Health

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Low cost and open source: vaccines in developing countries

In South Africa, a scientific knowledge transfer hub is working to create a Covid-19 vaccine based on the publicly available sequence of Moderna's mRNA vaccine, without Moderna's involvement but with its approval. In India, scientists are also testing a vaccine to fight SARS-CoV-2. These seem to be big steps for developing countries in order to ...

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Massimo Florio: could a ‘European Medicines Infrastructure’ solve market failures in pharmaceutical R&D?

Interview with Massimo Florio (Professor of Public Economics, University of Milan, Italy) about a new European approach to pharmaceutical policy. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the European Union has increased its commitment to the EU public health agenda. It has strengthened the mandate of both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre ...

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Omicron, another chapter in the Covid-19 pandemic

Before the winter holidays, a new, more transmissible variant was discovered. By now, Omicron is responsible for most new infections in Europe. What do we know so far? And what are the future possible scenarios?

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Mental health in Covid times

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our mental health? Moreover, are we able to bounce back from this?

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European responses to the corona crisis – Part 16

During the Coronavirus crises, the European Science-Media Hub is collecting and publishing a regular update of the most relevant releases provided by EU institutions and other European and global actors. 🆕 Last Update : 9 December 2022

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The future of AI for healthcare: ‘AI can make a huge difference’

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasing role in healthcare. It can automate repetitive tasks and help doctors to better diagnose certain cancers. Will AI soon be able to do diagnostics and predictions for disease and treatment which go beyond human’s capacities?

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Edvard Moser: “Neuroscience is evolving at an accelerated speed”

Interview with Prof. Edvard Moser. On 12 October, the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), in collaboration with the International Brain Initiative (IBI) and the Kavli Foundation, organised a workshop at the European Parliament entitled "The International Brain Initiative – Shaping the future of globally coordinated neuroscience”. Keynote speaker was Prof Edvard ...

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Jan Bjaalie on international brain research: “We are now in a critical phase”

One of its leading experts is Jan Bjaalie, Professor at the University of Oslo. He talks to us about his work bringing local brain initiatives together, the future of brain research, artificial intelligence and the challenges European neuroscience is facing. “Catalysing and advancing neuroscience research through international collaboration and knowledge sharing. Uniting diverse ambitions to ...