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science saturday Researchers develop tiny implants to release painkillers

Researchers at the EPFL have developed tiny biodegradable circuits for releasing painkillers inside the body after orthopaedic prosthetic operations.

This content was published on August 10, 2019 12:04 PM

French film legend Alain Delon recovers in Switzerland after stroke

Legendary French actor Alain Delon is recovering in a Swiss clinic after suffering a stroke and a small brain haemorrhage several weeks ago.

This content was published on August 8, 2019 8:08 PM

Foetus-friendly  Zurich researchers develop world’s smallest stent 

Scientists in Zurich have developed the world’s smallest stent – 40 times smaller than previously possible.  

This content was published on August 8, 2019 4:55 PM

opioid case Drug addicts entitled to disability insurance, says court

Switzerland’s highest court has decided to extend in principle the right to disability insurance benefits to people with drug addiction.

This content was published on August 5, 2019 3:00 PM

Sponsorship controversy Swiss sever links with tobacco firm for Expo 2020

Under-fire Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has dumped tobacco company Philip Morris as a sponsor of the Swiss pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

This content was published on July 30, 2019 5:44 PM

Virus detector Swiss researchers identify potential alternative to flu vaccination

Scientists have discovered a molecule capable of recognising multiple variants of the influenza virus and triggering the correct immune response.

This content was published on July 29, 2019 5:00 PM

Lyme down Tick-transmitted diseases fall sharply

Cases of tick-borne diseases, including encephalitis and Lyme disease, almost halved in Switzerland in the first six months of 2019 compared with ...

This content was published on July 22, 2019 2:43 PM

Latest numbers Stats show fewer animal experiments

Animal testing dropped by around 5% in 2018, latest figures show.

This content was published on July 5, 2019 10:12 PM