ESMH regularly publishes articles on topics related to science and new technologies that provoke a lot of media attention and that are important in the European context. Most importantly, the articles are written with the help of science writers in journalistic style and always provide the opinion of one or more scientists on the topic. The publications are accompanied by a selection of links to related information and with a focus on European research and knowledge in the field.

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The use of non-invasive brain stimulation for mental health and more: ethics and EU regulation

As part of an international research consortium (the EU-funded STIMCODE project), senior researcher Dr Moritz Julian Maier and his team have just developed recommendations on EU regulation and a code of conduct regarding non-invasive brain stimulation techniques: electrically or electromagnetically stimulating parts of the brain. Much needed, because such techniques are being used more and ...

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Prof. Mike S. Schäfer on ChatGPT and other generative AI tools: ‘A gamechanger for science communication’

Mike S. Schäfer, Professor of Science Communication at the University of Zürich (Switzerland), has been investigating communication and artificial intelligence (AI) for several years. He is currently focussing on how the development of the technology and its impact on society are envisioned in public debates in China, the US and Germany. He has recently published ...

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Tackling rare diseases together: Prof. Kjeld Schmiegelow proposes more collaboration and EU expert hubs

"Multinational rare disease expert hubs would speed up research, innovation and development", says Kjeld Schmiegelow, Professor of paediatrics and paediatric oncology at the Copenhagen University Hospital (Denmark). Together with his colleagues, he proposes an EU level framework for data sharing and scientific collaboration to tackle rare diseases. Prof. Schmiegelow will be one of the speakers of ...

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How could the education system motivate young people to take climate action?

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges in our society. Scientists are researching the role of the education system in combating global warming and how it could motivate younger generations to take climate action. Undoubtedly, one of the most important challenges that the European Union will face in the years to come is climate ...

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Interview with Dr John Cryan: ‘The guts to change neuroscience’

"Understanding how our brain is constantly receiving signals through our gut, as well as the microbiome living there, is of great importance for all aspects of our physiology", says Irish neuroscientist Professor John Cryan. John Cryan is the principal investigator in the APC Microbiome Ireland research institute and a member of the Federation of European ...

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Prof. Maarja Kruusmaa: Nowadays crises are complex, spread quickly and come in cascades

Interview with the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor Prof. Maarja Kruusmaa of Tallinn University (Estonia), about lessons and challenges for future strategic crisis management. For years, the EU has been rushing from crisis to crisis. The European Commission has asked the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission (GCSA) to write a scientific ...

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Weiss and Rendtorff: ‘Academic freedom is under threat, and common European action is needed’

Throughout the 20th century, freedom of thought and freedom of speech at Europe’s universities stood as a bulwark in the struggle between totalitarianism and liberal democracy. With the emergence of populism and a society on digital steroids, it’s now more important than ever to strengthen freedom at European universities. Opinion article by Member of the ...

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Are children skilled enough for the digital world?

Digital technologies are part of modern, daily life. Not just for adults but also for children. Do they have the necessary skills to master them, though?