Health, care and social services should be designed to be more sensitive to the shame felt by their clients, patients and service users, experts have said. Using a ‘shame lens’ can transform interactions between professionals and those they work with, according to a new study.
- Humanities and Social Sciences Communications
CU Anschutz researchers developed a different way to measure cancer lesion response to therapies that utilizes two measurements of the lesion. Current, validated methodology assesses using one measurement. Researchers believe their method could more accurately reflect treatment effectiveness.
- Clinical Lung Cancer
Physicists have observed a narrow proton-decaying resonance in beryllium-11. This result supports evidence that the beta-delayed proton decay of beryllium-11 is a sequential two-step process where a near-threshold resonance in beryllium-11 is populated first in a beta decay with a subsequent proton emission.
- Physical Review Letters
Relationship researchers often test their hypotheses on real people. But are their samples actually representative of diverse populations? A new study from the University of Illinois evaluates 20 years of research on relationship maintenance and finds diversity lacking.
- Personal Relationships
Many ongoing research projects to discover 'resilience genes' to heat: scientists at the Catholic University, Piacenza aim to find out the genetic basis of adaptation to heat and humidity.
A UAB study using a Big Data approach to analyse settlement dynamics reveals that communities of the central-eastern Iberian Peninsula existing 4,000 years ago deployed «escape economies», using enrockment and segmentation tactics to protect themselves from the exploitation and conflicts arising from the expansion of the El Argar society, one of the first state societies in Europe.
A comprehensive map of lightning strikes on the UK and Ireland over the last 12 years has been produced by experts at the University of Portsmouth to help weather forecasters, local councils and members of the public to better prepare for extreme weather.
- International Journal of Climatology
Metaphors relating to journey, war and struggles are probably the most frequently used in any area, but particularly so when talking about diseases such as cancer or, more recently, COVID-19. A new study carried out by a team of researchers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has used an analysis of Spanish-language blogs written by mental health patients and professionals to examine the use of these two types of conceptual metaphors in connection with serious mental health disorders. According to its results, which have been published in the journal Metaphor and the Social World, both types of metaphors are used in relation to the same matters – such as mental health disorders and their symptoms, the problems arising in everyday life, medical activities, social prejudice and so on – but phrased differently. The study also highlights that they can provide both positive and negative views of, among other things, how to address mental health disorders, the emotions involved or patient empowerment.
- Metaphor and the Social World
Novel Glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) drugs were designed and industrial prepared by researchers from Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences Through molecular design, strain construction, isolation and purification and animal experiments, according to a paper published in Pharmaceuticals.