In Switzerland there is a lack of well educated mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers. Therefore, it's most important to attract more young people to these subjects. For this reason, secondary schools and the University of Zurich have now started joint projects.
Certain elderly people do not suffer from dementia. The psychiatrists Roger Nitsch and Christoph Hock have questioned this fact - and have found a new way to treat Alzheimer patients.
Studies show that placebo effects occasionally lead to a successful healing. Ethical questions concerning the use of placebo medication were discussed at a meeting in Tessin.