a cutting-edge method for diagnosing illness by analysing the exhaled breath.
Whey protein nanofibrils loaded with iron nanoparticles: ETH researchers are developing a new and highly effective way of fortifying iron into food and drinks.
Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases.
UZH insect researcher Eva Veronesi investigates whether an exotic species of mosquito living in Switzerland might also transmit Zika virus.
ETH Professor Sabine Werner and her team win the Spark Award 2017 for their groundbreaking new approach to combating viral diseases.
Smartphones, not identification keys; biodiversity, not species memorisation: Environmental scientists’ field trips are now a lot more practical.
Using 3D electron microscopy, structural biologists from the University of Zurich succeeded in elucidating the architecture of the lamina of the cell nucleus at molecular resolution for the first time.
Researchers in the Singapore-ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory developed a method to quantify ecosystem services of street trees.
Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. A novel substance inhibits the pain effectively and is well tolerated.
Psychotherapy is a central treatment for social anxiety disorder.
UZH Professor Bernd Bodenmiller is part of an international research team that has won Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge Award.
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a highly sensitive and, at the same time, flexible temperature sensor.
When a certain human enzyme is left uncontrolled, it breaks up chromosomes into tiny pieces.
ETH structural biologist Nenad Ban receives one of Europe’s most highly paid prizes in the field of medicine.