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    14.11.18 — EPFL Magazine Focus on paralysis (2/2). Dr. Xavier Jordan has been treating paraplegics for 15 years – a specialization he chose with “passion and conviction.” He has been head of the para- and tetraplegic unit at the Clinique Romandie de Réadaptation in Sion since 2013, and he works closely with the two EPFL chairs based at the school’s Sion campus. Read the whole article
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    14.11.18 — Laboratory of Nanobiotechnology Shang-Jung Wu and coauthors publish the article "Restriction Enzyme Analysis of Double-Stranded DNA on Pristine Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Read the whole article
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    14.11.18 — EPFL Fribourg As part of its Simply Safe strategy, Baloise is collaborating with smart living lab on research into its customers’ future living requirements. smart living lab is the Fribourg-based research and development center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR) and the University of Fribourg (UNIFR). Read the whole article
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    14.11.18 — Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB’s research group nanotechnology for Solar Energy Conversion inaugurates its new Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM). The new STM allows investigating the topography of surfaces with atomic resolution as well as the electronic properties of nanocrystalline thin films on the nanometric scale. Read the whole article
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    14.11.18 — Mediacom Anyone who wishes to do a PhD at EPFL must enroll in the Doctoral School. EPFL is the only university in Switzerland with this system, which has improved the recruitment process and enhanced the level of support provided to students. Read the whole article
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    13.11.18 — Mediacom EPFL scientists have discovered how a dysfunction in the immune system can cause an overload of a gut bacterium. The bacterium produces excess lactic acid, which in turn triggers the production of reactive oxygen species that cause damage to cells and many age-related pathologies. Read the whole article
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    13.11.18 — Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies The Living Shell research project, which led to the development of a new lightweight construction system specifically adapted to the vertical extension of residential buildings and to which the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) actively participated, is presented in the NZZ's special section dedicated to the home of the future. Read the whole article
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    13.11.18 — Mediacom Starting this coming Saturday, an opera will be staged in Lausanne Cathedral for the very first time. Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco will be performed by the Amabilis orchestra, the Horizons choir and a number of world-renowned soloists, on a highly imaginative set. The capacity crowd of 760 people will sit on special wooden bleachers – assembled without nails, screws or glue – that were developed by EPFL’s IBOIS lab.  Read the whole article
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    13.11.18 — Soil Mechanics Laboratory Dr. Ferrari has been elected as commission member for the Doctoral School in Mechanics (EDME). Read the whole article
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    13.11.18 — Management of Technology | CDM The ninth annual Swissquote Conference on Machine Learning in Finance took place at EPFL on 9 November 2018. The conference featured current research and insights on machine learning in finance provided by leading experts from academia and industry. Four invited FinTech companies showcased their products and services. Read the whole article