Protein packaging may cause the immune attacks of type-1 diabetes

Type-1 diabetes occurs when immune cells attack the pancreas. EPFL scientists have now discovered what may trigger this attack, opening new directions for treatments. Read more

Taking miniature organs from lab to clinic

EPFL scientists have developed a gel for growing miniaturized body organs that can be used in clinical diagnostics and drug development. Read more

Drosophila innate immunity: another piece to the puzzle

EPFL scientists have discovered a new receptor in the fruit fly immune system that detects bacterial infections. The finding opens up clues for our own immune responses. Read more

Red squirrels in the British Isles are infected with leprosy bacteria

Microbiologists at EPFL and the University of Edinburgh have discovered that red squirrels in Britain and Ireland carry the two bacterial species that cause leprosy in humans – Read more

New microscope offers unprecedented view of biomolecules

EPFL scientists have developed a new low-cost microscope with nano-scale resolution and an unprecedented large field-of-view. Overcoming the limitations of similar systems, the new microscope can take gigapixel-sized images of multiple cells and bacteria with nanometer-scale resolution, offering a powerful tool to observe biological processes: Read more