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Greek Scientist Named Fellow of US Association for Advancement of Science

For the first time in history, a Greek scientist has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Nektarios Tavernarakis, the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Foundation for Research and...

NASA Robots Find Hydrothermal 'Chimneys' with Bacteria in Submerged Santorini Volcano

A team of international scientists researching the submerged Kolumbo volcano off Santorini discovered unknown hydrothermal fountains, or "chimneys," around which bacterial communities are flourishing. The oceanographic research mission, consisting of 30 scientists from the United States, Greece, Australia and Germany, is...

Greek Scientists Use NASA Technology to Create Centrifuge for Medical Treatments

Greek scientists in Thessaloniki have used the technology of a centrifuge machine used by NASA and the ESA to create a device to help people who suffer from problems related to an inability to exercise. The centrifuge is used in...

A Greek Scientist’s Pioneering Work on Silicon Photonics

  Despoina Petousi, a young Greek scientist based in Germany who works on devices which enable high-speed internet, recently won the prestigious “Bertha Benz Prize” for 2018 for her groundbreaking research. The prize is aimed specifically at young female doctorate-level engineers who...

Greek Scientists Find Unexpected Drug Target for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Greek scientists found an unexpected new drug target for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that could open new avenues to develop effective treatments against the potentially lethal disease. (AML) is an aggressive blood cancer that affects people of all ages, often...

Twenty Thousand Scientists Left Greece in Five Years; Startups Funded by Parents

About 20,000 scientists left Greece to work abroad in the 2009-2014 period, while 83.5 percent of startups are funded by home savings, said Deputy Minister of Research and Technology Costas Fotakis. The deputy spoke at the opening of the fourth...

Greek Research Team's Findings Spark New Hope for Parkinson's Cure

A team of Greek medical researchers has discovered a substance that successfully treated laboratory mice suffering from the equivalent of human Parkinson's Disease, creating new hope of an eventual cure for humans. Their findings were published in the Proceedings...