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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-04-07

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Parliament passes proposal to set up investigation committee on how Greece entered into memorandums
  • [02] Aristotle University of Thessaloniki cooperates with MIT to find bacteria that fight cancer and autoimmune disorders
  • [03] Overdue tax debt rose to 75.732 bln euros in February‏

  • [01] Parliament passes proposal to set up investigation committee on how Greece entered into memorandums

    The proposal of the government coalition parties to set up a committee that will investigate into how Greece entered into the memorandums passed in the Parliament plenary early on Tuesday with 156 deputies voting in favour of it.

    Seventy-two deputies of New Democracy and PASOK voted against it and 22 deputies (Potami and KKE) voted 'present'. Golden Dawn deputies abstained from the voting procedure although the general secretary of the party Nikos Mihaloliakos had earlier said that they would vote against it. In total 250 deputies voted.

    The president of the parliament Zoi Konstantopoulou suggested the committee to last at least six months until October 6, 2015.

    [02] Aristotle University of Thessaloniki cooperates with MIT to find bacteria that fight cancer and autoimmune disorders

    ANA/MPA---The identification of bacteria and bacterial products that will help balance the immune system of humans and protect them against cancer and autoimmune diseases is the future goal of collaboration between the Laboratory of Pathology at the Veterinary Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Theophilos Poutahidis, associate professor at AUTH told ANA-MPA.

    Experiments on mice, carried out since 2002, have found bacteria in the intestinal flora, which are related to the process of carcinogenesis.

    In the context of cooperation between the two educational institutions, scientists found that helicobacter hepaticus (a Helicobacter that exists only in the gastrointestinal system of mice) accelerates breast and prostate cancer, whereas the Lactobacillus reuteri (a gram-positive probiotic bacterium) not only helps reduce the risk of breast cancer, but also has a positive effect on the skin and the regeneration of hair follicles, while protecting the testicles and thymus against alterations caused by aging. Moreover, Lactobacillus reuteri protected the mice from obesity, despite the consumption of food that caused it.

    According to Poutahidis, one of the key contributors in cooperation between AUTH and MIT, the systemic effects of subclinical inflammation, which are associated with the exposure to the risk of cancer, play a dominant role in the immune system.

    "The future objectives of the scientific team include a further analysis of the mechanisms of systemic effects of bowel flora on the body, the identification of the most beneficial active molecules of bacteria and clinical trials on humans.

    Cancer, autoimmune diseases and obesity are nowadays growing into an epidemic. Our goal is to find bacteria and bacterial products that can be consumed by humans since the first years of their life so that they can have a balanced immune system and reduce the risk of cancer and autoimmune diseases, related to the deregulation of the immune system," he added.

    [03] Overdue tax debt rose to 75.732 bln euros in February‏

    ANA/MPA---The value of overdue tax debt grew further to 75.732 billion euros in February, of which 2.480 billion were new overdue debt by taxpayers in the January-February period, official figures showed on Tuesday.

    A report by the Secretariat General of Public Revenue, said that the older overdue tax debt was 73.252 billion euros, of which 56.408 billion were overdue debt by individual taxpayers, 10.882 billion were debt by bankrupt companies and 6.039 billion euros were debt by public sector enterprises, municipal companies and utility companies.


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