The key obstacle in quantum computing is the control of electron spins long enough. EPFL scientists have discovered that carbon nanospheres can overcome these challenges, even at room temperature.
Many bacteria use specialized toxins to attack and infect other cells. Scientists at EPFL and the University of Bern have now modeled a major such toxin with unprecedented resolution, uncovering the way it works step-by-step. Read more
A new technique, developed at EPFL, combines microfluidics and lasers to guide cells in 3D space, overcoming major limitations to tissue engineering. Read more
Scientists at EPFL, Chalmers University and ETH Zurich have developed a greener and cheaper method for making succinic acid, which is key for transitioning onto renewable energy. Read more
Scientists at EPFL have found a way to starve liver cancer cells by blocking a protein that is required for their metabolism – while leaving normal cells intact. The discovery opens new ways to treat liver cancer. Read more