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25 November 2015 News Story

Asian and African Scientists Learn How to Detect Animal Diseases Threatening Livestock

Animal diseases cause great damage in countries where the majority of people depend on agriculture and livestock to live. After attending a two-week course organized this month by the IAEA, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), several scientists from sub-saharan Africa and Asia are now capable of diagnosing these type of diseases.

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TACC 2015 and Chair of BoG
25 November 2015 News Story

Committee Backs IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme for 2016-2017

The IAEA's Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) has recommended for approval to the IAEA Board of Governors the Agency’s Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme for 2016-2017 and the TC budget for 2016. The latter earmarks 74.3 million euros for new and ongoing core technical cooperation projects, and another 61.4 million euros for technical cooperation projects for which funding has not so far been identified – so called “footnote-a” projects.

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cancer brachytherapy
24 November 2015 News Story

Helping Asia Fight Cancer Through Advanced Brachytherapy

Cervical cancer patients often require a specific, technically challenging treatment that is not always readily available in developing countries. In Asia, which accounts for close to half of the world’s cervical cancer deaths, the IAEA has completed a four-year project to increase survival rates. Over 1,000 specialists were trained on 3D image-guided brachytherapy, an advanced form of radiotherapy.

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Air sampling in Palangka Raya, Borneo, Indonesia
24 November 2015 News Story

From the Past to the Future: Measuring Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific Using Nuclear Techniques

For over a decade, scientists in Asia and the Pacific have been using nuclear techniques to identify the source and level of pollution in the air – and the data collected over the years can now inform policymaking.

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Doctors receive IAEA training in 3-D radiotherapy tools to more accurately target cancer
23 November 2015 News Story

Radiation Medicine and Sustainable Development: the IAEA Helps Countries Fight Cancer

An estimated 215 000 additional health professionals will be needed by 2035 to meet the growing demand for radiotherapy services as cancer cases continue to increase. Through collaborating with countries worldwide, the IAEA helps to meet this demand as it works to improve access to quality cancer care for patients, particularly in developing countries.

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Intl. Research Reactor Conference Vienna Nov 2015
20 November 2015 News Story

Conference Participants Discuss Safety, Security and Operation of Research Reactors

Operators should ensure full utilization of research reactors through proper strategic planning, integrate IAEA guidance on safety and security into their operations and make increased use of networking to learn from their peers. These were some of the conclusions of the International Conference on Research Reactors: Safe Management and Effective Utilization, which ended in Vienna today.

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18 November 2015 News Story

American Physicist Wins IAEA Nuclear Fusion Prize for Model that Will Help Design Containment Wall

Robert J. Goldston, professor of astrophysics at Princeton University and a former director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, has won the IAEA’s 2015 Nuclear Fusion Journal Prize for his development of a theoretical physics model that will ultimately enable engineers to design the wall for a vessel containing fuel used in nuclear fusion to generate electricity.

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17 November 2015 News Story

UN General Assembly Resolution Recognizes the IAEA’s Work in Development, Nuclear Safety and Non-Proliferation

The United Nations 70th General Assembly today adopted a resolution that recognizes the importance of the IAEA’s work and supports its indispensable role “in encouraging and assisting the development and practical application of atomic energy for peaceful uses” as well as in transferring technology to developing countries and ensuring nuclear safety, security and verification.

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