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Università della Svizzera italiana

Antibody-driven design of a human cytomegalovirus gHgLpUL128L subunit vaccine that selectively elicits potent neutralizing antibodies

Kabanovaa, Anna ; Perez, Laurent ; Lilleri, Daniele ; Marcandalli, Jessica ; Agatic, Gloria ; Becattini, Simone ; Preite, Silvia ; Fuschillo, Dario ; Percivalle,Elena ; Sallusto, Federica ; Gerna, Giuseppe ; Corti, Davide ; Lanzavecchia, Antonio

In: Proceedings of the national academy of sciences of the United States of America, 2014, vol. 111, no. 50, p. 17965-17970

The use of neutralizing antibodies to identify the most effective antigen has been proposed as a strategy to design vaccines capable of eliciting protective B-cell immunity. In this study, we analyzed the human antibody response to cytomegalovirus (human cytomegalovirus, HCMV) infection and found that antibodies to glycoprotein (g)B, a surface glycoprotein that has been developed as a HCMV...

Université de Fribourg

Surviving in the BRICS: the struggle of South African business in coping with new partners and investors

Wenzel, Nadine ; Freund, Bill ; Graefe, Olivier

In: International Review of Applied Economics, 2019, vol. 33, no. 1, p. 51–70

The purpose of this paper is to improve our understanding of how South African economic actors react to the gradual entry of non-South African BRICS firms in their established business areas. Throughout the twentieth century, South Africa’s trade and investment activities were conducted overwhelmingly with Western countries. However, the end of apartheid coincided with significant shifts as...

Université de Fribourg

Evaluation of a lifestyle change programme for the treatment of obesity in general practice

Munsch, Simone ; Biedert, Esther ; Keller, Ulrich

In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2003, vol. 133, p. 148-154

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural group therapy programme for the treatment of obesity in clinical practice, 122 patients from 14 general practices (n = 70) were randomised into either a treatment or a control arm with a ratio of 3 to 2. The group treatment programme was also assessed in a clinical centre (n = 52; University Hospital Basel). Before therapy, a...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

A response to the Paris Agreement : What types of measures should be implemented in Geneva to leverage the potential of the private sector in mitigating environmental impact?

Joly, Matthias ; Matile, Laurent (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDIBM 36.

Since the signature of the Paris Agreement, a crucial role has been recognized for subnational and non-state actors to take part in the mitigation efforts against global warming. Cities have a significant responsibility to implement ambitious measures, especially toward the inclusion of the private sector in climate action, for States to be able to achieve the objectives of the treaty. This...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Designing dialogue : argumentation as conflict management in social interaction

Greco, Sara

In: Revue Tranel, 2018, vol. 68, p. 7-15

The escalation of disagreement into overt conflict in social interaction can be avoided, if disagreement is managed through argumentative dialogue. This paper explores the characteristics of argumentative dialogue and presents the role of third parties who design spaces for others' dialogue. After discussing the prototypical example of dispute mediators, this contribution considers other...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Social dimensions of public large-scale wi-fi networks : the cases of a municipal and a community wireless network

Picco-Schwendener, Anna ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018COM011.

Wireless networks play an increasingly important role in today’s mobile and interconnected society. People use mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or portable game consoles on a regular basis to interact, retrieve and share information, and to orient and entertain themselves. However, in order to be fully performant these devices need to be connected to the Internet. Thanks to very...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Sophie Lambolez. "Dites donc il fonctionne pas ce machin." : Regard sur le support informatique

Greco, Sara

In: Studies in communication sciences, 2017, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 131-133

Sophie Lambolez. « Dites donc il fonctionne pas ce machin. » Regard sur le support informatique. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2016, pp. 198. With a preface by Alain Trognon and Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont. ISBN 978-2-343-09716-9. This volume, appeared for the book series « Figures de l’interaction » (figures of interaction) published by L’Harmattan, deals with communication processes within a...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The semiotics of migrants’ food : between codes and experience

Greco, Sara

In: Semiotica, 2016, no. 211, p. 59–80

This paper sets out to analyze cultural semiotics of migrants’ food and culinary practices. Moving from the perspective of the Tartu school of semiotics, which views culture both as a grammar (a set of codes) and as a set of texts, food can be characterized as a specific cultural element where grammar and text (code and experience) are woven together. International migrants live one or more...

Université de Neuchâtel

The conversion of family farms in Southland" : A case study for “rural futures: building adaptive management capability to deliver sustainable pastoral farm systems”

Forney, Jérémie

Project description This research on farm conversions in Southland is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation as an independent project. It has joined the RURAL FUTURES project (a MSI funded programme) to serve as a case study of the social aspects involved in farmers’ decision-making. The aim of the research is to identify non-economic motivators to farm conversion....

Università della Svizzera italiana

ASQ : active learning with interactive web presentations and classroom analytics

Triglianos, Vasileios ; Pautasso, Cesare (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018INFO013.

Today it is commonly accepted that the effectiveness of instructional technology, measured as improvement over the learning outcomes of students, is highly correlated with the learning environment, the applied pedagogies and the goals of the participants of the learning process. The often applied passive lecture model and the undirected use of modern technology such as student laptops and...