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DNA Analysis of Ancient Mummy, Thought to Have Smallpox, Points to Hepatitis B Infection Instead

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Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of Hepatitis B, shedding new light on a pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year. The findings, based on data extracted from the mummified remains of a small child buried in Naples, Italy, confirm the idea that HBV has existed in humans for centuries.

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High-Risk Medical Devices Granted European Licensure Based on Low-Quality Evidence

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Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of a research report concluding that the quality of scientific evidence used in the health technology assessment of high-risk medical devices in countries in the European Union is low and needs improvement.

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Balkan, coal, Air Pollution

Reducing Air Pollution From Coal Power Plants in the Western Balkans Would Save Thousands of Lives Annually

Tomorrow, ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo will adopt new rules for emission limits for coal power plants in the Western Balkans (as part of the transposition of the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive into national law).

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Queen's University Belfast, Refugees, Asylum Seekers

Queen’s Researchers Find That Asylum Seekers and Refugees in NI Need Better Support

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Researchers from Queen’s University have launched findings from a research study examining the everyday life experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Northern Ireland.

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Brexit, Katy Hayward, David Phinnemore, Good Friday Agreement , 1998 Peace Process, Belfast Agreement, Northern Ireland

Queen’s Academics Find That the 1998 Good Friday Agreement Is at Risk Due to Brexit

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Academic experts from Queen’s University Belfast are presenting a report in Brussels today (Tuesday 28 November) which has found that Brexit poses deep risks for the 1998 Agreement that is the foundation of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

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New Cancer Therapies Earn Sbarro Health Research Organization President Antonio Giordano 2017 CORE Prize for Oncology

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The CORE Prize for Oncology 2017 was awarded to Professor Antonio Giordano for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of the cell cycle, which have established an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms at the basis of cancer and the development of a new class of anticancer therapeutics.

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Communism, Communist Party, Communist, China, Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea, Soviet Union

New Book Examines Global Impact of Leaders on Communist Party

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A. James McAdams, the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, seeks to understand how such a significant institution could be so different from country to country and still flourish.

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Brexit, Irish Central Border Area Network, Dr Katy Hayward , Report, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Border Issues

New Research Finds That Brexit Is Already Having an Effect on Local Communities

Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) have today (Friday 10 November) published a new report which has found that Brexit is already having an effect on local communities in the Central Border Region of Ireland/Northern Ireland.

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health technology assessment, HTA, Europe, ISPOR Annual European Congress

What Is the Future of Health Technology Assessment in Europe?

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ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held the second plenary session, “Appraising the Appraisers: What Is the Future of Health Technology Assessment in Europe?” this morning at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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Czech Republic, Elections, Populist Movement

Populist Wave Sweeping Europe in Spite of Strong Democracies, Economies, According to Virginia Tech Expert

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