Understanding the brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges, and a fundamental aspiration of human beings. Why is this organ, made of a little over a kilogram of fatty

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health communication

Conventionally, social researchers analyse media messages by reading text and coding it. This is time consuming and restricts many studies to small samples. Nowadays very large amounts of text are

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Intagram, health and social media

Communication is key in the field of health. Including communication tools such as Instagram in youth health fieldwork poses a number of challenges, but also has the potential for social health research.
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tobacco and health

[caption id="attachment_18160" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Figure 1. The tobacco industry used the image of healthcare professionals to publicise the merits of one brand of tobacco or another, as well as their

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vaccine influenza A - health crises

Reviewing public communications emitted during health crises in the last thirty years is useful for verifying that there are a number of repeated mistakes: for example, untrained spokespeople with poor

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rare diseases

Rare diseases (RDs) are those that affect fewer than five people in every 10,000. There are around 7,000 RDs, they are difficult to diagnose and very few have a treatment.

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Drugs health - hyper-medicalised societies

We are becoming more vulnerable. The feeling of general uncertainty comes from the fact that we live through several crises at the same time. In a world dominated by consumerism

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The Preamble of the Constitution of the World Health Organization reminds us that «Informed opinion and active cooperation on the part of the public are of the utmost importance in

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Good communication is fundamental in the promotion and maintenance of individual and collective health. Despite the vast amount of information we can currently access, misconceptions still persist in fundamental topics

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Urey i Millervan reconèixer que en els processos químics generals que ocorren a la superfície de la Terra participaven tres components generals: l'energia, l'atmosfera i els oceans.
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El concepte d’un món de l’RNA és una hipòtesi amb gran arrelament en les dades empíriques i parteix d’una perspectiva científica llarga i complexa de més de cinquanta anys, diverses propostes independents de vida primordial sense proteïnes.
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Les condrites carbonàcies són meteorits que contenen carboni. Provenen d’asteroides primitius i són les úniques que, a hores d’ara, han aportat mostres d’evolució química per a les anàlisis en laboratori. Els estudis han revelat que existia una abundant química orgànica en el sistema solar abans del començament de la vida terrestre. Amb l’arribada de meteorits i cometes, aquests processos podrien haver impulsat l’origen de la bioquímica del nostre planeta.
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El problema de l’origen de la vida no es pot explicar apel·lant exclusivament als mecanismes de l’evolució darwiniana, com un gran nombre d’experts tendeix a pensar, sinó que requereix un profund canvi de perspectiva.
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Drawing by Sofía Delaye Pascual Figure 8. Representation of the horizontal transfer and anastomosis process in the universal tree. The coloured lines represent cellular or genetic lineages.

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Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, the American linguist George Lakoff (New Jersey, 1941) attends Mètode.
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La preservació d’una pluralitat d’espais de producció científica fonamentats en una pluralitat de llengües esperona més la creativitat que un espai únic i homogeni.
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This article examines the figure of the scientist in such fictional narratives and what these characterizations indicate about public attitudes toward science in our contemporary world.
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Nikthestoned With the advent of democracy, in the Greek tradition, we find an interest and a taste for argumentation, dialectics and discourses constructed with the aim

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Against a contrasting backdrop of consensus on key issues on climate science, a heterogeneous group dubbed climate «skeptics», «contrarians», «deniers» have significantly shaped contemporary discussions of climate science, politics and policy in the public sphere. This essay focuses on the USA context, and explores some of the intertwined social, political and economic factors, as well as cultural and psychological characteristics that have together influenced public attitudes.
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