Getting your sight back – thanks to an artificial retina
— A new prosthetic retina enables those patients blinded by the disease "retinitis pigmentosa" to regain some form of vision. The company Second Sight, whose European branch is hosted by EPFL’s Science Park, has just received authorization to commercialize the product in Europe.
Particle physics is beautiful! – the BELLE experiment
— EPFL is studying particle physics within the framework of the “Belle” experiment, located in Japan. Certain measurements of B-mesons are easier to perform there than at CERN, and enable improvements in the precision of the standard model.
Researchers to Explore Lake Geneva in Submersibles
— Using Russian Mir submersibles, the elemo scientific program will help us learn more about Lake Geneva. International science teams will explore the abysses of this largest of alpine lakes with the goal of better understanding and protecting it.
When architecture plays chess
— The Rolex Learning Center feature a very unusual game of chess! It will be host to the Chess Game, conceived by the artist Madelon Vriesendorp, whose chess-pieces are models of skyscrapers.
Ski Jumping: Altus, Fortus, Captus
— Researchers at EPFL have managed, thanks to a revolutionary measurement system, to quantify the performance of a ski jump in real conditions.
Neurosciences: a Protein Optimizes the Synaptic Signal
— EPFL researchers have made a step forward in understanding signal transmission in neuronal networks, thanks to new methods to molecularly influence the nerve terminal. Their innovative approach has been described in two consecutive articles in Neuron and may lead to new research methods for the neurosciences.
Decoding the liver's biological clock
— A team of EPFL scientists has been able to observe the role of a circadian clock in controlling liver function for the first time, thanks to an ultra-high throughput DNA sequencing technique.