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    25.07.14 — Mediacom The pharmaceutical company Nearmedic is collaborating with EPFL to participate in the development of a treatment against tuberculosis. The company bought a license covering the use of the molecule in most countries of the former Soviet Union, where multi-resistant strains are prevalent. Read the whole article
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    24.07.14 — SB | Basic Sciences Scientists at the Michael Grätzel Center for Mesoscopic Cells have made a perovskite solar cell that does not require a hole-conducting layer. The novel solar cell achieved energy conversion efficiency of 12.8% and was stable for over 1000 hours under full sunlight. The innovation is expected to significantly reduce the cost of these promising solar cells. Read the whole article
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    23.07.14 — Research Office Are you looking for an opportunity to do a PhD in the humanities or social sciences? Do you want to write a doctoral thesis on a topic of your own choice in a Swiss university? Read the whole article
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    23.07.14 — Equal Opportunities Office stories from parents, young participants and professors Read the whole article
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    Education

    23.07.14 — Mediacom Summer Series - Student projects (3). EPFL students have come up with two different boats to try to conquer the two rounds of a naval competition whose aim is to build energy-efficient boats. The public event begins today in Lausanne. Read the whole article
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    22.07.14 — Research Office New open call - Submission date October 1st, 2014 Read the whole article
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    21.07.14 — NCCR-Synapsy Professor Dominique Muller, co-director of the National Center of Competence in Research, Synapsy, and his team at the University of Geneva, have discovered a new cellular mechanism that plays a role in long-lasting neuronal connection stability. Excitingly this mechanism reveals a previously unsuspected and important role for non-neuronal cells called astrocytes. The results, published in Current Biology, may lead to a better understanding of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases. Read the whole article
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    21.07.14 — Environmental Engineering Tamar Kohn appointed Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC). Read the whole article
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    21.07.14 — Mediacom Scientists at EPFL have developed a method for improving the catalysis of water-splitting reactions used for storing wind and solar energy. The method chemically peels off the outermost surface of a catalyst, thereby maximizing its active surface for the reaction. Read the whole article
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    20.07.14 — Soil Mechanics Laboratory Prof. Laloui is now member of the EU-ERC Consolidator Grants panel dealing with Products and Processes Engineering Read the whole article