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  • Lack of Knowledge and Uncertainty about Algorithms in Online Services

    Although Swiss internet users use online services where algorithms select search results, recommendations and information daily, they know little about their role and function. This leads to uncertainty, a feeling of powerlessness and a desire for more control, as a representative survey of Swiss internet users conducted by the University of Zurich shows.

  • Blocking the Iron Transport Could Stop Tuberculosis

    The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. When the iron transport into the bacteria is inhibited, the pathogen can no longer grow. This opens novel ways to develop targeted tuberculosis drugs.

  • UZH Researchers Awarded Funding of 7.5 Million Euros

    Three researchers at the University of Zurich have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants. A political scientist, a molecular biologist and an immunologist will receive 2.5 million euros each from the European Research Council. Their research topics include digitalization in democracy, the development and progression of MS, and scale-crossing effects in biology.

  • New UZH Coronavirus Test Center Relieves Strain on Family Doctors

    The University of Zurich has repurposed its Travel Clinic as a COVID-19 test center. Designed to complement the tests currently offered by family doctors in Canton Zurich, it is geared to other people who work in healthcare services. The center also offers an X-ray service to ensure that pneumonia does not go undetected.

  • Stem Cells and Nerves Interact in Tissue Regeneration and Cancer Progression

    Researchers at the University of Zurich show that different stem cell populations are innervated in distinct ways. Innervation may therefore be crucial for proper tissue regeneration. They also demonstrate that cancer stem cells likewise establish contacts with nerves. Targeting tumor innervation could thus lead to new cancer therapies.

  • This Drone Can Play Dodgeball – And Win

    Using a novel type of cameras, researchers from the University of Zurich have demonstrated a flying robot that can detect and avoid fast-moving objects. A step towards drones that can fly faster in harsh environments, accomplishing more in less time.

  • Loss of Protein Disturbs Intestinal Homeostasis and Can Drive Cancer

    An international team of researchers from the University of Zurich, the University Hospital Zurich, Heidelberg and Glasgow has identified a novel function for the cell death regulating protein MCL1: It is essential in protecting the intestine against cancer development – independent of bacterial-driven inflammation. These findings have implications for the use of MCL1 inhibitors, currently being tested for cancer treatment.

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