The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. This is because special viruses integrate their genome into Salmonella,
which further strengthens the pathogen.
Searching for the origin of freshwater in the ocean
On the third and final stage of the Antarctic circumnavigation, the expedition travels to remote islands and through a conveyor belt of icebergs before reaching Cape Town, its port of destination. Alex Haumann talks about his impressions, the changing water cycle, and its important role for Earth’s climate system.
13.03.2017 | Dr. Melanie Paschke, ETH Zürich
More biological diversity in agriculture
From the wealth of agricultural biodiversity in Switzerland, only a few old fruit and vegetable types find their way to the major distributors. However, these old crops could help overcome the genetic bottleneck in farming.
Now in the ETH magazine Globe: "Enthusiasm for learning"
07.03.2017 | Globe magazine
An app that saves children's lives
In remote villages in Peru, pneumonia is one of the most common causes of death in children. Now researchers from ETH Zurich are in the process of developing an app to help identify the illness early on.