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Innovation

04.11.13 — Mediacom Mitokyne, a start-up whose co-founder Johan Auwerx is a professor at EPFL, has just signed a 45 million dollars research agreement with Astellas, a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Based in Cambridge, near MIT, Mitokyne focuses on developing molecules for treating rare diseases that affect mitochondrial functions. Read the whole article
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Research

03.11.13 — Soil Mechanics Laboratory The Laboratory of Soil Mechanics presents its new brochures dedicated to the shales gas. Read the whole article
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03.11.13 — Center for Neuroprosthetics As part of the EPFL-Valais-Wallis initiative, CNP is starting an important clinical research at the SUVA Rehabilitation Clinic in Sion. Read the whole article
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03.11.13 — Center for Neuroprosthetics Turning Body and Self Inside Out. Visualized Heartbeats Alter Bodily Self-Consciousness and Tactile Perception. Read the whole article
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01.11.13 — Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment Catherine M. Hoffman, a Ph.D. student from The University of Texas at Austin, received a Fulbright fellowship to visit the LTQE from September 2013 to September 2014. Catherine’s research focuses on the development of an enzymatic treatment process to oxidize pharmaceuticals and personal care products in wastewater. Read the whole article
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01.11.13 — SB | Basic Sciences An EPFL team of researchers has used a novel spectroscopic technique to understand how superconductivity arises in a metal. Read the whole article
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Epfl

01.11.13 — Steel Structures Laboratory The COST Action TU0905 organizes an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Workshop & Networking Event, which will be held 3-5 February 2014 at EPFL. This event is especially intended for PhD students in the field of structural glass. Read the whole article
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01.11.13 — Transportation and Mobility Laboratory La Fondation Francqui (Belgique) a décidé de confier une chaire Francqui 2013-2014 au Prof. Michel Bierlaire sur le thème “Mathematical modeling of choice behavior: from theory to practice”. Read the whole article
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01.11.13 — Mediacom Gimball likes to make contact. In fact, this small ultralight flying spheroid resembles an insect as it goes around bumping into things. The goal was to develop a machine that could operate in extremely chaotic environments without the need for fragile sensors. Read the whole article
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01.11.13 — Center for Neuroprosthetics In June 2013, Prof. Courtine presented his new approach to the treatment of spinal cord injuries in Edinburgh, Scotland. Initially filmed in June 2013, the video has been made available on the Ted website and Youtube in November 2013. Read the whole article