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    FAN Award

    Heart Defects, the World of Work, and Algorithms

    Melanie Ehrler, Simon Walo and Regina Weder are being honored with this year’s FAN Awards in recognition of their outstanding research work. Their three topics of research are the development of children with heart defects, the future of work, and the legal conditions for the use of AI in public administration.
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    Biomedical Technology

    Visualizing Multiple Sclerosis with a New MRI Procedure

    The loss of myelin sheaths in the brain is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis. Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have now developed an MRI method that maps the condition of this nerve insulation layer more accurately than before.
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    Psychiatric diseases

    Stress Influences Brain and Psyche Via Immune System

    Under chronic stress, a particular enzyme found in cells of the immune system enters the brain. In mice, it causes them to withdraw and avoid social contact. This new connection between body and mind in stress-related mental illness could lead to new treatments for depression.
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    Virology

    Alexandra Trkola Awarded US$3 Million Grant

    The renowned virologist from the University of Zurich receives the major award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for vaccine studies in well-studied groups of people living with HIV in Switzerland and South Africa.
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    Brain research

    Firing Nerve Fibers in the Brain Are Supplied with Energy on Demand

    Specialized cells in the brain respond to the electrical signals of active nerve fibers and provide them with energy on demand. If this process is disabled in mice, the nerve fibers are severely damaged as the animals age – resembling the defects of neurodegenerative diseases.
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    Paediatrics

    Sepsis in Children: Improved Diagnosis Thanks to New Global Criteria

    Diagnosis of sepsis in children has been improved based on new research findings. An international research team harnessed artificial intelligence to analyze data from over 3.5 million children suffering from this life-threatening disease.
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    Medicine

    Complement System Causes Cell Damage in Long Covid

    Long Covid patients suffer from chronic symptoms such as fatigue or shortness of breath. This is to some extent due to a part of our immune system, the complement system. UZH researchers identified a pattern in the blood proteins for better diagnoses and more targeted treatments.
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    Innovative Teaching Projects – Part 2: Goal-Oriented

    A New Era in Medical Training

    The medical program at UZH is being given a fundamental overhaul: the development of clinical thinking and practical skills is to be prioritized over top-down teaching of theory.
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    Laboratory Animals

    Less Stress, Better Research

    Urs Meyer, professor at the Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology at UZH, and his team have developed a new method of orally administering pharmaceutical substances to mice. The new method benefits both the animals and the researchers. The method will now be rolled out more widely as part of the National Research Programme 79, “Advancing 3R”.
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    Global Health

    “We can only solve problems together”

    Infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance spread around the world via trade and travel routes. Together with partners in India and Uganda, the infectious diseases specialist Jan Fehr is looking for solutions to global health problems.
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    UZH Spin-Offs, Annual Round-Up

    From Lab to Market

    In the last year, five new spin-offs were created at the University of Zurich to bring research-based ideas to market readiness. The new companies are developing innovative approaches for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, lead poisoning, blood cancer and endometriosis as well as for better diagnostics in oral health.
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    The LOOP Zurich – Annual Event

    Data for the Medicine of the Future

    Medical research requires enormous amounts of data to achieve the breakthroughs that make a difference. The more the better – high computing capacities and large amounts of data can aid the development of new diagnoses and treatment methods. The LOOP Zurich is a pioneer in this area, as the center’s annual event showcased.
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    Microtechnology

    Riding Sound Waves in the Brain

    Researchers from ETH Zurich and University Zurich have shown for the first time that microvehicles can be steered through blood vessels in the brains of mice using ultrasound. They hope that this will eventually lead to treatments capable of delivering drugs with pinpoint precision.
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    UZH Postdoc Team Award

    A Smartwatch App to Tackle Long Covid

    A treatment for people suffering from Long Covid is yet to materialize. The only approach that has proven to be effective is for patients to manage their symptoms. Researchers at UZH have developed an innovative smartwatch application and app that help patients do this. The researchers have now been awarded this year’s UZH Postdoc Team Award.
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    Leadership

    What Makes a Good Leader?

    Nicole Ochsenbein, UZH professor and director of the Department of Obstetrics at the University Hospital Zurich, is one of the first persons to complete the leadership program for professors at UZH. She sat down with Klaus Jonas, professor emeritus of social and economic psychology and director of the UZH Leadership and Governance Academy, to talk about good leadership and what can trip leaders up.
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    Operating Room X (OR-X)

    The Operating Room of the Future

    The innovative OR-X at the Balgrist University Hospital is an exact copy of an operating room. Here, surgeons can train their skills and team up with researchers to develop computer-assisted surgical methods. This speeds up the translation of state-of-the-art surgical innovations into clinical practice and benefits patients.
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    Surgical Robots

    Robots with a Deft Touch

    In future, multisensory surgical robots with sensors featuring visual, auditory and haptic functionality are expected to take on various individual steps during operations – quite autonomously – and support the surgeons providing treatment. Researchers from the University of Zurich are working on this, alongside clinicians, as part of the FAROS project.
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    ERC Synergy Grant

    Three-Million-Euro Grant for Psychiatry

    Philipp Homan of UZH and the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich has been awarded a coveted ERC Synergy Grant shared with three European partners. For the joint project on language disturbances in psychotic disorders, UZH will receive 3 million of the project’s 10 million euro total funding.
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    Healthy aging

    Adding Years to Life and Life to Years

    Medical advances mean people are living longer. However, they often face multiple conditions or illnesses in later life. Geriatric medicine is seeking both to increase healthy years of life and to get a better handle on multimorbidity.
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    Ophtalmologie

    Gentherapie: Wirksamer Transport grosser Gene

    One problem in gene therapy is that not all genes transfer equally well into the target cells. UZH researchers have now developed a flexible method to transfer large genes efficiently and without significant side effects.
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