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5
Oct

The PERSIST_EU project reopens the registration process for the cycle of university debates on science

Next 29 October, 5, 6 and 7th November will take place the debates on science organized by the ScienceFlows team within the framework of the PERSIST_EU project. The discussions, initially scheduled for the month of April which were cancelled due to the health emergency, will take place online through the Blackboard platform. The goal of these debates, that will also take place in four other European countries (Portugal, Italy, Germany and Slovakia), is to find out how the training of university students influences their decision-making. To this end, four debates have been organized around four topics that generate certain social...
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22
Sep

We identified that one in five hoaxes about COVID-19, sent via WhatsApp, promoted the use and consumption of substances of natural origin

An investigation published in Gaceta Sanitaria by the ScienceFlows team confirms the COVID-19 infodemic in Spain and concludes that “approximately an average of four hoaxes were sent daily about direct actions on people’s health. One of the possible reasons why these hoaxes were spread was because of the appeal of the messages, because of the home use strategies and because the medical authority criteria was used in the dissemination of the hoaxes”. No doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented spread of disinformation. In fact, the main mobile phone operators in Spain warned during the first weeks of the...
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7
Sep

Communicate research results through images

New digital formats offer new ways to science communication to transmit research results to society in general and to other specialized audiences in a clear and efficient way. For this reason, Professor Carolina Moreno, within the framework of the Master’s Degree in New Journalism, Political Communication and Knowledge Society proposed to the students a project whose objective was to capture through infographics some of the research developed by ScienceFlows. You can access the infographics from here. La Percepción social de la homeopatía en la prensa digital española La comunicación de riesgo del contagio de la Legionellosis en la Comunidad Valenciana:...
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8
Jul

And after consulting the citizens … what happens?

Months of intense work culminated in December with the first phase of the CONCISE project: the organisation of five citizen consultations in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Slovakia whose objective was to listen and find out how citizens form their scientific opinions. But what happens after the 500 citizens have shared their points of view on science? The 58 round tables on climate change, vaccines, alternative and complementary medicines and genetically modified organisms have generated more than 500 hours of discussion. To be able to work with the data and study them, it was necessary to fully transcribe the conversations,...
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22
Jun

The presence of negative news on mental health in the digital sphere is “significant” and contributes to the creation of social stigma

In order to identify the image that spreads about mental health in the digital sphere, ScienceFlows researchers Lorena Cano, Empar Vengut and Carolina Moreno have carried out a quantitative-qualitative content analysis of news in digital media and publications of Facebook pages. One of the main conclusions they have reached is that, although most messages have a positive focus, the presence of information with negative connotations is significant enough to perpetuate social stigma. To carry out the research, an analysis was carried out on a sample of 370 news items published between August 2016 and January 2017 and 352 Facebook pages....
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1
Jun

Por el mar corren las liebres durante la pandemia del coronavirus: hoaxes, myths and rumors about COVID-19

The XXI edition of the Matinal de la Evolució that took place on May 16 in an online edition was dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was coordinated by Juli Peretó, professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University of Valencia. In the monographic session David Alonso, Mireia Coscollà, Xavier López-Labrador and Carolina Moreno participated. Carolina Moreno, professor of journalism and Main Researcher of ScienceFlows group, analyzed throughout the day how the COVID-19 pandemic has made the concept of an infodemic come true. In her presentation, Carolina Moreno offered the...
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30
Apr

Charlatans of the pandemic

The ninth edition of Ciencia en Redes, scheduled for March 13, has been held virtually thanks to the enormous effort of the organizing committee, that has been able to adapt the format. The changes in the initial program have allowed us to enjoy, among others, the presentation “Charlatans of the pandemic” by Javier Ordóñez, member of ScienceFlows. The charlatans have been with us for as long as we can remember, however, in times of a pandemic, when the information multiplies, the need to analyze the quality of the information we receive is even greater. For this reason, the study of...
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9
Apr

Communicating the risks. Science and technology in the information society

The coronavirus pandemic has put on the table, among others, the essential role played by the media in times of crisis when health and safety may be threatened. The analysis of contemporary scenarios of sanitary and environmental history that are included in Communicating the risks. Science and technology in the information society offer a learning that can contribute to institutions, journalists and disseminators to effectively communicate during this global crisis. Risk communication was originally conceived in the 1960s as a communication aimed at “informing non-experts”. Since then, the approach to risk management has been expanding. Today it is indisputable that,...
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19
Mar

ScienceFlows starts a research on the characteristics of hoaxes and fake news about COVID-19 received via WhatsApp

Ana Serra/ Since the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, announced last Saturday, March 14, the decree of the State of Alarm throughout the country, different hoaxes and fake news have been spread and disseminated via WhatsApp about the COVID-19. To carry out this study, we contacted our colleagues from Agencia SINC, Maldita Ciencia, Salud Sin Bulos and the Asociación para Proteger al Enfermo de Terapias Pseudocientíficas (APEPT) to to collect the largest volume of documents to analyse. Also, we have enabled an email account (coronavirus.scienceflows@gmail.com) and a WhatsApp line (+34 623 03 73 76) in case someone wants to send...
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18
Mar

The spread of hoaxes can pose a threat to public health

Ana Serra/Fake news and hoaxes have found the ideal ecosystem for disseminating on the Internet and in instant messaging applications. Research papers, such as the one published in the 2018 Health Policy and Technology magazine, have shown how fake news can pose a threat to public health. Likewise, an article published in the BMJ magazine pointed out the characteristics of what is known as denialism, that is on occasions, the prelude to disinformation; that is,identification of conspiracies; use of false experts; selectivity of citation; creation of impossible expectations of research; misrepresentation and logical fallacies and manufacture of doubt. A time...
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3
Feb

The PERSIST_EU project seeks university students to participate in a European science debate

Empar Vengut/  Next April 4, the PERSIST_EU science debate will take place at the University of Valencia with the aim of knowing what university students think about four topics that currently generate social controversy: vaccines, climate change, complementary and alternative medicine and genetically modified organisms. This debate is part of the cycle of European debates that will take place in the upcoming months in Italy, Portugal, Germany, Spain and Slovakia. In total, 500 students will contribute to this research whose objective is to know how the training of university students influences their decision making. For the debate that will take place...
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30
Jan

A year of scientific research at ScienceFlows

Ana Serra/ The three European projects coordinated by ScienceFlows have been the protagonists of the work of this group of the Polibienestar Institute of the University of Valencia during the year 2019. Through CONCISE, PERSIST_EU and No Rumor Health, the research team has advanced in two of the lines of study on public understanding and social perception of science. In addition to these international projects, a new project funded by the Ministry of Science of the Government of Spain, ESMODA-ECO, has also been launched. Its goal is to study the image and trends of food from through the study of...
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24
Jan

Science feeds plants-based diets

Éric Úbeda Mompó, a journalist specialising in science communication, has presented his Master’s Thesis (TFM) “Science feeds plant-based diets”. This work, framed in the project “Study of fashions in food through the communicative ecosystem” (ESMODA-ECO RTI2018-099663-B-I00), aims to determine if the scientific evidence available so far endorses vegetarian and vegan diets. Over the past few years, the number of people who choose to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet has remarkably increased. Among the main motivations there is ethics, respect for animals, the environment and health. However, there is still some rejection for this food style in Western societies. The...
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14
Oct

We present several ScienceFlows researches in Burgos, at the CCSC2019

Carolina Moreno Castro (translation Amaia Crespo) / Six members of the ScienceFlows team participated in the Social Communication of Science Conference (CCSC2019 due to its initials in Spanish), held from October 8 to 11, 2019, in the city of Burgos. The CCSC2019 received around 200 communications from experts in dissemination, communication, journalism and teaching of journalism and science communication, from Spain, Latin America and Portugal. The aim of this conference, organised by the Spanish Association of Scientific Communication, is to bring together everyone who is working on the innovation of knowledge transfer and dissemination to share new models of professional practices...
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8
Jul

ScienceFlows participates in the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology

Empar Vengut Climent / ScienceFlows researcher, Isabel Mendoza Poudereux, has attended the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology (SEB), held in Seville during the 2-5 of July. Her presentation “How does the public build their opinions and beliefs related to scientific issues?” has made it possible to bring attendees the H2020 CONCISE project, led by our research group. This meeting is one of the most important international events in the area of biology. For four days, around 800 scientists from all over the world have gathered at the Conference and Exhibition Centre, FIBES II, to present their work,...
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30
Jun

Valencian Mental Health Federation

The ScienceFlows research group, at the initiative of the Valencian Mental Health Federation, carried out a study whose objective was the representation of mental health in the media. Analysing the content of the digital press, studying Google searches, as well as Facebook pages dedicated to mental health, allowed the team to offer some conclusions: A1. Although the presence of news and negative representations on mental health is not the majority, they are present in the media sphere in a way that contributes to the creation of stigma 2. The spread of negative stereotypes has a greater impact on the fixation...
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6
Jun

PERSIST_EU meeting gives a boost to the development of this Erasmus+ project

Empar Vengut Climent / From May 27 to 31, a training seminar was held at the headquarters of the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the University of Valencia, aimed at Erasmus + Persist_EU project partners, coordinated by ScienceFlows. For five days, representatives of each of the countries that form the consortium met to define the characteristics and content of the ICT tool that will allow the evaluation of changes in the knowledge, perception, beliefs and confidence in science of university students. Likewise, it was defined what kind of training activities are going to be taught so as to be...
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9
May

ScienceFlows participates in the conference “Communication and Health: Innovative experiences”

Empar Vengut Climent / The ScienceFlows researcher Empar Vengut Climent has participated in the conference Communication and Health: Innovative Experiences, held on May 3 at the Catalunya Campus of the Rovira i Virgili University. Her lectured entitled “Design and implementation of an ICT tool to measure the impact of training on the perception of science of university students” has allowed to bring the Erasmus + Persist_EU project to the attendees, led by our research group. This conference was a meeting point to reflect and discuss different strategies of convergence between health and technology, with the aim of improving the communication...
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9
Apr

ScienceFlows collaborates with Experimenta Fair-Contest 2018 for the promotion of scientific vocations

Empar Vengut Climent / The XIV Edition of the Experimenta Fair-Contest 2018 was held on Sunday, April 7. Experimenta is organised every year by the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia. This initiative aims to convert Secondary Education students (ESO girls and boys, Baccalaureate and Intermediate Training Cycles) into active and creative protagonists, as well as science communicators. During the whole morning, the students show and explain their Physics and Technology experiments to all visitors approaching their stands. It is surprising how high school students interact with their audience, how they offer them direct interaction with their project...
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1
Apr

Seminar by Javier Ordóñez “Radioactive rains. Journalistic umbrella: Building opinion for survival in the cold war”

Empar Vengut Climent / On March 26 and 28, Javier Ordóñez, Emeritus Professor of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and member of the ScienceFlows team, held a seminar aimed at the Journalism undergraduate and postgraduate students of the UVEG in order to show different propaganda audiovisual formats that were made years after dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to alert the population about how they should act in the event of a nuclear bomb. The main objective of the seminar was to reveal the great responsibility that journalists have when it comes to reporting on the devastating...
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22
Mar

The UPF hosts the pilot citizen consultation of the CONCISE project in which vaccines and climate change are discussed

Empar Vengut Climent / After several months of preparation, the consortium of the CONCISE project meets on March 21 and 22 at the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society of the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), to carry out the pilot test that will serve as a working guide for the five consultations that will take place in five European cities throughout 2019. This trial has brought together a total of 20 citizen volunteers to establish a dialogue on through what channels they have shaped their opinion on vaccines and climate change. The objective of this pilot consultation is to...
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21
Feb

Impact in digital media of the ScienceFlows article on users Google searches about complementary therapies

Empar Vengut Climent / A total of six digital media wrote about the article by the ScienceFlows researcher Lorena Cano, published in the Panace@ magazine. This work has allowed dismissing a relationship between the interest shown by the population that turn to Google in search of information about complementary therapies, their presence in digital media, and the use of these therapies by the Spanish population. For its part, the Europapress agency highlights that “the research conducted by Lorena Cano, also, allows us to understand how behavioural patterns work when looking for information and to know to what extent media influence...
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8
Feb

Impact on media of the ScienceFlows research on the sociodemographic profile of the homeopathy user in Spain

Empar Vengut Climent / The research work entitled “Perfil sociodemográfico del usuario de la homeopatía en España” (‘Sociodemographic profile of the homeopathy user in Spain’) conducted by ScienceFlows researchers Lorena Cano, Isabel Mendoza and Carolina Moreno, and published first online in the magazine Atención Primaria, last September appeared in, at least, 11 digital media, among which Agencia Sinc and El País stand out. The study was carried out based on the results of the CIS survey of February 2018. For this purpose, a subsample of 124 people was selected, who answered that they were homeopathy consumers. Based on the answers...
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7
Jan

Scienceflows coordinates a European project on the role of Science Communication in society

Empar Vengut Climent / On December 13th and 14th, the kick-off meeting of the European project coordinated by ScienceFlows CONCISE (Communication role on perception and beliefs of EU Citizens about Science) was held at the House of Science in Valencia.  This project, with a funding of almost 1.2 million euros from the Horizon2020 programme of the European Commission, intends to study the role of science communication on the perception and beliefs of citizens of the European Union regarding science. Nine entities, including universities and companies, as well as the Spanish Association of Scientific Communication, are part of the consortium. The...
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7
Jan

Scienceflows leads an Erasmus+ project which will evaluate the influence of training in decision making in science related issues of university students

Empar Vengut Climent / On December 13th, the kick-off meeting of the higher education Erasmus + Project PERSIST_EU (Knowledge, beliefs, Perceptions about Science of European Students) was held at the House of the Science of Valencia. The main objective of this project is to quantify and measure the value of training and education in university students when making personal decisions related to science, technology, health and environment. Members from the seven institutions participating in PERSIST_EU gathered together last month to discuss about the main points to progress in unison for the correct development of the project. PERSIST_EU partners will develop...
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26
Dec

ScienceFlows at the 10th Edition of the ‘Congreso Internacional Latina de Comunicación Social’ (10th CILCS)

The researchers Yolanda Cabrera and Vanessa Roger Monzó, members of the ScienceFlows group, have attended the 10th Edition of the ‘Congreso Internacional Latina de Comunicación Social’, held at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife) from December 3rd to 7th. Their communication entitled ‘Los discursos pseudocientíficos en las redes sociales: un análisis a través de canales temáticos’ was included in the panel discussion 1030, which took place on Friday December 7th. This panel addressed the subject of communicative uses and interaction of stablished or surging social networks. In their presentation, the ScienceFlows researchers presented the results of the analysis carried out...
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23
Apr

On Scienceflows we support the scientific vocations of Secondary Education students

On Sunday, April 22, the XIII edition of the Experimenta Fair-Contest 2018 was held convened and organised every year for thirteen years by the Faculty of Physics of the University of Valencia. This initiative aims to convert Secondary Education students (ESO girls and boys, Baccalaureate and Intermediate Training Cycles) into active and creative protagonists, showing their experiments in physics and technology to all audiences. The event will take place at the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, in Valencia. During one morning, young students also become disseminators of science, since they explain the experiments selected for the fair to all the groups...
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23
Apr

CIS included the complementary and alternative therapies, in its February barometer

Last February 2018, the CIS (Center for Sociological Research) included in its barometer a questionnaire of 19 questions related to health issues, including questions about knowledge and use of 20 complementary and alternative therapies. The questionnaire asked about the therapies considered most popular among the Spanish population such as acupuncture, homeopathy, yoga and osteopathy. On March 8, the first results were made public, arousing great curiosity on traditional and social media. Until April 17, up to 21 news items have been counted in 18 digital media, including some of the main Spanish newspapers such as El Mundo, El Economista, 20...
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17
Apr

Six members of ScienceFlows attended PCST2018, in Dunedin, New Zealand

The Public Communication Network of Science and Technology (PSCT) held from 4-6 April 2018, its XV PCST, in Dunedin, New Zealand. This conference is the one with the greatest international relevance in the field of scientific communication, bringing together professionals from all over the world, including journalists specialized in STEM (science and technology), representatives of scientific institutions, such as museums. and the entire academic and research community. The general theme of PCST2018 was “Science, Stories and Society – the Soul of Science Communication”, in addition to a series of subtopics, the congress has been open to presentations in many different...
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26
Dec

ScienceFlows at the 9th Edition of the “Congreso Internacional Latina de Comunicación Social” (9th CILCS)

On December 4th, 5th and 7th, the 9th Edition of the “Congreso Internacional Latina de Comunicación Social” (9th CILCS) was held at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife) with the general theme of “The end of a policy model” and the hashtag # 9CILCS. The 9th CILCS included, during its three days of celebration, a multitude of discussion tables and keynote presentations on social communication. Lorena Cano and Isabel Mendoza, members of the Scienceflows group, presented some of their preliminary results on the representation of five of the most used by Spaniards complementary therapies (homeopathy, acupuncture, lymphatic drainage, reflexology and...
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29
Nov

ScienceFlows takes part at the “VI Congress of Social Communication of Science” (CCSC2017)

From November 22 to 25, the 6th Congress of Social Communication of Science (CCSC2017) was held under the slogan “Culture and Science. Old challenges, new media “, jointly organized by the University of Córdoba and the Spanish Association of Scientific Communication (AECC). The congress included posters, presentations and communications on the communication of science and welcomed more than 385 attendees. The hashtag chosen for the event was # CCSC2017 and became a trending topic on a national level, both on Thursday 23, and on Friday, November 24.   The Congress was inaugurated by the Secretary of State for Research, Development...
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2
Nov

ScienceFlows participates in the 3ICHC – 3rd International Conference on Health Communication

On October 19 and 20, the 3rd edition of the International Conference on Health Communication was held at the Carlos III University of Madrid under the theme “Health in the 21st Century”. The 3ICHC included several discussion panels, presentations and communications on communication and health. As a novelty on this occasion, the participation of the congresspeople was both in person and online. As was done in the previous editions, all abstracts accepted in the 3ICHC have been published in the indexed journal RECS (Revista Española de Comunicación en Salud). Lorena Cano and Isabel Mendoza, members of the ScienceFlows group, presented...
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26
Oct

ScienceFlows takes part in the 1st Scientific Conference on Quality and Information Challenges

On the 18th and 19th October, the “I Jornadas Científicas de Calidad y Retos informativos” (I Scientific Conference on Quality and Information Challenges), was held at the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication of the University of Valencia, organized by the working group “Journalism and quality information” of the Spanish Association of Communication Research (“Asociación Periodismo e información de calidad” de la Asociación Española de Investigación de la Comunicación” or AEIC). Researchers from different universities, both national and international, met for two days to share and discuss the results of their work. This work was of an interdisciplinary nature and...
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10
Jul

Homeopathy in the spotlight

Lourdes Ramiro Carrillo, 4th year student of Journalism of the University of Valencia, has presented in June 2017 her Final Degree Project entitled: “Homeopathy in the spotlight”, carried out within the framework of the ESTENAS project, under the direction of Carolina Moreno. Lourdes Ramiro has collected statistics from public sources and has interviewed different actors and representatives of interest groups, both for and against homeopathy. Her work can be downloaded and consulted through the following link.
1
Jun

Conference of doctor Mario Alonso Puig on leadership in a VUCA world

On May 12, members of the ESTENAS team attended the conference that Dr. Mario Alonso Puig gave at the ESIC Business & Marketing School’s main hall. Alonso is a specialist in general surgery and of the digestive system, as well as a professor and speaker, expert in leadership, creativity, and business innovation. Entitled Liderazgo en un mundo VUCA: Una enseñanza imprescindible (“Leadership in a VUCA world: An essential education”), Dr. Alonso addressed concepts such as leadership, success and healthy lifestyle habits, and stressed the importance of maintaining a balance between reason and emotions. Later, we were able to discuss aspects related to...
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6
Apr

Seminar on the placebo effect with Josep Eladi Baños

On April 1, Josep Eladi Baños, doctor of Medicine and lecturer of Pharmacology at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), gave a seminar entitled “The incorporation of complementary therapies in medicine studies and approximations on placebo and nocebo effects”, in the Language Theory and Communication Sciences Department of the Universitat de València. From the beginning of the seminar, given to the members of the ESTENAS team, Josep Eladi Baños insisted on the need to clarify some points to be able to approach the complementary therapies also called natural or alternative. In the first place, he pointed out that there are practitioners...
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26
Feb

Book promo “Institutional campaigns in public health”

On February 24th, at  “Casa del Libro” in Valencia, book promo of “Institutional Campaigns for Public Health. The Case of the HPV Vaccine ” (in spanish “Campañas institucionales de salud pública. El caso de la vacuna contra el virus VPH”) took place. Next to the editor, Carolina Moreno, were Javier Ordóñez, coauthor and professor of History of Science of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and  writer Carmen Amoraga. The three speeches emphasized the three main and defining aspects of Professor Moreno’s work. First, the discursive polyphony of the book, that presents arguments for and against immunization and gathers testimonies of the...
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31
Jan

Public offer of a senior research support technician position

The deadline for submitting applications is from February 1 to February 10, 2017 In ScienceFlows we are looking for a research technician to support the ESTENAS project. The regulations of the call can be found in the DOCV published on January 31: www.dogv.gva.es/datos/2017/01/31/pdf/2017_622.pdf The general conditions of the job offer are: 1. To work on the project «Study and classification of the natural, complementary and alternative therapies through the media and the social networks. Ideas and values applied to the social imaginary» (ESTENAS). 2. Position: Senior research support technician. 3. Working hours: 20 weekly hours. 4. Object and duration: Support to field work, development and...
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11
Jan

Carolina Moreno publishes a monographic on the social debate of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)

Do I vaccinate her, yes or no? This is the question asked by the parents of girls between the ages of 11 and 14 who, according to the official vaccination calendar of many Western countries, administer the three doses of the vaccine against HPV. Although the vaccine is included in the official calendars, approving all safety protocols of the regulatory agencies, uncertainty and doubt regarding its safety and side effects has been socially disseminated through the media and social networks. Campañas Institucionales en Salud Pública: El caso de la vacuna contra el virus VPH, the new book coordinated by the...
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5
Dec

Videos of the #ComDigCV Data Journalism are now available

Last November 9 the Digital Communication Congress in the Valencian Community, focused on Data Journalism reached its eighth edition in the University of Valencia. As in previous years, the Congress hosted the interventions of journalism and communication academics and professionals, who presented their point of view and debated animatedly, among themselves and with the abundant public, formed by Journalism students of the University of Valencia and by professionals in the communication sector. The Congress began with the conference of José Luis Dader, Professor of Journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid and the main exponent of research and analysis in...
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11
Nov

VIII Congress of Digital Communication

On November 9 and 10, in Valencia, the eighth edition of the Digital Communication Congress took place, focused on this occasion in Data Journalism. The event was divided into two parts: the conference of the first day offered a theoretical vision on data journalism. After an inaugural lecture, the rest of the day was organised in three round tables in which reference keynote speakers from the academic and professional field discussed and debated the latest trends in data journalism; the second day consisted of a workshop of practical exercises introductory to the subject. José Luís Dader (Professor of Journalism at...
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7
Nov

Emilia Lopera publishes a book about the causes and consequences of the anti-vaccine movement

Emilia H. Lopera Pareja, member of the research group ScienceFlows and of the CIEMAT Scientific Culture Research Unit, has published the book El movimiento antivacunas. Argumentos, causas y consecuencias (‘The anti-vaccine movement. Reasons, causes and consequences’), in which she explores the origins and multiple implications of vaccine rejection that is taking place in some developed countries. Published by Los Libros de la Catarata, this volume is part of the Essays on Science and Society series, an initiative of the Organisation of Ibero-American States (OEI) to promote studies that combine research with accessibility and knowledge transfer to society. Although in Spain there...
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19
Sep

VIII Digital Communication Congress: Data Journalism

In November, the Digital Communication Congress in the Valencian Community reaches its eighth edition, this time specialising in Data Journalism, a form of journalism that although it seems new and has set the media agenda of the past year (Los Papeles de Panamá, Los Papeles de la Castellana), has its roots in the 1950s. As you can see at the end of the post, the programme is full of experts who, of course, will leave no-one indifferent. The congress begins with an inaugural lecture by José Luis Dader (the academic who introduced data journalism in Spain with his monograph on...
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23
May

Attendance to the conferences ‘The path of well-being’

Yolanda Cabrera, researcher of the ESTENAS group, attended together with other members of the research team, during the days 19 and 20, the conferences, which under the motto “The path of well-being”, have been held at the Mercantile Athenaeum of Valencia, organised by the Ágora Bienestar Valencia (http://www.agorabienestar.es/). Throughout the presentations, talks and debates efforts have been made to offer a global vision of welfare thanks to the presence of experts in the field that have addressed the issue from a triple perspective. First, the wellbeing of the body to be healthy, with the presentation of some of the most...
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3
May

ScienceFlows at the PCST-2016

The 14th Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Conference: The Global Conference on Science Communication was held on 26, 27 and 28 April in Istanbul, Turkey. The event was organized by the International Network on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST). This network includes scientific journalists, museum staff and science centers, academic researchers, scientific communicators, publicists, educators, broadcasters and people interested in these issues. Therefore, as can be deduced, it is a multidisciplinary network with the objective of addressing the public communication of science and technology. Carolina Moreno and Emilia Lopera contributed in the congress with the presentation...
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21
Apr

II Conference on Media and Mental Health

After the success of the I Conference on Media and Mental Health, the second edition was held today in the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication. On this conference, the importance of the media in topics and news related to mental health has been delved into. The ability and importance of the journalist to contribute to the elimination of discrimination and stigma suffered by people with mental illness has been highlighted. The first round table, entitled “Mental Health in the Media”, was formed by Juan Cruz (writer and journalist in El País), Concha Tejerina (editor in Agencia EFE) and Alejandro...
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9
Mar

Valérie Poinsot, CEO of Boiron, says homeopathy is just another medicine

Researchers of the ESTENAS team have attended the press conference of the Boiron Laboratories. Investigadores del equipo ESTENAS han asistido a la rueda de prensa de Los Laboratorios Boiron. Valérie Poinsot, CEO of Boiron Laboratories, before the criticism from journalists, mass media and agents of the health sector has explained in press conference, in a central hotel of Madrid, today March 9, how her pharmaceutical group has participated between 2006 and 2010 in a study on the effect of homeopathy on 8,559 patients of the French health system. A total of 825 physicians have been part of a study, in...
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27
Feb

ScienceFlows in the I International Congress on Data Journalism

What stand do political parties take towards non-conventional therapies? And what stance was taken on Twitter during the election campaign of the 2015 General Elections? Lorena Cano and Carolina Moreno presented on February 26 at the First International Conference on Data Journalism: New Narratives for Specialised Journalism, held at the UMA, a research that aimed to assess and study the treatment of non-conventional, complementary, alternatives or integrative therapies through electoral programmes of the 2015 General Elections of five political parties: Ciudadanos, Podemos, PP, PSOE and Unidad Popular, as well as the tweets of their leading candidates The researchers have used...
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3
Dec

I Conference on Media and Mental Health

On November 17 the first conference on Media and Mental Health was held at La Nau (Universidad de Valencia). The participants were professionals in journalism, the health sector and academia, whose combination turned out to be a very enriching multidisciplinary meeting. The program covered different perspectives in order to give voice to the different actors involved and researchers who are part, in one way or another, of the object being addressed. The main theme of the conference was how the media addresses mental health. The Janssen laboratories, represented by Ramón Frexes, provided a more practical view of the drugs related...
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