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29.07.15 — Center for Research In Plasma Physics The Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society awarded the PhD Research Award to Joaquim Loizu in recognition of his outstanding PhD thesis on ‘The role of the sheath in magnetized plasma turbulence and flows’. Read the whole article
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29.07.15 — Mediacom When it comes to fighting gut infections, we are not equal. EPFL scientists have shown how apparently insignificant genetic variation can lead to big differences in the gut’s immunity. The study could change the way we treat gut disease. Read the whole article
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28.07.15 — IC | Computer and Communication Sciences Reza Parhizkar, a former PhD student of the LCAV, the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory directed by Prof. Martin Vetterli, was awarded the IBM Research prize for his thesis entitled « Euclidean Distance Matrices: Properties, Algorithms and Applications », defended in January 2014. Read the whole article
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28.07.15 — Mediacom Diseases like Alzheimer’s are caused when proteins aggregate and clump together. In a world first, EPFL scientists have successfully distinguished between the disease-causing aggregation forms of proteins. The finding can help change pharmaceutical treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Read the whole article
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28.07.15 — Center for Neuroprosthetics Recently nominated Associate Professor of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering (STI), Prof. Van De Ville is joining the CNP with his team of the laboratory of Medical Image Processing. Read the whole article
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28.07.15 — Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization Chair To kick off the launch of CDM's first MOOC, featuring African entrepreneurs, Nettra Pan represented CDM on the jury of the MyAfricanStartup pitching competition, and gave remarks about African entrepreneurship ecosystem at the African Development Bank annual conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast this May. Read the whole article
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28.07.15 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Advances in remote sensing technologies provide unprecedented access to information on snow cover, but even under simple conditions estimates of snow depth are subject to errors. New research shows how sampling can be optimized to reduce error. Read the whole article
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27.07.15 — Cooperation Within the framework of promoting bilateral research cooperation with South East Asia, EPFL and ETH Zurich have jointly launched a Call for research projects that aims to initiate or intensify research collaboration between Switzerland and partner institutions in 18 countries in Asia. Read the whole article
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27.07.15 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Profiled in The Economist, our latest optic flow sensor combines the adaptivity and minuscule size of insect ommatidia with optic flow detection capabilities of full compound eyes. The new elementary eye can measure motion in any direction at 300 Hz in a huge range of illumination conditions in less than 2 cubic mm and 2 mg. This work is reported in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface and has been jointly funded by the European project Curvace (now completed) and by the ongoing NCCR Robotics program. Read the whole article
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27.07.15 — Center for Neuroprosthetics End June 2015, the laboratories of Prof. Blanke, Prof. Millan and Prof. Van de Ville settled at Campus Biotech, in the building H4 dedicated to human neuroscience and neuroprosthetic research. Read the whole article