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15.06.2017 | Research
Medicine is awash in data
Genomics, digital patient files and real-time health surveillance – never before have we had access to so much health data. Three ETH researchers explain how they extract relevant information from this sea of data and the potential benefits for personalised medicine. Read more
10.06.2017 | Research
Programmed by computers
ETH Professor Martin Vechev is automating computer programming: he is one of the first researchers ever to teach computers how to write their own software. This makes him one of the founders of a new field of research that is growing rapidly. Read more
04.03.2017 | Education
Let us out!
Smartphones, not identification keys; biodiversity, not species memorisation: Environmental scientists’ field trips are now a lot more practical. The fact that they can go on field trips at all comes down to the students’ own persistence. Read more
04.12.2016 | Research
Insects and algae in place of beef and chicken
Conventional livestock farming alone cannot meet the world population’s growing demand for protein. Alexander Mathys, Professor of Sustainable Food Processing, is seeking out the most sustainable alternatives. Read more
03.12.2016 | Innovation
From start-up to global market leader
Sensirion and GetYourGuide: two ETH spin-offs in entirely different market sectors, but both highly successful. Their common denominators? Fruitful business ideas, entrepreneurs with the courage to venture into new territory – and the support of the right employees. Read more
18.09.2016 | Research
The microdoctors in our bodies
ETH researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application of drugs. Read more
17.09.2016 | Research
Brain to robot: "move, please"
Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: a project from the ETH Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke patients. Read more