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Which way for EU data governance during COVID-19?

Since the unprecedented outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the use of data has extensively been discussed. What obstacles do scientists, public health officials and private companies face when processing datasets? And how much digital privacy can EU citizens afford in times of crisis?

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Anna Odone about COVID-19 & GDPR

COVID-19 & GDPR, a scientist’s opinion We speak with Anna Odone, Associate Professor of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. As a consultant physician, responsible for the Unit of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Technology Assessment at San Raffaele Scientific Institute, she is the President of the ...

Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou, UZH, Fellow and Leader, Visiting Assistant Professor, Media Lab/Social Machines, Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Why is spreading false medical/health news dangerous in your opinion? Probably the most alarming phenomenon in the recent history of contemporary media is the spread of misinformation across ...

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Social media platforms have taken a leading role in our everyday lives and have changed the way we obtain health information online. The most recent topic fueling disinformation is the novel Coronavirus. However, it is not the only one.

Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson, Radiation oncologist, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Utah. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Cancer patients often find themselves in a vulnerable, life-threatening situation. Fake medical news on cancer could possibly persuade these patients ...

Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. James B. Yu, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Medical Director, Smilow Radiation Oncology, Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program, Yale School of Medicine. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Fake medical news is dangerous especially for ...

EU Project : FAKEOLOGY

EU Project : Fakeology

FAKEOLOGY draws links between pseudoscience, populism and health literacy and focuses on the anti-vaccination movement to provide a key venue wherein mis- and dis-information can be studied. Specifically, the project studies how pseudo-scientific news is diffused within social networks and how it affects human judgement and behaviour. FAKEOLOGY aims at enhancing the efficiency of science ...

Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab, Professor of Virology at the University of Pécs; Vice-Dean for Science of the Faculty of Science; Scientific Director of the Szentágothai Research Centre; Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology and Leader of the Virological Research Group / BSL-4 Laboratory. Why spreading ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Aroon Hingorani about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Aroon Hingorani about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

Re-engineering pharmaceutical research, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Aroon Hingorani, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at University College London. Could you speculate what you think are the biggest causes of drug failure? It is well recognised that the number one cause for drug failure is a lack of efficacy of the drug in the intended indication, ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Denis Lacombe about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Denis Lacombe about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

Re-engineering pharmaceutical research, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Denis Lacombe, Director General of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Can you tell me a bit about the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)? We are a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established for 60 years, focusing on survival and ...