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Nicotinamide riboside

A vitamin that stops the aging process of organs

By administering nicotinamide riboside to elderly mice, EPFL researchers restored their organs’ ability to regenerate and prolonged their lives. This method has potential for...
serotonin

The gates of serotonin: cracking the workings of a notorious receptor

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5ga_EswWe0?wmode=transparent]EPFL scientists have elucidated for the first time how a notoriously elusive serotonin receptor functions with atom-level detail. The receptor transmits electrical signals...
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A single-atom magnet breaks new ground for future data storage

Scientists at EPFL and ETH Zurich have built a single-atom magnet that is the most stable to-date. The breakthrough paves the way for the scalable...
consciousness

How the brain produces consciousness in “time slices”

brain-produces-consciousness-in-time-slices-" class="page-title heading">EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model, consciousness...
graphene

A graphene chip filters light to boost communications

<p id="a-graphene-chip-filters-light-to-boost-communications" class="page-title heading">EPFL and UNIGE scientists have developed a microchip using graphene that could help wireless telecommunications share data at a rate that...
skis

Ski design inspired by turtle scales

Looking for skis to maximize the fun as you hurtle down the slopes? The ideal ski can withstand high levels of pressure in turns...
ion transport

Revealing the ion transport at nanoscale

EPFL researchers have shown that a law of physics having to do with electron transport at nanoscale can also be analogously applied to the...
video

An innovative device studies gold nanoparticles in depth

EPFL researchers have developed a way to explore and optimize gold nanoparticles, which are used in medicine, biology and solar cells.
drones

Human eyes assist drones, teach machines to see

Drone images accumulate much faster than they can be analyzed. Researchers have developed a new approach that combines crowdsourcing and machine learning to speed...
perovskite

Perovskite solar cells hit 21.1% efficiency and record reproduciblity

EPFL scientists achieve the highest yet reproducibility for perovskite solar cells combined with a boundary-pushing 21.1% efficiency at normal operating conditions.
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An implant to prevent Alzheimer’s

In a cutting-edge treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, EPFL scientists have developed an implantable capsule that can turn the patient’s immune system against the disease.One...
video

Amputee Feels Texture with a Bionic Fingertip

An amputee feels rough or smooth textures in real-time — in his phantom hand — using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in the...
neurons

Blue Brain and the Allen Institute created virtual neurons

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is releasing new, highly realistic computer models of neurons. The models were developed using tools and expertise from...
video

Sonceboz and EPFL join forces to take mechatronics into the future

Sonceboz, a mechatronics specialist based in the Canton of Bern, has opened an innovation cell at EPFL Innovation Park. The aim of this partnership...
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Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length

EPFL researchers have developed conductive tracks that can be bent and stretched up to four times their original length. They could be used in...
drinking water

Drinking water: how to deliver it chlorine-free?

Chlorinated tap water is the norm around the world, but the experiences of several European countries is that it doesn’t have to be. The...
infection-fighting

Infection-fighting bandages for serious burns

A new generation of biological infection-fighting bandages could reduce the death rate among victims of serious burns. This technology, which EPFL helped develop, is...
sensitive diagnostics

A portable device for rapid and highly sensitive diagnostics

When remote regions with limited health facilities experience an epidemic, they need portable diagnostic equipment that functions outside the hospital. As demand for such...
star wars

Math reveals unseen worlds of Star Wars

Using a new computer program, EPFL researchers offer unusual insight into the universe of Star Wars, which includes more than 20,000 characters spread among...
neurons

A better model for Parkinson’s

Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson’s disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they improve both cell and animal models for...