CAUSE OF HEALTH PROJECTS
Swiss COHCOH Projects
Swiss COHCOH is open for project ideas, everybody can contribute!
For scientists and citizen scientists alike!
We all react differently to specific food and drink!
In the SugarandMe citizen science project participants monitor their own blood glucose with the wireless glucose sensor from Abbott.
Learn more here
Genealogy and Pharmacogenomics
Participants contribute their genome data to build a genetic fine structure map of the Swiss population. Our genomes contain the records of our historical origins. They can also tell us about differences in sensitivities to medications and adverse drug reactions.
A person’s skeletal muscle significantly contributes to health and quality of life. Muscle loss reduces fitness, increases risk for falls, and reduces insulin sensitivity resulting in increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
Resistance exercise is the best way to prevent muscle loss. ETHypertrophy will collect resistance-exercise data at large scale, elucidate which resistance-exercise descriptors are most relevant for optimal induction of muscle hypertrophy, and discover clusters according to age groups, gender and training status. This will allow development of truly personalized traning protocols.
Healthy Aging and Functional Ability
Healthy Ageing is about creating the environments and opportunities that enable people to be and do what they value throughout their lives (read more about this concept here).
In this project participants capture their individual physical, intellectual, geospatial, social and sleep activity data, for later automated semantic interpretation.
Together with partner organisations around the world the project captures context-sensitive healthy aging profiles. Participants are provided with options to learn how to collect, to collect, and to combine activity data with other profile information. The project is carried out in collaboration with the professional support of the UZH/ETH Citizen Science Center.
Healthy Aging and Glucosamine
Glucosamine is associated with reduced mortality in a large prospective human cohort. Furthermore, it might reduce obesity, expand health-span, and reduce various types of cancers.
In this Swiss COHCOH project, participants will test if glucosamine supplementation can prevent aging-associciated diseases and sustain general health.