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Julie Posetti Interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Julie Posetti about Infodemic

The infodemic, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Julie Posetti, an award-winning journalist and academic, leads  the global research program of the  International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). Based in Oxford, England, she researches and writes at the intersection of journalism safety, media freedom, media and gender, journalism and disinformation, and the digital transformation of journalism. ...

European responses to the corona crisis – Part 8

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 : 15 may

Scientist's opinion : prof. Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring about Human Biomonitoring

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring about Human Biomonitoring

Human Biomonitoring, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Marike Kolossa-Gehring, biologist and toxicologist and got her PhD from the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. What is the HBM4EU mission and priorities? The mission of HBM4EU is to protect people in Europe from the exposure to hazardous chemicals and thereby improving human health. Pollutants like plasticisers, glyphosate or ...

Scientist's opinion : prof. Jana Klánová about Human Biomonitoring

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Jana Klánová about Human Biomonitoring

Human Biomonitoring, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Jana Klánová, professor of environmental chemistry at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and a director of the RECETOX Centre of MU. Establishing exposure-health relationships seems like an enormous task. How are the teams actually going about this? This is not a task to be completed within ...

HBM4EU EU project

EU Project : HBM4EU

HBM4EU is a joint effort of 30 countries, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission, co-funded under Horizon 2020. The initiative is coordinating and advancing human biomonitoring in Europe. HBM4EU is generating evidence of the actual exposure of citizens to chemicals and the possible health effects in order to support policy making. The HBM4EU ...

The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and the Rise of Psychobiotics

The Microbiome-gut-brain axis and the rise of psychobiotics

Communication between our gut and our brain is a two-way street. A large part of the signals being sent from our intestines to our brain is thanks to the bacteria living inside us, our microbiome. Our gut microbes have been linked to anxiety and depression, and research is underway to see whether we can manipulate our bacterial populations to benefit our mental health.

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr. Ruairi Robertson about microbiome

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Ruairi Robertson about microbiome

Microbiome & psychobiotics, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Ruairi Robertson, Wellcome Trust Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. How might bacteria be affecting our mental health? What are the possible communication routes? There are a number routes through which the gastrointestinal tract and its microbiome interact with the brain. The gut is home ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr. Jason A. Martin about microbiome

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Jason A. Martin about microbiome

Microbiome & psychobiotics, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Jason A. Martin, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork. How does our diet influence our microbiome (and what should we be eating more of to help our gut microbiome)? Do you think the current mental health crisis could be linked to our ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg about health and risk communication

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg about health and risk communication

Health and Risk communication, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Professor Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Associate Professor and Head of the Health Promotion Programme at the University of Haifa, and Founding Director of the Health and Risk Communication Research Center in Haifa, Israel. What are the common mistakes or failures in communication during an infectious disease outbreak and what ...

COVID-19 How uncertainty affects our consumer behaviour

COVID-19: How uncertainty affects our consumer behaviour

As the novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world without treatment or a vaccine, uncertainty and fear prevails, leading many people to stockpile food, cleaning products and toilet paper. But is this a reasonable response in the face of a pandemic crisis?