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2012-03-13 10:42:43

What is it that turns an ordinary student into an Erasmus student? A team of researchers at the University Teacher Training College in Vitoria-Gasteiz (UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country) has studied the psychological profile of those students who plan to participate in mobility programs with that of the ones who are not considering doing so, and has detected signs that would point to differences between the two groups. So it is in fact a subject that invites research. Thanks to this...

2011-01-18 05:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingenuity® Systems, a leading provider of information solutions for life science researchers, and Erasmus Medical Center, jointly announced a scientific collaboration using next-generation sequencing (NGS) for disease research. As part of the collaboration, Erasmus researchers have been working closely with Ingenuity to derive the most impactful biological insights from their NGS data. Using Ingenuity's IPA software...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

AMSTERDAM, November 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation has awarded the Erasmus Prize 2011 to Joan Busquets, architect and expert in urban development, 'arquitecte urbanista' (Barcelona, Spain). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101110/418574 ) The thematic of the Erasmus Prize 2011 is 'the design of public space in the city'. The prize is awarded to Joan Busquets in appreciation of his impressive and multifaceted oeuvre in the field of...

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2010-09-01 12:31:17

A study has found that people in low and middle-income countries would be pushed to below the poverty line if they bought common medicines. Laurens Niens' team at Erasmus University Rotterdam analyzed the number of people who would be pushed below an income level of $1.25 or $2 a day by paying for four widely used medicines. The team said their findings showed that greater effort is needed in order to encourage the use of cheaper generic drugs in poor countries to help ensure more medicines...

2009-12-17 08:02:00

AMSTERDAM, December 17 /PRNewswire/ -- - Erasmus Prize 2010 Awarded to Jose Antonio Abreu The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation (Amsterdam) has awarded the Erasmus Prize 2010 to Jose Antonio Abreu, founder director of El Sistema (Venezuela). The theme of the Erasmus Prize 2010 is 'The Future of European Classical Music'. The Prize is awarded to Mr Abreu in appreciation of his efforts to involve a large group of young people in music making, offering them inspiration and a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'