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Université de Neuchâtel

Republic of Conspiracies: Cross-Border Plots and the Making of Modern Turkey

Öztan, Ramazan Hakkı

In: Journal of Contemporary History, 2020, p. 1-22

In August 1935, British authorities tipped off Ankara about a team of assassins who were allegedly headed for Turkey to assassinate its president Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Within a month, the Turkish authorities arrested a number of suspects in the Turkish-Syrian borderland, and began to pressure London to extradite the Circassian masterminds of the plot who were then living in the British mandate...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Asset prices and demand shocks

Barbon, Andrea ; Franzoni, Francesco (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO002.

My dissertation consists of three chapters, each of which focuses on a different area of research in asset pricing. The first chapter deals with the informational role of brokerage firms during fire sales in the equity market. The second chapter exploits the ETF program by the bank of Japan as a quasi-natural experiment to measure the slope of the equity demand curve. The last chapter presents...

Université de Fribourg

M&A by Chinese POEs in developed countries : acquiring and bundling strategic assets

Wu, Juan ; Morschett, Dirk

(Working Papers SES ; 512)

Building on the resource-based view and based on 33 interviews with top executives of 11 Chinese private owned enterprises (POEs) and 15 Western target companies, this study is an in-depth multi-case analysis of Chinese crossborder merger and acquisitions. While literature has argued that acquisitions by Chinese companies in developed countries are motivated by asset-seeking, this study takes...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Arl13b regulates breast cancer cell migration and invasion by controlling integrin-mediated signaling

Casalou, Cristina ; Faustino, Alexandra ; Silva, Fernanda ; Ferreira, Inês C. ; Vaqueirinho, Daniela ; Ferreira, Andreia ; Castanheira, Pedro ; Barona, Teresa ; Ramalho, José S. ; Serpa, Jacinta ; Félix, Ana ; Barral, Duarte C.

In: Cancers, 2019, vol. 11, no. 10, p. 1461

Breast cancer is the first cause of cancer-related mortality among women worldwide, according to the most recent estimates. This mortality is mainly caused by the tumors’ ability to form metastases. Cancer cell migration and invasion are essential for metastasis and rely on the interplay between actin cytoskeleton remodeling and cell adhesion. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms by which...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The novel TORC1/2 kinase inhibitor PQR620 has anti-tumor activity in lymphomas as a single agent and in combination with venetoclax

Tarantelli, Chiara ; Gaudio, Eugenio ; Hillmann, Petra ; Spriano, Filippo ; Sartori, Giulio ; Aresu, Luca ; Cascione, Luciano ; Rageot, Denise ; Kwee, Ivo ; Beaufils, Florent ; Zucca, Emanuele ; Stathis, Anastasios ; Wymann, Matthias P. ; Cmiljanovic, Vladimir ; Fabbro, Doriano ; Bertoni, Francesco

In: Cancers, 2019, vol. 11, no. 6, p. 775

The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling cascade is an important therapeutic target for lymphomas. Rapamycin-derivates as allosteric mTOR complex 1 (TORC1) inhibitors have shown moderate preclinical and clinical anti-lymphoma activity. Here, we assessed the anti-tumor activity of PQR620, a novel brain penetrant dual TORC1/2 inhibitor, in 56...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Sedentary behaviour in Swiss children and adolescents : disentangling associations with the perceived and objectively measured environment

Bringolf-Isler, Bettina ; De Hoogh, Kees ; Schindler, Christian ; Kayser, Bengt ; Suggs, L. Suzanne ; Dössegger, Alain ; Probst-Hensch, Nicole ; The SOPHYA Study Group

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2018, vol. 15, no. 5, p. 918

Identifying correlates of sedentary behaviour across all levels of the ecological model and understanding their interrelations is a promising method to plan effective interventions. The present study examined whether the objectively assessed and the perceived neighbourhood are associated with children’s sedentary behaviour time (SBT). A comprehensive set of factors at different levels of...

Université de Fribourg

Electron–phonon-driven three-dimensional metallicity in an insulating cuprate

Baldini, Edoardo ; Sentef, Michael A. ; Acharya, Swagata ; Brumme, Thomas ; Sheveleva, Evgeniia ; Lyzwa, Fryderyk ; Pomjakushina, Ekaterina ; Bernhard, Christian ; van Schilfgaarde, Mark ; Carbone, Fabrizio ; Rubio, Angel ; Weber, Cédric

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020, vol. 117, no. 12, p. 6409-6416

The role of the crystal lattice for the electronic properties of cuprates and other high-temperature superconductors remains controversial despite decades of theoretical and experimental efforts. While the paradigm of strong electronic correlations suggests a purely electronic mechanism behind the insulator-to-metal transition, recently the mutual enhancement of the electron–electron and the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Implicit messages regarding unhealthy foodstuffs in Chinese television advertisements : increasing the risk of obesity

Chang, Angela ; Schulz, Peter J. ; Schirato, Tony ; Hall, Brian J.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2018, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 70

Previous studies indicated that television (TV) advertising is associated with higher rates of obesity. The rate of obesity and overweight continues to rise in mainland China, bringing into question whether TV advertising to young audiences might be partly to blame. This study investigated messaging delivered through TV advertisements regarding healthy and unhealthy foodstuffs. A total of 42...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The measurements and an elaborated understanding of Chinese eHealth literacy (C-eHEALS) in chronic patients in China

Chang, Angela ; Schulz, Peter J.

In: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2018, vol. 15, no. 7, p. 1553

The rapid rise of Internet-based technologies to disseminate health information and services has been shown to enhance online health information acquisition. A Chinese version of the electronic health literacy scale (C-eHEALS) was developed to measure patients’ combined knowledge and perceived skills at finding and applying electronic health information to health problems. A valid sample...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Richard Neutra’s ambiguous relationship to luxury

Brunner, Matthias

In: Arts, 2018, vol. 7, no. 4, p. 75

Many architects of the modern movement who, in theory, refused luxury nonetheless responded to the demand for it. Richard J. Neutra was one of them: Although he mostly rejected luxury in his writings, he gained fame for his skills in constructing luxurious residences. This paper explores how he handled such discrepancies. For this purpose, it relates his understanding of luxury to the German...