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Greek journalists take part in 24-hour strike on Wednesday

Greek journalists will hold a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, December 7, to protest against the harsh prior actions of the second programme review. Journalists are participating in the general strike called by the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE) on Thursday, but following a request to cover the event, the labour action in the […]

Discovery of Asthma Subtypes Suggests New Therapies

by Miltiades Markatos / Pneumonologist – A new understanding of different subsets of patients with severe allergic asthma may pave the way to developing biologic therapies that effectively target the specific inflammatory responses a particular patient exhibits, a new study suggests. David F. Choy, from Genentech Inc, South San Francisco, California, and colleagues recently published […]

Behavioural Ecology and Wall Lizards

by David Capon – The science of ecology is in effect the science of Nature. It used to be defined as the scientific study of the distribution and abundance of organisms and the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance; basically scientific natural history. Unfortunately the word ecology has been corrupted and we now hear […]

Goodbye One Eye! You were a good cat…

by Yannis Xamonakis / – They say that you do not choose a cat – the cat chooses you. And in the case of my good cat One Eye, who died last week from acute kidney failure, that was certainly the case. One Eye appeared from the agricultural path with his bother White one […]

The VW emissions scandal makes niche insurance cover popular again

by Stavros Tsihlis / Insurance & Investment Advisor – One of the most discussed and least understood insurance products is Directors & Officers Liability (D&O) insurance. Market watchers note that even some lawyers have their problems comprehending what kind of coverage the insured managers have. In simple words, D&O insurance is taken out by companies […]