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6 May 2016 News Story

For Healthier Babies AND Moms: IAEA Celebrates Mother’s Day

Breastfeeding studies often focus on the benefits to the child, but as research in the field progresses, findings suggest there is also a link between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancer, among other benefits to the mother.

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5 May 2016 News Story

Radioactive Source Security Working Group to Help Improve Security Programmes for Member States

Improving the security of sealed radioactive sources used in health care, industry and research remains a key issue for Member States given the around 2900 cases of theft reported since 1995.

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2 May 2016 News Story

African Scientists Learn about Nuclear Research Reactors First Hand in South Africa

For the first time, scientists from across Africa have come together to learn about the diverse uses of research reactors at an IAEA course earlier this year in Pelindaba, South Africa.

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29 April 2016 News Story

Africa to Intensify Cancer Control through Cancer Registries

Collecting patients’ data in a comprehensive national registry is key to improved and effective cancer care in Africa.

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28 April 2016 News Story

New Publication: Knowledge Management and its Implementation in Nuclear Organizations

The new IAEA publication Knowledge Management and its Implementation in Nuclear Organizations provides concrete guidance on how to strengthen the nuclear knowledge management process in Member States.

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Children handle mock radioactive sources at the Long Night of Research on 22 April 2016, Vienna International Centre, Austria
27 April 2016 News Story

Over 1000 Visitors Step into IAEA Headquarters to Learn About Nuclear Science

At 16:45 on 22 April, eight-year-old Tariro stood outside Austria’s Vienna International Centre with her father and brother. The doors were about to open to the public interested in nuclear science and technology. Inside, IAEA scientists and engineers waited behind their exhibition booths with excitement.

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26 April 2016 News Story

30 Years after Chernobyl: IAEA Continues to Support Global Efforts to Help Affected Regions

Thirty years ago today, an unprecedented aerial release of radionuclides spread over parts of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine following the nuclear power plant accident at Chernobyl.

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26 April 2016 News Story

Thirty Years of IAEA Support to Help Mitigate the Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident

In the wake of the world’s most serious nuclear accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant 30 years ago, the IAEA played central role in coordinating international response including assistance through its Technical Cooperation Programme to reduce the impact of the disaster and mitigate its consequences.

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25 April 2016 News Story

World Malaria Day: A Closer Look at a Nuclear Technique in the Fight Against this Infectious Disease

One way scientists are looking to fight mosquitoes and the diseases they carry is an insect pest birth control method involving nuclear techniques known as the sterile insect technique (SIT).

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25 April 2016 News Story

Japan Pledges Further 2 Million Euros in Support of IAEA Laboratory Modernisation

Japan has pledged an additional contribution of two million euros to support the renovation of the IAEA’s nuclear applications laboratories in Seibersdorf, near Vienna.

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22 April 2016 News Story

Accepting Applications: First African Nuclear Energy Management School

Young professionals from across Africa have until 30 June to apply to attend the Joint South Africa ­– IAEA Nuclear Energy Management (NEM) School to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 17-28 October 2016.

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21 April 2016 News Story

IAEA, Romanian Nuclear Research Institute Work to Strengthen Nuclear Safety

The IAEA and the Institute for Nuclear Research Pitești (ICN) in Romania will strengthen their cooperation to build nuclear capacity across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, contributing to increased technical knowledge and safety.

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21 April 2016 News Story

First Ladies Commit to Action and Leadership on Cancer Control

The first ladies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) renewed their commitment to expanded cancer prevention and control at a special session held on the sidelines of the 13th OIC Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

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20 April 2016 News Story

Asian Experts Discuss Responsible Uranium Production, Reduction of Waste

Uranium mining in Asia is on the rise as new nuclear power plants come online to help power the region’s growing economy.

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20 April 2016 News Story

IAEA Hosts Workshop on Facilitating Safeguards Verification Activities

Good cooperation between IAEA inspectors, national safeguards authorities and nuclear operators helps to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the IAEA’s verification activities.

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19 April 2016 News Story

U.S. Assistant Secretary Visits IAEA Research Laboratories, Announces Contribution

United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker visited the IAEA research laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria today to get a first-hand look at the work that underpins much of the IAEA’s assistance to countries in using nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes.

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19 April 2016 News Story

IAEA Director General Welcomes Belarus’ Use of IAEA Review Services in Preparation for Nuclear Power

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said Belarus had made impressive progress with its nuclear power programme and welcomed the country’s extensive use of IAEA expert peer review services to help it ensure safety.

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18 April 2016 News Story

Abstracts Due 13 May: IAEA Conference on Nuclear Security

There are four weeks left to submit abstracts for presenting at the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions, to be held in Vienna from 5-9 December.

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14 April 2016 News Story

Scientists Learn to Detect Zika Virus Using Nuclear-Derived Technique

More than thirty doctors, epidemiologists, microbiologists and laboratory technicians from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa learned how to use a nuclear-derived technique to detect the Zika virus during IAEA training courses this month.

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14 April 2016 News Story

IAEA to Showcase Nuclear Science at Long Night of Research

The IAEA is set to throw open its doors next week to anyone curious about nuclear science and technology.

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Last update: 6 May 2016