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Life Sciences Pennsylvania establishes sixth international alliance
The trade group's latest memorandum of understanding was signed with the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Health at a Glance 2017
Report presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics.(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oxygen: Innovative ventilation system created by Lithuanian researchers
(Kaunas University of Technology) 'Our innovation will provide fresh and clean air for your house without heat loss', promises the team of researchers behind the product called Oxygen. Researchers working at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Startup Space, which is one of the divisions of the KTU National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre, are developing a silent and energetically efficient ventilation device (recuperator), which retains up to 89 percent of heat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CNS awards Lithuanian professor for the paradigm shift in neurolog
(Kaunas University of Technology) The paper based on the study undertaken by the team of Lithuanian researchers was bestowed Paper of the Year award by The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), USA. The paper 'Association of Severe TBI Patients' Outcomes with Duration of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Impairment Events' was awarded in Neurotrauma& Critical Care section. Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Professor Arminas Ragauskas was granted the award during the annual meeting of the Congress in Boston. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CNS awards Lithuanian professor for the paradigm shift in neurology
(Kaunas University of Technology) The paper based on the study undertaken by the team of Lithuanian researchers was bestowed Paper of the Year award by The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), USA. The paper 'Association of Severe TBI Patients' Outcomes with Duration of Cerebrovascular Autoregulation Impairment Events' was awarded in Neurotrauma& Critical Care section. Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Professor Arminas Ragauskas was granted the award during the annual meeting of the Congress in Boston. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intergenerational transmission of resilience? Sense of coherence is associated between Lithuanian survivors of political violence and their adult offspring - Kazlauskas E, Gailien é D, Vaskeliene I, Skeryte-Kazlauskiene M.
Little is known about intergeneration effects on mental health in the families of survivors of political oppression of communist regime in Central and Eastern Europe. We aimed to explore post-traumatic stress in the second generation of the Lithuanian surv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Increasing suicide risk among cancer patients in Lithuania from 1993 to 2012: a cancer registry-based study - Kaceniene A, Krilaviciute A, Kazlauskiene J, Bulotiene G, Smailyte G.
In this study, we aim to estimate the risk of suicide among cancer patients in Lit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Russia ’s Latest War Games Are Causing Jitters in Europe
(MINSK, Belarus) — Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO’s eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries. Some NATO members, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow’s real intentions. Russia and Belarus say the exercises, w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuras Karamanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized Baltic states Belarus Eastern Europe onetime Poland russia Source Type: news

Russia ’s Zapad Military Drills Seek to Send a Message to the World
The Zapad drills, Russia’s premier military exercises, have begun. The primary goal in these quadrennial war games is to prepare Russian troops for a major war – by some European estimates, as many as 100,000 could take part in the manoeuvres from Sept. 14-20 – with their “presumed opponents” being the U.S. and its allies. But no less important is the message these games seek to send to the world: the Russian military, nearly three decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, is once again a force to be feared. Russia’s neighbors have gotten the message, and some fear the Russians may hav...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster Tags: Uncategorized Belarus NATO russia Source Type: news

Family social environment and parenting predictors of alcohol use among adolescents in Lithuania - Sumskas L, Zaborskis A.
This study was focused on investigating the association between familial and parenting predictors and alcohol use in school-aged c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The E.U. Agency Fighting Russia ’s Wildfire of Fake News with a Hosepipe
In 2015, as Russia plunged millions of dollars into an escalating disinformation campaign against the West, the European Union’s defense consisted of just one person. A former journalist had been seconded from the Czech Republic to the E.U.’s newly-established East StratCom Task Force, and was working furiously to de-bunk the Kremlin-backed fake news that flooded people’s inboxes, TV screens, and social media timelines. “[He was working] literally seven days a week,” said an E.U. official involved in the bloc’s strategic communications efforts, who asked for anonymity in order to speak f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson Tags: Uncategorized europe Source Type: news

The prevalence of home related injuries among children under five attending preschool education establishments in Lithuania (Safety-2016 abstract #237) - Racaite J, Surkiene G.
BACKGROUND Babies, toddlers and little children spend most of their time at home. Because of undeveloped instinct of self-protection they usually get injured there. Some of the injuries are small and some are serious enough to require a visit to an emergen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Going to university may cut your risk of heart disease
Conclusion This study indicates there may be some genetic support for the idea that spending longer in education contributes to lowering the risk of CHD. The researchers also demonstrate that this may be because people who spend longer in education have a lower BMI and are less likely to smoke. However, there are some limitations to this research that need to be considered: The genetic variations identified as being associated with education may not be markers for education at all, but more basic biological pathways. The authors do not account for the fact that differences in education might be due to brain function, w...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Homicide rates in Lithuania - Chmieliauskas S, Laima S, Andriuskeviciute G, Jurolaic E, Jasulaitis A.
Homicide rate in Lithuania between 2004 and 2013 decreased and reached an average of 6.7 per 100,000 people in 2013. The data regarding forensic autopsies of intentional homicide victims were obtained from the State Forensic Medicine Service. Spearman's co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pedestrian mortality trends in children over four decades in transitional Lithuania - Strukcinskiene B, Bauer R, Gri škonis S, Strukcinskaite V.
The aim of the study was to examine the long-term trends in pedestrian mortality for children (aged 0 to 14 years) and young people (aged 15 to 19 years) over four decades in transitional Lithuania. METHODS. Road traffic fatality data were obtained... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Changes in mortality trends of road traffic injuries in Lithuania over 1971-2014 - Strukcinskiene B, Bauer R, Strukcinskaite V, Norkiene S.
The goal of this study was to analyze the changes in mortality trends of road traffic injuries for the whole population in transitional Lithuania over 1971 to 2014. Special attention was paid to the potential effect of the activities at macro and micro-lev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The relationship over time between international adoption and institutional care in Romania and Lithuania - Chou S, Browne KD.
International adoption is seen by some as a solution to the large number of children in institutional care. However, our previous findings did not support the notion that international adoption contributes to the deinstitutionalisation of children (Browne ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Critical evaluation of metallization in electric injury - Laima S, Bytautaite J, Chmieliauskas S, Fomin D, Jasulaitis A, Jukna A, Mazeikiene S, Stasiuniene J.
The article presents 3 forensic medicine cases in the field of electric injury. In addition to traditional findings in electric injury (electric mark and histological findings), the forensic medicine experts in Lithuania also perform an atomic absorption s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Research shows that refugee image in Lithuanian, British and US press is mainly negative
(Kaunas University of Technology) Ieva Senkute, Kaunas University of Technology graduate and a professional translator researched more than 200 articles published in Lithuanian, American and British online media in order to determine conceptualization of discourse on refugees. For the work, which was her bachelor's studies project, Ieva received an award from Lithuanian Academy of Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Secrets of the mummies at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Vilnius
Anthropologist Dario Piombino-Mascali discovers lessons for modern medicine among remains of 23 preserved peopleThe crypt under the Dominican Church of the Holy Spirit in the heart of Vilnius has a vivid history.The coffins hidden in the gloomy lair under the church ’s altar were stripped by Napoleon’s army for wood. During the second world war, the Nazis used it as a makeshift bomb shelter. And in their time as the local overlords, the Soviets converted the crypt into a museum of atheism.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Vilnius Tags: Lithuania Anthropology Europe Archaeology World news Evolution Biology Science Source Type: news

2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases and 14th Congress of the Baltic Association for Dermatovenerologists
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017Year: 2017Location: Academy of Sciences of Lithuania (Gedimino Avenue, 3, Vilnius) (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Utility of the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) in a sample of Lithuanian male offenders - Laurinaityt ė I, Laurinavicius A, Ustinavičiūtė L, Wygant DB, Sellbom M.
The aim of the current study was to examine the construct validity of the Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory [MMPI]-2-RF; Ben-Porath& Tellegen, 2008/2011) in a correctional setting. More spec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

CERN welcomes Lithuania as associate member
Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - June 28, 2017 Category: Physics Authors: Hamish Johnston Source Type: news

Thinking Machines: From Magic to Normal
“Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.”                – Joseph Krutch (Writer)Since the 19th century, we have undergone several stages of machine revolutions.The first stage was mechanisation. The advent of modern production methods eased and sped up manufacturing, massively increasing output and ushering in the Industrial Revolution.The late 60s brought the age of the working computer. In 1967, an IBM infomercial, ‘The Paperwork Explosion’, predicted a dystopi...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacqui Sanders Source Type: news

Thinking Machines: From Magic to Normal
“Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.”                – Joseph Krutch (Writer)Since the 19th century, we have undergone several stages of machine revolutions.The first stage was mechanisation. The advent of modern production methods eased and sped up manufacturing, massively increasing output and ushering in the Industrial Revolution.The late 60s brought the age of the working computer. In 1967, an IBM infomercial, ‘The Paperwork Explosion’, predicted a dystopi...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacqui Sanders Source Type: news

Research of snow melting materials performance efficiency for road winter maintenance - Laurinavicius A, Čygas D, Vaitkus A, Ratkevičius T, Bulevičius M, Mučinis D, Baltrušaitis A.
In 2012, the Lithuanian Road Administration initiated a three-year research project 'The study of effective winter road maintenance of national significance roads in Lithuania'. The main purpose of this research was to optimize road maintenance in winter a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Medical and social aspects of suicide in Lithuania in the first half of the XXth century - Navickas A, Smirinenko A, Navickas P, Lukavi čiūtė L, Dembinskas A, Gurevicius R, Aliukonienė R, Benošis A, Badaras R, Daškevičius K, Daškevičienė J.
Main Aim: characterize the epidemiology and prevention measures of suicidal behaviour in Lithuania in the first half of the 20th century. Methods and Object. Using an analytical method, this investigation focused on the search for scientific publicatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Difficulties in emotion regulation and risky driving among Lithuanian drivers - Šeibokaitė L, Endriulaitienė A, Sullman MJ, Markšaitytė R, Žardeckaitė-Matulaitienė K.
BACKGROUND: Risky driving is a common cause of traffic accidents and injuries. However, there is no clear evidence of how difficulties in emotion regulation contribute to risky driving behaviour, particularly in small Post-Soviet countries. The present stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Most Lithuanians still emigrate for economic reasons
(Kaunas University of Technology) Independent research, initiated and carried out by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) interdisciplinary migration research cluster shows that introduction of Euro in Lithuania coincides with the fourth wave of emigration. In 2015, more than 40 thousand people left Lithuania, and in 2016 -- around 50 thousand. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Lithuania joins the EMBO Installation Grants scheme
(EMBO) EMBO welcomes Lithuania as a member of the EMBO Installation Grants scheme. Early-career scientists looking to move to Lithuania to establish their own, independent research group can apply to the scheme for financial support for their first three to five years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Technology for diagnosing vestibular function disorders created in Kaunas
(Kaunas University of Technology) Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) have joined forces developing technology for vestibular system disorders diagnosis and research. This is the first technology, which is portable and using virtual reality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Micro Interventional Devices launches MIS annuloplasty trial
Micro Interventional Devices said yesterday it completed the 1st clinical implantation of its MIA implant in the STTAR clinical trial of the device, which is designed for minimally invasive mitral and tricuspid repair procedures. The Newtown, Penn.-based company’s MIA implant is composed of PolyCor anchors and MyoLast implantable elastomer, and is designed to reduce annular dimensions and regurgitation after being deployed in the patient’s native annulus. “On Tuesday, December 6th we successfully deployed nine MIA Implants in our first patient’s tricuspid annulus during a minimal...
Source: Mass Device - December 20, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Micro Interventional Devices Source Type: news

Associations between built environment and physical activity of 7-8-year-old children. Cross-sectional results from the lithuanian cosi study - Žaltauskė V, Petrauskienė A.
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Research shows that regular engagement in physical activity in childhood is associated with multiple physical and psychosocial health benefits. The data on associations between children physical activity level and built environment in L... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

17th Century strain of smallpox retrieved from partial mummified remains of Lithuanian child
New genetic research suggests that smallpox, a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide, may not be an ancient disease but a much more modern killer that went on to become the first human disease eradicated by vaccination. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

17th-century mummy may alter the history of smallpox
HealthDay News A mummy of a child who lived in the 1600s in Lithuania could offer new insight into how smallpox developed over the millennia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mummy's DNA May Help Solve The Mystery Of The Origins Of Smallpox
Scientists have found the oldest complete set of smallpox genes in a sample of skin from a mummified child in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Oldest smallpox DNA discovered in 17th century child mummy
The oldest known sample of the smallpox-causing variola virus has been found within the DNA of a 17th century child mummy. The mummy was found in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology. The finding shortens the timeline for how long smallpox may have afflicted humans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mummy of 17th Century Child May Alter the History of Smallpox
THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 -- A mummy of a child who lived in the 1600s in Lithuania could offer new insight into how smallpox developed over the millennia. Researchers say they've found the oldest known sample of the virus that causes smallpox in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Child mummy offers revised history of smallpox
(Cell Press) A child mummy from the 17th century, found in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church, was discovered to harbor the oldest known sample of the variola virus that causes smallpox. Researchers who sequenced the virus say it could help answer lingering questions about the history of smallpox, including how recently it appeared in humans (perhaps more recently than we thought) and when specific evolutionary events occurred. Their study appears Dec. 8 in Current Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Women ’ s empowerment vital for global development, Lithuanian leader tells UN Assembly
Only by fully empowering women can the world achieve the ambitious development goals it has set itself and confront the multiple crises and threats that beset it, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite told the United Nations General Assembly today. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Factors associated with perpetration of physical intimate partner violence among college students: Russia and Lithuania - Kamimura A, Chernenko A, Nourian MM, Assasnik N, Franchek-Roa K.
This study examined factors associated with physical IPV perpetration in Russia and Lithuania. The data from the International Dating Violence Study 2001-2006 were analyzed (N= 818). Male and female perpetrators as compared to non-perpetrators of physical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medtronic launches VariLock plate system in China
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it is launching its VariLoc locking compression plate system designed for treating bone fractures in China and a select number of other countries. The VariLoc system is designed with variable angle locking technology to allow surgeons to adapt screw angulations to specific patient anatomy, capture fracture fragments, fine-tune screw trajectory post-plate placement and position screws to avoid unnecessary penetration of nearby joints, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. “Ever since the launch of MonoLoc locking compression plate system almost a decade ago, we have been focu...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics Medtronic Source Type: news

Cognitive and stress vulnerabilities towards obsessive-compulsive disorder amongst British, Iranian and Lithuanian adolescents - Vore D, Banbury S, Lusher J.
Development and maintenance of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is closely associated with dysfunctional beliefs. Cognitive vulnerability to obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms may differ across cultures. The study examined the interrelationships between... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and familial predictors of suicidal behaviour among adolescents in Lithuania: a cross-sectional survey 2014 - Zaborskis A, Sirvyte D, Zemaitiene N.
This study investigated the prevalence of suicidal i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Right care, right time, right place: how Lithuania transformed cardiology care
Long wait times to see specialists. Poor coordination between family doctors and hospitals. Duplicated tests. And some of the highest rates of heart disease-related death in Europe. They were some of the challenges facing Lithuania 20 years ago, particularly in the country’s eastern region, where mortality from heart disease and stroke was highest, especially among middle-aged men and women outside major cities. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - July 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Archaeologists Discover Tunnel Dug By Jews To Escape Nazis In Lithuania
Archaeologists have discovered a tunnel dug by Jews to escape the Nazis in Lithuania — a sign of resistance in a land where 90 percent of the Jewish population perished during the Holocaust. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corey Flintoff Source Type: news

Secret Tunnel Built By Jewish Prisoners To Escape Nazis Found
In the final months of World War II, a group of Jewish prisoners were forced to cover up evidence of Nazi atrocities.  Shackled by their German captors, 80 prisoners from the Stutthof concentration camp were sent to a site of mass killings in Lithuania. There, they were ordered to dig up the graves and burn the bodies. At night, the captives were imprisoned in the pit that had been used for mass executions. Now, scientists using ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech methods have uncovered the tunnel in Ponar that the "Burning Brigade" quietly dug for months using only spoons and their bare hands in an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers map wartime escape tunnel in Lithuanian forest
Jewish prisoners secretly dug 34-metre tunnel with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors, and 11 made it to safetyResearchers have pinpointed the location of a tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during the second world war.The tunnel was dug in the Ponar forest, known today as Paneriai, outside the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, where 100,000 people, including 70,000 Jewsm were killed and thrown into pits during Nazi occupation. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Jerusalem Tags: Second world war Lithuania Archaeology Europe World news Science Source Type: news

Report reveals we spend less on treating cancer than countries Estonia, Greece and Lithuania
An average of 54 per cent of cancer victims across Europe are still alive five years after falling ill compared to 50 per cent in the UK, a report by the Swedish Institute for Health Economics found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

58 life science researchers elected as new EMBO Members
(EMBO) EMBO today announced that 58 researchers in the life sciences were newly elected to its membership. 50 of the scientists reside in 13 different countries in Europe; eight Associate Members were elected from China, Japan, Lithuania, Singapore and the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 23, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news