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Art and Design - Health - 15.07.2013
Music lessens perceived pain for kids in hospital
Music lessens perceived pain for kids in hospital
Music may be most helpful for kids more apt to experience pain or distress in pediatric ER, UAlberta researchers find. Newly published findings by medical researchers at the University of Alberta provide more evidence that music decreases children's perceived sense of pain. Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researcher Lisa Hartling led a research team that involved her colleagues from the Department of Pediatrics, as well as fellow researchers from the University of Manitoba and the United States.

Health - Art and Design - 01.07.2013
Improving community health and well-being
A new research project led by the School of Social Sciences will use creative arts practices to help inform health-related policy and service development. Funded jointly by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the 'Representing Communities' project, will use innovative research techniques to promote engagement between communities and policy makers.

Art and Design - Psychology - 11.06.2013
Perfect pitch may not be absolute after all
People who think they have perfect pitch may not be as in tune as they think, according to a new University of Chicago study in which people failed to notice a gradual change in pitch while listening to music. When tested afterward, people with perfect, or absolute pitch, thought notes made out of tune at the end of a song were in tune, while notes that were in tune at the beginning sounded out of tune.

Art and Design - 06.06.2013
Research on 1,000 paintings makes hundreds of new discoveries
New research and detailed records of over 1,000 paintings have gone online as part of an ongoing project to research over 22,000 artworks held in public collections around the UK. The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE Paintings) project is cataloguing and digitising all of the pre-1900 Continental European oil paintings in the UK's public collections and making them available to the public, alongside new supporting information.

Art and Design - 09.05.2013
Perfect harmony: Is singing ability in twins inherited?
To participant in the study visit www.twins.org.au Email or freecall (Aus only) 1800-037-021.   For media inquiries only Rebecca Scott 0417 164 791   A world-first study will investigate if singing ability is inherited in twins. Led by the University of Melbourne with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Twin Registry, the study will explore if it is nature or nurture that most influences whether we can sing a pitch-perfect tune.

Art and Design - Health - 27.03.2013
Major health benefits of music uncovered in first large-scale review
In the first large-scale review of 400 research papers in the neurochemistry of music, a team led by Prof. Daniel J. Levitin of McGill University's Psychology Dept. has been able to show that playing and listening to music has clear benefits for both mental and physical health. In particular, music was found both to improve the body's immune system function and to reduce levels of stress.

Art and Design - 14.02.2013
Love of musical harmony is not nature but nurture
Our love of music and appreciation of musical harmony is learnt and not based on natural ability - a new study by University of Melbourne researchers has found.

Art and Design - Health - 06.07.2012
Does loud music wreck your hearing?
Loud music damages your hearing ­— a warning that we're used to taking as fact. But surprisingly, little research has actually been done into how sustained exposure to loud music affects our hearing in the long term, and the results we do have are far from conclusive. A new research project taking place at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing, based at The University of Nottingham, is the first to explicitly examine the effect of long-term exposure to loud music.

Art and Design - 14.06.2012
Uranium-series dating reveals Iberian paintings are Europe's oldest cave art
Uranium-series dating reveals Iberian paintings are Europe’s oldest cave art
Paleolithic paintings in El Castillo cave in Northern Spain date back at least 40,800 years - making them Europe's oldest known cave art, according to new research published today in Science. The practice of cave art in Europe thus began up to 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, indicating the paintings were created either by the first anatomically modern humans in Europe or, perhaps, by Neanderthals.

Art and Design - 13.06.2012
Music of kindness: playing together strengthens empathy in children
Music of kindness: playing together strengthens empathy in children
A year-long study on children's music-making indicates that playing music in groups on a regular basis greatly improves a child's ability to empathise with others.

Art and Design - Business / Economics - 21.05.2012
Study suggests formula for viral success on YouTube
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have identified a formula to understand why some branded movies go viral on the internet. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have identified a formula to understand why some branded movies go viral on the internet. In a study of more than 130 YouTube movies created by some of the biggest brands, researchers identified patterns which form the basis of a Branded Viral Movie Predictor algorithm, which they say identifies why some movies are watched and passed on more than others.

Art and Design - 21.02.2012
Crime rates unsettled in Marcellus Shale drilling areas, study finds
Crime rates unsettled in Marcellus Shale drilling areas, study finds
There are no definitive findings that Marcellus Shale drilling activity has affected crime rates in Pennsylvania, but more study is needed, according to a preliminary report conducted recently by the Justice Center for Research at Penn State. The report was produced in response to public concerns that crime rates may be on the rise in areas experiencing drilling-related population growth.

Health - Art and Design - 24.01.2012
Patients leave ER with poor understanding of how to care for themselves
In a new review article, researchers at the University of Toronto , The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Children's Hospital Boston have found there frequently is a lack of patient-family comprehension at the time of discharge from the emergency department, leaving patients and families unable to report the diagnosis or understand instructions for at-home care, medication use or reasons to return to the hospital.

Health - Art and Design - 24.01.2012
Drug treatment delays progression of prostate cancer
Treatment with the drug dutasteride (Avodart) and regular monitoring delays the progression of low-risk, localized prostate cancer, according to the results of a three-year clinical trial conducted by the University of Toronto's Neil Fleshner . The research also shows that the treatment reduces anxiety, said Fleshner, a professor of surgery and head of the Division of Urology at the University Health Network.

Art and Design - Health - 22.12.2011
No butts about it: Teens who view smoking in movies likely to use cigarettes for the first time
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Teens who see movie characters using cigarettes are quicker to try smoking than their peers who did not watch the same scene, a new study finds. However, the exposure to movie images involving cigarettes does not appear to lead teens who have tried smoking to become regular smokers sooner, said Sonya Dal Cin, an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan and the study's lead author.

Life Sciences - Art and Design - 22.09.2011
Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind
Scientists use brain imaging to reveal the movies in our mind
BERKELEY - Imagine tapping into the mind of a coma patient, or watching one's own dream on YouTube. With a cutting-edge blend of brain imaging and computer simulation, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are bringing these futuristic scenarios within reach. Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people's dynamic visual experiences - in this case, watching Hollywood movie trailers.

Psychology - Art and Design - 14.03.2011
Measuring Musical Pleasure
McGill researchers discover it's all in the timing Daniel Levitin's most recent study grew out of a disappointing concert performance. Levitin, a renowned author, researcher and professor in the Psychology Department at McGill University, was listening to one of his favourite pieces, a Mozart piano concerto, when he found his attention drifting.

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 01.04.2010
Hundred Years´ War manuscript gets new lease of life
Hundred Years´ War manuscript gets new lease of life
01 April 2010 Hundred Years´ War manuscript gets new lease of life A unique website showcasing virtual manuscripts chronicling the Hundred Years´ War will be launched online this month (2 April 2010) thanks to the work of academics at the University of Sheffield. The website, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and produced in conjunction with the University of Liverpool, will offer more than 100 transcriptions from the renowned Chronicles of Jehan Froissart, which provide a unique account of the epic battle between the English and the French.

Art and Design - 20.01.2010
Press conference to address devastating effect of recession, cuts on state’s public schools
A telephone press conference will be held to discuss the findings of the most recent annual California Educational Opportunity Report by UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access ( UCLA IDEA ) and the University of California's All-Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity ( UC ACCORD ).

History / Archeology - Art and Design - 19.10.2009
Mark E. Richard Named Professor of Philosophy
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 19, 2009 - Mark E. Richard, who specializes in the philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and metaphysics and epistemology, has been named professor of philosophy at Harvard University, effective July 1, 2010. "Professor Richard is an original, rigorous, and creative scholar who has made important, and impressive, contributions to the philosophy of language," says Diana Sorensen, dean for the arts and humanities in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.