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Press Review 19 February 2020

ESMH Press Review – February 19, 2020

Environmental sustainability, tech changes in society & data management: check out the ESMH selection of 21 science & tech news published in the last 2 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media!

Participatory and direct democracy in the European Union

Highlights from the 8th parliamentary term : participatory and direct democracy in the European Union

In recent years, the increasing citizens' distrust and disaffection towards representative institutions, coupled with the worrisome falling electoral turnout trend in many EU Member States, appear to signal a major crisis of the representation system as a whole.

Is microbial protein the answer to the quest for meatless meat

Is microbial protein the answer to the quest for ‘meatless meat’?

Can you imagine producing agri-products without having to use land? Finnish scientists and researchers have produced protein, manufactured by microbes, using electricity, water, nutrients and air.

EU Project PhilHumans ESMH

EU Project : PhilHumans

PhilHumans : The goal of the PhilHumans (Personal Health Interfaces Leveraging Human-MAchine Natural interactionS) project is to train a next generation of young researchers in innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and establish user interaction with their personal health devices in an advanced and intuitive way. PhilHumans will investigate cutting-edge AI methods for human-machine interaction in the ...

A scientist’s opinion Interview with Renate Heinisch about new technologies in medicine

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Renate Heinisch about new technologies in medicine

New technologies in medicine, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Renate Heinisch, pharmacist, former vice-chair of Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel and now member of the European Economic and Social Committee New technologies are going to deeply affect healthcare. Will citizens be ready? We must consider that scientific and technological innovations accompanied all of ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Michel Goldman about new technologies in medicine

New technologies in medicine, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Michel Goldman, founder of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare (I3H) and former Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). How was the idea of I3H born? At the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) the main goal was to bring together pharmaceutical industry and universities, ...

EU Project MAMMO1 ESMH

EU Project : MAMMO1

MAMMO1 : Breast cancer is one of the main causes of death among women worldwide. Early diagnosis by mammography scanning is the best way to prevent mortality, but it requires the intervention of a highly trained workforce (radiologists). While the demand for radiologists is on the rise, the supply is quickly diminishing worldwide. This leads ...

Meet the new Members of the STOA Panel

The new leading team of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) for the next 2,5 years was elected on 24th of October 2019 by the Members of the Panel.

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SOMA consortium scales up anti-disinformation efforts across EU Member States

Horizon-2020-supported Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis links academic, technological and media expertise to combat disinformation.

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George Markopoulos : “We trawl through social media because that is where the most heated debates are happening right now.”

George Markopoulos is Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics of the School of Philosophy National and Kapodistrian, at the University of Athens. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April in the European Parliament.