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Asthma: diagnosis in a single breath

PSI is involved in the development of a breath test that can be used to diagnose asthma. Imad El Haddad explains why such a test could be extremely useful – especially for children.

New, better coronavirus rapid test

The test identifies different virus variants and improves disease prognosis.

Towards compact quantum computers, thanks to topology

In pursuit of particularly stable quantum bits, researchers have closely examined the electron distribution in two semiconductors.

Millions in funding for brain and quantum research

The European Research Council approves PSI projects for the development of a quantum computer and brain research worth about 5 million euros.

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland.

The Paul Scherrer Institute

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is a research institute for natural and engineering sciences, conducting cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and the environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for the major challenges facing society, science and the economy.

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