Let’s Talk Science – new best practice manual for science communicators

Are you planning a science communication event? A new best practice manual provides advice on key elements to make your event successful, attract new audiences, identify topics, and define content and structure. Evaluation methodology and checklists are also included.

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An in-depth day on diabetes

In one of the world’s smallest countries, the island Nauru in the Southern Pacific, half the population suffers from diabetes. The Nauruans are the fattest people in the world. Cause? The high standard of living enjoyed as a result of the country’s wealth. This wealth was created through selling the country’s indigenous and highly-demanded natural resource – a natural fertiliser originating from the many guano producing birds stopping by.

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Lively discussion between the public and GMO researchers in Uppsala

Is it safe to eat genetically modified food? Does genetically modified food taste differently from ordinary food? Does wild and genetically modified salmon differ in appearance? These were a few questions discussed at a dialogue event on 7 December, organised by VA and Uppsala University.

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Elever i Malmö mötte världsledande diabetesforskare

Varför får fler diabetes nu än förr? Är sötningsmedel bättre än socker? Det var några av frågorna som diskuterades den 24 november, då VA i samarbete med Forskningsnätet Skåne anordnade ett möte i Malmö mellan diabetesforskare och elever.

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Asthma tests and research discussions attracted the public

How do I prevent my kids and myself from developing asthma? Is it something genetic? How can researchers and patients work together in order to find better treatments? These were a few questions discussed at a dialogue event on 19th October, organised by VA, the Karolinska Institutet and the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association.

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Eternal life and the ethics of cloning – engaging topics for students and researchers

Could people be made smarter by injecting stem cells into their brains? Should humans be cloned? These were a few of the questions discussed when school students met with researchers at a dialogue event in Stockholm arranged by VA and Karolinska Institutet (KI, an medical university) on 12th October.

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