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    Ten Professors Appointed at EPFL

    today - Mediacom EPFL Board Appoints ten Professors in Their September 17–18 Assembly

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    Call for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    today - Research Office The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations.

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    Call for proposals: Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC)

    today - Research Office The Swiss Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) is launching a last call for proposals. Submission deadline : October 31st, 2014.

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    How stress tears us apart

    today - Mediacom Chronic stress can lead to behavioral problems. A team from the Brain Mind Institute has discovered an important synaptic mechanism: the activation of a cleaving enzyme, leading to these problems.

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    Jean-Denis Thiry was awarded a "Christian Leleux" research grant

    yesterday - Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design Last Thursday 11th September 2014, at the Université Catholique de Louvain, a research grant "Christian Leleux" was officially awarded to Jean-Denis Thiry, who is currently a PhD Student at the laboratory LIPID of EPFL. The award was granted in the presence of the donator Mr. Christian Leleux and the secretary general of the Louvain Foundation Mrs. Caroline Mouligneau. The award was offered by LOCI faculty jury, composed of professors Bernard Declève, André De Herde and Jean Stillemans.

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    Nouvelle brochure "Chiffres de l'égalité" du BSFH (only in French)

    yesterday - Equal Opportunities Office en collaboration avec le service StatVaud

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    Profs Benabid and DeLong received the Lasker~DeBakey Award

    yesterday - Center for Neuroprosthetics Alim Louis Benabid and Mahlon DeLong received the Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the development of deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus, a surgical technique that reduces tremors and restores motor function in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease.

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    S. Lacour selected as Young Scientist by WEF

    yesterday - NCCR-Robotics NCCR Robotics member Stéphanie Lacour has been selected as one of the “40 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40” in the 2014 World Economic Forum.

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    Superheroes in the Lab!

    yesterday - Science! on tourne You might not find Spiderman, Iron Man, or Batman among EPFL’s faculty, but superheroes have no qualms about entering the scientific psyche. Marc Atallah et Gianni Haver will join us on Wednesday, September 24, at 12:15 p.m. in the Rolex Learning Center to talk about this form of science that lies somewhere between fiction and reality. Entrance and lunch are free.

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    The oscillator that could makeover the mechanical watch

    17.09.14 - Mediacom For the first time in 200 years the heart of the mechanical watch has been reinvented, thereby improving precision and autonomy while making the watch completely silent. EPFL researchers have developed an oscillator that turns continuously in one direction, eliminating one of the crucial mechanisms of traditional watches.

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