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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

University that specializes in natural sciences and engineering.

EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) is one of two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.

Its location on the shores of Lake Geneva, EPFL brings together a campus of more than 10,000 people. By its novel structure, the school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and groundbreaking work in science, technology and architecture.

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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) Blog Posts

Action Man bionic eyes coming to an opticians near you soon

Action Man bionic eyes coming to an opticians near you soon

EPFL demonstrate the latest prototype a contact lens with built in optical zoom

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) Creations

Blue Brain Project

Swiss brain research initiative, EPFL

People at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Andrea Ablasser

Professor of Life Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Silvestro Micera

Neuroengineer at EPFL in Lausanne

Henry Markram

Professor at Neural Microcircuitry Laboratory at EPFL

Johan Auwerx

Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne.

Marc-Oliver Gewaltig

Chief Technology Officer at Mindfire.

Hongbo Zhang

PhD Student at EPFL.

Sandro Carrara

Head of the Bio/CMOS interfaces (BCI) group at EPFL.

Patrick Aebischer

Former President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and Professor at the Surgical Research Division and Gene Therapy Center, CHUV, Lausanne.

Gregoire Courtine

IRP chair in Spinal Cord Repair - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) News

A new way to send messages using molecules inside the body : MoMA

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) - 22-Nov-2023

Technology can communicate with and control nano-implants inside the body


NR supplementation affects cancer dynamics-makes tumours more aggressive in mice (LEAF) - 22-Nov-2022

NR fuels the energy levels of both cancer cells and cancer-fighting cells according to the study


New spinal cord implant helps completely paralysed patients stand and walk again

BBC - 07-Feb-2022

This early-phase technology could be game changer for spinal injuries very soon


NAD+ reduces age-related amyloidosis and mitochondrial dysfunction (LEAF) - 05-Feb-2021

Boosting NAD+ levels improves health span and can treat age-related diseases


Boosting NAD+ reverses muscle ageing and associated diseases

Medical Xpress - 19-Jan-2021

Drugs boosting NAD+ target toxic proteins by turning on the mitochondrial function


A step towards understanding the molecular mechanism of ageing (LEAF) - 22-Oct-2020

A core set of genetic regulators involved in ageing have been found


New discovery explains mechanism regulating telomere length and function - 13-Oct-2020

Now we can better understand processes that regulate cell survival in ageing


Digital twins to revolutionize personalized medicine

Medical Futurist - 19-Mar-2020

Risk prediction and best therapy for a specific patient is a future possibility


Metabolite found in pomegranates has anti-ageing effects

Medical Xpress - 17-Jun-2019

Urolithin A could help slow certain aging processes, improve the functioning of mitochondria


Boosting Mitochondrial Quality Control to Combat Alzheimer's (LEAF) - 08-Dec-2017

Diseases like Alzheimer’s are the result of the loss of proteostasis. This leads to the creation...


Robotic exoskeleton could help prevent falls in the elderly

Science - 11-May-2017

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among the elderly. Active Pelvis Orthosis (APO) co...


Nicotinamide riboside (NR) stops the aging process in organs

Kurzweil Network - 06-May-2016

EPFL researchers restore ability of mice organs to regenerate – also extending life. Administeri...


Implant releases antibodies to clear Alzheimer’s plaques

Kurzweil Network - 21-Mar-2016

Capsule placed under the skin releases antibody proteins that tag amyloid beta proteins for patie...


5 ways to make yourself superhuman

alphr - 18-Aug-2015

Strength, sight, health, speed and intelligence


Wireless under the skin biosensor chip

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) - 27-May-2015

Can monitor glucose, lactate and cholesterol as well as drugs. Remote charging battery and blueto...


Telescopic Contact Lenses and Wink-Control Glasses

AAAS Annual Meeting - 13-Feb-2015