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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?

Tell Me EU Project

EU project : TELL ME

TELL ME (Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from experience, delivering effective Messages, providing Evidence) is a 36 month Collaborative Project, which aims to provide evidence and to develop models for improved risk communication during infectious disease crises. TELL ME combines public health, social sciences, behavioral sciences, political sciences, law, ethics, communication and media, in ...

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr. Dimitrios Tsivrikos about consumer behaviour during COVID-19

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Dimitrios Tsivrikos about consumer behaviour during COVID-19

Panic buying, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos, Lecturer in Consumer and Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), UK How is the spread of coronavirus changing consumer behaviour, and are such behaviours reasonable or expected in a time of crisis? When do these behaviours become irrational? We have seen a great increase in panic ...

EU Project : CONCISE

EU Project : CONCISE

CONCISE aims to generate a European-wide debate on science communication, involving a wide array of stakeholders, from media outlets to policy makers, from scientists to business companies, from science communicators to civil society organisations. CONCISE aims at providing qualitative knowledge through citizen consultation on the means/channels (media and social networks, life experience, relatives, religion, political ...

A scientist's opinion Donald Milton about SARS-COV

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Donald Milton about SARS-CoV

We speak with Prof. Marc Wathelet, Molecular Biologist, Coronavirus specialist, about the differences between SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 Taking the precautionary principle in medicine into consideration, in your opinion why does the WHO insist on its statement regarding the transmission competence of SARS-CoV-2? Do you envisage a different (international) governmental approach soon? I think that the ...