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Greek team gets funds to fight Ebola
By Ioanna Fotiadi
Among the five projects to receive financial backing from the UK government and Wellcome Trust is the EbolaCheck research project, which aims to test bodily fluids such as saliva to detect the virus in a single process. It is the brainchild of Dr Stergios Moschos, a professor of industrial biotechnology and biochemistry at the University of Westminster.
 INSIDE COMMUNITY
Ecumenical Patriarch keeps Byzantium alive in Turkey
Down a narrow side street, in a district of Istanbul on the Golden Horn well off the beaten tourist track, sit the relatively mode...
City of Athens offering a week of free PAP tests for all women
Doctors at the City of Athens's clinics will be offering free cervical smear tests to women from Monday, December 1, to Friday, De...
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Greek researcher close to a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s diagnosis
“We are close to developing a blood test that will be able to detect Alzheimer’s before clinical diagnosis is possible,” says Dimi...
Decaying housing complex sits on Athens prime real estate
A group of people — Greeks, Afghans, Iraqis, Syrians, Bulgarians, Iranians, Turks — gather around a steaming pot outside a dilapid...
New citizenship law hinges on school education
Foreign nationals living in Greece legally, who were either born here or emigrated to the country at a young age and have attended...
Legislation bypasses wetland and forest of Schinias
Schinias may be home to one of Attica’s most beautiful beaches and a wetland and pine forest brimming with wildlife but it has nev...
Greek businesswoman named Manager of the Year 2014 by TUV Nord
She has been in the vanguard of the German business world for several years now and is a paradigm for the Greek diaspora. Dr Virgi...
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Notes from the Albanian front
 
Stavros and Spyros were brothers living in Athens who set off for the Albanian front on October 28, 1940. A collection of letters they wrote to their family was found a few weeks ago inside an old book at the Monastiraki flea market.

Number of capital’s makeshift mosques shrinks
 
A large number of the capital’s makeshift mosques, many of them located in basement and ground-floor apartments, have been shut down because of financial difficulties, sources inside the Hellenic Police and the Education Ministry have told Kathimerini.
 
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POLITICS
SYRIZA’S economic agenda
By George Pagoulatos & Panos Tsakloglou
There are two overarching propositions in SYRIZA’s economic agenda: (a) The Memorandum is to blame for the crisis, and not the reverse; (b) the Greek economy’s main problem today is the lack of sufficient demand and not supply. Both propositions are popular, and both are wrong.
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Re-evaluating the urban legacy of the 1960s
By Harry van Versendaal
Much of the controversy that has arisen over contemporary Athens’s urban landscape stems from the changes wrought on it during the 1960s. Any reference to the architectural legacy of that period usually provokes a knee-jerk condemnation as the time is associated with the brutal transformation of the capital's appearance.
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Cypress whispers of a magical island
By Eva Tomara
The daughter of Greek immigrants who emigrated to the United States, Yvette Manessis-Corporon is also an Emmy-winning journalist and author. “When the Cypress Whispers” is based on the life of her grandmother, “Yia-yia,” and her stories of the “magical” island during the German occupation.
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