Particle and Fibre Toxicology presents the ‘Best Paper of the Year’ award each year based on citations, downloads and impact. In this Q&A blogpost, we speak with Heiko Adler and Tobias Stöger, authors of this year’s winner ‘Nanoparticle exposure reactivates latent herpesvirus and restores a signature of acute infection’.).
Countries around the world are developing universal health cover (UHC) systems, with many nations seeking to learn from well-established systems like the NHS. In this blog post Jonty Roland discusses how partnerships with other countries, where both parties learn from each other, can give the UK a more active role as a global leader in UHC.
If you were an employer, would a criminal record factor into your decision to hire a candidate? New research published in the IZA Journal Of Labor Policy explores the relationship between criminal backgrounds and job performance, seeking to understand the reasons employers use criminal records and the assumptions that are held about them.
Does preschool influence childrens’ literacy positively? Several findings from a recent study published in the International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy suggest that it does. The policy decision to expand public preschool to a universal and better funded system in the US requires more evidence demonstrating that this is an impactful investment for children.
Since the beginning of the century, we have known that there is a gender gap between girls and boys when it comes to reading habits and reading achievement, suggesting that girls have a more positive attitude. What are the differences and how do they come about? How can we improve students’ reading engagement? A recently published article in Large-scale Assessments in Eduction provides an overview on where we stand in this new challenge for educational policy.
How do health systems contribute to gender equity? New research published in Globalization and Health examines four post-conflict nations, finding the healthcare systems to be gender blind and in turn reinforcing cultural gender inequity. Here, lead author, Valerie Percival, talks about the findings and the myriad of questions that this complex research raises.
On the occasion of Migraine Awareness Week, and in light of a recent consensus article on exogenous sexual hormones and migraine, we speak to Professor Simona Sacco. Prof Sacco is Associate Editor of The Journal of Headache and Pain and leading migraine expert, and gives us insights into the main findings and why they are important for migraine patients.