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Results: 1 - 20 of 127
  • How are Dutch families mentally coping with COVID 19?
    18 Jan 2021
    Till at least 9 February parents in the Netherlands are in lockdown with their children. How did Dutch families mentally cope with the first wave of the corona pandemic? Preventive Youth Care researchers share first ...
  • The AI healthcare revolution
    15 Jan 2021
    Artificial intelligence that can faultlessly read medical scans and ensure nothing gets missed. That is the ambitious goal of UvA university professor Ivana Išgum. Išgum is an expert in the field of development of AI ...
  • How did the Dutch lockdown influence cannabis use and addiction?
    15 Jan 2021
    Covid-19 lockdown measures introduced substantial psychosocial stressors in everyday life. Did changes in mental wellbeing lead to more cannabis use and more severe cannabis disorders? A study among near daily ...
  • From sticky mess to plant-based chair
    6 Jan 2021
    ‘Such a thing doesn't exist,’ UvA researchers Gadi Rothenberg and Albert Alberts repeatedly heard when they accidentally discovered 100% bioplastic in 2010. Now ten years later, in collaboration with furniture ...
  • Brains that remain
    4 Jan 2021
    There is a war for talent raging within the field of AI, with young researchers being lured away by big tech companies. Yet there are also talents who consciously choose an academic career. Two professors and two ...
  • Searching for depth in the conversation about technology
    14 Dec 2020
    At the beginning of March 2021, there is a big fuss among the more fanatical wing of CDA supporters. What is going on? Just before the Dutch Parliamentary elections, charismatic party leader Hugo de Jonge committed a ...
  • Music therapy helps combat stress
    7 Dec 2020
    Stress increases the risk of physical and emotional problems, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, anxiety disorders, depression and burnout. Millions of people are on anxiety-reducing medication to diminish ...
  • Why young people use chemical substances
    25 Nov 2020
    All over the world, chemical products such as stimulants, but also beauty products, (energy) drinks, vitamins and food supplements have become an integral part of young people's daily lives. Many of these products ...
  • Alcohol advertising generally leads to higher alcohol consumption
    24 Nov 2020
    Alcohol marketing generally leads to higher alcohol consumption, also among minors. This is shown by a study by the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Twente, prompted by the Dutch ...
  • New Pandemic Science initiative requests scientific community to review research
    6 Nov 2020
    The world is dealing with an unprecedented pandemic. Fighting the new virus and its effects requires research and insights from many disciplines.
  • ‘We look at whether education policy really contributes to equality of opportunity’
    3 Nov 2020
    Unfortunately, our society is not yet free of inequality and discrimination. When you develop artificial intelligence in such an environment, you have to be careful that algorithms do not copy this inequality. UvA ...
  • Our dreams of a perfect countryside blind us to rural reality
    3 Nov 2020
    For many people, the image that is conjured up when they imagine life outside the city, is one that harkens back to an earlier era: an idyllic countryside, timeless, serene, far removed from the rest of the world. ...
  • Google Streetview shows social importance pedestrian friendly environment
    2 Nov 2020
    With Google Streetview and Deep Learning, researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente identified how the urban environment is linked to the vitality of social organisations and ...
  • Audiovisual information and multi-language eHealth tools are promising for expanding patient participation
    29 Oct 2020
    Online health tools can play an important role in expanding patient participation among older cancer patients and older Turkish-Dutch and Moroccan-Dutch cancer patients. Nida Gizem Yılmaz discovered that the use of ...
  • Learning how to make shared decisions with virtual patients
    27 Oct 2020
    Patients want to have a say in their medical treatment, especially when it will have a major impact on their life. Research shows that a shared decision-making process does indeed have positive effects. But how can a ...
  • Violence against journalists and other information carriers
    21 Oct 2020
    In 2015, Rubén Espinosa, a journalist, was murdered in Veracruz, Mexico. The most likely culprits were the local political elites, whom Espinosa had criticised in his articles. Espinosa was also a key informant for ...
  • AI image recognition: Driving our cars, keeping us healthy, protecting our public spaces
    20 Oct 2020
    The past decade has seen great strides taken in the field of image recognition in video content. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have given us systems that can ‘watch’ video clips and identify activities ...
  • How can you be a feminist on Instagram?
    20 Oct 2020
    Social media are at the heart of feminism’s recent and youthful resurgence. But how do you deal with aesthetic standards and social norms that prevail on Instagram while embracing an intersectional politics of ...
  • Why we need small fish
    15 Oct 2020
    For millions of people, small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies are a crucial source of food. Small fish are nutritious, cheap, and can be found swimming in schools all over the world. Despite this fact, ...
  • Trump’s personality might have become too much for strong Republicans
    15 Oct 2020
    A handful of weeks out of one of the most important presidential elections of our lifetime, Joe Biden is consolidating his lead in polls. And, yet, Donald Trump’s approval rate remains relatively stable. Is Trump ...