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  • The Department of Innovation is looking for a talent to manage the entrepreneurship programs. A diversified position with room for creativity.

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  • Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a new X-ray contrast agent. The contrast agent is easier to use and distributes into all blood vessels more reliably, increasing the precision of vascular imaging. This reduces the number of animals required in research experiments.

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  • Two UZH startups have been selected for this year’s Venture Leaders Life Sciences program.

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  • Imaging technology helps to detect cardiovascular diseases much earlier; however, precise examinations are still very time-consuming. Researchers from ETH and the University of Zurich have now presented a method that could greatly accelerate dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of blood flow.

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  • Looking for an inspiring internship this summer in the startup & innovation world which brings you further? Apply until April 24 to become a Future.preneur and get ready for the Future of Work.

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  • Researchers from the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge have succeeded for the first time in creating a single computer-simulated model that combines processes in the development of planets that were previously simulated separately. In their novel simulations on the Piz Daint supercomputer, they identified a new kind of friction mechanism that could solve a ubiquitous problem in astrophysics.

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  • Their innovative and original research projects won over the jury: This year’s Mercator Awards go to Simon Etter and Barbara Strobl at the Department of Geography, the ethnologist Maria-Theres Schuler, and lawyer Oliver William.

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  • Our voices are as individual as our appearance. Phonetician Volker Dellwo knows how to decode their special characteristics. He is also developing cloned voices.

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  • Translating findings from medical research into applications to help people — that is the overriding aim of the MedTechEntrepreneur Fellowships at the University of Zurich, which are funded by the Werner Siemens Foundation.

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  • UZH already has a strong reputation for driving innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation are now to be given even more of a boost to make students and junior researchers more aware of career paths outside the traditional routes, explains Michael Schaepman, Vice President Research.

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  • The Parliament of the Canton of Zurich yesterday unanimously resolved to provide 108 million francs of funding for the DIZH, the ground-breaking joint initiative by Zurich’s higher education institutions.

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  • An imaging approach developed at UZH enables the study of breast cancer tissue in greater detail.

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  • Technology transfer office Unitectra recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. In the interview below, Managing Director Adrian Sigrist explains what has changed and why the organization has thrived.

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  • Artificial heart valves save many lives. But the problem is that a prosthesis is never as robust as the real thing. This is why UZH Professor Maximilian Emmert wants to get the human body to rebuild the damaged valves itself.

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  • Political scientist Fabrizio Gilardi and his colleagues established the Digital Democracy Lab.

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  • Biophysicist Ben Schuler will serve as a fellow at the Biophysical Society starting early next year. The US-based organization has recognized Schuler’s innovative contributions to protein research, marking the first time a researcher at the University of Zurich has received this honor.

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  • Robotics professor Davide Scaramuzza and his research group finished in second place at the AlphaPilot international drone race. Among the nine finalists, the first three places were all won by university teams.

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  • Wingman Ventures is ready to make a mark. The independent venture fund is all about providing know-how and financial support to help Swiss startups become international  market leaders. The fund is investing USD 60m in Swiss tech startups exclusively. 

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  • According to a new study from researchers at the University of Zurich, dental epithelial stem cells from mice can generate mammary ducts and even milk-producing cells when transplanted into mammary glands.

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  • Swiss researchers co-headed by the University of Zurich have now discovered a new class of antibiotics with a unique spectrum of activity and mechanism of action.

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