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News and reports from Europe.

Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!

Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Although survival and quality of life are significantly better compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients nevertheless have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. One recently published study [1] shows current data and derives important conclusions for further long-term improvements in outcomes after kidney transplantation – a highly topical issue, especially for cost reasons and in the event of organ or donor scarcity.

Offene Horizonte: Schätze zu Humboldts Reisewegen

Die Sonderausstellung »Offene Horizonte - Schätze zu Humboldts Reisewegen« im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim gibt ein facettenreiches Bild von Alexander von Humboldt wieder, der vor 250 Jahren, 1769, in Berlin geboren wurde und Wegbereiter einer neuen, ganzheitlichen Auffassung von Wissenschaft war. Zwei große Expeditionen führten ihn nach Südamerika (1799-1804) und über das Baltikum nach Russland und Zentralasien (1829).

EUROPE’S VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY WELCOMES DANISH GAMBLING AUTHORITY DECISION TO BLOCK ILLEGAL SKIN-BETTING WEBSITES

ISFE, the association representing the European video games industry, welcomes the recent decision by the Danish Gambling Authority (see note to editors) to request that telecoms companies block 15 illegal skin-betting websites in Denmark.

EU COPYRIGHT REFORM ADOPTED BY MEMBER STATES: PUBLISHERS CALL FOR QUICK AND APPROPRIATE IMPLEMENTATION INTO NATIONAL LAWS

Europe’s press publishers, represented by the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA), the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), the European Publishers’ Council (EPC) and News Media Europe (NME), welcome today’s adoption by the Council of the long-awaited EU copyright reform that introduces the crucial neighbouring right for press publishers (Article 15).  Member states must implement the reform into national law by 2021.

The forgotten side of CKD: kidney disease triggers cognitive impairment, even in early stages

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized as a systemic condition. It also impacts upon other organ systems and in recent years much attention has focussed specifically on the link between the kidneys and the heart. There is also an association between brain dysfunction and kidney disease; new data shows that even mild CKD correlates with impairment of cognitive function. A new review by Professor Giovambattista Capasso summarizes the current evidence in this field.

Create your own Master (MSc) in Management at Nyenrode

The Full-time Master (MSc) in Management program at Nyenrode Business University, provides young talents with the best toolkit to enter the labor market as skilled starters. Students have the opportunity to join a Pre-Master program, choose the city and student life of their preference, decide in which track they would like to specialize in and select electives that have their interest. This 16-month Master program is flexible, both academic and practical and tailor-made to ones needs.

World Bloggers Awards to be held in Cannes, France

Dancing millionaire Gianluca Vacchi and Foodgod are nominated for “bloggers’ Oscars” -  the World Bloggers Awards.

From Coffin Ships to Crowdfunding - Ending The Great Hunger Taboo

A crowdfunding project is underway to fund the first feature-length movie to tell the whole story of the Irish Famine, including the role of the English Prime Minister, Lord John Russell and his infamous henchman Trevelyan.

BROWN + HUDSON DEVELOPS THE WORLD’S MOST SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO BESPOKE TRAVEL PLANNING

To elevate bespoke luxury travel to new heights, bespoke travel company Brown + Hudson has developed a pioneering new science-based pre-travel interview process. Developed in conjunction with Michael Bond – writer, consultant on psychology and behaviour, and former editor at New Scientist Magazine, this new approach will bring more meaningful travel experiences to a discerning clientele.

The European App now available on Android

The European is pleased to announce the launch of its new and exciting app which is also available on Android as well as the App store.

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