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Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
20.02.2018
Largest ever crowdfunded gift to University helps fight cancer
The family of an Australian human rights activist has raised $100,000 to help tackle pancreatic cancer.
Social Sciences - Psychology
16.02.2018
Better tools needed to diagnose depression in people with autism
Autistic adults are not being effectively diagnosed with depression due to a lack of asessment tools, a new study has found.
Social Sciences - Sport Sciences
14.02.2018
Diversity only marginally boosts accuracy of group’s predictions
ANN ARBOR-Diversity for boards, juries and other influential decision-making teams can help ensure that the interests of a diverse population are fairly represented and addressed.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
12.02.2018
Neubauer Collegium faculty projects explore themes across academic fields
Detail from Untitled (New York, 2014) by Mark Strand-a collage that was included in the Neubauer Collegium Spring 2017 gallery exhibition.
Philosophy - Social Sciences
12.02.2018
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
08.02.2018
A Sinkhole to the Past
Since the 1950s, archeologists have discovered ancient materials from the bottom of Little Salt Spring, a sinkhole in southern Sarasota County along Florida's west coast.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.02.2018
We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction
We all know people who, seemingly incapable of living without the bright screen of their phone for more than a few minutes, are constantly texting and checking out what friends are up to on social media.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.02.2018
How people's social encounters influence the growth of epidemics
How people’s social encounters influence the growth of epidemics
The first ever long-term study of patterns of social contact in Hong Kong will improve our knowledge of the growth of epidemics say researchers.
Social Sciences - Pedagogy/Education Science
05.02.2018
Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long
Premature babies make fewer friends and spend less time socialising in early childhood - but this improves when they get to school - according to new University of Warwick research At the age of 6, very preterm children reported 4 friends, compared with children born full-term who had 5 friends Very preterm children see their friends 15% less than those born full-term Interventions should be available to encourage social interaction skills in pr
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.01.2018
Dan Berger discusses excesses of incarceration in new book 'Rethinking the American Prison Movement'
Dan Berger discusses excesses of incarceration in new book ’Rethinking the American Prison Movement’
Dan Berger is an associate professor in the University of Washington Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the author of many books and articles, including the 2014 book, " Captive
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
18.01.2018
Pioneering new way to measure economic democracy makes link to equality
Pioneering new way to measure economic democracy makes link to equality
A pioneering new way to measure the economy and identify the 'democratic health' of a country's economy was unveiled today (Thursday 18 January 2018) Using this new Index of Economic Democracy, resea
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
18.01.2018
Moms, sisters, wives rank among most 'difficult' kin
Moms, sisters, wives rank among most ’difficult’ kin
Most of us put up with whiners, naggers, control freaks and other annoying people in our lives for good reason - we're related to them. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Bar-Ilan University in Israel sought to understand the reason people don't just ditch the difficult or demanding people in their families and wider social networks.
Social Sciences - Politics
17.01.2018
Trump’s Comments Taint MLK Day
One of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
16.01.2018
Report on California correctional officers' suicide risks spurs widespread attention
Report on California correctional officers’ suicide risks spurs widespread attention
Response to a recent report finding that California's correctional and parole officers face extraordinarily high risks of suicide and other mental health problems has Amy Lerman, the UC Berkeley professor who led the research, feeling cautiously optimistic about the state's ability to address the issue.
Social Sciences
12.01.2018
Hate crime affects whole communities, not just the targeted victims, finds University of Sussex study
Hate crime affects whole communities, not just the targeted victims, finds University of Sussex study
Hate crime affects whole communities, not just the targeted victims, finds University of Sussex study A major five-year study from the University of Sussex shows empirically, for the first time, that hate crime affects entire communities, rather than just the individuals who are targeted. The report is published today, Friday 12 January, to coincide with an event in London to share its findings with law makers and charities.
Social Sciences
11.01.2018
Chillin’ with social media
Contrary to conventional wisdom, people tend to wind down rather than whip themselves into a frenzy while browsing Facebook and Twitter, according to a prize-winning dissertation by a newly minted Ph.D.
Social Sciences
11.01.2018
Social media users actually wind down, not up
Contrary to conventional wisdom, people tend to wind down rather than whip themselves into a frenzy while browsing Facebook and Twitter, according to a prize-winning dissertation by a newly minted Ph.D.
Social Sciences
08.01.2018
Women are ostracised by unfounded witchcraft labels
Women are ostracised by unfounded witchcraft labels
Witchcraft labels are a mechanism to harm female competitors and profoundly affect the structure of social networks, according to new UCL-led research. The study quantifies the impact of witchcraft labels, such as 'zhu' used in rural China, on communities including their influence on social life and how social networks are structured.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
08.01.2018
Joint Projects Emerging from UT-Austin Mexico Summit
AUSTIN, Texas - Researchers from leading health institutions in Mexico and The University of Texas at Austin gathered this week for a first-of-its-kind summit in Austin to develop concrete and actionable research projects to improve health.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
22.12.2017
MIT custodian Francisco Rodriguez released from detention
MIT custodian Francisco Rodriguez released from detention
After being held in detention for more than five months by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), MIT custodian and father of four Francisco Rodriguez will be spending Christmas at home with his family.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
18.12.2017
Genetic changes caused by environmental factors linked to suicide risk
Researchers have linked genetic changes in the so-called CRH gene, which affects the regulation of the body's stress system, to suicide risk and psychiatric illness.
Politics - Social Sciences
15.12.2017
Political reckoning of authoritarians in the face of crises
Political scientist Anna Grzymala-Busse finds that authoritarians face a choice in the face of change: try to cling to power, exit governing or reinvent themselves as democrats.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.12.2017
The iceberg model of self-harm
Researchers have created a model of self-harm that shows high levels of the problem in the community, especially in young girls, and the need for school-based prevention measures.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.12.2017
Attempted suicide in the young related to dramatically reduced life expectancy
People who have been treated for attempted suicide or suicidal behaviour have a much shorter life expectancy and usually die of non-suicide-related causes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University in Sweden published in the scientific journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica reports.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
14.12.2017
American cities with large Hispanic populations are less likely to police the police
How individual police forces treat those that they suspect of being illegal immigrants varies greatly from one city to the next in the U.S. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the police depart
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
13.12.2017
Social stigma obstacle to successful treatment of children with HIV in Ethiopia
Social stigma obstacle to successful treatment of children with HIV in Ethiopia
The social stigma surrounding HIV is still strong in many parts of the world. Children living with HIV in Ethiopia are at high risk of receiving inadequate treatment - or no treatment at all - on account of deeply rooted prejudice.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
12.12.2017
Seven recommendations for ’pay-for-success’ interventions
Harnessing the private sector for effective social programs ANN ARBOR-A set of seven recommendations for "pay-for-success" interventions identified by researchers at the University of Michigan can help governments and private investors work together to effectively use this emerging financing model that has bipartisan support.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
12.12.2017
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially
New therapy helps schizophrenia patients re-engage socially A new therapy aimed at helping young people with schizophrenia to reconnect and engage with the world around them has had promising results, a University of Sussex-led study has found. Social Recovery Therapy, which involves helping severely withdrawn individuals to identify personally meaningful goals and to set up day-to-day achievable activities, can significantly increase their amount of social interaction, according to the study published in The Lancet Psychiatry (11 December 2017).
Social Sciences - Innovation/Technology
11.12.2017
Social Sciences - Innovation/Technology
11.12.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
11.12.2017
Medicaid expansion popular among Americans connected to program
A new study examines pushback against cuts to Medicaid, finding those connected to Medicaid were more likely to view the program as important and to support increases in spending. A concerted effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act hit a surprising road block earlier this year: strong pushback against cuts to Medicaid.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
07.12.2017
Human Rights Day: Aronson Helps Put Focus on Scientific Freedom
International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, has a scientific focus this year. It coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) recently released scientific freedom and responsibility statement, promoting scientific freedom and scientific responsibility.
Social Sciences
30.11.2017
Young migrants, crime and detention: more needs to be done
Young migrants, crime and detention: more needs to be done
The Government needs to do more to support children and young people who arrive in the UK as migrants, before they commit a crime and face deportation.
Social Sciences
27.11.2017
Majority of Australians say online privacy beyond their control
A survey of 1600 Australians details attitudes to online privacy, surveillance, digital disruption at work, and online freedom of speech. Australians are seriously concerned about their digital privacy, according to University of Sydney research that shows many people worry about government and corporate violations.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
23.11.2017
'fast fashion' continues to risk garment workers' health and well-being
’fast fashion’ continues to risk garment workers’ health and well-being
New study shows 'fast fashion' continues to risk garment workers' health and well-being On the 24 th November 2012, a fire in the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh led to the death of at least 1
Social Sciences
21.11.2017
Opinion: Charles Manson: death of America's 1960s bogeyman
Opinion: Charles Manson: death of America’s 1960s bogeyman
Charles Manson, one of America's most notorious criminals and cult leaders, has died. In an article written for The Conversation , James Riley from Cambridge's Faculty of English discusses Manson and the nature of celebrity.  So, Charles Manson has died, aged 83 , of "natural causes".
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
20.11.2017
Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents
Young people have more varied sex lives than their parents
Young people today are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices with opposite-sex partners compared to 20 years ago, according to new analysis by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Vaginal intercourse and oral sex remained the most common combination of sexual practices experienced in the past year by heterosexual couples, according to the study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Social Sciences - Psychology
17.11.2017
Have you heard? Gossiping isn't all bad
Have you heard? Gossiping isn’t all bad
Gossiping helps a person develop a better understanding of their society's expected behaviours, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.
Social Sciences
15.11.2017
India’s ’Twitter-in-chief’: Decoding Modi’s social media brand
ANN ARBOR-With 36 million followers on Twitter, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the world's No.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
15.11.2017
ANU experts discuss Marriage Law Postal Survey results
ANU experts have given their opinion on today's historic Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey result and its implications for Australia.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
13.11.2017
Paper: 'No money down' bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minorities
Paper: ’No money down’ bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minorities
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new paper from a University of Illinois law professor who studies consumer credit issues examines the breakdown in access to justice among the poor and minorities in the bankruptcy system, from which about 1 million Americans will seek help this year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
12.11.2017
New Novartis Entresto real world evidence data shows beneficial impact on quality of life in people living with heart failure
Entresto reversed trend of worsening New York Heart Association (NYHA) class - a key measure of the severity of a patient's heart failure symptoms - improving common physical activity such as exercise and other daily activities at 90 and 180 days after treatment initiation in a retrospective database study in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in Germany Entresto significantly reduced levels of NT-proBNP, a key bl
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
06.11.2017
Politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback
Politeness, compassion and a sense of humour prompt NHS feedback
The largest study ever conducted into feedback from NHS service users has found that people skills such as politeness, compassion and a sense of humour are cited most often in people's feedback about their experience with the NHS, even more so than standards of service. The research by Paul Baker and Gavin Brookes at Lancaster University was based on an analysis of more than 200,000 comments posted on the NHS Choices website.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
03.11.2017
Why the Melbourne Cup needs a social licence to operate
What are the ethical and social aspects of using animals as entertainment for horse racing? Professor Paul McGreevy, and urban geographer, Professor Phil McManus, explore.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
02.11.2017
Major research funds to DIGSUM
DIGSUM has been successful in getting funding within the JPI-MYBL Joint Transnational Call for proposals 2017 for "Ageing and Place in a Digitising World".
Media - Social Sciences
01.11.2017
Social Media’s Dark Side Tainted Our Democratic Institutions
Social media's dark side has transcended the psyche of individuals and companies to taint our nation's democratic institutions.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
31.10.2017
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inka Empire. Distinctive clay urns with painted motifs showing serpents, frogs and birds, as well as human facial features, were found to contain the skeletal remains of young infants. The town of Borgatta was built in the Argentinean Andes sometime in the tenth century.
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