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    Plant science

    Asexual Propagation of Crop Plants Gets Closer

    When the female gametes in plants become fertilized, a signal from the sperm activates cell division, leading to the formation of new plant seeds. This activation can also be deliberately triggered without fertilization, which opens up new avenues for the asexual propagation of crop plants.
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    Space Research

    Green Light for LISA

    The ESA’s most expensive and complex mission, the LISA space antenna, has reached a major milestone: it has passed the stage of intensive testing by experts in the Mission Adoption Review process. Project member Professor Philippe Jetzer of UZH explains why this is such a significant step for the LISA consortium.
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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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    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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    Early Primates Likely Lived in Pairs

    Primate social organization is more flexible than previously assumed. According to a new study led by UZH, the first primates probably lived in pairs, while only around 15 percent of individuals were solitary.
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    Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center at 25

    How Plant Sciences Influence our Lives

    The Center of Competence for Plant Sciences run by the universities of Zurich, Basel and ETH Zurich is 25 years old. For its anniversary, 12 research groups are presenting some of their most important discoveries in an online exhibition. Using five examples, we show how plant research affects our lives.
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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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    Plant Biology

    Inoculation Against Diseased Fields

    A Swiss research team has now shown that inoculating the soil with mycorrhizal fungi can help maintain or even improve yields without the use of additional fertilizers or pesticides. In a large-scale field trial, harvests increased by up to 40 percent.
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    Paleontology

    Protection of Highly Threatened Sharks and Rays Inadequate

    Research into elasmobranch functional diversity has revealed previously overlooked, critical conservation priorities, underscoring the urgent need for targeted action to safeguard the threatened species.
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    Zurich Seed Bank

    Zurich Seed Bank

    Researchers at UZH are freezing the seeds of threatened local plants to help increase the biodiversity of ecosystems in the future.
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    Microbiology

    Predatory Bacteria

    Antibiotic resistance is increasingly becoming a challenge for treating bacterial infections. Microbiologist Simona Huwiler is researching whether predatory bacteria — that is, bacteria that eat other bacteria — can be used as a new kind of antibiotic and whether this approach also leads to the development of resistance.
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    UZH 3R Award

    Award-Winning 3R Research Reduces Animal Experiments

    UZH is developing alternative methods to animal experiments in line with the 3Rs principle. To highlight outstanding achievements of its members in the field of 3Rs, the university has introduced the UZH 3R Award, which has now gone to Giuseppe Esposito and Melanie Generali.
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    Systems Biology

    Predictions of the effect of drugs on individual cells are now possible

    Experts from ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich have used machine learning to jointly create a innovative method. This new approach can predict how individual cells react to specific treatments, offering hope for more accurate diagnoses and therapeutics.
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    Evolutionary Biology

    Genetics of Attraction: Mate Choice in Fruit Flies

    Genetic quality or genetic compatibility? What do female fruit flies prioritize when mating? UZH researchers show that both factors are important at different stages of the reproductive process and that females use targeted strategies to optimize the fitness of their offspring.
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    Oliver Ullrich Honored

    Highest Honor for UZH Researcher

    Oliver Ullrich, Director of the UZH Space Hub and professor at the Institute of Anatomy, has been awarded the Life Sciences Award by the International Academy of Astronautics. The aerospace medicine expert is being recognized for his innovative research in space life sciences, a field he has been instrumental in establishing.
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    Evolutionary Biology

    AI Increases Precision in Plant Observation

    Researchers at UZH have used big data, machine learning and field observations in the university’s experimental garden to show how plants respond to changes in the environment.
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    Koetser Award 2023

    Encoding Memories in the Brain – Sheena Josselyn Wins Koetser Award 2023

    For her outstanding discoveries of mechanisms underlying learning and memory, Sheena Josselyn was awarded the 2023 Koetser award.
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    Inaugural symposium

    Focus on One Health

    The establishment of the One Health Institute at UZH is well under way. An inaugural symposium will be held on 21 September, focusing on the two key research areas, epidemiology and evolution.
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    Symposium in Honor of K. Alex Müller

    “We unleashed an avalanche”

    On 21 September, UZH is hosting a symposium in honor of the late physicist and Nobel laureate K. Alex Müller. Ahead of the event, we shine a spotlight on the discovery that earned Müller the Nobel Prize and speak with two of his close colleagues.
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    Cooperation

    Catching Squid Together

    The very first humans knew that cooperation and division of labor could bring advantages – and even help them survive. Today, anthropologist Andrea Migliano conducts research into the social networks of modern hunter-gatherer cultures.
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