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yesterday — Mediacom A study published in the latest issue of Nature Neuroscience describes work led by the University of Geneva’s (UNIGE) Faculties of Medicine and Sciences, on the indisputable role of the olfactory bulb in mammal brains’ ability to discriminate between smells. This research has verified the importance of a very active neural network, which cuts, prunes, and models the sequence of electrical impulses that result from information transmitted by the nose. Although the interpretation needed to distinguish between different smells takes place in the cortex, this step is greatly facilitated by the work done by the bulb neurons who put together the information to be read. From a behavioral perspective this concerns the learning process since the brain is better at learning and recalling what it can clearly differentiate. Read the whole article
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yesterday — Library In the frame of the Welcome Week 2015, events are organized at the Library between September 7 and 11. Read the whole article
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yesterday — Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience Congratulations to Dr. Bassolino who was awarded with the SNSF Ambizione grant for a project funded over 3 years. Read the whole article
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yesterday — Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience Congratulations to Michel Akselrod who was awarded with the price of best poster and presentation during the 5th annual NCCBI meeting. Read the whole article
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yesterday — Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory Dr. Till Junge earned his title with his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Modelling Plasticity in Nanoscale Contact" Read the whole article
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yesterday — Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory Dr. Ramisetti earned his title with his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Multiscale Modeling of Thermo-Mechanical Coupling Between Atomistic and Continuum Domains". Read the whole article
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yesterday — Mediacom Summer series on student projects: Three future micro-engineers have developed an interactive website – a sort of social network about energy – in order to link grid operators with users and encourage users to reduce their electricity consumption and share their ideas. Read the whole article
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28.08.15 — Brain Mind Institute 28.08.15 - Monkeys and humans exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, according to a study conducted in Grégoire Courtine’s lab at EPFL. The study results have been published in Science Translational Medicine. Read the whole article
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28.08.15 — Cooperation The Cooperation and Development Centre (CODEV) at EPFL is pleased to announce the release of its new book "Sustainable Access to Energy in the Global South: Essential Technologies and Implementation Approaches". Read the whole article
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28.08.15 — Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory Professor A. Berne, thesis director, and the whole LTE team, congratulate Dr J. Grazioli for his thesis on "Polarimetric weather radar: from signal processing to microphysical retrievals. Read the whole article