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08/08/2017

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Aiping Yao Selected As URSI GASS 2017 Student Paper Competition Finalist

IT'IS Foundation PhD student Aiping Yao was selected as a finalist in the Student Paper Competition at URSI GASS 2017 for her work entitled "Robust experimental evaluation method for the safety assessment of implants with respect to RF-induced heating during MRI", co-authored by Earl Zastrow and Niels Kuster.

 
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17/07/2017

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Effects of body habitus on internal radiation dose calculations using the 5-year-old anthropomorphic male models

Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, and Habib Zaidi, Physics in Medicine & Biology, Volume 62, Issue 15, pp. 6185–6206, online 13 July 2017, doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa75b4

 
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06/07/2017

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IT'IS and ZMT at Auden Group Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan July 6, 2017

Niels Kuster and Erdem Ofli were presenters at the Auden Group Seminar on the integration of next-generation electromagnetic technologies in biomedical applications held in Taipei, Taiwan July 6, 2017.

 
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09/06/2017

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murbach@itis.ethz.ch

 

Manuel Murbach Wins Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award at BioEM2017

Manuel Murbach was recently named the Arthur Pilla Young Scientist at BioEM2017, the joint annual meeting of BEMS and EBEA, in Hangzhou, China June 5 – 9, 2017, for his platform presentation entitled "MRI radiofrequency exposure estimation in morphed patient anatomies".

 
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01/06/2017

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Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Temporally Interfering Electric Fields

Nir Grossman, David Bono, Nina Dedic, Suhasa B. Kodandaramaiah, Andrii Rudenko, Ho-Jun Suk, Antonino M. Cassara, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster, Li-Huei Tsai, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, and Edward S. Boyden, Cell, Volume 169, Issue 6, pp. 1029–1041, online 1 June 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.05.024

 
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02/05/2017

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Swiss Chamber of Technical and Forensic Experts Visit Zurich43

Members of the Swiss Chamber of Technical and Forensic Experts visited the IT'IS Foundation to learn about procedures for safety certification of wireless devices.

 
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28/04/2017

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

ETH Zurich D-ITET Masters Students and VetClinics-UZH Faculty Visit Zurich43

Master students from the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) of the ETH Zurich visited Zurich43 for a seminar on "Non-ionising radiation: a health risk from low doses?". The visit was part of the course "Energy, Resources, Environment: Risks and Prospects" taught by Dr. Thomas Flüeler. The students toured the IT’IS research facilities, with stops at the Yellow Chamber, ICEy and TDS probes, and the AllyPally phantoms. The seminar continued with presentations from representatives of the VetSuisse faculty and Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Umweltschutz and concluded with time for questions and discussion.

 
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26/04/2017

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IT’IS Wins Award for Best Abstract in Session at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Manuel Murbach of the IT'IS Foundation won the best abstract award in a joint session on High Field Systems & Applications & MR Safety at the 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Honolulu, Hawaii, 22 – 27 April 2017 for his presentation entitled "Morphing and Posing of Computational Anatomical Models: Enhanced Patient-Specific MRI RF Exposure Prediction."

 
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20/04/2017

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Sven Kühn cited in article about in-ground base station antennas by the Swiss newspaper “Tagesanzeiger”

Sven Kühn cited in article about in-ground base station antennas by the Swiss newspaper "Tagesanzeiger".

 
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12/04/2017

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Two IT'IS Papers Supporting NIEHS NTP Study of Cell Phone RF Radiation and Carcinogensis in Rats Published Online

Two papers in support of the preliminary findings of the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) Study on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) and Carcinogensis have recently been published online in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

 
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05/04/2017

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Life-Time Dosimetric Assessment for Mice and Rats Exposed in Reverberation Chambers for the Two-Year NTP Cancer Bioassay Study on Cell Phone Radiation

Yijian Gong, Myles H. Capstick, Sven Kuehn, Perry F. Wilson, John M. Ladbury, Galen Koepke, David L. McCormick, Ronald L. Melnick, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, online 17 March 2017, doi: 10.1109/TEMC.2017.2665039

 
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04/04/2017

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A Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure System for Rodents Based on Reverberation Chambers

Myles H. Capstick, Sven Kuehn, Veronica Berdinas-Torres, Yijian Gong, Perry F. Wilson, John M. Ladbury, Galen Koepke, David L. McCormick, James Gauger, Ronald L. Melnick, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp. 1041–1052. August 2017, online 17 March 2017, doi: 10.1109/TEMC.2017.2649885

 
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28/03/2017

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Computational hybrid anthropometric paediatric phantom library for internal radiation dosimetry

Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, and Habib Zaidi, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 62, Issue 8, pp. 3263–3283. 21 April, 2017, online 28 March 2017, doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa63d0

 
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13/03/2017

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ELF‑MF exposure affects the robustness of epigenetic programming during granulopoiesis

Melissa Manser, Mohamad R. Abdul Sater, Christoph D. Schmid, Faiza Noreen, Manuel Murbach, Niels Kuster, David Schuermann, and Primo Schär, Scientific Reports 2017, Volume 7, Article number: 43345, online: 07 March 2017, DOI: 10.1038/srep43345. 

 
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23/02/2017

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Faculty and Masters Students from the University of Kassel Visit Zurich43

Faculty and masters students from the University of Kassel Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE) degree program visited Zurich43 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 for an introduction to IT'IS research programs and a tour of the laboratories.

 
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03/02/2017

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Evaluation of the potential of mobile phone specific electromagnetic fields (UMTS) to produce micronuclei in human glioblastoma cell lines

Halh Al-Serori, Michael Kundi, Franziska Ferk, Miroslav Mišík, Armen Nersesyan, Manuel Murbach, Tamara T. Lah, and Siegfried Knasmüller, Toxicology In Vitro, Volume 40, pp. 264–271, April 2017, online 24 January 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.tiv.2017.01.012.

 
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02/02/2017

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Effects of personalised exposure on self-rated electromagnetic hypersensitivity and sensibility – A double-blind randomised controlled trial

 

Imke van Moorselaar, Pauline Slottje, Pia Heller, Rob van Strien, Hans Kromhout, Manuel Murbach, Niels Kuster, Roel Vermeulen, and Anke Huss, Environment International, Volume 99, pp. 255–262, February 2017, online 09 December 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.11.031.

 
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01/02/2017

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Zurich43 Retreat 2017 at Pilatus Kulm - Communication

Twenty-five Zurich43 associates and three IT'IS Foundation board members gathered in the historic Hotel Pilatus-Kulm high above Luzern 30 – 31 January 2016 for their annual retreat, this year on communication. The goal of the two-day retreat was to find ways to improve communication skills across various target groups, channels, and markets, both within Z43 and with the outside world.

 
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24/01/2017

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X-TRA, X-TRA! Inaugural Zurich43 Party: X-TRAordinary Nine = X-TRAordinary Fun!

The 2017 Z43 annual party held at Zurich’s X-TRA concert hall celebrated the emerging corporate identity and global reach of the Z43 brand.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

20/01/2017

 

Successful NEUROMAN Project Start and Kickoff Meeting

Partners form Switzerland and Korea join forces to create first ever computational phantom with detailed neuronal networks.

 
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15/01/2017

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Terahertz reflectarrays and nonuniform metasurfaces

Daniel Headland, Tiaoming Niu, Eduardo Carrasco, Derek Abbott, Shruti Nirantar, Sharath Sriram, Madhu Bhaskaran, Christophe Fumeaux, and Withawat Withayachumnankul, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron., online 20 December 2016, DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2016.2640452

 
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31/12/2016

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Important Milestone in Cancer Therapy

As of January 2017, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) will include hyperthermia treatment in combination with radiation therapy as covered therapy in the Swiss basic health insurance catalog.

 
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18/12/2016

 

3D Atlas of Human Embryology

A team from the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam NL has published a comprehensive 3D Atlas of Human Embryology. The atlas is made freely available to the scientific community to facilitate embryology education and research.

 
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25/11/2016

 

A Brain–Spine Interface Alleviating Gait Deficits after Spinal Cord Injury in Primates

Marco Capogrosso, Tomislav Milekovic, David Borton, Fabien Wagner, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Nicolas Buse, Jerome Gandar, Quentin Barraud, David Xing, Elodie Rey, Simone Duis, Yang Jianzhong, Wai Kin D. Ko, Qin Li, Peter Detemple, Tim Denison, Silvestro Micera, Erwan Bezard, Jocelyne Bloch, and Grégoire Courtine, in Nature, Volume 539, Issue 7628, pp. 284 – 288, 9 November 2016

 
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22/11/2016

 

Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Delivery of Temporally Interfering Electric Fields

Nir Grossman, David Bono, Suhasa Kodandaramaiah, Andrii Rudenko, Antonino Cassara, Esra Neufeld, Sheeba A. Anteraper, Atsushi Takahashi, Niels Kuster, Li-Huei Tsai, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, and Edward S. Boyden at the 46th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, USA, November 12 – 16, 2016

 
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14/11/2016

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National Future Day 2016 – Gamma-Detector

On Thursday  November 10, six enthusiastic 11 – 13 year olds visited Z43 for Swiss National Future Day 2016, where they each manfactured a working gamma detector.

 
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31/10/2016

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From Image-Based Modeling to the Modeling of Imaging with the Virtual Population

Esra Neufeld, Bryn Lloyd, and Niels Kuster, in Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging, Proceedings of the First International Workshop, SASHIMI 2016, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2016, Athens, Greece, October 21, 2016, Volume 9968 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 45–54, online October, 2016

 
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14/10/2016

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Signaling by sulfur-containing molecules. Quantitative aspects.

Willem H. Koppenol and Patricia L. Bounds, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, online September 23, 2016

 
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12/10/2016

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Magnetic Nanoparticle-Induced Hyperthermia with Appropriate Payloads: Paul Ehrlich’s “Magic (Nano)bullet” for Cancer Theranostics?

Nilroy R. Datta, Sunil Krishnan, Daniel E. Speiser, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster, Stefan Bodis, and Heinrich Hofmann,
Cancer Treatment Reviews, Volume 50, pp. 217–227, online September 2016

 
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10/10/2016

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Approach to Validate Simulation-Based Distribution Predictions Combining the Gamma-Method and Uncertainty Assessment: Application to Focused Ultrasound

Esra Neufeld, Adamos Kyriacou, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, Volume 1, Issue 3, 031006, online September 2016

 
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23/09/2016

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23/09/2016

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Virtual Population-Based Assessment of the Impact of 3 Tesla Radiofrequency Shimming and Thermoregulation on Safety and B1+ Uniformity

Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Eugenia Cabot, Earl Zastrow, Juan Córcoles, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Volume 76, Issue 3, pp. 986–997, September 2016; Early View, September 2015, online September 24, 2015

 
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24/08/2016

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NTP Study Presented and Discussed at NIEHS Scientific Board Meeting

Following the press release on the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) Study of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) and Carcinogensis in May 2016, the presentation given by prinicpal investigator Michael Wyde on the setup and main preliminary findings is now accessible on our website.

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

15/08/2016

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IT'IS Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report 2015 features news about the new Zurich43 corporate identity, key figures for 2015, and overviews of selected projects:

  • Focused Ultrasound Modeling to Enable Novel Therapeutic Applications 
  • Investigating EM-Induced Nerve Activation: Low Frequency Exposure Safety 
  • Turning Down the Heat in MRI for Patients with Implants 
  • New Approach for Realistic Posing of Anatomical Models 

 
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15/08/2016

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Parallel smoothing pressure correction solver for biomedical flow problems: convergence criteria, preconditioning, scalability

Kathrin Burckhardt, Dominik Szczerba, Esra Neufeld, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Niels Kuster, Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp. 201–215, online August 10, 2016

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

13/07/2016

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

Release of New Posable Virtual Population Models V3.1!

IT’IS proudly announces the release of the full range of ViP models, now upgraded for use with the new Poser method available in the multiphysics computational life sciences platform Sim4Life 2.2!

 

 
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30/06/2016

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Latsis Symposium 2016 ETH Zurich on Personalized Medicine, June 27–29, 2016

The IT'IS Foundation joined forces with the Competence Center Personalized Medicine UZH/ETH to host the Latsis Symposium 2016 on Personalized Medicine at the ETH Zurich, June 27 – 29, 2016. More than 250 attendees assembled to explore a wide range of topics on research and policy in precision medicine with leading experts from clinics, universities, regulatory agencies, and industry. The event closed with a well-attended German-language public event on Wednesday evening, June 29.

 
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10/06/2016

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NIEHS Press Release on NTP Study of Cell Phone RF Radiation and Carcinogensis in Rats

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) of NIEHS released a report entitled, “Report of Partial Findings From the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD Rats (Whole Body Exposure).” This was a joint study with the IT'IS Foundation.

 
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07/06/2016

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Investigation of assumptions underlying current safety guidelines on EM-induced nerve stimulation

Esra Neufeld, Ioannis Vogiatzis Oikonomidis, Maria Ida Iacono, Leonardo M. Angelone, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 61, Issue 12, pp. 4466–4478, online May 2016

 
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07/06/2016

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Functionalized anatomical models for EM-neuron interaction modeling

Esra Neufeld, Antonino M. Cassara, Hazael Montanaro, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 61, Issue 12, 4390–4401, online May 25, 2016

 
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23/05/2016

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IT’IS Wins Award for Best Poster in Session at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

The IT'IS Foundation won the best poster award in a joint session on High Field Systems & Applications and MR Safety at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Singapore, 7 – 13 May 2016. Earl Zastrow presented the poster entitled "Development of a Set of Generic Numerical Birdcages for Comprehensive Evaluations of Induced RF Fields for Implant Safety."

 
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18/05/2016

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Comparative dosimetry for children and rodents exposed to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields

Yijian Gong, Myles Capstick, Clemens Dasenbrock, Maren Fedrowitz, Cesar Cobaleda, Isidro Sanchez-Garcia, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp. 310–322, July 2016, online May 13, 2016

 
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17/05/2016

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Pregnant women models analyzed for RF exposure and temperature increase in 3T RF shimmed birdcages

Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Theodoros Samaras, Juan Córcoles, Fraser J. Robb, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Early View, May 2016, online May 17, 2016

 
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13/05/2016

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Dielectric Resonator Reflectarray as High-Efficiency Nonuniform Terahertz Metasurface

Daniel Headland, Eduardo Carrasco, Shruti Nirantar, Withawat Withayachumnankul, Philipp Gutruf, James Schwarz, Derek Abbott, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sharath Sriram, Julien Perruisseau-Carrier, and Christophe Fumeaux, ACS Photonics, online May 13, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00102

 
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01/04/2016

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An HF exposure system for mice with improved efficiency

Myles Capstick, Yijian Gong, Boris Pasche, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp. 223–233, May 2016, online March 31, 2016

 
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17/03/2016

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Extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and the risk of childhood leukemia: A risk assessment by the ARIMMORA consortium

Joachim Schüz, Clemens Dasenbrock, Paolo Ravazzani, Martin Röösli, Primo Schär, Patricia L. Bounds, Friederike Erdmann, Arndt Borkhardt, César Cobaleda, Maren Fedrowitz, Yngve Hamnerius, Isidro Sanchez-Garcia, Rony Seger, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Gunde Ziegelberger, Myles Capstick, Melissa Manser, Meike Müller, Christoph D. Schmid, David Schürmann, Benjamin Struchen, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp. 183–189, April 2016, online March 15, 2016

 
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11/03/2016

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IT’IS Foundation Research on Validation of Fast SAR Solutions Featured at MIC MRA Workshop in Tokyo

Prof. Niels Kuster presented the current status of the IT’IS Foundation’s effort to develop comprehensive validation concepts for vector probe systems and their implementation at the MIC MRA International Workshop hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) March 2 – 3, 2016 in the U Thant International Conference Hall of Tokyo’s United Nations University.

 
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04/02/2016

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IT'IS/Speag/ZMT Retreat in Melchsee-Frutt on Mastering Sales/Funding, Spotting Trends and Shaping the Future

Twenty IT'IS, SPEAG, and ZMT co-workers convened for two-day retreat, 01 – 02 February 2016, held at the Hotel Frutt Lodge & SPA, in Melchsee-Frutt, Canton Obwalden. The goal of the retreat was to learn how to spot trends and become a trend setter, to master sales, to assess the current status of the organization, and to establish measures for improvement.

 
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02/02/2016

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Sim4Life Featured in the Nano World Cancer Day 2016

Esra Neufeld represented the IT'IS Foundation in this successful event, with a presentation and an interactive demonstration of Sim4Life, which was very well received as a promising tool for the care of cancer patients.

 
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22/01/2016

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Let’s Party! Festivities to Kick Start 2016!

This year’s party of Z43 (IT'IS Foundation, SPEAG, ZMT) was held at trendy Art Dock, located in the former freight terminal between Zurich’s Hardbrücke and Central train stations.

 
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18/01/2016

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Desktop exposure system and dosimetry for small scale in vivo radiofrequency exposure experiments

Yijian Gong, Myles Capstick, Thomas Tillmann, Clemens Dasenbrock, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp. 49–61, January 2016, online December 18, 2015

 
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13/01/2016

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Avicenna Roadmap on In Silico Clinical Trials Published

The research and technological development roadmap in support of in silico clinical trials produced by the Avicenna Action is now published online, click here to go to Research Gate for a download link. Davnah Payne represented the IT’IS Foundation as one of 525 experts in this initiative funded by the European Commission. 

 
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17/12/2015

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Novel Exposure Units for at-Home Personalized Testing of Electromagnetic Sensibility

Anke Huss, Manuel Murbach, Imke van Moorselaar, Niels Kuster, Rob van Strien, Hans Kromhout, Roel Vermeulen, and Pauline Slottje, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp. 62–68, January 2016, online December 11, 2015

 
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14/12/2015

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Special Section on ESHO2015 in the International Journal of Hyperthermia

The 30th annual meeting of the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology (ESHO 2015) hosted by IT'IS/ETH and the Kantonsspital Aarau on behalf of the ESHO, was held June 24th to 26th, 2015, in Arau and Zurich, Switzerland.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

14/12/2015

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

Release of New Posable Duke V3.1!

IT’IS is now proud to announce the release of Duke cV3.1, the first of the ViP models to have been upgraded for use with the new posing method available in the multiphysics computational life sciences platform Sim4Life 2.2!

 

 
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02/12/2015

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Computational Assessment of Pregnant Woman Models Exposed to Uniform ELF- Magnetic Fields: Compliance with the European Current Exposure Regulations for the General Public and Occupational Exposures at 50 Hz

Ilaria Liorni, Marta Parazzini, Serena Fiocchi, Mark Douglas, Myles Capstick, Niels Kuster, and Paolo Ravazzani, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, online ahead of print November 30, 2015

 
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19/11/2015

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16/11/2015

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Heating and Safety Concerns of the Radio-Frequency Field in MRI

Manuel Murbach, Earl Zastrow, Esra Neufeld, Eugenia Cabot, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Current Radiology Reports, Volume 3, Number 45, December 2015, online October 28, 2015

 
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12/11/2015

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National Future Day 2015 – Wireless Power Transfer with the Kids “Wonderful and Powerful Team”

Thursday, November 12 was 2015 Future Day at Z43, and six engaged and curious youngsters spent the day visiting our team at IT’IS, SPEAG, and ZMT laboratories.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

30/10/2015

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT’IS Releases the Virtual Family V2.0 whole-body shells!

The Virtual Family 2.0 whole-body shells are now available for download!

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

28/10/2015

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

Virtual Family Cited by FDA Expert Witness during US Senate Committee Hearing

Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), described the use of the Virtual Family (VF) models – developed in a international collaboration led by the IT’IS Foundation and the FDA – for electromagnetic, thermal, acoustic, and computational fluid dynamics simulations that could be used to supplement or even replace data from clinical investigations of new devices.

 

 
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02/10/2015

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New Online Release of IT'IS Database Features Acoustic Properties and T1/T2 Relaxation Times

The IT’IS Foundation announces a new release of its database of tissue properties, version 3.0 (DOI: 10.13099/VIP21000-03-0), which includes acoustic properties and T1 and T2 relaxation times.

 
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02/10/2015

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Gong (2015) Thesis

Yijian Gong, “Extended Methods for Analysis of EM Exposure for Human, In Vivo and In Vitro”, PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Thesis No. 22957, Zurich, 2015

 
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01/10/2015

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Novel Sensor Model Calibration Method for Resistively Loaded Diode Detectors

Romain Meyer, Sven Kühn, Katja Pokovic, Fin Bomholt, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 57, Early View, online July 24, 2015

 
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30/09/2015

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Convex Optimization of MRI Exposure for Mitigation of RF-Heating from Active Medical Implants

Juan Córcoles, Earl Zastrow, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 60, Issue 18, pp. 7293–7308, September 2015, online September 8, 2015

 
PUBLICATIONS

24/09/2015

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Virtual Population-Based Assessment of the Impact of 3 Tesla Radiofrequency Shimming and Thermoregulation on Safety and B1+ Uniformity

Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Eugenia Cabot, Earl Zastrow, Juan Córcoles, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Early View, September 2015, online September 24, 2015

 
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03/09/2015

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IT’IS Foundation and ZMT Zurich Medtech Sim4Life-CAPITALIS Project Nominated for CTI Swiss Medtech 2015 Award

The Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI has nominated the research project entitled “S4L-CAPITALIS – In Silico Analysis and Optimization of Neurovascular and Neurological Devices and Treatments in the Head”, submitted by the IT’IS Foundation together with partner ZMT Zurich Medtech AG, for the prestigious CTI Swiss Medtech 2015 Award

 
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04/08/2015

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Full-Wave Acoustic and Thermal Modeling of Transcranial Ultrasound Propagation and Investigation of Skull-Induced Aberration Correction Techniques: A Feasibility Study

Adamos Kyriakou, Esra Neufeld, Beat Werner, Gábor Székely, and Niels Kuster, Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, Volume 3, Issue 11, July 2015, online July 31, 2015

 
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01/07/2015

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BioEM2015 Technical Program Committee Co-Chaired by Prof. Niels Kuster of the IT’IS Foundation

BioEM2015, the annual joint meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA), was held June 14 – 19, 2015 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. Prof. Niels Kuster of the IT’IS Foundation and treasurer of the EBEA, represented the EBEA as co-chair of the BioEM2015 Technical Program Committee.

 
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29/06/2015

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ESHO2015 – the 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, Co-organized by the IT'IS Foundation

The IT’IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society together with the Kantonsspital Aarau joined forces to organize the 30th annual meeting of the European Society for Hyperthermic OncologyESHO2015 – the flagship event of the thermal cancer therapy community, held June 24 – 26, 2015 in Aarau and Zurich.

 
AWARDS

31/05/2015

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IT’IS/SPEAG win the Best Symposium Paper Award at the APEMC2015 Conference

Our paper “EMC/EMI Near-field Testbed for EM Phasor Measurements Using Active Optical Sensors,” featuring the latest research in near-field EMC/EMI scanning technologies implemented in SPEAG’s TDS and ICEy systems, was awarded the Best Symposium Paper Award at the 2015 Asia-Pacific International EMC Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan.

 
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19/05/2015

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Rapid Method for Thermal Dose-Based Safety Supervision During MR Scans

Esra Neufeld, Maximilian Fuetterer, Manuel Murbach, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp. 398–407, July 2015, online May 11, 2015

 
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13/05/2015

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22/04/2015

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MIDA: A Multimodal Imaging-Based Detailed Anatomical Model of the Human Head and Neck

Maria Iacono, Esra Neufeld, Esther Akinnagbe, Kelsey Bower, Johanna Wolf, Ioannis Oikonomidis, Deepika Sharma, Bryn Lloyd, Bertram Wilm, Michael Wyss, Klaas Pruessmann, Andras Jakab, Nikos Makris, Ethan Cohen, Niels Kuster, Wolfgang Kainz, and Leonardo Angelone, PLoS ONE, Volume 10, Issue 4, online April 22, 2015

 
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21/04/2015

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IT'IS Annual Report 2014

The Annual Report 2014 features key figures for 2014 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Interference and Compatibility Evaluation System (ICEy)
  • Virtual Population 2.0 & 3.0 – High Resolution Anatomical Models for Medical Device Evaluation
  • Sim4Life: A Computable, Functionalized Anatomical Model-Centered Approach to Computational Life Scienes
  • Harnessing Technology to Create Advanced RF Hyperthermia Delivery Concepts

 
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17/04/2015

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Compliance Testing Methodology for Wireless Power Transfer Systems

Jagadish Nadakuduti, Mark Douglas, Lin Lu, Andreas Christ, Paul Guckian, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp. 6264 – 6273; online February 19, 2015

 

 

 
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17/03/2015

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Wrapping up ARIMMORA – Risk Assessment Workshop and Final General Assembly Meeting at IARC in Lyon, March 9 – 13, 2015

The EU-funded consortium on Advanced Research on Interaction Mechanisms of electroMagnetic exposures with Organisms for Risk Assessment (ARIMMORA) convened for the final time March 9 – 13, 2015 at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon for a risk assessment workshop and final General Assembly meeting.

 
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16/03/2015

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Two Great Research Organizations are Defining Next Generation Phantom Testing in the Emerging Market for Wearable Devices

Defining the road ahead for wearable devices is another challenge in the growth of IOT.

 
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26/02/2015

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IT’IS Attends Brain Simulation Workshop on Computer Modeling of Focused Ultrasound

The IT’IS Foundation was one of 17 organizations invited by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation to contribute to the Brain Workshop on Treatment Envelope & Simulation held February 2 – 3, 2015 in Charlottesville VA, USA.

 
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19/02/2015

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Inter-Individual and Intra-Individual Variation of the Effects of Pulsed RF EMF Exposure on the Human Sleep EEG

Caroline Lustenberger, Manuel Murbach, Laura Tüshaus, Flavia Wehrle, Niels Kuster, Peter Achermann, and Reto Huber, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp. 169–177, April 2015, online February 17, 2015

 
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16/02/2015

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The Discrepancy between Maximum In Vitro Exposure Levels and Realistic Conservative Exposure Levels of Mobile Phones Operating at 900/1800 MHz

Gernot Schmid and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp. 133–148, February 2015, online January 30, 2015

 
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20/01/2015

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Award of 2014 Rotblat Medal to Virtual Family Developers Featured on medicalphysicsweb

The award of 2014 Rotblat Medal to Virtual Family developers, the paper, and the IT’IS Foundation’s ongoing contribution to computational life sciences were highlighted in a recent column at medicalphysicsweb

 
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19/01/2015

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Virtual Family Wins 2014 Physics in Medicine & Biology Citations Prize

The Physics in Medicine & Biology Citations Prize, the Rotblat Medal, for 2014 has been awarded to the IT’IS Foundation and colleagues for the paper “The Virtual Family–Development of surface-based anatomical models of two adults and two children for dosimetric simulations” by A. Christ et al.

 
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18/01/2015

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Registration Open for ESHO2015

Registration Open for ESHO2015, the 30th Annual Meeting of the EUROPEAN SOCIETY for HYPERTHERMIC ONCOLOGY, Co-Hosted by the IT'IS Foundation

 
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16/01/2015

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Human Exposure from Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy Mats: A Numerical Case Study with Three Commercial Products

Valerio De Santis, Mark Douglas, Jagadish Nadakuduti, Stefan Benkler, Xi Lin Chen, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp. 149–161, February 2015, online January 16, 2015

 
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13/01/2015

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IT’IS Releases New Online Fluid Properties Database and Publishes References Used to Determine Database Values

The IT’IS Foundation announces the release of a new database of fluid properties to complement the existing material parameters database. The new database compiles values on temperature-dependent viscosity, density, heat capacity, and thermal conductivity values for specific fluids. Also newly available are tabulated lists of the references used to determine the values in both the material parameters and fluid properties databases. The new format of the reference list links each database entry to a pdf of the reference(s) used to generate the value.

 
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11/12/2014

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Genetic Analysis of Circadian Responses to Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Drosophila melanogaster

Giorgio Fedele, Mathew Edwards, Supriya Bhutani, John Hares, Manuel Murbach, Edward Green, Stephane Dissel, Michael Hastings, Ezio Rosato, and Charalambos Kyriacou, PLoS Genetics, Volume 10, Issue 12, online December 4, 2014

 
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05/12/2014

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Kyriakou (2014) Thesis

Adamos Kyriakou, “Multi-Physics Computational Modeling of Focused Ultrasound Therapies”, PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 22413, Zurich, 2014

 
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25/11/2014

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SPEAG & IT'IS Night 2014: A Smashing Bash!

The red carpet was rolled out at the Volkshaus at Helvetiaplatz on the evening of Friday, November 21st to welcome attendees of the jubilee party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SPEAG and the 15th anniversary of the IT’IS Foundation.

 
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17/11/2014

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Spectacular Applied Research (SAR) – 2014 National Future Day

Thursday, November 13 was 2014 Future Day at Z43, and eleven curious and enthousiastic young adults spent a day visiting our team at IT’IS, SPEAG, and ZMT laboratories.

 
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03/11/2014

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Quantification of RF-Exposure of the Fetus Using Anatomical CAD-Models in Three Different Gestational Stages

Eugenia Cabot, Andreas Christ, Barbara Bühlmann, Marcel Zefferer, Nicolas Chavannes, Jurriaan F. Bakker, Gerard C. van Rhoon, and Niels Kuster, Health Physics, Volume 107, Issue 5, pp. 369381, online November 2014

 
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30/09/2014

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Medicalphysicsweb Column Highlights IT'IS Latest Paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

Medicalphysicsweb dedicates a column to IT'IS latest paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

 
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30/09/2014

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Medicalphysicsweb Column Highlights IT'IS Latest Paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

Medicalphysicsweb dedicates a column to IT'IS latest paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

 
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29/09/2014

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Dosimetric Study of Fetal Exposure to Uniform Magnetic Fields at 50 Hz

Ilaria Liorni, Marta Parazzini, Serena Fiocchi, Mark Douglas, Myles Capstick, Marie-Christine Gosselin, Niels Kuster, and Paolo Ravazzani, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 35, Issue 8, pp. 580597, online September 29, 2014

 
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21/08/2014

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21/08/2014

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Development of a New Generation of High-Resolution Anatomical Models for Medical Device Evaluation: The Virtual Population 3.0

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Esra Neufeld, Heidi Moser, Eveline Huber, Silvia Farcito, Livia Gerber, Maria Jedensjö, Isabel Hilber, Fabienne Di Gennaro, Bryn Lloyd, Emilio Cherubini, Dominik Szczerba, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 59, Issue 18, pp. 5287–5303, online August 21, 2014

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

21/08/2014

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Development of a New Generation of High-Resolution Anatomical Models for Medical Device Evaluation: The Virtual Population 3.0

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Esra Neufeld, Heidi Moser, Eveline Huber, Silvia Farcito, Livia Gerber, Maria Jedensjö, Isabel Hilber, Fabienne Di Gennaro, Bryn Lloyd, Emilio Cherubini, Dominik Szczerba, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 59, Issue 18, pp. 5287–5303, online August 21, 2014

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

21/08/2014

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16/08/2014

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IT’IS Foundation has Strong Showing in Beijing at URSI GASS 2014

The 31st General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS 2014) was held August 16 – 23, 2014 at the Beijing Conference Center in downtown Beijing, China.

 
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17/07/2014

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2014 IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Workshop and IT'IS Partners Featured on Taiwanese TV

The Taiwanese television news and information program ‘100% Life’ covered the 2014 IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Workshop held on May 23, 2014 in Taipei.

 
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03/07/2014

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Influence of Non Ionizing Radiation of Base Stations on the Activity of Redox Proteins in Bovines

Michael Hässig, Marietta Wullschleger, Hanspeter Naegeli, Jaqueline Kupper, Bernhard Spiess, Niels Kuster, Myles Capstick, and Manuel Murbach, BMC Veterinary Research, Volume 10, Issue 136, online June 19, 2014

 
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18/06/2014

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IEEE Microwave Magazine Conference Report on IEEE MTT-S IMWS-Bio 2013

The current issue of IEEE Microwave Magazine (June 2014) features a report about the International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWSBio 2013), held last year in Singapore during which Niels delivered a keynote presentation entitled “In Silico Effectiveness and Safety Evaluations of Active Implantable Neuro-Stimulating Devices: Still A Dream or Soon Reality”.

 
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05/06/2014

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IT’IS Participates in ICS14 at Technopark, Zurich

This year’s International Interdisciplinary Cerebrovascular Symposium and IntraCranial Stent meeting, organized by the SwissNeuroFoundation, featured several research areas of interest and relevance to IT’IS, including computational flow dynamics (CFD) and the use of simulation for regulatory procedures.

 
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26/05/2014

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IT'IS at IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Symposium in Taipei

Niels Kuster gave the keynote lectures at the IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan on May 23 about the “Future of Evaluating Effectiveness, Safety, and EMC/EMI of Body-Mounted and Implanted Systems.”

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

23/05/2014

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Release of the First Models of Virtual Population ViP V2.0 and V3.0!

Over the past two years our team has been working overtime to further improve the quality of our Virtual Population V1.0. IT’IS is proud to announce the release of the next generation of computational whole-body human anatomical models: the Virtual Population V2.0 and V3.0.

 

 
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20/05/2014

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29/04/2014

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IT’IS and ZMT Zurich MedTech at MEET THE EXPERT - Implants Conference

Dr. Earl Zastrow of the IT’IS Foundation and Dr. Cabanes and Ms. Minana Maiques of ZMT Zurich MedTech attended a conference entitled MEET THE EXPERT - Implants that took place in Interlaken, Switzerland. The 2-day event (April 28 – 29) convened speakers and exhibitors with the aim to present new developments in area of passive and active medical implants and to trigger collaborations.

 
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12/03/2014

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Human Exposure to Close-Range Resonant Wireless Power Transfer Systems as a Function of Design Parameters

Xi Lin Chen, Aghuinyue Umenei, David Baarman, Nicolas Chavannes, Valerio De Santis, Juan Mosig, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp. 1027-1034, online March 12, 2014

 
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01/03/2014

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Dosimetric Assessment of Two-Layer Cell Culture Configurations for Fertility Research at 1950 MHz

Yijian Gong, Manuel Murbach, Teruo Onishi, Myles Capstick, Toshio Nojima, and Niels Kuster, IEICE Transactions on Communications, Volume E97-B, Issue 3, pp. 631-637, online March 1, 2014

 
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16/02/2014

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Modeling of EEG Electrode Artifacts and Thermal Ripples in Human Radiofrequency Exposure Studies

Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Maria Christopoulou, Peter Achermann, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp. 273-283, online February 13, 2014

 

 
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31/01/2014

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IT’IS Review Article Makes the Cover of the International Journal of Hyperthermia

An image from the recent review article authored by Adamos Kyriakou, Esra Neufeld, Beat Werner, Margarethus Paulides, Gabor Szekely, and Niels Kuster, entitled “A Review of Numerical and Experimental Compensation Techniques for Skull-Induced Phase Aberrations in Transcranial Focused Ultrasound” (Int. J. Hyperthermia, 2014; 30: 36–46) has been featured on the cover of the journal issue.

 
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22/01/2014

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IT’IS to Provide Dosimetry Expertise in Newly Launched EU-Funded GERoNiMO Project

Myles Capstick represented IT’IS at the GERoNiMO (Generalised EMF Research using Novel Methods) project kickoff meeting, convened at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), an ISGlobal research center, in Barcelona, Spain, 16 – 17th January 2014.

 
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15/01/2014

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IT'IS/Speag/ZMT Retreat in Bergün on Winning and Failing Strategies and Mindsets

Twenty-two IT'IS, SPEAG, and ZMT co-workers retreated for two days, 13 – 14 January 2014, to the Kurhaus Bergün, a grand old Jugendstil-era hotel in the Albula region of canton Graubünden. Their mission: to learn about the strategies and mindsets that impact workplace productivity and success, as well as winning and failing strategies and mindsets implemented by leaders, empires, and industries.

 
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19/12/2013

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DISCIPULUS - Digital Patient Roadmap is Now Available Online

The latest version of the Digital Patient Roadmap was recently made available online (click here to download) at the website of the EU-funded DISCIPULUS project. Davnah Payne represented the IT’IS Foundation during the production of the patient roadmap, contributing as a writer and/or editor of chapters 2, 3, and 5.

 
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10/12/2013

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A Review of Numerical and Experimental Compensation Techniques for Skull-Induced Phase Aberrations in Transcranial Focused Ultrasound

Adamos Kyriakou, Esra Neufeld, Beat Werner, Margarethus Paulides, Gabor Szekely, and Niels Kuster, International Journal of Hyperthermia, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 36-46, February 2014, online December 10, 2013

 

 
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26/11/2013

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Experimental and Numerical Assessment of Low-Frequency Current Distributions from UMTS and GSM Mobile Phones

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Sven Kühn, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 58, Issue 23, pp. 8339–8357, December 2013, online November 11, 2013

 

 
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14/11/2013

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Robotics Research Rocks - 2013 National Future Day

Nine curious young people spent Thursday, November 14 visiting our team at the IT’IS, SPEAG, and ZMT laboratories for the 2013 National Future Day.

 
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30/10/2013

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Xi Lin (2013) Thesis

Chen Xi Lin, “Computational Analysis and Methods for Electromagnetic Exposure Limits, Antenna Optimization and Cell Phone Design”, PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 5984, Lausanne, 2013

 
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25/10/2013

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Murbach (2013) Thesis

Manuel Murbach, “EMF Risk Assessment: Exposure Assessment and Safety Considerations in MRI and other Environments”, PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 21514, Zurich, 2013

 
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14/10/2013

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ARIMMORA Project Progress Meeting in Salamanca

October 7-8, 2013: ARIMMORA Project Progress Meeting in Salamanca, Spain

 
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06/09/2013

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New SAR Measurement Standard Published

A new international standard for SAR measurements, IEEE 1528-2013, was published on 6 September, incorporating new procedures to improve testing efficiency while maintaining excellent measurement reproducibility and low uncertainty.

 

 
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14/08/2013

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A Novel Medical Image Data-Based Multi-Physics Simulation Platform for Computational Life Sciences

Esra Neufeld, Dominik Szczerba, Nicolas Chavannes, and Niels Kuster, Interface Focus, Volume 3, Issue 3, April 2013, online February 21, 2013 

 

 
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01/08/2013

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IT'IS Annual Report 2012

The Annual Report 2012 features key figures for 2012 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Evaluation of Wireless Network Devices (FP7-ENV Project SEAWIND)
  • Functionalized Head Model for EM-Neuron Interaction Modeling
  • Pushing the Envelope Toward Advanced RF MRI Safety Concepts
  • Reshaping the Future of Bioelectromagnetics on Monte Verità 2012

 
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30/07/2013

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Thank you Q

Prof. Dr. Quirino Balzano of the University of Maryland Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the IT’IS Foundation Board completed his one-month sojourn at IT’IS on July 30.

 
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14/06/2013

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Award for Best Scientific Paper Presented by a Student at BioEM2013

IT'IS PhD student Yijian Gong was awarded second place in the poster competition for Best Scientific Paper presented by a student at BioEM2013

 
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22/05/2013

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Award for Best Presentation and Best Poster Contribution at the 4th International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy

IT’IS Young Scientists Win Three Student Awards at the 4th International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy

 
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22/05/2013

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4th International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy

IT’IS and ETH host the 4th International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy

 
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14/05/2013

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Simulation Techniques in Hyperthermia Treatment Planning

Margarethus Paulides, Paul Stauffer, Esra Neufeld, Paolo Maccarini, Adamos Kyriakou, Richard Canters, Chris Diederich, Jurriaan Bakker, and Gerard van Rhoon, International Journal of Hyperthermia, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp. 346–357, June 2013, online May 14, 2013

 

 
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02/05/2013

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Travel Award for the 2013 ISTU Symposium

Adamos Kyriakou has been awarded a travel award to attend the 2013 ISTU Symposium.

 
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29/04/2013

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Assessing Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields From Wireless Power Transmission Systems

Andreas Christ, Mark Douglas, Jagadish Nadakuduti, and Niels Kuster, Proceedings of the IEEE , Volume 101, Issue 6, pp. 1482-1493, June 2013, online March 13, 2013

 

 
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29/04/2013

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Li (2013) Thesis

Chung-Huan Li, “Contributions Towards Optimized Antennas for On-Body Operation”, PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 21004, Zurich, 2013

 
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19/04/2013

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IARC Monographs Vol. 102

Today, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has finally published the overdue IARC Monographs Vol. 102 on ‘Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields‘.

 
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19/04/2013

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Antenna Design and Tissue Parameters Considerations for Improved Modelling of Microwave Ablation in the Liver

Andreas Karampatzakis, Sven Kühn, George Tsanidis, Esra Neufeld, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 58, Issue 10, pp. 3191–3206, May 2013, online April 19, 2013 

 

 
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17/04/2013

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CEM43°C Thermal Dose Thresholds: A Potential Guide for Magnetic Resonance Radiofrequency Exposure Levels?

Gerard C. van Rhoon, Theodoros Samaras, Pavel S. Yarmolenko, Mark W. Dewhirst, Esra Neufeld, and Niels Kuster, European Radiology, Volume 23, Issue 8, pp. 2215-2227, August 2013, online April, 2013

 
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12/04/2013

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Successful Finalization of the SEAWIND Project

Three years after its start, the SEAWIND project was successfully finalized.

 
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07/04/2013

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IT'IS @ Treffpunkt City Science

IT'IS exhibits at the 2013 Treffpunk City Science event "Communication - Digital and Networked”.  

 
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26/03/2013

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Analysis of Mobile Phone Design Features Affecting Radio-frequency Power Absorbed in a Human Head Phantom

Sven Kühn, Michael Kelsh, Niels Kuster, Asher Sheppard, and Mona Shum, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp. 479–488, September 2013, online March 26, 2013

 

 
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15/03/2013

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Stimulation of the Brain with Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Pulses Affects Sleep-Dependent Performance Improvement

Caroline Lustenberger, Manuel Murbach, Roland Dürr, Marc R. Schmid, Niels Kuster, Peter Achermann, and Reto Huber, Brain Stimulation, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp. 805-811, September 2013, online February 26, 2013

 
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11/03/2013

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Whole-Body and Local RF Absorption in Human Models as a Function of Anatomy and Position within 1.5T MR Body Coil

Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Wolfgang Kainz, Klaas P. Pruessmann, and Niels Kuster, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp. 839-845, February 2014, online February 25, 2013

 
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25/02/2013

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No Increased Sensitivity in Brain Activity of Adolescents Exposed to Mobile Phone-Like Emissions

Sarah P. Loughran, Dominik Benz, Marc Schmid, Manuel Murbach, Niels Kuster, and Peter Achermann, Clinical Neurophysiology, Volume 124, Issue 7, pp. 1303-1308, July 2013, online February 20, 2013

 

 
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19/02/2013

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Thermal Tissue Damage Model Analyzed for Different Whole-Body SAR and Scan Durations for Standard MR Body Coils

Manuel Murbach, Esra Neufeld, Myles Capstick, Wolfgang Kainz, David O. Brunner, Theodoros Samaras, Klaas P. Pruessmann, and Niels Kuster, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp. 421-431, January 2014, online February 14, 2013

 
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18/02/2013

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Analysis of Human Brain Exposure to Low-Frequency Magnetic Fields: A Numerical Assessment of Spatially Averaged Electric Fields and Exposure Limits

Xi Lin Chen, Stefan Benkler, Nicholas Chavannes, Valerio De Santis, Jurriaan Bakker, Gerard van Rhoon, Juan Mosig, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp. 375-384, July 2013, February 12, 2013

 
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12/02/2013

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Electrified into 2013

The most spectacular Annual Party in recent memory: the IT'IS - Speag - ZMT "Electrified into 2013" Party.

 
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31/01/2013

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Influence of GSM Signals on Human Peripheral Lymphocytes: Study of Genotoxicity

Petra Waldmann, Susanne Bohnenberger, Rüdiger Greinert, Beate Hermann-Then, Anja Heselich, Stefanie J. Klug, Jochem Koenig, Kathrin Kuhr, Niels Kuster, Mandy Merker, Manuel Murbach, Dieter Pollet, Walter Schadenboeck, Ulrike Scheidemann-Wesp, Britt Schwab, Beate Volkmer, Veronika Weyer, and Maria Blettner, Radiation Research, Volume 179, Issue 4, pp. 243-253, April 2013, online January 14, 2013

 
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28/01/2013

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Cell Type-Dependent Induction of DNA Damage by 1800 MHz Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Does Not Result in Significant Cellular Dysfunctions

Shanshan Xu, Guangdi Chen, Chunjing Chen, Chuan Sun, Danying Zhang, Manuel Murbach, Niels Kuster, Qunli Zeng, and Zhengping Xu, PLoS ONE, Volume 8, Issue 1, online ahead of print January 23, 2013

 
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30/11/2012

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Innovation Retreat

The success and achievements of the Bell Labs have inspired generations of engineers, physicists, product developers, and other scientists. These accomplishments and the success stories of our greatest inventors have also inspired 21 Speag, ZMT, and IT'IS coworkers who gathered in Flüeli-Ranft on Novenber 22nd-23rd to get under the hood of our our own innovation engine.

 
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15/11/2012

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Field Evaluation of the Human Exposure from Multi-Band, Multi-System Mobile Phones

Sven Kühn, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions Electromagnetics Compatibility, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp. 275-287, April 2013, online November 15, 2012

 

 
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08/11/2012

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Parents back to school: kids take over

On the 2012 National Future Day, four outstanding girls – Anushka, Chimey, Liza, and Sia, and four exceptional boys – Jechiel, Kilian, Moritz, and Arun joined our research and development teams at IT'IS, SPEAG and ZMT for one day.

 
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01/11/2012

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ELF Exposure System for Live Cell Imaging

Myles Capstick, Primo Schär, David Schürmann, Albert Romann, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, online ahead of print November 01, 2012

 
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26/10/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Bakker (2012) Thesis

Jurriaan Bakker, "Dosimetry of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields in Daily Life and Medical Applications", PhD Thesis, Erasmus MC - Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, 2012, online November 2012

 
PUBLICATIONS

25/10/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Evaluation of Wireless Resonant Power Transfer Systems With Human Electromagnetic Exposure Limits

Andreas Christ, Mark G. Douglas, John Roman, Emily B. Cooper, Alanson P. Sample, Benjamin H. Waters, Joshua R. Smith and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp. 265-274, April 2013, online October 25, 2012

 
AWARDS

25/10/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Award for Best Presentation at the International Workshop on EMF Health Risk Research

IT’IS collaborator Caroline Lustenberg wins the award for best presentation at the International Workshop on EMF Health Risk Research

 
AWARDS

25/10/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Award for Best Poster Contribution at the International Workshop on EMF Health Risk Research

IT'IS/ETH PhD student Marie-Christine Gosselin wins the award for the best poster contribution at the International Workshop on EMF Health Risk Research

 
MAJOR EVENTS

22/10/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

EMF Health Risk Research: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future – 7 years later

More than 120 researchers, government and health agency representatives, and industrial partners from around the world gathered on Monte Verità for four days of presentations and discussions on interactions mechanisms between EMF and living organisms, on the knowledge gaps that remain to be filled, and on the research required to successfully corroborate or refute existing hypotheses.

 
PUBLICATIONS

16/10/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Effect of Diode Response of Electromagnetic Field Probes for the Measurements of Complex Signals

Jagadish Nadakuduti, Sven Kuehn, Marcel Fehr, Mark Douglas, Katja Pokovic, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 54, Issue 6, pp. 1195-1204, December 2012, online October 16

 
PUBLICATIONS

11/10/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Evaluation of the RF Heating of a Generic Deep Brain Stimulator Exposed in 1.5 T Magnetic Resonance Scanners

Eugenia Cabot, Tom Lloyd, Andreas Christ, Wolfgang Kainz, Mark Douglas, Gregg Stenzel, Steve Wedan, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp. 104-113, February 2013, online October 11

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Experimental Evaluation of the SAR Induced in Head Phantoms of Three- and Eight-Year-Old Children

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Sven Kühn, Andreas Christ, Marcel Zefferer, Emilio Cherubini, Jurriaan F. Bakker, Gerard C. van Rhoon, and Niels Kuster, IEICE Transactions on Communications, Volume E95-B, Number 10, pp. 3215–3224, October 2012

 
AWARDS

21/09/2012

Contact
cabot@itis.ethz.ch

 

Best Paper Award at ECM Europe 2012

Takashi Hikage, Yoshifumi Kawamura, Toshio Nojima and IT'IS Foundation's Eugenia Cabot received the Best Paper Award at the EMC Europe 2012 held in Rome, Italy

 
AWARDS

31/08/2012

 

Young Investigator Award at ICHO & JCTM 2012

IT'IS PhD student Adamos Kyriacou won the Young Investigator Award at the combined meetings of the 11th International Congress of Hyperthermic Oncology and the 29th Japanese Congress of Thermal Medicine (ICHO & JCTM 2012) held in Kyoto, Japan

 
PRESS

24/07/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Washington Times Dedicates a Column to the 2012 Workshop on EMF and Health Risk Research Organized by IT'IS

The Washington Times dedicates a column to the IT'IS organized workshop on "EMF Health Risk Research: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future" to be held from October 21–26, 2012 in Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland.

 
PUBLICATIONS

22/06/2012

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murbach@itis.ethz.ch

 

Sleep EEG Alterations: Effects of Pulsed Magnetic Fields Versus Pulse-Modulated Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Marc R. Schmid, Manuel Murbach, Caroline Lustenberger, Micheline Maire, Niels Kuster, Peter Achermann, and Sarah P. Loughran, Journal of Sleep Research, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp. 620-629, December 2012, online June 22

 
AWARDS

19/06/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Niels Kuster Receives Distinguished d'Arsonval Award

Niels Kuster received the highest scientific honor of the Bioelectromagnetics Society on June 19, 2012 at the 34th Annual Meeting in Brisbane, Australia

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/06/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Mechanisms of RF Electromagnetic Field Absorption in Human Hands and Fingers

Chung-Huan Li, Mark Douglas, Erdem Ofli, Nicolas Chavannes, Quirino Balzano, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 60, Issue 7, pp. 2267–2276, July 2012, online June 26

 
PUBLICATIONS

02/06/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Novel Approach for Mobile Device Design: GA-Based Distributed Optimization to Comply with OTA, SAR, and HAC Standards

Xi Lin Chen, Erdem Ofli, Nicolas Chavannes, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp. 22–31, February 2012, online June 1

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/06/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Exposure of the Human Body to Professional and Domestic Induction Cooktops Compared to the Basic Restrictions

Andreas Christ, René Guldimann, Barbara Bühlmann, Marcel Zefferer, Jurriaan F. Bakker, Gerard C. van Rhoon, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 33, Issue 8, pp. 695-705, December 2012, online June 1

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

31/05/2012

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sponsor@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS for Health: Advanced Research for Personalized Medicine

The IT'IS for Health brochure features:

  • Information Technology for Your Health: An Interview with Niels Kuster
  • Investing in Scientific Discovery, Advanced Technology, and Human Health
  • Anatomical Models for Research and Clinical Applications
  • Conversing with Cells
  • From Molecular- to Micro- to Macro-Biology

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

30/05/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Annual Report 2011

The Annual Report 2011 features key figures for 2011 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Live Cell Imaging during Electromagnetic Exposure
  • Novel Time-Domain Electric and Magnetic Field Probes
  • Modeling of Focused Ultrasound Inside the Human Body
  • Modeling EM-Neuron Interactions for Neuroprosthetics and Safety Assessment
  • Exposure Evaluations of Emerging Technologies

 
AWARDS

15/05/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Niels Kuster d'Arsonval Award Winner for 2012

The Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) website has announced that Niels Kuster, Director of IT'IS Foundation and Professor of the ETH Zurich has been selected to receive the distinguished d'Arsonval Award

 

 
Other News

27/04/2012

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capstick@itis.ethz.ch

 

NIEHS Systems at IITRI Updated

During the last few weeks, Dr. Myles Capstick from IT'IS has updated the NIEHS system located at IITRI in Chicago, USA for higher power, and recalibrated all sensors after the pilot and pre-chronic studies were completed last year.

 
AWARDS

25/04/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Paper Most Cited of PMB from the Last 2 Years (2010–2012)

IT'IS's Virtual Family paper is the most cited paper of the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology from the last 2 years

 

 
Other News

03/04/2012

Contact
kuehn@itis.ethz.ch

 

NIS-Monitoring Schweiz: Eine Konzept- und Machbarkeitsstudie

Report of the feasibility study that presents the scientific basis for monitoring approaches to assess the human exposure to non-ionizing radiation (NIR). The developed concepts aim at the assessment of typical doses of non-ionizing radiation (NIR) in the Swiss population

 
PUBLICATIONS

29/03/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Nikoloski (2011) Thesis

Neviana Nikoloski, “EMF Risk Assessment: Exposure Assessment and Specialized Exposure Setups,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 19939, Zurich, 2011, online March 2012

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

21/03/2012

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vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

Virtual Family Models Presented as a Key Topic by the U.S. Chief Technology Officer

On February 6, 2012 the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition held their inaugural congress. The opening presentation by the keynote speaker Aneesh Chopra, assistant to Barack Obama and U.S. Chief Technology Officer, presented the Virtual Family as part of a key topic: the Virtual Physiological Patient.

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

13/03/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Children and Adults Exposed to Low Frequency Magnetic Fields at the ICNIRP Reference Levels: Theoretical Assessment of the Induced Electric Fields

Jurriaan F. Bakker, Maarten M. Paulides, Esra Neufeld, Andreas Christ, Xi Lin Chen, Niels Kuster, and Gerard van Rhoon, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 57, Number 7, pp. 1815–1829, April 2012, online March 13

 
Other News

01/03/2012

 

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PUBLICATIONS

13/02/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Exposure System to Study Hypotheses of ELF and RF Electromagnetic Field Interactions of Mobile Phones With the Central Nervous System

Manuel Murbach, Maria Christopoulou, Pedro Crespo-Valero, Peter Achermann, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp. 527–533, September 2012, online February 13

 
PUBLICATIONS

20/01/2012

Contact
nik@itis.ethz.ch

 

Parallelization of the FDTD Method Based on the Open Computing Language and the Message Passing Interface

Tomasz P. Stefanski, Nicolas Chavannes, and Niels Kuster, in Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp. 785–789, March 2012, online January 20

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/01/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Patient-Specific Simulations and Measurements of the Magneto-Hemodynamic Effect in Human Primary Vessels

Adamos Kyriakou, Esra Neufeld, Dominik Szczerba, Wolfgang Kainz, Roger Luechinger, Sebastien Kozerke, Robert McGregor, and Niels Kuster, Physiological Measurement, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp. 117–130, February 2012, online January 6

 
PRESS

09/01/2012

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Observer Highlights Research on EMF and Cancer Treatment

The Guardian dedicated a column to the latest research on EMF and cancer treatment published in the British Journal of Cancer by Boris Pache and co-authors. This research was performed in collaboration with IT'IS. 

 
Other News

27/12/2011

Contact
payne@itis.ethz.ch

 

EMF Health Risk Research – Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future – Seven Years Later

The IT’IS Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 EMF Health Risk Research – Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future workshop. This workshop will take place from the 21st to the 26th of October 2012 in Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

 
PUBLICATIONS

02/12/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Cancer Cell Proliferation is Inhibited by Specific Modulation Frequencies

Jacquelyn W. Zimmerman, Michael J. Pennison, Ivan Brezovich, Nengjun Yi, Celeste T. Yang, Ryne Ramaker, Devin Absher, Richard M. Myers, Niels Kuster, Frederico P. Costa, Alexandre Barbault, and Boris Pasche, British Journal of Cancer, Volume 106, Issue 2, pp. 307–313, January 17, 2012. Online December 1, 2011

 
PRESS

01/12/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Inside View of the IARC Monograph Meeting 102

The procedures of the IARC Monograph Program are described in the article, "The Eyes of the World Were Upon Us – An Inside View of the IARC Monograph Meeting 102: Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks of RF-EMF to Humans" by Meike Mevissen and Christopher J. Portier

 
PUBLICATIONS

21/11/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Local Tissue Temperature Increase of a Generic Implant Compared to the Basic Restrictions Defined in Safety Guidelines

Adamos Kyriakou, Andreas Christ, Esra Neufeld, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp. 366–374, July 2012, online November 21

 
Other News

10/11/2011

 

Our Future Researchers?

On the 2011 National Future Day, Anushka, Chimey, Jil and Liza joined our research and development teams at IT'IS and SPEAG for one day.

 
PUBLICATIONS

21/10/2011

Contact
douglas@itis.ethz.ch

 

Influence of the Hand on the Specific Absorption Rate in the Head

Chung-Huan Li, Mark Douglas, Erdem Ofli, Benoit Derat, Sami Gabriel, Nicolas Chavannes, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp. 1066–1074, February 2012, online October 21, 2011

 
Other News

02/10/2011

Contact
szankowski@itis.ethz.ch

 

ARIMMORA Project Commenced

Advanced Research on Interaction Mechanisms of electroMagnetic Exposures with Organisms for Risk Assessment. The FP7 ARIMMORA project has officially begun on October 1, 2011

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

29/09/2011

Contact
vip@itis.ethz.ch

 

Tissue Properties Database Online

The IT'IS Foundation is proud to announce the launch of an online database for thermal and dielectric parameters of biological tissues as part of its ongoing effort to provide the community with a series of highly detailed anatomical models: the Virtual Population.

 

 
Other News

27/09/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

New Chinese Electromagnetics Research Program

A new five year EMF research program by Chinese Government chaired by Professor Yu Zhengping at the Third Military Medical University, China, has started in January 2011. Some of the research will be performed using exposure systems of the IT'IS Foundation.

 
PUBLICATIONS

22/09/2011

Contact
murbach@itis.ethz.ch

 

Local SAR Enhancements in Anatomically Correct Children and Adult Models as a Function of Position within 1.5T MR Body Coil

Manuel Murbach, Eugenia Cabot, Esra Neufeld, Marie-Christine Gosselin, Andreas Christ, Klaas Prüssmann, and Niels Kuster, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Volume 107, Issue 3, pp. 428–433, December, 2011. Online September 22

 
AWARDS

07/09/2011

Contact
neufeld@itis.ethz.ch

 

British Journal of Cancer Top Ten Most Downloaded Articles

The Boris Pasche group paper, coauthored with IT'IS's Niels Kuster, has become one of the top ten most downloaded articles within two weeks of publication by the British Journal of Cancer.

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/08/2011

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douglas@itis.ethz.ch

 

Application of an Induced Field Sensor for Assessment of Electromagnetic Exposure from Compact Fluorescent Lamps

Jagadish Nadakuduti, Mark Douglas, Myles Capstick, Sven Kühn, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp. 166–175, February 2012. Online August 31, 2011

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/08/2011

Contact
nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Mechano-Chemical Simulation of a Solid Tumor Dynamics for Therapy Outcome Predictions

Sven Hirsch, Dominik Szczerba, Bryn Lloyd, Michael Bajka, Niels Kuster, and Gabor Szekely, International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp. 231–241, 2011, online August 15

 
PUBLICATIONS

12/08/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Head Exposure System for a Human Provocation Study to Assess the Possible Influence of UMTS-Like Electromagnetic Fields on Cerebral Blood Circulation Using Near-Infrared Imaging

Hugo Lehmann, Laurent Pollara, Sonja Spichtig, Sven Kühn, and Martin Wolf, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp. 124–133, February 2012. Online August 12, 2011

 
PUBLICATIONS

09/08/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Treatment of Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Very Low Levels of Amplitude-Modulated Electromagnetic Fields

Frederico P. Costa, André Cosme de Oliveira, Roberto Meirelles, Marcel C.C. Machado, Tatiana Zanesco, Rodrigo Surjan, Maria Cristina Chammas, Manoel de Souza Rocha, Desiree Morgan, Alan Cantor, Jacquelyn Zimmerman, Ivan Brezovich, Niels Kuster, Alexandre Barbault, and Boris Pasche, British Journal of Cancer, Volume 105, Number 5, pp. 640–648, August 23, 2011. Online August 9

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/07/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Children and Adults Exposed to Electromagnetic Fields at the ICNIRP Reference Levels: Theoretical Assessment of the Induced Peak Temperature Increase

Jurriaan F. Bakker, Margarethus M. Paulides, Esra Neufeld, Andreas Christ, Niels Kuster, Gerard C. van Rhoon, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 56, Number 15, pp. 4967–4990, August, 2011, online July 19

 
PUBLICATIONS

06/07/2011

Contact
neufeld@itis.ethz.ch

 

Analysis of the Local Worst-Case SAR Exposure Caused by an MRI Multi-Transmit Body Coil in Anatomical Models of the Human Body

Esra Neufeld, Marie-Christine Gosselin, Manuel Murbach, Andreas Christ, Eugenia Cabot and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 56, Number 15, pp. 4649–4659, August, 2011, online July 6

 
PUBLICATIONS

05/07/2011

Contact
nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Estimation Formulas for the Specific Absorption Rate in Humans Exposed to Base Station Antennas

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Günter Vermeeren, Sven Kühn, Valpré Kellerman, Stefan Benkler, Tero M. I. Uusitupa, Wout Joseph, Azeddine Gati, Joe Wiart, Frans J. C. Meyer, Luc Martens, Toshio Nojima, Takashi Hikaje, Quirino Balzano, Andreas Christ, Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp. 909–922, November 2011, online June 9

 
AWARDS

30/06/2011

Contact
nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Paper Among 5 Most Cited Papers of PMB in 2010

An IT'IS paper is among the five most cited papers in 2010 of the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB)

 
Other News

22/06/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Carcinogenicity of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields

Robert Baan, Yann Grosse, Béatrice Lauby-Secretan, Fatiha El Ghissassi, Véronique Bouvard, Lamia Benbrahim-Tallaa, Neela Guha, Farhad Islami, Laurent Galichet, Kurt Straif, The Lancet Oncology (Early Online Publication), June 22, 2011

 
AWARDS

17/06/2011

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gosselin@itis.ethz.ch

 

Joseph James Morrissey Memorial Award for First Place Student Platform Presentation

Marie Christine Gosselin received the first place BEMS Student Award for Best Platform Presentation, the Joseph James Morrissey Memorial Award, at the 2011 meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS2011), in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

 
AWARDS

15/06/2011

Contact
neufeld@itis.ethz.ch

 

Roberts Prize for Best Paper in 2010 in Physics in Medicine and Biology

Maarten Paulides and Esra Neufeld's paper was awarded the Roberts Prize for Best Paper in 2010 of the IOP journal: Physics in Medicine and Biology

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

13/06/2011

Contact
nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Annual Report 2010

The Annual Report 2010 features key figures for 2010 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Novel EM Instrumentation
  • Exposure of the Fetus
  • Dynamically Morphing Anatomical Models
  • Analyzing the Magneto-Hemodynamic Effect
  • Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia Applicator for Cancer Therapy

 
PRESS

31/05/2011

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info@itis.ethz.ch

 

IARC Classifies RF EMF as Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of WHO has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.

 
Other News

31/05/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IEC 62232 Base Station Standard Finalized

The International Electrotechnical Commission's international standard IEC 62232 was concluded this year with a 100% approval vote

 
PRESS

12/05/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Press Conference: National Research Programme "Non-Ionising Radiation – Health and Environment" (NRP 57)

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) organized a national press conference on May 12, 2011, to present the results of the National Research Programme "Non-Ionising Radiation – Health and Environment" (NRP 57) to the general public.

 
PUBLICATIONS

19/04/2011

Contact
dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

GPU-Based Simulation of 3D Blood Flow in Abdominal Aorta Using OpenFOAM

Ziemowit Malecha, Lukasz Miroslaw, Tadeusz Tomczak, Zbigniew Koza, Maciej Matyka, Wojciech Tarnawski, and Dominik Szczerba, in Archives of Mechanics, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp. 137–161, April 2011. Paper presented at 19th Polish National Fluid Dynamics Conference (KKMP), Poznan, Poland, September 5–9, 2010, online April 19, 2011

 
PUBLICATIONS

12/04/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Sleep EEG Alterations: Effects of Different Pulse-Modulated Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Marc R. Schmid, Sarah P. Loughran, Sabine J. Regel, Manuel Murbach, Aleksandra Bratic Grunauer, Thomas Rusterholz, Alessia Bersagliere, Niels Kuster, and Peter Achermann, Journal of Sleep Research, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp. 50–58, February, 2012, online April 12, 2011

 
AWARDS

07/04/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Foundation Appointed as Member Organization of SATW

At the 30th General Assembly of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) in Zurich on April 7, 2011, the IT'IS Foundation was appointed as a full member organization

 
PUBLICATIONS

17/03/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Estimation of Head Tissue-Specific Exposure from Mobile Phones Based on Measurements in the Homogeneous SAM Head

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Sven Kühn, Pedro Crespo-Valero, Emilio Cherubini, Marcel Zefferer, Andreas Christ, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 32, Issue 6, pages 493–505, September 2011, online March 17

 
Other News

16/03/2011

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irissz@itis.ethz.ch

 

Updated Program Available for the International Workshop on RF Hotspots & Thermal Hazards

MRI+ invites to the 'Thermal Workshop on RF Hotspots' with international experts and FDA to discuss RF safety of MR scanners and develop concepts for future safety guidelines. Updated program available here.

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

02/03/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Manycore Stencil Computations in Hyperthermia Applications

Matthias Christen, Olaf Schenk, Esra Neufeld, Maarten Paulides, and Helmar Burkhart, “Manycore Stencil Computations in Hyperthermia Applications,” in “Scientific Computing with Multicore and Accelerators,” Jakub Kurzak, David A. Bader, and Jack Dongarra, Eds., CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2011

 
AWARDS

24/02/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Marie-Christine Gosselin Wins Best Student Platform Presentation at EBEA 2011

The award for the best scientific platform presentation by a student at the 10th International Conference of the European Bioelectromagnetic Association (EBEA 2011) went to Marie-Christine Gosselin

 
PRESS

23/02/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

NIH Study on "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism" Received World-Wide Media Coverage

Nora D. Volkow, Dardo Tomasi, Gene-Jack Wang, Paul Vaska, Joanna S. Fowler, Frank Telang, Dave Alexoff, Jean Logan, Christopher Wong, in JAMA 2011, Volume 305, Issue 8, pp. 808–813

In a preliminary communication in the February 23rd issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Nora Volkow and colleagues report on the effects of mobile phone radiofrequency (RF) signal exposure on brain glucose metabolism.

 
PRESS

02/02/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2010–2015

This paper presents some of Cisco’s major global mobile data traffic projections and growth trends from 2010 to 2015

 
AWARDS

25/01/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Papers of 2010 Highlighted by PMB

Two papers with IT'IS authorship have been included in the Highlights of 2010 paper selection of the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB)

 
PRESS

21/01/2011

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

ETH Life on 2010 Hans-Eggenberger Prize to Sven Kühn

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich's campus magazine ETH Life featured an article about the 2010 Hans-Eggenberger Prize that was recently awarded to Sven Kühn for his PhD (EMF Risk Assessment: Exposure Assessment and Compliance Testing in Complex Environments) completed at ITIS and IIS.

 
PUBLICATIONS

22/12/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Novel Methodology to Characterize Electromagnetic Exposure of the Brain

Pedro Crespo-Valero, Maria Christopoulou, Marcel Zefferer, Andreas Christ, Peter Achermann, Konstantina S. Nikita, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 56, Number 2, pp. 383–396, January 2011, online December 22, 2010

 
AWARDS

20/12/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Sven Kühn Wins Hans-Eggenberger Prize

Sven Kühn was awarded the prestigious Hans-Eggenberger Prize for 2010 for his outstanding PhD dissertation:

EMF Risk Assessment: Exposure Assessment and Compliance Testing in Complex Environments

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

02/12/2010

Contact
nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Virtual Population News

We have started a new initiative to continually enhance and extend our human and animal models (see Virtual Population Project). We will keep you updated regularly with new developments and new downloads.

 

 
AWARDS

01/12/2010

Contact
kuehn@itis.ethz.ch

 

Sven Kühn Wins ETH Medal Award

Sven Kuehn receives the award "ETH Medal" for his oustanding doctoral thesis:

EMF Risk Assessment: Exposure Assessment and Compliance Testing in Complex Environments

 
PRESS

21/11/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Mobile Communication - Technoscope 2010

IT'IS Labs feature in the latest edition of Technoscope, No. 3/10, November 2010.

 

 

 
AWARDS

18/11/2010

 

Niels Kuster Elevated to IEEE Fellow

IT'IS Foundation Director Niels Kuster has been awarded to IEEE Fellow effective January 1, 2011 with the following citation: 

for contributions to the area of near-field exposures and dosimetry for radiofrequency fields in biomedical research

 
PUBLICATIONS

16/11/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Development and Validation of a Magneto-hydrodynamic Solver for Blood Flow Analysis

Wolfgang Kainz, Joshua W. Guag, Stefan Benkler, Dominik Szczerba, Esra Neufeld, Victor Krauthamer, Joel Myklebust, Howard I. Bassen, Isaac A Chang, Nicolas Chavannes, Jung Hwan Kim, Malisa Sarntinoranont, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 55, Issue 23, pp. 7253–7261, December 2010, online November 16

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/11/2010

Contact
kuehn@itis.ethz.ch

 

Evaluation of Measurement Techniques to Show Compliance With RF Safety Limits in Heterogeneous Field Distributions

Sven Kühn and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp. 820–828, November 2010, online November 15

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/10/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Analysis of Proteome Response to the Mobile Phone Radiation in Two Types of Human Primary Endothelial Cells

Reetta Nylund, Niels Kuster, and Dariusz Leszczynski, in Proteome Science, Volume 8, Article 52, online 18 October 2010

 
Other News

20/09/2010

 

IT'IS Foundation appointed as the Grant Holder of COST Action BM0704

IT'IS Foundation will serve the COST initiative Emerging EMF Technologies and Health Risk Management as Grant Holder in the coming years and is dedicated to closely cooperate with the Chair Alastair McKinlay, Vice Chair Mirijana Moser, Liz Rance of the Secretariat, and all Management Committee members to achieve the maximum outcome for this action.

 
PUBLICATIONS

20/09/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Sleep After Mobile Phone Exposure in Subjects With Mobile Phone-Related Symptoms

Arne Lowden, Torbjörn Akerstedt, Michael Ingre, Clairy Wiholm, Lena Hillert, Niels Kuster, Jens P. Nilsson, and Bengt Arnetz, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp. 4–14, online September 20, 2010

 
Other News

04/09/2010

 

Member of Swiss Association of Standardization (SNV)

In view of the increasing standardization activities in the medical field, the IT'IS Foundation acquired membership of Swiss Association of Standardization (SNV).  SNV is a full member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/08/2010

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kuehn@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Influence of the Reflective Environment on the Absorption of a Human Male Exposed to Representative Base Station Antennas from 300 MHz to 5 GHz

Günter Vermeeren, Marie-Christine Gosselin, Sven Kühn, Valpré Kellerman, Abdelhamid Hadjem, Azeddine Gati, Wout Joseph, Joe Wiart, Frans Meyer, Niels Kuster, and Luc Martens, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 55, Issue 18, pp. 5541–5555, September 2010, online August 31

 
PUBLICATIONS

23/08/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

An International Interlaboratory Comparison of Mobile Phone SAR Calculation With CAD-Based Models

Martin Siegbahn, Giorgi Bit-Babik, Jafar Keshvari, Andreas Christ, Benoît Derat, Vikass Monebhurrun, Christopher Penney, Martin Vogel, and Tilmann Wittig, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp. 804–811, November 2010, online August 23, 2010

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

20/07/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Annual Report 2009

The Annual Report 2009 celebrates the tenth anniversary of the IT'IS Foundation and features an overview on the IT'IS Foundation's development and achievements over the last ten years as well as the key figures of 2009.

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/07/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Impact of Pinna Compression on the RF Absorption in the Heads of Adult and Juvenile Cell Phone Users

Andreas Christ, Marie-Christine Gosselin, Sven Kühn, and Niels Kuster, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp. 406–412, July 2010, online March 30

 
Other News

01/07/2010

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chavanne@itis.ethz.ch

 

High Performance, High Accuracy FDTD Implementation on GPU Architectures

Guillermo Del Castillo, Chris Mason, Nicolas Chavannes, and Michal Okoniewski, Microwave Engineering Europe, July/August 2010

 

 
Other News

20/06/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Brain Tumour Risk in Relation to Mobile Telephone Use: Results of the INTERPHONE International Case–Control Study

The INTERPHONE Study Group, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp. 675–694, June 2010. Online May 17

 
PUBLICATIONS

16/06/2010

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kuehn@itis.ethz.ch

 

Measured Radiofrequency Exposure During Various Mobile-Phone Use Scenarios

Michael A. Kelsh, Mona Shum, Asher R. Sheppard, Mark McNeely, Niels Kuster, Edmund Lau, Ryan Weidling, Tiffani Fordyce, Sven Kühn, and Christof Sulser, in Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp. 343–354, July/August 2011, advance online publication June 16, 2010

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/05/2010

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

Unstructured Mesh Generation from the Virtual Family Models for Whole Body Biomedical Simulations

Dominik Szczerba, Esra Neufeld, Marcel Zefferer, Gabor Szekely, and Niels Kuster, in Procedia Computer Science, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 837–844, May 2010

 
AWARDS

22/05/2010

 

ESHO-ZMT Student Award at ESHO 2010

IT'IS PhD student Adamos Kyriacou won a Student Award at the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology (ESHO 2010), in Rotterdam, Netherlands

 
Other News

15/05/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now

2008–2009 Annual Report of the [U.S.] President’s Cancer Panel, (National Institute of Cancer, National Institutes of Health) USA, April 2010

 
PUBLICATIONS

13/05/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Assessment of Induced SAR in Children Exposed to Electromagnetic Plane Waves Between 10 MHz and 5.6 GHz

Jurriaan F. Bakker, Margarethus M. Paulides, Andreas Christ, Niels Kuster, and Gerard C. van Rhoon, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 55, Issue 11, pp. 3115–3130, June 2010, online May 12

 
PRESS

07/05/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Canadian Television Item Features IT'IS Research into Exposure of Energy Saving Bulbs

On May 7, a national Canadian news program featured a recently completed study by the IT'IS Foundation on human exposure to electromagnetic fields from energy saving light bulbs supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.

 
PRESS

18/04/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility

The 2010 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC) was held from April 12 to 16, 2010 at the Beijing International Convention Center with the theme of “EMC Harmonizes the World.”

 
PUBLICATIONS

07/04/2010

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neufeld@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Clinical Feasibility of Deep Hyperthermia Treatment in the Head and Neck: New Challenges for Positioning and Temperature Measurement

Margarethus M. Paulides, Jurriaan F. Bakker, Martin Linthorst, Jacoba Van der Zee, Zef Rijnen, Esra Neufeld, Peter M.T. Pattynama, Peter P. Jansen, Peter C. Levendag, and Gerard C. van Rhoon, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 55, Issue 9, pp. 2465–2480, April 2010, online April 6

 
PUBLICATIONS

07/04/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Age Dependent Tissue-specific Exposure of Cell Phone Users

Andreas Christ, Marie-Christine Gosselin, Maria Christopoulou, Sven Kühn, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 55, Issue 7, pp. 1767–1783, 7 April 2010, online March 5

 
PUBLICATIONS

21/03/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Swiss government commissioned study: “Assessment of EM Exposure of Energy-Saving Bulbs & Possible Mitigation Strategies”

Project BAG/08.004316/434.0001/-13 & BFE/15350
Jagadish Nadakuduti, Mark Douglas, Myles Capstick, Sven Kühn, Stefan Benkler, and Niels Kuster, March 2010

 
PUBLICATIONS

08/03/2010

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oberle@itis.ethz.ch

 

Signal Transmission by Galvanic Coupling Through the Human Body

Marc Simon Wegmueller, Michael Oberle, Norbert Felber, Niels Kuster, and Wolfgang Fichtner, in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp. 963–969, 8 March 2010, online October 6, 2009

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/03/2010

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

Simulation of Oscillatory Flow in an Aortic Bifurcation Using FVM and FEM: a Comparative Study of Implementation Strategies

Trushar Gohil, Robert McGregor, Dominik Szczerba, Kathrin Burckhardt, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Gábor Székely, in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Volume 66, Issue 8, pp. 1037–1067, 20 July 2011, online ahead of print, 1 March 2010

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/01/2010

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

Efficient Generation of Corresponding Meshes for Biomedical Flow Simulations

Robert H. P. McGregor, Bryn A. Lloyd, Dominik Szczerba, Gabor Székely, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science – International Symposium on Biomedical Simulation - ISBMS 2010, Volume 5958/2010, pp. 49–58, January 2010

 
PUBLICATIONS

05/01/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

DNA Fragmentation in Human Fibroblasts under Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure

Frauke Focke, David Schuermann, Niels Kuster, Primo Schär, in Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, Volume 683, Issues 1-2, pp. 74–83, 5 January 2010, online 6 November

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

01/01/2010

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Virtual Classroom

The IT'IS Foundation releases the Virtual Classroom for scientific purposes. The models were partially funded by the BfS, Germany, and extends the Virtual Family models.

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

21/12/2009

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Computational Model of Intussusceptive Microvascular Growth and Remodeling

Dominik Szczerba, Haymo Kurz, and Gabor Szekely, in Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 261, Issue 4, pp. 570–583, 21 December 2009, online 17 September

 

 
Other News

01/12/2009

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oberle@itis.ethz.ch

 

Techniques to Demonstrate MRI Safety of Medical Implants

Michael Oberle, in Microwave Journal, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp.60-7, December 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

26/10/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Proteomic Analysis of the Response of Human Endothelial Cell Line EA.hy926 to 1800 GSM Mobile Phone Radiation

Reetta Nylund, Hanna Tammio, Niels Kuster, and Dariusz Leszczynski, in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, Volume 2, Issue 10, pp. 455–462, October 2009, online 26 October

 

 
PRESS

12/10/2009

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capstick@itis.ethz.ch

 

EU Workshop in Umeå, Sweden: Occupational Exposure to EMF: Paving the Way for a Future EU Initiative

Information link to do with the EU organized workshop regarding occupational exposure to EMF.

 
PUBLICATIONS

09/10/2009

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douglas@itis.ethz.ch

 

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Exposure from Wireless Power Transmission Systems

Mark G. Douglas, Andreas Christ, and Niels Kuster, short paper, IT'IS Foundation, Zeughausstrasse 43, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland, October 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2009

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Fast Alternative to Computational Fluid Dynamics for High Quality Imaging of Blood Flow

Robert H. P. McGregor, Dominik Szczerba, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar and Gábor Székely, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2009, Volume 5704/200, pp. 124–131, October 1, 2009

 

 
Other News

29/09/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS: Two New PhD Defenses

Sven Kuehn and Sven Ebert successfully defended their theses at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ)

 
PUBLICATIONS

21/09/2009

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kuehn@itis.ethz.ch

 

Assessment of the Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Induced in the Human Body from Mobile Phones used with Hands-free Kits

Sven Kuhn, Eugenia Cabot, Andreas Christ, Myles Capstick and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 54, Number 18, pp. 5493–5508, 21 September 2009, online 26 August

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/09/2009

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chavanne@itis.ethz.ch

 

Effects of Hand Phantom on Mobile Phone Antenna Performance

Chung-Huan Li, Erdem Ofli, Nicolas Chavannes, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, Volume 57, Issue 9, pp. 2763–2770, September 2009

 

 
PRESS

14/09/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

US Senate Hearing on the Health Effects of Cell Phone Use

US Senate hearing on health effects of cell phone use.

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

09/09/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Ebert (2009) Thesis

Sven Ebert, “EMF Risk Assessment: Exposure Systems for Large-Scale Laboratory and Experimental Provocation Studies,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 18636, Zurich, 2009

 
PUBLICATIONS

09/09/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Kühn (2009) Thesis

Sven Kühn, “EMF Risk Assessment: Exposure Assessment and Compliance Testing in Complex Environments,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 18637, Zurich, 2009

 
PUBLICATIONS

22/08/2009

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

Fast Implicit Simulation of Oscillatory Flow in Human Abdominal Bifurcation using a Schur Complement Preconditioner

Kathrin Burckhardt, Dominik Szczerba, Jedediah Brown, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Gabor Szekely, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Euro-Par 2009 - Parallel Processing (refereed proceedings of the 15th International Euro-Par Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, August 25-28, 2009),Volume 5704/200, pp. 747–759, August 22, 2009

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/08/2009

Contact
dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Multiphysics Model of Myoma Growth

Dominik Szczerba, Bryn A. Lloyd, Michael Bajka, and Gabor Szekely, in International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 17–27, August 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

03/08/2009

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oberle@itis.ethz.ch

 

Galvanic Coupling Enabling Wireless Implant Communications

Marc Simon Wegmueller, Sonja Huclova, Juerg Froehlich, Michael Oberle, Norbert Felber, Niels Kuster, Wolfgang Fichtner, in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Volume 58, Issue 8, pp. 2618–2625, August 2009, online July 7

 

 
Other News

01/08/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Excerpt of FDA Activity Report to US Congress

A new IT'IS Project:

Critical Path:  Biomarker Development for Evaluation of Device Interventions After Heart Failure

 
PUBLICATIONS

07/07/2009

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neufeld@itis.ethz.ch

 

Measurement, Simulation and Uncertainty Assessment of Implant Heating During MRI

Esra Neufeld, Sven Kühn, Gabor Szekely and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 54, Issue 13, pp. 4151–4169, July 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

07/07/2009

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neufeld@itis.ethz.ch

 

Parallel Scalable PDE-Constrained Optimization: Antenna Identification in Hyperthermia Cancer Treatment Planning

Olaf Schenk, Murat Manguoglu, Ahmed Sameh, Matthias Christen and Madan Sathe, in Computer Science - Research and Development: ISC09, Volume 23, Issue 3-4, pp. 177–183, June 2009

 

 
Other News

01/07/2009

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chavanne@itis.ethz.ch

 

Effective Full 3D EMI Analysis of Complex PCBs by Utlilizing the Latest Advances in Numerical Methods Combined with Novel Time-domain Measurement Technologies

Chung-Huan Li, Peter Futter, Nicolas Chavannes, and Niels Kuster, Microwave Engineering Europe, July/August 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/06/2009

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kuehn@itis.ethz.ch

 

MMF/GSMA commissioned study: “Scientific Basis for Base Station Exposure Compliance Standards”

Project MMF/GSMA Phase 2, Workpackages 6 & 7:
Sven Kühn et al, June 2009

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

20/06/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Annual Report 2008

The Annual Report 2008 features key figures for 2008 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Novel Low Frequency Solvers
  • Methods & Procedures for Safety Assessments/Optimization of MRI
  • In Silico Tumor Modeling
  • Populating Computational Space

 
AWARDS

19/06/2009

 

IT'IS Wins Five Student Awards at BioEM2009 Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, June 15–19, 2009

IT'IS PhD students Manuel Murbach, Sven Kühn, and Marie-Christine Gosselin wins a total of five student awards at the 2009 Joint Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Associations (BioEM2009) in Davos, Switzerland

 
MAJOR EVENTS

14/06/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

2009 Joint Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association

The IT'IS Foundation was the local organizer for the triennial joint meeting of the two bioelectromagnetics societies that occured in Davos, Switzerland in the summer of 2009.

 
PUBLICATIONS

28/05/2009

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Mechano-Chemical Model of a Solid Tumor for Therapy Outcome Predictions

Sven Hirsch, Dominik Szczerba, Bryn Lloyd, Michael Bajka, Niels Kuster, and Gábor Székely, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Computational Science – ICCS 2009 (Proceedings, Part I, of the 9th International Conference of Computational Science, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, May 25-27, 2009), Volume 5544/2009, pp. 715–724, May 20, 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2009

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gosselin@itis.ethz.ch

 

Dependence of the Occupational Exposure to Mobile Phone Base Stations on the Properties of the Antenna and the Human Body

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Andreas Christ, Sven Kühn, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp. 227–235, May 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Absence of Genotoxic Potential of 902 MHz (GSM) and 1747 MHz (DCS) Wireless Communication Signals: In vivo Two-year Bioassay in B6C3F1 Mice

Christina Ziemann, Heidrun Brockmeyer, Siddharth B. Reddy, Vijayalaxmi, Thomas J. Prihoda, Niels Kuster, Thomas Tillmann and Clemens Dasenbrock, in International Journal of Radiation Biology, Volume 85, Issue 5, pp. 454–464, May 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2009

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douglas@itis.ethz.ch

 

An Algorithm for Predicting the Change in SAR in a Human Phantom due to Deviations in its Complex Permittivity

Mark G. Douglas, Michael Y. Kanda, Wilson G. Luengas, Maurice Ballen, Tadeusz M. Babij, and Chung-Kwang Chou,  IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp. 570–583, May 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

14/04/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Amplitude-modulated Electromagnetic Fields for the Treatment of Cancer: Discovery of Tumor-specific Frequencies and Assessment of a Novel Therapeutic Approach

Alexandre Barbault, Frederico P. Costa, Brad Bottger, Reginald F. Munden, Fin Bomholt, Niels Kuster, and Boris Pasche, in Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, Volume 28, Issue 1, p51, April 2009

 

 
PRESS

23/03/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Discussion on new technologies in KABA magazine

January 2009, Professor Niels Kuster, Director of the IT'IS Foundation participated in a discussion on current new technologies with Ulrich Wydler, Head of Access + Data Systems EMEA at the KABA group.

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/03/2009

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capstick@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Novel Indirect Method to Determine the Radiation Impedance of a Handheld Antenna Structure

Myles H. Capstick, Jari O. Jekkonen, Andrew C. Marvin, Ian D. Flintoft, and Linda Dawson, in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp. 578–585, March 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/02/2009

Contact
kuehn@itis.ethz.ch

 

Assessment of Induced Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Various Anatomical Human Body Models

Sven Kühn, Wayne Jennings, Andreas Christ and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp. 875–890, January 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Mobile Phone Exposure and Spatial Memory

Clairy Wiholm, Arne Lowden, Niels Kuster, Lena Hillert, Bengt B. Arnetz, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, and Scott D. Moffat, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 59–65, January 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

05/01/2009

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Exploring Exposure to Mobile Phone Electromagnetic Fields and Psychophysiological and Self-rated Symptoms

Bengt B. Arnetz, Clairy Wiholm, Niels Kuster, Lena Hillert, and Scott D. Moffat, Psychosomatic Medicine, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp. 115. January 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/12/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

An Investigation into Occupational Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields for Personnel Working With and Around Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment

Myles Capstick, Donald McRobbie, Jeff Hand, Andreas Christ, Sven Kühn, Kjell Hansson Mild, Eugenia Cabot, Yan Li, Amir Melzer, Annie Papadak, Klaas Prüssmann, Rebecca Quest, Marc Rea, Salome Ryf, Michael Oberle, and Niels Kuster, EU COMMISSION Study on MRI (Project VT/2007/017), IT'IS Foundation & Imperial College, London

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/11/2008

 

On the Coupling Integrals Arising in the Method of Moments Formulation of Laterally Bounded Structures

Pedro Crespo-Valero, Ivica Stevanovic, Daniel Llorens del Rio, Juan R Mosig, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 56, Issue 12, Part 1, pp. 2885–2892, November 2008

 

 
Other News

16/10/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

BioEM 2009 Website Launched

A new website for the 2009 Bioelectromagnetics conference has been launched

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/10/2008

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

Exploring the Use of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Enhancing Blood Flow Images Via Computational Fluid Dynamics

Robert McGregor, Dominik Szczerba, Martin von Siebenthal, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Gábor Székely, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 5242/2008, pp. 782–789, October 2008

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2008

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

Modeling Intravasation of Liquid Distension Media in Surgical Simulators

Stefan Tuchschmid, Michael Bajka, Dominik Szczerba, Bryn A. Lloyd, Gabor Székely, and Matthias Harders, Medical Image Analysis, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp. 567–576, October 2008

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/2008

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dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Computational Framework for Modelling Solid Tumour Growth

Bryn A. Lloyd, Dominik Szczerba, Markus Rudin and Gábor Székely, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Volume 366, Issue 1879, pp. 3301–3318, September 2008

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Expression of PHOX2A, PHOX2B and of Their Target Gene dopamine-β-hydroxylase (DβH) is Not Modified by Exposure to Extremely-Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field (ELF-EMF) in a Human Neuronal Model

Roberta Benfante, Ruth Adele Antonini, Niels Kuster, Juergen Schuderer, Christian Maercker, Franz Adlkofer, Francesco Clementi and Diego Fornasari, in Toxicology in Vitro, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp. 1489–1495, September 2008

 
Other News

28/08/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS: Two New PhD Defenses

Esra Neufeld and Stefan Schild successfully defended their theses at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ)

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/08/2008

 

Effective EM Simulations with Micro-λ Resolution in Macro-λ Objects – Generalized Huygens Box Method

Nicolas Chavannes et al, Microwave Engineering Europe, July/August 2008

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/07/2008

Contact
dominik@itis.ethz.ch

 

Mechanism and Localization of Wall Failure During Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation

Dominik Szczerba, Robert McGregor, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Gábor Székely, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Biomedical Simulation 5104/2008, pp. 119–126, July 2008

 

 
Other News

01/07/2008

Contact
chavanne@itis.ethz.ch

 

 
AWARDS

12/06/2008

 

BEMS 2008 Student Award

IT'IS PhD student Sven Kühn wins a student award at the 2008 meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS2008), in San Diego, California, USA

 
Other News

11/06/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Niels Kuster Appointed President of BEMS

IT'IS Foundation Director Prof. Niels Kuster began his term as President of the Bioelectromagnetics Society.

 
Other News

03/06/2008

 

Tumor Promotion by Chronic UMTS-Modulated Radiofrequency Exposure in Mice Prenatally Treated with ENU

Thomas Tillmann, Heinrich Ernst, Tina Reinhardt, Andreas Bitz, Joachim Streckert, Volkert Hansen, Ulrich Mohr and Clemens Dasenbrock, in Abstract Booklet, IMBA-FGF-Workshop/Omics for Assessing Unclear Risks, Berlin, Germany, May 26–28, 2008

 
Other News

24/05/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Studies of Prof. Hugo Rüdiger's Group at the University of Vienna Were Not Blinded; Urged the Group to Withdraw the Papers

The RF studies of Prof. Hugo Rüdiger's group at the University of Vienna were apparently not blinded and therefore the University urged the group to withdraw its papers

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

19/05/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Enhanced Virtual Family Models: Ella, Duke, Billie, Thelonious

The enhanced models from the Virtual Family Project with unprecedented anatomical detail and accuracy are now available to the scientific community through the IT'IS Foundation.

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

30/04/2008

Contact
nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Annual Report 2007

The Annual Report 2007 features key figures for 2007 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Full-Wave Spice Based EM-Circuit Co-Simulator in Time Domain
  • Engineering and Medicine Meets Virtual Reality
  • EM Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • NIEHS/NTP – RF Radiation Research Program In Vivo Exposure Facility

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/04/2008

Contact
chavanne@itis.ethz.ch

 

Mastering Conformal Meshing for Complex CAD-Based C-FDTD Simulations

Stefan Benkler, Nicolas Chavannes and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp. 45–57, April 2008

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/04/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Effects of 884 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on Headache and Other Symptoms: An Experimental Provocation Study

Lena Hillert, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Arne Lowden, Clairy Wiholm, Niels Kuster, Sven Ebert, Clementine Boutry, Scott Douglas Moffat, Mats Berg, and Bengt Birger Arnetz, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp. 185–196, April 2008

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Neufeld (2008) Thesis

Esra Neufeld, “High Resolution Hyperthermia Treatment Planning,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 17947, Zurich, 2008

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Schild (2008) Thesis

Stefan Schild, “Advances in Material Modeling in EM-FDTD,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 17969, Zurich, 2008

 
Other News

23/03/2008

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Cellular Phone Use and Risk of Benign and Malignant Parotid Gland Tumors-A Nationwide Case-Control Study

Siegal Sadetzki, Angela Chetrit, Avital Jarus-Hakak, Elisabeth Cardis, Yonit Deutch, Shay Duvdevani, Ahuva Zultan, Ilya Novikov, Laurence Freedman and Michael Wolf, in American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 167, Issue 4, pp. 457–467, February 2008

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/02/2008

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ofli@itis.ethz.ch

 

Analysis and Optimization of Mobile Phone Antenna Radiation Performance in the Presence of Head and Hand Phantoms

Erdem Ofli, Chung-Huan Li, Nicolas Chavannes and Niels Kuster, in Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Vol.16, No.1 2008. Available online 5 February 2008

 

 
AWARDS

01/02/2008

 

Best Papers of Physics in Medicine and Biology in 2007

IT'IS PhD student Esra Neufeld's paper is awarded the distinction of being among the best papers of Physics in Medicine and Biology in 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/02/2008

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Reliable Prediction of Mobile Phone Performance for Realistic In-use Conditions Using the FDTD Method

Peter Futter, Nicolas Chavannes, Roger Tay, Mike Meili, Anja Klingenböck, Katja Pokovic and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp. 87–96, February 2008

 

 
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01/02/2008

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Continuous Wave and Simulated GSM Exposure at 1.8 W/kg and 1.8 GHz do not Induce hsp16-1 Heat-shock Gene Expression in Caenorhabditis elegans

Adam S. Dawe, Reetta Nylund, Dariusz Leszczynski, Niels Kuster, Tom Reader, and David I. De Pomerai, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp. 92–99. February 2008. Published online September 20, 2007

 
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15/01/2008

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Study on Potential Effects of '902-MHz GSM-type Wireless Communication Signals' on DBMA-induced Mammary Tumours in Sprague-Dawley Rats

Robert Hruby, Georg Neubauer, Niels Kuster and Michael Frauscher, in Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, Volume 649, Issue 1-2, pp. 34–44, January 2008

 
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01/01/2008

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Dosimetric Evaluation and Comparison of Different RF Exposure Apparatuses Used in Human Volunteer Studies

Clémentine M. Boutry, Sven Kühn, Peter Achermann, Albert Romann, Jafar Keshvari, and Niels Kuster, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 11–19, January 2008. Published online August 10, 2007

 
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14/12/2007

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New Head Exposure System for Use in Human Provocation Studies with EEG Recording During GSM900- and UMTS-like Exposure

Gernot Schmid, Stefan Cecil, Christoph Goger, Michael Trimmel, Niels Kuster, and Hamid Molla-Djafari, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 28, Issue 8, pp. 636–647, December 2007. Published online 24 July

 

 
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12/12/2007

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sXv – NTP/NIEHS Project

The US government (NIEHS funded) NTP study on possible health risks from high dose GSM and CDMA mobile phone exposures utilizes special reverberation chambers designed and manufactured by IT'IS Foundation.

 
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01/12/2007

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A Robust Method to Accurately Treat Arbitrarily Curved 3-D Thin Conductive Sheets in FDTD

Stefan Schild, Nicolas Chavannes, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 3587–3594, December 2007

 

 
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01/12/2007

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Experimental EMF Exposure Assessment

Sven Kühn and Niels Kuster, in “Biological and Medical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields,” Frank S. Barnes and Ben Greenebaum, Eds., CRC Press, London, 2007

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/11/2007

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A Patch Antenna Design for Application in a Phased-array Head and Neck Hyperthermia Applicator

Margarethus M. Paulides, Jurriaan F. Bakker, Nicolas Chavannes, and Gerard C. van Rhoon, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume 54, Issue 11, pp. 2057–2063, November 2007

 

 
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15/11/2007

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The Hypercollar: a Novel Applicator for Hyperthermia in the Head and Neck

Margarethus M. Paulides, Jurriaan F. Bakker, Esra Neufeld, Peter P. Jansen, Peter C. Levendag, and Gerard C. van Rhoon, International Journal of Hyperthermia, Volume 23, Issue 8, pp. 567–576, November 2007

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/10/2007

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GSM and DCS Wireless Communication Signals: Combined Chronic Toxicity/Carcinogenicity Study in the Wistar Rat

Paul Smith, Niels Kuster, Sven Ebert, and Hans-Jörg Chevalier, in Radiation Research, Volume 168, Issue 4, pp. 480–492, October 2007

 

 
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15/10/2007

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An Attempt to Model the Human Body as a Communication Channel

Marc Simon Wegmueller, Andreas Kuhn, Juerg Froehlich, Michael Oberle, Norbert Felber, Niels Kuster, and Wolfgang Fichtner, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume 54, Issue 10, pp. 1851–1857, October 2007. Published online September 17

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

03/09/2007

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Pulsed Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields: Dose-dependent Effects on Sleep, the Sleep EEG and Cognitive Performance

Sabine J. Regel, Gilberte Tinguely, Jürgen Schuderer, Martin Adam, Niels Kuster, Hans-Peter Landolt, and Peter Achermann, in Journal of Sleep Research, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp. 253–258, September 2007. Published online August 17, 2007

 

 
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01/09/2007

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Carcinogenicity Study of 217 Hz Pulsed 900 MHz Electromagnetic Fields in Pim1 Transgenic Mice

Germano Oberto, Katia Rolfo, Ping Yu, Michela Carbonatto, Sergio Peano, Niels Kuster, Sven Ebert and Santi Tofani, in Radiation Research, Volume 168, Issue 3, pp. 316–326, September 2007

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/08/2007

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Assessment Methods for Demonstrating Compliance with Safety Limits of Wireless Devices Used in Home and Office Environments

Sven Kühn, Urs Lott, Axel Kramer, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp. 519–525, August 2007

 
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01/08/2007

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Novel Conformal Technique to Reduce Staircasing Artifacts at Material Boundaries for FDTD Modeling of the Bioheat Equation

Esra Neufeld, Nik Chavannes, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 52, Issue 15, pp. 4371–4381, August 2007. Published online 22 June 2007

 
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01/08/2007

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Benefits of Superficial Hyperthermia Treatment Planning: Five Case Studies

Maarten de Bruijne, D. H. M. Wielheesen, J. van der Zee, Nicolas Chavannes and Gerard C. van Rhoon, in International Journal of Hyperthermia, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp. 417–429, August 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

24/07/2007

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SAR Distribution in Human Beings When Using Body-worn RF Transmitters

Andreas Christ, Theodoros Samaras, Esra Neufeld, Anja Klingenböck, and Niels Kuster, in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Volume 124, Issue 1, pp. 6–14. Published online July 24, 2007

 
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30/06/2007

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Quantitative Validation of the 3D SAR Profile of Hyperthermia Applicators Using the Gamma Method

Maarten de Bruijne, Theodoros Samaras, Nicolas Chavannes, and Gerard C. van Rhoon, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 52, Issue 11, pp. 3075–3088, June 2007

 
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30/06/2007

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Requirements for Reliable Worst-case Assessment of Human Exposure to RF Electromagnetic Fields with Known Uncertainty

Andreas Christ, in Health Physics, Volume 92, Issue 6, pp. 554–564, June 2007. invited paper

 
Other News

26/06/2007

 

New RF Report by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment published a new report “High Frequency Radiation and Health” based on publications from end 2002 to September 2006.

 
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04/06/2007

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Swiss National Science Foundation 2006 Annual Report

The Swiss National Science Foundation, which has funded several IT'IS projects, released its 2006 Annual Report.

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

01/06/2007

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IT'IS Annual Report 2006

The Annual Report 2006 features key figures for 2006 and overviews of selected projects: 

  • Genetic Algorithm Based Optimzer for Parametrized CAD Data
  • Indoor Exposure Assessment
  • Risk Assessments - In Vivo Experiments
  • Hyperthermia Treatment Planning

 
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31/05/2007

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Pulsed Radio Frequency Radiation Affects Cognitive Performance and the Waking Electroencephalogram

Sabine J. Regel, Julie M. Gottselig, Jürgen Schuderer, Gilberte Tinguely, Julia V. Rétey, Niels Kuster, Hans-Peter Landolt, and Peter Achermann, in Neuroreport, Volume 18, Issue 8, pp. 803–807, May 2007

 
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09/05/2007

 

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENHIR) report

The European Commission has published an opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENHIR) on the possible health risks of electromagnetic fields (EMF)

 
AWARDS

05/05/2007

 

IMTC 2007 Student Paper Award

IT'IS PhD student Marc Wegmüller wins the student paper award at the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (IMTC 2007)

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/04/2007

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A New Planning Tool for Hyperthermic Cancer Treatment

Esra Neufeld, in ERCIM News, Number 69, pp. 31–32, April 2007, invited

 
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04/04/2007

 

Long-term use of cellular phones and brain tumours -- increased risk associated with use for > 10 years

Lennart O Hardell, Michael Carlberg, Fredrik Söderqvist, Kjell Hansson Mild and Lloyd L Morgan, in Occup. Environ. Med., published online 4 April 2007

 
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04/04/2007

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Wegmüller (2007) Thesis

Marc Simon Wegmüller, “Intra-Body Communication for Biomedical Sensor Networks,” PhD Thesi, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technologys, Thesis No. 17323, Zurich, 2007

 
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04/04/2007

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Berdiñas-Torres (2007) Thesis

Verónica Berdiñas-Torres, “Exposure Systems and Dosimetry of Large-Scale In Vivo Studies,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 17429, Zurich, 2007

 
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02/04/2007

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02/04/2007

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Feasibility of Future Epidemiological Studies on Possible Health Effects of Mobile Phone Base Stations

Georg Neubauer, Maria Feychting, Yngve Hamnerius, Leeka Kheifets, Niels Kuster, Ignacio Ruiz, Joachim Schüz, Richard Überbacher, Joe Wiart, and Martin Röösli, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp. 224–230, April 2007, online 1 November 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

02/04/2007

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Carcinogenicity Study of GSM / DCS Wireless Communication Signals in B6C3F1 Mice

Thomas Tillmann, Heinrich Ernst, Sven Ebert, Niels Kuster, Wolfgang Behnke, Susanne Rittinghausen, and Clemens Dasenbrock, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp. 173–187, April 2007, online 3 October 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/03/2007

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Worst Case Temperature Rise in a One-dimensional Tissue Model Exposed to Radiofrequency Radiation

Theodoros Samaras, Andreas Christ, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp. 492–496, March 2007

 
AWARDS

23/03/2007

 

iWAT'07 Best Student Presentation Award

IT'IS PhD student Stefan Schild was presented the best student presentation award at the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technologies (iWAT'07)

 
Other News

09/03/2007

 

Recent Research on EMF and Health Risks: Swedish Report

4th annual report from SSI's Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields, 2006, Swedish Radiation Production Authority

 
Other News

12/02/2007

 

Launch of the National Research Programme on risks related to electromagnetic radiation

A new website and information brochure introducing the National Research Programme NRP 57 on risks related to electromagnetic radiation have been published today (Feb 12, 2007)

 
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17/01/2007

 

Mobile phone use and risk of glioma in 5 North European countries

Anna Lahkola, Anssi Auvinen, Jani Raitanen, Minouk J. Schoemaker, Helle C. Christensen, Maria Feychting, Christoffer Johansen, Lars Klæboe, Stefan Lönn, Anthony J. Swerdlow, Tore Tynes and Tiina Salminen, in International Journal of Cancer, Published Online: 17 Jan 2007

 
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06/12/2006

 

Cellular Telephone Use and Cancer Risk: Update of a Nationwide Danish Cohort

Joachim Schüz, Rune Jacobsen, Jørgen H. Olsen, John D. Boice, Jr, Joseph K. McLaughlin, and Christoffer Johansen, in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 98, Issue 23, pp. 1707–1713, December 6 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

27/09/2006

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Development of Novel Whole-Body Exposure Setups for Rats Providing High Efficiency, National Toxicology Program (NTP) Compatibility and Well-Characterized Exposure

Wolfgang Kainz, Neviana Nikoloski, Walter Oesch, Veronica Berdiñas-Torres, Jürg Fröhlich, Georg Neubauer, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 51, Number 20, pp. 5211–5229, October 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/09/2006

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Characterization of the Electromagnetic Near-field Absorption in Layered Biological Tissue in the Frequency Range from 30 MHz to 6000 MHz

Andreas Christ, Theodoros Samaras, Anja Klingenböck and Niels Kuster in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 51, Number 19, pp. 4951-4966, October 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/09/2006

 

Source of Funding and Results of Studies of Health Effects of Mobile Phone Use: Systematic Review of Experimental Studies

Anke Huss, Matthias Egger, Kerstin Hug, Karin Huwiler-Müntener and Martin Röösli in Environmental Health Physics, Volume 115, Number 1, pp. 1-4, January 2007, published online September 15

 
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13/09/2006

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Gene Expression Changes in Human Cells After Exposure to Mobile Phone Microwaves

Daniel Remondini, Reetta Nylund, Jukka Reivinen, Florence Poulletier de Gannes, Bernard Veyret, Isabelle Lagroye, Emmanuelle Haro, M. Angeles Trillo, Miriam Capri, Claudio Franceschi, Kathrin Schlatterer, Richard Gminski, Rudolf Fitzner, Rudolf Tauber, Jurgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, Dariusz Leszczynski, Ferdinando Bersani and Christian Maercker, in Proteomics, Published Online: 28 Jul 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/2006

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Pulsed Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields: Dose-Dependent Effects on Sleep, the Sleep EEG and Cognitive Performance

Sabine J. Regel, Gilberte Tinguely, Jürgen Schuderer, Martin Adam, Niels Kuster, Hans-Peter Landolt, and Peter Achermann, in Journal of Sleep Research, Volume 15, Issue s1, p. 171, September 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

16/08/2006

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UMTS Base Station-Like Exposure, Well Being and Cognitive Performance

Sabine J. Regel, Sonja Negovetic, Martin Röösli, Veronica Berdiñas, Jürgen Schuderer, Anke Huss, Urs Lott, Niels Kuster, and Peter Achermann, in Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 114, Number 8, pp. 1270–1275, August 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

26/07/2006

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Electro-Optic Fiber Sensor for Amplitude and Phase Detection of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Axel Kramer, Peter Müller, Urs Lott, Niels Kuster, and Fin Bomholt in Optics Letters, Volume 31, Issue 16, pp. 2402–2404, July 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/07/2006

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Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field (ELF-EMF) does not Affect the Expression of α3, α5 and α7 Nicotinic Receptor Subunit Genes in SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cell Line

Ruth Adele Antonini, Roberta Benfante, Cecilia Gotti, Milena Moretti, Niels Kuster, Juergen Schuderer, Francesco Clementi and Diego Fornasari, in Toxicology Letters, Volume 164, Number 3, pp. 191–288, July 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/07/2006

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Methodology of Detailed Dosimetry and Treatment of Uncertainty and Variations for In Vivo Studies

Niels Kuster, Verónica Berdiñas Torres, Neviana Nikoloski, Michael Frauscher and Wolfgang Kainz, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp. 378–391, July 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

28/06/2006

 

Do GSM 900MHz Signals Affect Cerebral Blood Circulation? A Near-infrared Spectrophotometry Study

Martin Wolf, Daniel Haensse, Geert Morren, and Juerg Froehlich, in Optics Express, Volume 14, Number 13, pp. 6128–6141, June 2006

 
AWARDS

16/06/2006

 

BEMS 2006 Student Awards

IT'IS PhD students Clementine Boutry-Viellard and Sven Kühn receive student awards at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS2006) in Cancun, Mexico

 
PUBLICATIONS

14/06/2006

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A New 3-D Conformal PEC FDTD Scheme with User-defined Geometric Precision and Derived Stability Criterion

Stefan Benkler, Nicolas Chavannes and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 54, Number 6, pp. 1843–1849, June 2006

 

 
AWARDS

07/06/2006

 

ESHO 2006 Student Award

IT'IS PhD student Esra Neufeld received a student award at the 3rd meeting of the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology (ESHO2006) in Berlin, Germany

 
PUBLICATIONS

06/06/2006

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Effects of Geometry Discretization Aspects on the Numerical Solution of the Bioheat Transfer Equation with the FDTD Technique

Theodoros Samaras, Andreas Christ, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 51, No. 11, pp. N221–N229, May 2006

 

 
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01/06/2006

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Virtual Prototyping Considering Different Usage Patterns

Nicolas Chavannes, Microwave Engineering Europe, June 2006

 
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15/05/2006

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Analysis of the Accuracy of the Numerical Reflection Coefficient of the Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method at Planar Material Interfaces

Andreas Christ, Stefan Benkler, Jürg Fröhlich and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp. 264–272, May 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2006

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Comparisons of Computed Mobile Phone Induced SAR in the SAM Phantom to That in Anatomically Correct Models of the Human Head

Brian B. Beard, Wolfgang Kainz, Teruo Onishi, Takahiro Iyama, Soichi Watanabe, Osamu Fujiwara, Jianqing Wang, Giorgi Bit-Babik, Antonio Faraone, Joe Wiart, Andreas Christ, Niels Kuster, Ae-Kyoung Lee, Hugo Kroeze, Martin Siegbahn, Jafar Keshvari, Houman Abrishamkar, Winfried Simon, Dirk Manteuffel, and Neviana Nikoloski, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp. 397–407, May 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/05/2006

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ROS Release and Hsp70 Expression after Exposure to 1,800 MHz Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in Primary Human Monocytes and Lymphocytes

M. Lantow, M. Lupke, J. Frahm, M. O. Mattsson, N. Kuster and M. Simko, in Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, Volume 45, Number 1, pp. 55–62, May 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2006

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The Dependence of Electromagnetic Far-field Absorption on Body Tissue Composition in the Frequency Range from 300 MHz to 6 GHz

Andreas Christ, Anja Klingenböck, Theodoros Samaras, Cristian Goiceanu, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 54, Number 5, pp. 2188–2195, May 2006

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

15/04/2006

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IT'IS Annual Report 2005

The Annual Report 2005 features key figures for 2005 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Novel Semi-Implicit FDTD Solver
  • Time and Frequency Domain Field Sensor
  • New Challenges in Compliance Testing
  • New Thermo-Solver

 
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04/04/2006

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Oesch (2006) Thesis

Walter Oesch, “Controlling software for EMF laboratory studies,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 16346, Zurich, 2006

 
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04/04/2006

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Benkler (2006) Thesis

Stefan Benkler, “Robust Conformal Subcel l Modeling for Electromagnetic Simulations in Time Domain,” PhD Thesi, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technologys, Thesis No. 16969, Zurich, 2006

 
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01/03/2006

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Swiss Workshop Focused on Quality in EMF Research

Janet Lathrop, a journalist specializing in RF research, gives a broad and interesting review of the Monte Verità workshop on EMF Health Risk Research organized by the IT'IS Foundation November 2005.

 
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01/03/2006

 

Mobile Phone Affects Cerebral Blood Flow in Humans

Sargo Aalto, Christian Haarala, Anna Brück, Hannu Sipilä, Heikki Hämäläinen, and Juha O Rinne, in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, Volume 26, Number 7, pp. 885–890, July 2006

 
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01/03/2006

 

Cellular Phones, Cordless Phones, and the Risks of Glioma and Meningioma (Interphone Study Group, Germany)

Joachim Schüz, Eva Bohler, Gabriele Berg, Brigitte Schlehofer, Iris Hettinger, Klaus Schlaefer, Jürgen Wahrendorf, Katharina Kunna-Grass, and Maria Blettner, in American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 163, Issue 6, pp. 512–520, March 2006

 
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28/02/2006

 

Childhood Leukemia and Magnetic Fields in Japan: A Case-control Study of Childhood Leukemia and Residential Power-frequency Magnetic Fields in Japan

Michinori Kabuto, Hiroshi Nitta, Seiichiro Yamamoto, Naohito Yamaguchi, Suminori Akiba, Yasushi Honda, Jun Hagihara, Katsuo Isaka, Tomohiro Saito, Toshiyuki Ojima, Yosikazu Nakamura, Tetsuya Mizoue, Satoko Ito, Akira Eboshida, Shin Yamazaki, Shigeru Sokejima, Yoshika Kurokawa, and Osami Kubo, in International Journal of Cancer, Volume 119, Issue 3, Pages 643–650, August 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

08/02/2006

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Effects of 900 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on DMBA-Induced Mammary Tumors in Rats

Da Yu, Yonghao Shen, Niels Kuster, Yiti Fu, and Huai Chiang, in Radiation Research, Volume 165, Number 2, pp. 174–180, February 2006

 

 
PRESS

24/01/2006

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EMF Health Risk Research at Monte Verità, Switzerland

The conference summary as well as the presentations of the Monte Verità conference on EMF health risk research are now available on the Monte Verità website (under "results").

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2005

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Nonuniform Grids, Nonorthogonal Grids, Unstructured Grids, and Subgrids, and Antennas

Nicolas Chavannes and others, in “Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, Third Edition,” Allen Taflove and Susan C. Hagness, Artech House, Inc., Boston, 2005

 

 
MAJOR EVENTS

20/11/2005

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EMF Health Risk Research: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future

A workshop to bring together the most experienced and independent researchers worldwide to develop a vision towards improving the quality of future research on EMF and health.

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/10/2005

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Response, Thermal Regulatory Threshold and Thermal Breakdown Threshold of Restrained RF-Exposed Mice at 905 MHz

Sven Ebert, Sang-Jin Eom, Jürgen Schuderer, U. Apostel, Thomas Tillmann, Clemens Dasenbrock and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine & Biology, Volume 50, Number 21, pp. 5203–5215, October 2005

 

 
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03/10/2005

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New Study on aging effects of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation in the head

A study investigating the electromagnetic energy absorption and possible induced thermal stress considering worst case conditions of age dependent tissue properties, anatomical changes and thermal regulation

 
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01/10/2005

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Effects of 1-Week and 6-Week Exposure to GSM/DCS Radiofrequency Radiation on Micronucleus Formation in B6C3F1 Mice

Bernd-D. Görlitz, Meike Müller, Sven Ebert, Hartmut Hecker, Niels Kuster, and Clemens Dasenbrock, in Radiation Research, Volume 164, Number 4 pt 1, pp. 431–439, October 2005

 

 
Other News

30/08/2005

 

Mobile Phone Use and Risk of Acoustic Neuroma: Results of the Interphone Case-control Study in Five North European Countries

M J Schoemaker, A J Swerdlow, A Ahlbom, A Auvinen, K G Blaasaas, E Cardis, H Collatz Christensen, M Feychting, S J Hepworth, C Johansen, L Klæboe, S Lönn, P A McKinney, K Muir, J Raitanen, T Salminen, J Thomsen and T Tynes, in British Journal of Cancer, Volume 93, Number 7, 842–848, October 2005

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/08/2005

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Differences in RF Energy Absorption in the Heads of Adults and Children

Andreas Christ and Niels Kuster, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 26, Issue S7, pp. S31–S44, December 2005

 

 
PRESS

26/08/2005

 

IT'IS Site Selected for Advertisement Shooting

Our entrance door was selected by the biggest retailer in Switzerland as a background for shooting their latest advertisement. Curiously, they are promoting mobile phones!

 
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26/08/2005

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IT’IS new Associate Member of ITU-R Study Group 1 – Spectrum Management

The IT’IS Foundation has become a new Associate Member of the Radiocommunication Sector of the ITU, the International Telecommunication Union within the United Nations System

 
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26/08/2005

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Electromagnetic Fields Affect Transcript Levels of Apoptosis-Related Genes in Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Neural Progenitor Cells

Teodora Nikolova, Jaroslaw Czyz, Alexandra Rolletschek, Przemyslaw Blyszczuk, Jörg Fuchs, Gabriele Jovtchev, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, and Anna M. Wobus, in The FASEB Journal, Volume 19, Number 12, pp. 1686–1688, October 2005

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

06/07/2005

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Dosimetric Comparison of the Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM) to 14 Anatomical Head Models Using a Novel Definition for the Mobile Phone Positioning

Wolfgang Kainz, Andreas Christ, Tocher Kellom, Seth Seidman, Neviana Nikoloski, Brian Beard and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 50, Number 14, pp. 3423–3445, July 2005

 

 
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03/06/2005

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New study to develop anatomical high resolution models of adults and children

Within the framework of this study, four high resolution computer models of a woman, a man and two children will be developed

 
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01/06/2005

 

Childhood Cancer in Relation to Distance From High Voltage Power Lines in England and Wales: a Case-control Study

Gerald Draper, Tim Vincent, Mary E Kroll, and John Swanson, in BMJ, Volume 330, p.1290, 4 June 2005

 
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01/06/2005

 

Resonance Effects Indicate a Radical-Pair Mechanism for Avian Magnetic Compass

Thorsten Ritz, Peter Thalau, John B. Phillips, Roswitha Wiltschko and Wolfgang Wiltschko, Nature 429, pp. 177-180, May 2004

 
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01/06/2005

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Whole-Body Exposure to 2.45 GHz Electromagnetic Fields Does Not Alter 12-arm Radial-Maze With Reduced Access to Spatial Cues in Rats

Brigitte Cosquer, Niels Kuster and Jean-Christophe Cassel, Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 161, Issue 2, pp. 331–334, June 2005

 

 
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01/06/2005

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Blood–Brain Barrier and Electromagnetic Fields: Effects of Scopolamine Methylbromide on Working Memory After Whole-body Exposure to 2.45 GHz Microwaves in Rats

Brigitte Cosquer, Anne Pereira de Vasconcelos, Jürg Fröhlich and Jean-Christophe Cassel, Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 161, Issue 2, pp. 229–237, June 2005

 

 
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20/05/2005

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Experimental Phase of the TNO Study Completed

The experimental phase of the TNO study was successfully completed

 
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17/05/2005

 

Use of Cellular Telephones and Brain Tumour Risk in Urban and Rural Areas

Hardell's newest publication tested the hypothesis of an association between the use of cellular or cordless telephones and the risk for brain tumours in different geographical areas, urban and rural

 
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22/04/2005

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IT'IS Foundation at the ETH 150 Years Exhibition, Welcome Tomorrow

The IT'IS Foundation presented its research achievements as part of the 150 year anniversary exhibit of the ETH Zurich at the Zurich main train station.

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

15/04/2005

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IT'IS Annual Report 2004

The Annual Report 2004 features key figures for 2004 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Novel Conformal Meshes
  • Mobile Phone Exposure of Children vs Adults
  • Human Studies for Risk Assessment and Hyperthermia
  • Services

 
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15/04/2005

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oberle@itis.ethz.ch

 

Health Support Systems informational brochure

R&D Services in Medical Technology, the Health Support Systems informational brochure is now available as a PDF

 
Other News

12/04/2005

 

Cellular Telephones and Risk for Brain Tumors

H. Collatz Christensen, J. Schüz, M. Kosteljanetz, H. Skovgaard Poulsen, J. D. Boice, Jr, J. K. McLaughlin, and C. Johansen, Neurology, Volume 64, pp. 1189–1195, April 2005

 
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01/04/2005

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Reevaluation and Improved Design of the TEM Cell In Vitro Exposure Unit for Replication Studies

Neviana Nikoloski, Jürg Fröhlich, Theodoros Samaras, Jürgen Schuderer and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 215–224, April 2005

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

24/03/2005

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Exposure to Pulse-Modulated Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Affects Regional Cerebral Blood Flow

R. Huber, V. Treyer, J. Schuderer, T. Berthold, A. Buck, N. Kuster, H. P. Landolt and P. Achermann, European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 1000–1006, February 2005

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/02/2005

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The Precautionary Principle in the Information Society: Effects of Pervasive Computing on Health and Enviroment

Lorenz Hilty, Siegfried Behrendt, Mathias Binswanger, Arend Bruinink, Lorenz Erdmann, Jürg Fröhlich, Andreas Köhler, Niels Kuster, Claudia Som, and Felix Würtenberger,
TA-Swiss (Center for Technology Assessment) TA46e/2005, 2003. Revised second edition, 2005

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

25/01/2005

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Numerical and Experimental Comparison of Human Head Phantoms for Compliance Testing of Mobile Telephone Equipment

Andreas Christ, Nicolas Chavannes, Neviana Nikoloski, Hans-Ulrich Gerber, Katja Pokovic, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 125–137, February 2005

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

25/01/2005

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Whole-Body Exposure to 2.45 GHz Electromagnetic Fields Does Not Alter Anxiety Responses in Rats: a Plus-Maze Study Including Test Validation

Brigitte Cosquer, Rodrigue Galani, Niels Kuster and Jean-Christophe Cassel, Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 156, Issue 1, pp. 65–74, January 2005

 

 
Other News

08/01/2005

 

Mobile Phones and Health 2004: Report by the Board of NRPB

The NRPB Board has published a review update (PDF, download 1.62 MB) of the 2000 report on Mobile Phones and Health

 
PUBLICATIONS

05/01/2005

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Precautionary Principle in the Information Society. Effects of Pervasive Computing on Health and Enviroment

Niels Kuster in TA-Swiss: Center for Technology Assessment; TA46e/2005)
Pervasive Computing refers to visionary new ways of applying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to our daily lives

 
Other News

09/12/2004

 

WHO Releases Children's Research Agenda

The Working Group of the World Health Organization has just released its recommendations for studies relevant to the risk of adverse health effects in children from exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs)

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

In Vitro Exposure Apparatus for ELF Magnetic Fields

Jürgen Schuderer, Walter Oesch, Norbert Felber and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 8, pp. 582–591, December 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

29/11/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Final Report on REFLEX and Project Summary Now Available

REFLEX (Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards from Low Energy Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure Using Sensitive in vitro Methods) was a 3-year joint research project within the 5th EU Framework Program

 
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24/11/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

New replication study to investigate EMF induced DNA damage in human fibroblasts

Within the framework of this study, four high resolution computer models of a woman, a man and two children will be developed

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/2004

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Whole-Body Exposure to 2.45 GHz Electromagnetic Fields Does Not Alter Radial-Maze Performance in Rats

Jean-Christophe Cassel, Brigitte Cosquer, Rodrigue Galani and Niels Kuster, Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 155, Issue 1, pp. 37–43, November 2004

 

 
Other News

13/10/2004

 

Mobile Phone Use and the Risk of Acoustic Neuroma

Stefan Lönn, Anders Ahlbom, Per Hall and Maria Feychting was published in Epidemiology, Volume 15, Number 6, November 2004

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/10/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Congnitive Performance and Waking EEG

S. J. Regel, J. M. Gottselig, J. Schuderer, G. Hofer-Tinguely, N. Kuster, H.-P. Landolt, J. V. Rétey and P. Achermann in 17th CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SLEEP RESEARCH SOCIETY, October 2004

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/10/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Thermal Thresholds of Restrained RF Exposed Mice at 905 MHz

Sven Ebert, Clemens Dasenbrock, Thomas Tillmann and Niels Kuster in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, Kos, Greece, 4-8 October 2004

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Guidance for Exposure Design of Human Studies Addressing Health Risk Evaluations of Mobile Phones

Niels Kuster, Jürgen Schuderer, Andreas Christ, Peter Futter and Sven Ebert, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 7 , pp. 524–529, October 2004

 
Other News

01/09/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Dutch study with UMTS exposure will be replicated in Switzerland

The Dutch TNO study investigating the effects of GSM- and UMTS-like electromagnetic fields on well being and cognitive functions in human subjects will be replicated within the Replication-TNO project

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/08/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

In Vitro Exposure Setups for RF Exposures at 900 MHz

Jürgen Schuderer, Denis Spät, Theodoros Samaras, Walter Oesch and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions in Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp. 2067–2075, August 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/08/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

High Peak SAR Exposure Unit with Tight Exposure and Environmental Control for In Vitro Experiments at 1800 MHz

Jürgen Schuderer, Theodoros Samaras, Walter Oesch, Denis Spät and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions in Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp. 2057–2066, August 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/06/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

1800 MHz Radiofrequency (Mobile Phones, Different Global System for Mobile Communication Modulations) Does Not Affect Apoptosis and Heat Shock Protein 70 Level in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Young and Old Donors

Miriam Capri, Elena Scarcella, Enrica Bianchi, Cristiana Fumelli, Pietro Mesirca, Chiara Agostini, D. Remondini, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, Claudio Franceschi and Ferdinando Bersani, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Volume 80, Issue 6, pp. 389–397, June 2004

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

17/05/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT'IS Annual Report 2003

The Annual Report 2003 features key figures for 2003 and overviews of selected projects:

  • TRINITY
  • CSCIENCE
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • ULTRACOM

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/05/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

A Novel 3-D CPFDTD Scheme for Modeling Grid Non-conformally Aligned Transmitter Structures

Nicolas Chavannes and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp. 1324–1334, May 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (gsm Signals) Affect Gene Expression Levels in Tumor Suppressor p53-deficient Embryonic Stem Cells

Jaroslaw Czyz, Kaomei Guan, Qinghua Zeng, Teodora Nikolova, Armin Meister, Frank Schönborn, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster and Anna M. Wobus, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp. 296–307, May 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Novel High Resolution Temperature Probe for Radiofrequency Dosimetry

Jürgen Schuderer, Thomas Schmid, Gerald Urban, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp. N83–N92, March 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Schuderer (2004) Thesis

Jürgen Schuderer, “EMF Risk Assessment: In Vitro Research and Sleep Studies,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 15347, Zurich, 2003

 
Other News

08/02/2004

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New sleep study

Effects of GSM mobile phone exposure on human sleep, waking EEG, regional cerebral blood flow, performance and heart rate are investigated

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Non-Thermal Effects of Power-Line Magnetic Fields (50 Hz) on Gene Expression Levels of Pluripotent Embryonic Stem Cells—The Role of Tumour Suppressor p53

Jaroslaw Czyz, Teodora Nikolova, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, and Anna M. Wobus, Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, Volume 557, Issue 1, pp. 63–74, January 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/2004

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Dosimetric Analysis of the Carousel Setup for the Exposure of Rats at 1.62 GHz

Frank Schönborn, Katja Pokovic, Christian Brösamle, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp. 16–26, January 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2003

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Suitability of FDTD Based TCAD Tools for RF Design of Mobile Phones

Nicolas Chavannes, Roger Tay, Neviana Nikoloski and Niels Kuster, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp. 52–66, December 2003

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/07/2003

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Correction of the Numerical Reflection Coefficient of the Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Efficient Simulation of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

Andreas Christ, Matthias Streiff, Andreas Witzig, Niels Kuster, and Wolfgang Fichtner, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2003, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp. 1401–1408, July 2003

 

 
AWARDS

26/06/2003

 

BEMS 2003 Student Award

IT'IS PhD student Neviana Nikoloski received a student award at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS2003) at Maui, Hawaii, USA

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2003

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure in Humans: Estimation of SAR Distribution in the Brain, Effects on Sleep and Heart Rate

Reto Huber, Jürgen Schuderer, Thomas Graf, Kathrin Jütz, Alexander A. Borbély, Niels Kuster, and Peter Achermann, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp. 262–276, May 2003

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2003

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Christ (2003) Thesis

Andreas Christ, “Analysis and Improvement of the Numerical Properties of the FDTD Algorithm,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 15057, Zurich, 2003

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/02/2003

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Effect of the Meniscus at the Solid/Liquid Interface on the SAR Distribution in Petri Dishes and Flasks

Jürgen Schuderer and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp. 103–108, February 2003

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2002

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Correction of Numerical Phase Velocity Errors in Nonuniform FDTD Meshes

Andreas Christ, Jürg Fröhlich, and Niels Kuster, IEICE Transactions on Communications, Volume E85-B, Issue 12, pp. 2904–2915, December 2002

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2002

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Towards Danger of Mobile Phones in Planes, Trains, Cars and Elevators

Axel Kramer, Jürg Fröhlich and Niels Kuster, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Volume 71, Issue 12, page 3100, December 2002

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2002

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Electromagnetic Fields, Such as Those from Mobile Phones, Alter Regional Cerebral Blood Flow and Sleep and Waking EEG

R. Huber, V. Treyer, A.A. Borbély, J. Schuderer, J.M. Gottselig, H.-P. Landolt, E. Werth, T. Bertholod, N. Kuster, A. Buck, and P. Achermann, Journal of Sleep Research, Volume 11 Issue 4, pp. 289–295, December 2002

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2002

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Chavannes (2002) Thesis

Nicolas P. Chavannes, “Local Mesh Refinement Algorithms for Enhanced Modeling Capabilities in the FDTD Method,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 14577, Zurich, 2002

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

03/12/2001

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Basis for Optimization of In Vitro Exposure Apparatus for Health Hazard Evaluations of mObile Communications

Frank Schönborn, Katja Pokovic, Michael Burkhardt, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 22, Issue 8, pp. 547–559, December 2001

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2001

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Review of Dosimetry and Near-field Measurement Techniques for Human Exposure Evaluations and Bioexperiments

Niels Kuster, “Review of dosimetry and near-field measurement techniques for human exposure evaluations and bioexperiments,” in Communication Mobile-Effects Biologique, Claude Legris, CADAS, Acadèmie des Sciences, Paris, France, 2001

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2001

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PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2000

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Experimental and Numerical Near-Field Evaluation of RF Transmitters

Katja Pokovic, Michael Burkhardt, and Niels Kuster, in Radio Frequency Radiation Dosimetry, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Appropriate Modeling of the Ear for Compliance Testing of Handheld MTE with SAR Safety Limits at 900/1800 MHz

Michael Burkhardt and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 48, Issue 11 (Part 1), pp. 1927–1934, November 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

The Dependence of Electromagnetic Energy Absorption upon Human Head Tissue Composition in the Frequency Range of 300–3000 MHz

Antonios Drossos, Veli Santomaa, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 48, Issue 11 (Part 2), pp. 1988–1995, November 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Exposure to Pulsed High-frequency Electromagnetic Field During Waking Affects Human Sleep EEG

Reto Huber, Thomas Graf, Kimberly A. Cote, Lutz Wittmann, Eva Gallmann, Daniel Matter, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, Alexander A. Borbély, and Peter Achermann, NeuroReport, Volume 11, Issue 15, pp. 3321–3325, October 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/08/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Millimeter-Resolution E-field Probe for Isotropic Measurement in Lossy Media Between 100 MHz and 20 GHz

Katja Pokovic, Thomas Schmid, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp. 873–878, August 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/08/2000

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Electromagnetic and Heat Transfer Computations for Non-ionizing Radiation Dosimetry

Theodoros Samaras, Peter Regli, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 45, Issue 8, pp. 2233–2246, August 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/07/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Design, Optimization, Realization, and Analysis of an In Vitro System for the Exposure of Embryonic Stem Cells at 1.71 GHz

Frank Schönborn, Katja Pokovic, Anna M. Wobus, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp. 372–384, July 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/06/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Analysis of EEG Data from Weak-field Magnetic Stimulation of Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients

Jon Dobson, Timothy G. St. Pierre, Paola P. Schultheiss-Grassi, H. Gregor Wieser, and Niels Kuster, Brain Research, Volume 868, Issue 2, pp. 386–391, June 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2000

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PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2000

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Novel Probes and Evaluation Procedures to Assess Field Magnitude and Polarization

Katja Pokovic, Thomas Schmid, Jürg Fröhlich, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp. 240–244, May 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

13/04/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Review of FDTD Time-Stepping Schemes for Efficient Simulation of Electric Conductive Media

Christian Schuster, Andreas Christ, and Wolfgang Fichtner, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp. 16–21, April 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

12/04/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Spontaneous and Nitrosourea-Induced Primary Tumors of the Central Nervous System in Fischer 344 Rats Exposed to Frequency-modulated Microwave Fields

W. Ross Adey, Craig V. Buys, Robert J. Higgins, Robert A. Jones, Charles J. Kean, Niels Kuster, Anne MacMurray, Robert B. Stagg, and Grenith Zimmermann, Journal of Cancer Research, Volume 60, April 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2000

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Schönborn (2000) Thesis

Frank J. Schönborn, “Risk Assessment to EMF Exposure ,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 13839, Zurich, 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/1999

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Review of Exposure Assessment for Handheld Mobile Communications, Devices and Antenna Studies for Optimized Performance

Michael Burkhardt and Niels Kuster, in Review of Radio Science 1996-1999, W.R. Stone, Ed., Oxford University Press, 1999

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/1999

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Antenna Near-field Evaluations and Compliance Tests with Safety Standards

Niels Kuster, in Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook, K. Fujimoto and J. R. James, Eds. Artech House Publisher, Boston / London, second edition, 1999

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/1999

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Spontaneous and Nitrosourea-Induced Primary Tumors of the Central Nervous System in Fischer 344 Rats Chronically Exposed to 836 MHz Modulated Microwaves

W. R. Adey, C. V. Buys, R. J. Higgins, R. A. Jones, C. J. Kean, N. Kuster, A. MacMurray, R. B. Stagg, G. Zimmermann, J. L. Phillips, and W. Haggren, Journal of Radiation Research, Volume 152, Issue 3, pp. 293–302, September 1999

 

 
AWARDS

22/06/1999

 

Curtis Carl Johnson Memorial Award for First Place Poster (1999)

Katja Pokovic won the first place student award at the 1999 meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS1999), in Long Beach, California, USA

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1999

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Burkhardt (1999) Thesis

Michael Burkhardt, “Contributions toward Uncertainty Assessments and Error Minimization of FDTD Simulations Involving Complex Dielectric ,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 13176, Zurich, 1999

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1999

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Pokovic (1999) Thesis

Katja Pokovic, “Advanced Electromagnetic Probes for ,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 13334, Zurich, 1999

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/1998

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Compliance Testing of Hand-held Mobile Communications Equipment

Niels Kuster, in Wireless Phones and Health, George L. Carlo, Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston / Dordrecht / London, November 1998

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/11/1998

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Comparison Between Numerical and Experimental Near-field Evaluation of a DCS1800 Mobile Telephone

Achim Bahr, Ralf Käastle, Sheng-Gen Pan, Thomas Schmid, Thomas Becks, and Niels Kuster, Radio Science, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp. 1553–1563, November-December 1998

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

20/08/1998

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Miniature Dielectric-Loaded Personal Telephone Antennas with Low User Exposure

Oliver Leisten, Y. Vardaxoglou, Thomas Schmid, B. Rosenberger, E. Agboraw, Niels Kuster, and G. Nicolaidis, Electronics Letters (IEEE), Volume 34, Issue 17, pp. 1628–1629, August 1998

 

 
AWARDS

10/06/1998

 

BEMS 1998 First Place Platform – Curtis Carl Johnson Memorial Award

Michael Burkhardt won the first place student award at the 1999 meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS1998), in St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/06/1998

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Dipole Configurations with Strongly Improved Radiation Efficiency for Hand-held Transceivers

Roger Yew-Siow Tay, Quirino Balzano, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp. 798–806, June 1998

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

01/06/1998

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BIOEM Group Annual Progess Report 1997

The Annual Progress Report 1997 features key figures for 1997 and overviews of selected projects:

  • CAD Tool for Antenna Analysis and Optimization
  • Optimization of Industrial Microwave Ovens
  • New Generation of Isotropic Broadband E- and H-Field Probes
  • Broadband Calibration Procedures Providing Greatest Precision
  • Studies of Brain Cancer Promotion by Cellular Phone Exposure

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1998

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Sundberg (1998) Thesis

Magnus Sundberg, “Analysis of Industrial Microwave Ovens,” PhD Thesis, Department of Microwave Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, 1998

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/02/1998

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Differences in Energy Absorption Between Heads of Adults and Children in the Near Field of Sources

Frank Schönborn, Michael Burkhardt, and Niels Kuster, Health Physics, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp. 160–168, February 1998

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/1997

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Dosimetric Needs for Laboratory and Epidemiological Research in Non-thermal Effects of RF Electromagnetic Fields

Niels Kuster, in Non-Thermal Effects of RF Electromagnetic Fields, Proceedings of the International Seminar on Biological Effects of Non-Thermal Pulsed and Amplitude Modulated RF Electromagnetic Fields and Related Health Risks, Munich, Germany, November 20–21, 1996, J.H. Bernhardt, R. Matthes, M. H. Repacholi (eds.) ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) Publication, 3/97, pp. 27–34, 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/1997

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The Dependence of Electromagnetic Energy Absorption Upon Human-head Modeling at 1800 MHz

Klaus Meier, Volker Hombach, Ralf Kästle, Roger Yew-Siow Tay and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 45, Issue 11, pp. 2058–2062, November 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/1997

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Exposure Setup to Test Effects of Wireless Communications Systems on the CNS

Michael Burkhardt, Yuri Spinelli, and Niels Kuster, Health Physics, Volume 73, Issue 5, pp. 770–778, November 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/1997

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Effect of Global System for Mobile Communication Microwave Exposure on the Genomic Response of the Rat Brain

K. Fritze, C. Wiessner, Niels Kuster, C. Sommer, P. Gass, D. M. Hermann, M. Kiessling, and K.-A. Hossmann, Neuroscience (IBRO), Volume 81, Issue 3, pp. 627–639, September 1997

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

01/06/1997

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BIOEM Group Annual Progess Report 1996

The Annual Progress Report 1996 features key figures for 1996 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Electromagnetic Simulation Platform for Microsystems and Wireless Technology
  • Antenna Optimization in Handheld MTE
  • Differences in Exposure Between Adults and Children
  • Generic Twin Phantom
  • Studies of CNS Effects Caused by Mobile Phone Exposure

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/05/1997

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Effects of Electromagnetic Field Exposure on the Genomic Response and Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in the Rat CNS

C. Sommer, K. Fritze, C. Wiessner, Niels Kuster, D. Hermann, K.-A. Hossmann, and M. Kiessling, Clinical Neuropathology, Volume 16, p. 289, 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/05/1997

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Acute Effects of GSM Electromagnetic Field Exposure on the Genomic Response of the rat CNS

C. Sommer, K. Fritze, C. Wiessner, Niels Kuster, D. Hermann, K.-A. Hossmann, and M. Kiessling, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Volume 17, Suppl. 1, p. S486, 1997

 

 
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01/05/1997

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Dosimetric Evaluation of Handheld Mobile Communications Equipment with Known Precision

Niels Kuster, Ralph Kästle, and Thomas Schmid, (invited paper), IEICE Transactions on Communications, Volume E80-B, no. 5, pp. 645–652, May 1997

 

 
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04/04/1997

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Tay (1997) Thesis

Roger Yew-Siow Tay, “Contributions Towards the Optimization of Hand-held Mobile Telecommunication Equipment by Computational Electromagnetics,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 12311, Zurich, 1997

 

 
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01/01/1997

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Experimental and Numerical Dosimetry

Niels Kuster and Quirino Balzano, pp. 13–64, in Niels Kuster, Quirino Balzano, and James C. Lin, Eds., “Mobile Communications Safety,” Chapman & Hall, London, 1996/7

 

 
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15/12/1996

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Numerical and Experimental Dosimetry of Petri Dish Exposure Setups

Michael Burkhardt, Katja Pokovic, Marcel Gnos, Thomas Schmid, and Niels Kuster, Journal of the Bioelectromagnetic Society, Volume 17, Issue 6, 1996, pp. 483–493

 

 
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15/10/1996

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The Dependence of EM Energy Absorption Upon Human Head Modeling at 900 MHz

Volker Hombach, Klaus Meier, Michael Burkhardt, Eberhard Kühn, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 44, Issue 10, Part 2, pp. 1865–1873, October 1996

 

 
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15/10/1996

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Broadband Calibration of E-field Probes in Lossy Media

Klaus Meier, Michael Burkhardt, Thomas Schmid, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp. 1954–1962, October 1996

 

 
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15/04/1996

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Effects of Low Energy Emission Therapy in Chronic Psychophysiological Insomnia

Boris Pasche, Milton Erman, Roza Hajdukovic, Merrill M. Mittler, Martin Reite, Lisa Higgs, Niels Kuster, Claude Rossel, Urania Dafni, David Amato, Alexandre Barbault, and Jean-Pierre Lebet, Sleep, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp. 327–337, April 1996

 

 
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04/04/1996

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Meier (1996) PhD Thesis

Klaus Meier, "Scientific Bases for Dosimetric Assessments in Compliance Tests,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 11722, Zurich, 1996

 

 
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15/01/1996

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Automated E-field Scanning System for Dosimetric Assessments

Thomas Schmid, Oliver Egger, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp. 105–113, January 1996

 

 
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15/12/1994

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Performance of the Generalized Multipole Technique (GMT/MMP) in Antenna Design and Optimization

Roger Yew Tay and Niels Kuster, in Special Issue on Generalized Multipole Technique (GMT), Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp. 79–89, December 1994

 

 
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15/05/1994

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A Block Iterative Technique to Expand MMP's Applicability to EM Problems of Higher Complexity

Niels Kuster and Lars H. Bomholt, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp. 875–883, May 1994

 

 
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15/01/1994

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Sleep Inducing Effects of Low Energy Emission Therapy

Martin Reite, Lisa Higgs, Jean-Pierre Lebet, Niels Kuster, Urania Dafni, David Amato, and Boris Pasche, Journal of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp. 67–75, January 1994

 

 
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01/07/1993

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Multiple Multipole Method for Simulating EM Problems Involving Biological Studies

Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp. 611–620, July 1993

 

 
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01/06/1992

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Multiple Multipole Method Applied to an Exposure Safety Study

Niels Kuster, in ACES Special Issue on Bioelectromagnetic Computations, A.H.J. Fleming and K.H.Joyner, Eds., Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 43–60, 1992

 

 
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04/04/1992

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Kuster (1992) PhD Thesis

Niels Kuster, “Dosimetric Assessment of EM Sources Near Biological Bodies by Computer Simulations,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 9697, Zurich, 1992

 

 
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04/04/1992

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Bomholt (1992) PhD Thesis

Fin Bomholt, “Die Kopplung elektromagnetischer Wellen durch Öffnungen: Berechnung mit der MMP-Methode,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 9704, Zurich, 1992

 

 
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01/02/1992

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Energy Absorption Mechanism by Biological Bodies in the Near Field of Dipole Antennas Above 300 Mhz

Niels Kuster and Quirino Balzano, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp. 17–23, February 1992

 

 
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01/07/1991

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Computations of Electromagnetic Fields by the Multiple Multipole Method (Generalized Multipole Technique)

Hafner, C. and Niels Kuster, Radio Science, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp. 291–297, 1991

 

 
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01/10/1990

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6 Types of Canonical Problems Based on One Geometrical Model

Niels Kuster, in The ACES Collection of Canonical Problems, Set 1, Harold A. Sabbagh, Ed., Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp. 60–81, 1990

 

 
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01/10/1990

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5:1 Dipole Benchmark Case

Art C. Ludwig, Niels Kuster, A. Glisson, and A. Tha, in The ACES Collection of Canonical Problems, Set 1, Harold A. Sabbagh, Ed., Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp. 34–59, 1990

 

 
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15/07/1989

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MMP Method Simulation of Antennae with Scattering Objects in the Closer Nearfield

Niels Kuster and R. Ballisti, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics , Volume 25, Issue 4, pp.2881–2883, July 1989