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Grief, Unity, and Resilience: The Impact of Memorial Days

7 May, 2024

A recent study at the Hebrew University examines the impact of memorial days in Israel on national unity amidst political polarization. The study delves into the emotional dynamics surrounding Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), revealing a notable decline in affective polarization during the commemoration. This decline, attributed in part to an increase in feelings of sadness among participants, underscores the pivotal role of memorial days in temporarily reducing societal divisions and safeguarding cohesion.

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The Role of Allies in Advancing Social Movements

17 June, 2024

A new study sheds light on the crucial role of allies in social movements, showing how their participation can sway public opinion on protests. By positively influencing public perceptions and encouraging participation from both advantaged and disadvantaged groups, allies can play a significant role in addressing structural inequality. This research offers valuable insights for activists and policymakers aiming to foster positive change in society.

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Education of Women as Key Driver for Household Equality New Study Finds

10 June, 2024

A new study finds a clear connection between women's academic education and gender equality in the division of housework. The findings show that among couples where the woman is educated, there is a tendency for more egalitarian gender attitudes and functioning, even if the man is not highly educated.

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Unveiling Type 1 Diabetes - Secrets of Aging Beta Cells and their Ability to Secrete Insulin

6 June, 2024

A new study reveals that aging human pancreatic beta cells display features of senescence while maintaining elevated levels of genes crucial for their function. Despite their aging status, these cells therefore exhibit an ability to release insulin in response to glucose, aiding in blood sugar regulation. Additionally, these aged cells show increased activity of genes that can stimulate the immune system. This sheds light on the potential role of aging beta cells in immune regulation and their relevance to autoimmune reactions in type 1 diabetes.

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