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IAEA Mission Sees High Commitment to Safety at Ghana’s Research Reactor After HEU to LEU Fuel Conversion

IAEA Top News - 20 April, 2018 - 11:45
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of Ghana’s research reactor has demonstrated a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high enriched uranium (HEU). The team also made recommendations for further safety enhancements.
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Azerbaijan: IAEA Director General Highlights Nuclear Techniques for Development

IAEA Top News - 20 April, 2018 - 08:30
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted increased technical cooperation with Azerbaijan in areas such as agriculture, nuclear medicine for cancer control and prevention, the importance of having qualified medical physicists and the support provided for the establishment of a research reactor during his visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, this week.
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IAEA Director General Reviews Use of Nuclear Technologies in Georgia

IAEA Top News - 19 April, 2018 - 15:15
IAEA Director General met President Giorgi Margvelashvili of Georgia this week, following the country's deposit, on 10 April, of its Instrument of Accession to the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency.
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IAEA Conducts Successful Test of Drones in Fight Against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitos

IAEA Top News - 19 April, 2018 - 07:00
The IAEA and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases. 
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IAEA Research Projects Confirms WHO Recommendation on Benefits of Exclusive Breastfeeding by HIV-positive Mothers

IAEA Top News - 18 April, 2018 - 16:15
The results of an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on breastfeeding have confirmed how a series of breastfeeding recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) are beneficial to children's health.
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Over 1600 Visitors Flock to the VIC to Learn About Nuclear Science

IAEA Top News - 16 April, 2018 - 18:00
By late afternoon last Friday people had already begun lining up outside the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in anticipation of their entry to the IAEA, which participated in the Long Night of Research, Austria’s biggest science event for the public.
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Introduction of Nuclear Power in Bangladesh Underway with IAEA Assistance

IAEA Top News - 16 April, 2018 - 16:00
The beginning of construction at Bangladesh’s first nuclear power reactor on 30 November 2017 marked a significant milestone in the decade-long process to bring the benefits of nuclear energy to the world’s eighth most populous country.
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Call for Presentations: International Conference on the Security of Radioactive Material due 30 April 2018

IAEA Top News - 13 April, 2018 - 14:30
Interested parties have until 30 April 2018 to submit synopses for oral, interactive content or poster presentations at the International Conference on the Security of Radioactive Material: The Way Forward for Prevention and Detection, to be held in Vienna, Austria, from 3 to 7 December 2018.
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Nuclear Experts Receive Hands-On Training on How to Conduct IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service Missions

IAEA Top News - 12 April, 2018 - 13:30
To ensure that IAEA peer reviews of nuclear and radiation safety regulatory frameworks are delivered at a consistently high quality, experts carrying out these peer reviews completed a training course in Vienna last month.
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Long Night of Research 2018

IAEA Top News - 11 April, 2018 - 07:45
The UN Vienna opens its doors to Austria's biggest science event, the Long Night of Research 2018. Scientists from all over the world will offer an insight into their work.
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Namibia Enlists the IAEA to Help Study its Marine Ecosystem Supporting Key Fisheries

IAEA Top News - 10 April, 2018 - 13:00
The first-ever comprehensive study on the concentration of radionuclides and trace elements in Namibia’s coastal waters revealed that while radionuclide levels are very low, there is an indication of higher than usual concentration of certain trace elements.
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Expanding the Range of Vaccines to Fight Human and Animal Diseases: How Nuclear Science Helps

IAEA Top News - 9 April, 2018 - 16:15
The discovery and production of vaccines was a major breakthrough in efforts to protect people and animals from infectious diseases.
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Call for Abstracts: International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition for Effective Interventions

IAEA Top News - 6 April, 2018 - 11:00
Interested participants have until April 23 to submit abstracts for the Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition, a tri-agency initiative of the IAEA, World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to take place 10-13 December 2018 at the Vienna International Centre.
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Turkey Starts Construction of its First Nuclear Power Plant

IAEA Top News - 5 April, 2018 - 14:00
Turkey reported the construction start of its first nuclear power plant to the IAEA’s Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) this week.
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Mi Participación en el Máster de Radioterapia Avanzada: Blog, Episodio 2

IAEA Top News - 5 April, 2018 - 11:30
María Cecilia Atencio Rosselot es radióloga en Mendoza, Argentina. Este año está participando en un máster de Radioterapia Avanzada en Chile, ofrecido en la Fundación Arturo López Pérez y apoyado por el OIEA. María Cecilia está documentando sus experiencias del curso en este blog.
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My Participation in the Advanced Radiotheraphy Masters Course: Blog, Episode 2

IAEA Top News - 5 April, 2018 - 11:30
María Cecilia Atencio Rosselot is a radiologist in Mendoza, Argentina. This year she is participating in a Master’s course in Advanced Radiotherapy in Chile offered by the Arturo López Pérez Foundation with the support of the IAEA. María Cecilia is sharing her experience of the course through a series of blog posts.
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Extending Collaboration, the IAEA Signs a New Agreement with Japan’s National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS-QST)

IAEA Top News - 5 April, 2018 - 09:30
For the past four years, the IAEA has worked in collaboration with Japan’s National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), part of their National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science (QST): the success of the relationship has motivated a new agreement, committing to another four years of collaboration (2018-2022).
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Food Irradiation and the Changing Climate

IAEA Top News - 3 April, 2018 - 13:30
Throughout history, insect pests have posed challenges by spreading diseases, damaging crops and affecting environments, causing damage of more than 70 billion dollars a year.
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Ocean Acidification: Meeting Focuses on Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Latin America

IAEA Top News - 30 March, 2018 - 07:00
Scientists, policy-makers and representatives from the aquaculture sector came together last week to develop an action plan to better understand and address ocean acidification.
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Fighting Breast Cancer with Nuclear Techniques

IAEA Top News - 29 March, 2018 - 14:30
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, causing over 500 000 deaths every year. Early diagnosis is key to effective treatment and can save lives.
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