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Decision-makers should listen to youth and new research shows how this can work

Authors: Scott Warren, CEO of Generation Citizen. This post was originally published by the Evidence & Policy blog on 9 June 2020. We have re-issued the article that has already been published by the Evidence & Policy blog. We would like to express gratitude to the kind offer of the editorial board of the Evidence & Policy blog. Image credit: Roko naktys by Zoi Koraki via Flickr This blog post is the third in a series of posts linked to the Evidence & Policy special issue (Volume 16, Issue 2) on Opening up evidence-based policy: exploring citizen and service user expertise. Guest Edited by Ellen Stewart, Jennifer Smith-Merry, and Marc Geddes. I am the co-founder and chief executive officer o

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.109

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura PhD. Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D.,PhD., Yuki Senoo 117. Bone marrow is a radiosensitive organ Soft and spongy tissue called bone marrow is present within human bones. It functions as a factory to produce blood-forming cells. The condition in which the factory can no longer produce normal blood-forming cells is called leukemia. Therefore, leukemia is categorized as a type of blood cancer. Along with certain viral infections and the health effects of carcinogens and drugs, exposure to high-dose radiation is known to increase the risk of leukemia. Unfortunately, a marked increase in the number of deaths due to radiation-associated stomach, lung, colorectal, and breast

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.108

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura PhD. Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D.,PhD., Yuki Senoo 115. leukemia: a disease causing n inability to produce normal blood-forming cells. Soft and spongy tissue called bone marrow exists within human bones, functioning as a factory that produces blood-forming cells. Every day, the factory produces important blood-forming cells such as erythrocytes (necessary to carry oxygen), leukocytes (which fight off bacterial infections and other foreign enemies), and thrombocytes (which stop bleeding). For example, erythrocytes live for approximately four months and are constantly replaced with new ones. Leukemia is the condition in which a factory cannot produce normal blood-form

Spain needs a legislative science advice mechanism: lessons to learn from COVID-19

Authors: Emilia Aiello, Lorenzo Melchor, and Eduardo Olive This post was originally published by the Evidence & Policy blog on 9 June 2020. We have re-issued the article that has already been published by the Evidence & Policy blog. We would like to express gratitude to the kind offer of the editorial board of the Evidence & Policy blog. Eurobarometer (2014) data on public perceptions of science, research and innovation revealed the Spanish population has high expectations of the role that scientific and technological development can play in improving key public policies (e.g. health and medical care, education and skills, transport and infrastructure). Yet unlike Norway, the UK or France, t

Changing knowledge of citizens and practitioners in times of crisis: The aftermath of Fukushima

Authors: Tazuko Arai This post was originally published by the Evidence & Policy blog on 14 May 2020. We have re-issued the article that has already been published by the Evidence & Policy blog. We would like to express gratitude to the kind offer of the editorial board of the Evidence & Policy blog. This blog is the second of a series of blogs linked to the Evidence & Policy special issue (Volume 16, Issue 2) on Opening up evidence-based policy: exploring citizen and service user expertise. Guest Edited by Ellen Stewart, Jennifer Smith-Merry, and Marc Geddes. Dear friends, How are you doing? You told me how you could not stop binging on COVID-19 news. So, I am sending you something differen

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.107

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura PhD. Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D.,PhD., Yuki Senoo 113. A small effect of external radiation exposure from trucks passing through roads Following the nuclear disaster, the national and local governments have taken the lead in processing decontamination work and nuclear waste disposal in various areas in the Fukushima prefecture. Furthermore, the decontamination process for all residential areas in the prefecture except for the difficult-to-return zone was completed in March 2018. Currently, trucks have started to transport the soil and waste temporarily stored at storage sites and decontamination sites to interim storage facilities. For this reason, many trucks come

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.106

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D., Yuki Senoo 111. The ineffective Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty An intensified global rivalry between the East and West following World War II accelerated the race for military expansion, including nuclear weapons. The number of nuclear missiles in the world increased rapidly, as did the number of nuclear tests. In 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, there were 178 nuclear tests conducted around the world. At the time, most of the nuclear tests were conducted within the atmosphere, and as a result, radioactive materials were spread all over the world, exposing people to radiation. Given such circumstances, the United States, the So

Evidence, Medicine and Art – Lived Experience Completing the Picture

Authors: Laila Hallam This post was originally published by the Evidence & Policy blog on 11 May 2020. We have re-issued the article that has already been published by the Evidence & Policy blog. We would like to express gratitude to the kind offer of the editorial board of the Evidence & Policy blog. This blog is the first of a series of blogs linked to the Evidence & Policy special issue (Volume 16, Issue 2) on Opening up evidence-based policy: exploring citizen and service user expertise. Guest Edited by Ellen Stewart, Jennifer Smith-Merry, and Marc Geddes. Recently I came upon this photo in a post in Twitter [1]. I have seen it before. It’s a powerful image by Sir Luke Fields. The child

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