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Liliana Cunha

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What if we could make ourselves invisible to others? [Science and Technology Podcast]

Written by Philip Boucher and Mihalis Kritikos, with Liliana Cunha and Brian Kelly, Through developments in the field of metamaterials, we may be able to create products with surprising capabilities, from making DNA visible to making buildings invisible, but have we considered the risks, as well as the benefits? Metamaterials are materials that are designed … Continue reading

Are we doing enough for our brains?

Written by Liliana Cunha and Sarah McCormack, Workshop hashtag: #brainSTOA Depression, stroke, dementia and other brain disorders affect one in every fifteen Europeans every year according to the Word Health Organisation. Brain disorders are the largest unmet health issue affecting European citizens today. The prevalence of brain disorders in the elderly is increasing with the ageing … Continue reading

Delivering the full benefits of ICT to the developing world

Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Liliana Cunha, Over recent years, there have been increasing opportunities for inhabitants of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to use information and communication technologies (ICT). ICT can potentially help LMICs tackle a wide range of health, social and economic problems. By improving access to information and enabling communication, ICT can … Continue reading

Does organic mean healthier?

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha Do you regularly shop for organic products? Do you think they are ‘healthier for you’ compared to conventionally grown food? If you are unsure, do not be surprised. It is a very complex topic and science is not yet in a position to give a simple overall answer … Continue reading

eHealth: Benefitting patients, healthcare systems and society

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha, Would you like to be connected with your doctor online? Would you feel more empowered to take care of your health in a system with a medical professional on standby just a couple of clicks away? Notwithstanding many obstacles and challenges that exist, developments and trends in ICT … Continue reading

Discovering the world of quantum optics

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha Quantum optics and photonics have revolutionised our lives – in our daily use of TVs, cameras in our mobile phones, computer screens, LED lighting, navigation systems and fibre-optic cables. In 2012, Professors Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their study … Continue reading

How can technologies re-shape healthcare in Europe?

Workshop hashtag: #ehealthSTOA STOA website & registration   Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha The demand for healthcare services is growing fast in Europe, partly due to the ageing population and the higher prevalence of chronic diseases. E-Health, defined by the WHO as ‘the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health’, is … Continue reading

Science and technology: what do MEPs want to know?

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha Scientific and technological assessment and foresight are becoming ever more salient politically and are moving to the centre of policy-makers’ preoccupations. It is not surprising therefore that the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA), chaired by Paul Rübig MEP and under the responsibility of EP Vice-President … Continue reading

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