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28 August 2015 News Story

Trained to Adapt: Researchers from Pakistan, Mauritius and Afghanistan Breed Mutant Plants to Take on a Changing Climate

From cotton in Pakistan to tomatoes in Mauritius and wheat in Afghanistan, many crops around the world are being devastated by erratic rains, droughts, diseases and relentless heat, which are being exacerbated by climate change. Three researchers are using their training with the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture to develop new plant breeds that can withstand these adverse conditions and help keep their countries’ crops growing strong.

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27 August 2015 News Story

Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace

Too little has happened in terms of gender equality in the nuclear field since the days of Marie Curie, and now is the time to change that, argued participants at a Women in Nuclear conference organized in cooperation with the IAEA this week.

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IAEA and Kazakhstan Sign Agreement to Establish Low Enriched Uranium Bank
27 August 2015 News Story

IAEA and Kazakhstan Sign Agreement to Establish Low Enriched Uranium Bank

The IAEA and Kazakhstan today signed an agreement to set up the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank in Oskemen, Kazakhstan.  The IAEA LEU Bank, operated by Kazakhstan, will be a physical reserve of LEU available for eligible IAEA Member States.

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26 August 2015 News Story

Increasing Opportunities at the IAEA for Young Professionals

The IAEA, through its cooperation with the International Network of Emerging Nuclear Specialists (INENS), is expanding its efforts in reaching out to young professionals and emerging specialists to launch their careers in nuclear policy, science and technology.

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26 August 2015 News Story

Scientific Forum 2015: Egypt Develops Jelly-Like Hydrogel Bandage With Nuclear Techniques To Help Heal Wounds

Patients suffering from burn injuries, skin ulcers and bed sores can find relief using unique jelly-like materials — hydrogels — that are playing an increasingly vital role in the healing process of such wounds.

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25 August 2015 News Story

IAEA Board of Governors authorizes verification and monitoring in Iran in light of Security Council resolution

The IAEA’s Board of Governors today authorized Director General Yukiya Amano to implement verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) recently agreed between Iran and the six countries and the European Union...

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21 August 2015 News Story

When Surging Seas Meet Stronger Rain: Nuclear Techniques In Flood Management

Unusually high rainfall in many parts of the world is a result of climate change, scientists say. Since warmer air can hold more water, the rationale goes, increased temperatures will increase the chances of stronger rainfall events.

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19 August 2015 News Story

Scientific Forum 2015: Super Crops Created from Irradiated Natural Polymers in Viet Nam

Looking to increase yield and eliminate disease, farmers in Viet Nam are now feeding their plants oligochitosan and oligoalginate substances made from irradiated natural polymers.

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INSEN technical meeting
18 August 2015 News Story

Enhancing Sustainability of National Nuclear Security Programmes through Education and Training

A qualified and well-trained work force is required to run and manage effective national nuclear security programmes.  Specialists in nuclear security education and on-the-job support met at the IAEA last week to discuss best practices and strengthen international cooperation.

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Young Scientists Gain Unique Hands-on Experience at New Intercontinental Nuclear Institute
14 August 2015 News Story

Young Scientists Gain Unique Hands-on Experience at New Intercontinental Nuclear Institute

Knowledgeable and motivated young professionals are key to the long-term sustainability of the nuclear industry. This is why an IAEA-supported pilot initiative took 22 young nuclear engineers and scientists from across Europe to provide them with hands-on experience and mentoring at nuclear installations in the Czech Republic and the United States.

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13 August 2015 News Story

Climate Change Adaptation: Boosting Quinoa Production Using Nuclear Techniques

In the battle to help developing countries overcome threats from declining food production caused by climate change, one species of edible grain-like crop has caught international attention because of its unique nutritional value.

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11 August 2015 News Story

Scientific Forum 2015: Brazil is Saving “Millions” in Dredging Costs Thanks to Nuclear Techniques

Over the years, the use of nuclear techniques to study sediment build-up and transport across major ports and harbours has saved Brazil millions of dollars in dredging costs.

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6 August 2015 News Story

New Video: The (Nuclear) Science of Cattle Procreation

The use of artificial insemination as a more efficient breeding method for better quality, healthier cattle.

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Facility Staff
5 August 2015 News Story

Scientific Forum 2015: Ghana Uses Radiation Technology to Sterilize Medical Items

Infections acquired from improperly sterilized equipment are recognized as a major impediment to safe health care delivery, with consequences that are often deadly for patients.

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31 July 2015 News Story

United States Ratifies Key Nuclear Security Amendment

The United States today formally ratified the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM), a move welcomed by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano as “an important step to bolster nuclear security around the world.”

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INMA technical meeting
30 July 2015 News Story

First IAEA-Endorsed Nuclear Technology Management Master's Programme Available this Fall

As of September 2015, the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom will offer a new master’s programme on nuclear technology management that conforms to the requirements endorsed by the IAEA.

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

Doctors Receive IAEA Training in 3-D Radiotherapy Tools to More Accurately Target Cancer

Hands-on training with the latest cancer treatment tools helps radiation oncologists — specialized doctors — to deliver precise radiation treatment for managing cancerous or malignant tumours while minimizing harm to healthy tissue caused by unnecessary radiation exposure.

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27 July 2015 News Story

How IAEA Safeguards Contribute to International Peace and Security

IAEA Safeguards are a set of technical measures that allow the IAEA to independently verify a State’s legal commitment to use nuclear material and facilities only for peaceful purposes.

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24 July 2015 News Story

Improving Access to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment across Africa

The IAEA joined the call of Africa's First Ladies to improve access to cancer diagnosis and treatment across the continent.

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23 July 2015 News Story

The Tsetse Fly Eradication Project in Senegal Wins Award for Best Sustainable Development Practices

A project in Senegal to eradicate tsetse flies that is supported by the FAO/IAEA was recently selected as one of 18 Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security at the EXPO Milano 2015.

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Last update: 28 August 2015