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February 10, 2022
 
 
 
“Science and education must not be sacrificed for political reasons,” declares Michael Hengartner, President of the ETH Board and co-initiator of Stick to Science initiative. (© ETH Board / Ruben Wyttenbach)
“Scientific cooperation is of indisputable benefit to all parties”
A pan-European initiative launched at the behest of the Swiss and British research communities calls for the two countries to be rapidly reintegrated into European science.

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 Grâce à son implant, Michel Roccati a regagné une certaine autonomie. © EPFL / Alain Herzog 2021
New implant offers promise for the paralysed
A system developed by Grégoire Courtine (EPFL) and Jocelyne Bloch (CHUV) now enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk and even perform recreational activities like swimming, cycling and canoeing.

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 Cancer cells with beneficial mutations spread less quickly in the intestine than in bone marrow, for example, because their habitat is strongly divided by the intestinal villi (round structures). (Symbol image: Adobe Stock)
Exploring the architecture of tumours
ETH researchers have used computer simulations to show that tissue structure in different types of cancer is decisive in determining how a tumour develops. This information could make it possible in future to treat patients in a more targeted manner.

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 An anaerobic digestion plant in Malters, in the canton of Lucerne. (Photo: Florian Rüsch, ZHAW)  An anaerobic digestion plant in Malters, in the canton of Lucerne. (Photo: Florian Rüsch, ZHAW)
Manure and slurry are underused energy resources
Barely any of Switzerland's solid and liquid animal manure is used to generate energy. Yet fermentation of manure and slurry has the potential to make agriculture more climate-friendly. A publication by energy researchers from institutions including WSL and PSI aims to help government and industry professionals better exploit this valuable resource.

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 Discussion about the project "Ecowork" with one of the informal dismantlers. In India, more than 90% of e-waste is handled by the informal sector. (Image: Ecowork)
Using co-working spaces to recycle e-waste sustainably
An Indo-Swiss research team led by Empa researchers is developing an ecological and solidarity-based business model that reduces the environmental impact of e-waste recycling. In this way, micro-entrepreneurs without investment capital are to be integrated into the value chain.

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