Newsletter September 2021
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16.09.21
 
 
 
The Council of States will decide on the EU cohesion billion at the end of the autumn session. (Image: parlament.ch)
First step towards a normalisation of relations with the EU
Since 13 September the autumn session is in full swing. Over the course of three weeks, the National Council and the Council of States will deal with issues that are equally important for the ETH Domain, such as the release of the cohesion billion to selected EU states or the Gene Technology Act.

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 ETH Zurich professor Nicola Aceto is being awarded the Swiss Science Prize Latsis 2021. (Photograph: Daniel Rihs)
Laying the foundations for new cancer therapies
The Italian scientist Nicola Aceto will receive the Swiss Science Prize Latsis 2021 worth CHF 100,000. Aceto is an associate professor at ETH Zurich and is being honoured for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of cancer research.

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 Open-access policies help advance research as a whole. © Frank Milfort/EPFL
Open access is revolutionising access to research
In the 1990s, the internet upended the scientific publication process. Today, it’s the whole culture of research that’s changing.

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 A heat exchanger, which recovers heat from waste water, e.g. during a shower. (Photo: Joulia ltd.)
Reusing shower water
An Eawag study has shown that it makes good sense to recover domestic energy, for example from warm shower water. The study dispels concerns that this form of heat utilisation could have a negative impact on waste water treatment plants. In fact, utilising the energy closer to its source reduces energy losses in the waste-water system.

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Ask the Expert: Bruno Studer answers questions about molecular plant breeding
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