Daily Archives: April 21, 2017

Closer Look at Brain Circuits Reveals Important Role of Genetics

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla have revealed new clues to the wiring of the brain. A team led by Associate Professor Anton Maximov found that neurons in brain regions that store memory can form networks in the absence of synaptic activity.

Greece | A fourth program or a debt haircut for Greece

In November 2012, at the insistence of the IMF, the Eurogroup committed in fairly explicit terms to provide debt relief to ensure that Greece’s debt-to-GDP ratio would be substantially lower than 110 percent by 2022. In successive steps, these commitments were taken back and the metric to assess debt sustainability was changed. It was not until May 2016 that the IMF was able to bring back the topic, and finally armtwist the Eurogroup again into committing to new staged debt relief measures.

Greece | Athens Prepares to Host 10 Countries for ‘Forum of Ancient Civilizations’ on April 24

Greece’s foreign ministry will host an international Forum of Ancient Civilizations in Athens on April 24 (Monday) in a bid to promote cultural heritage and cooperation between the 10 participating countries, it was announced on Tuesday.