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Open access: further publication options for ETH Zurich members

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  1. Tunable wood by reversible interlocking and bioinspired mechanical gradients 

    Frey, Marion; Biffi, Giulia; Adobes Vidal, Maria; et al. (2019)
    Advanced Science
    Elegant design principles in biological materials such as stiffness gradients or sophisticated interfaces provide ingenious solutions for an efficient improvement of their mechanical properties. When materials such as wood are directly used in high‐performance applications, it is not possible to entirely profit from these optimizations because stiffness alterations and fiber alignment of the natural material are not designed for the desired ...
    Journal Article
  2. Urban ecosystems: A new frontier for payments for ecosystem services 

    Richards, Daniel R.; Thompson, Benjamin S. (2019)
    People and Nature
    Urban ecosystems provide many benefits to people, including regulation of environmental conditions, recreational opportunities, and positive health impacts. However, many urban ecosystems are under pressure from increasing urbanisation, because the economic benefits they provide are rarely captured by the people who own and manage them. Such ecosystems are seldom economically competitive compared to more profitable residential, commercial, ...
    Journal Article
  3. Microfluidic multitissue platform for advanced embryotoxicity testing in vitro 

    Boos, Julia A.; Misun, Patrick; Michlmayr, Astrid; et al. (2019)
    Advanced Science
    The integration of metabolic competence in developmental toxicity assays in vitro is of fundamental importance to better predict adverse drug effects. Here, a microfluidic hanging‐drop platform is presented that seamlessly integrates liver metabolism into the embryonic stem cell test (EST). Primary human liver microtissues (hLiMTs) and embryoid bodies (EBs) are combined in the same fluidic network, so that hLiMT‐generated metabolites are ...
    Journal Article
  4. Gut microbial beta-glucuronidase and glycerol/diol dehydratase activity contribute to dietary heterocyclic amine biotransformation 

    Zhang, Jianbo; Lacroix, Christophe; Wortmann, Esther; et al. (2019)
    BMC Microbiology
    Background Consuming red and processed meat has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), which is partly attributed to exposure to carcinogens such as heterocyclic amines (HCA) formed during cooking and preservation processes. The interaction of gut microbes and HCA can result in altered bioactivities and it has been shown previously that human gut microbiota can transform mutagenic HCA to a glycerol conjugate ...
    Journal Article
  5. Costs of plant defense priming: exposure tovolatile cues from a specialist herbivoreincreases short-term growth but reducesrhizome production in tall goldenrod(Solidago altissima) 

    Yip, Eric C.; Tooker, John F.; Mescher, Mark C.; et al. (2019)
    BMC Plant Biology
    Background By sensing environmental cues indicative of pathogens or herbivores, plants can “prime” appropriate defenses and deploy faster, stronger responses to subsequent attack. Such priming presumably entails costs—else the primed state should be constitutively expressed—yet those costs remain poorly documented, in part due to a lack of studies conducted under realistic ecological conditions. We explored how defence priming in goldenrod ...
    Journal Article

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