Medical research

Researchers identify novel pathways responsible for liver cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of primary liver cancer. It is one of leading causes of cancer-related deaths globally, with more than 700,000 new cases and 600,000 estimated HCC deaths each year. HCC ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Scientists unveil the enigma of the vulnerability of Achilles tendon

In the human body, there is a soft spot—the Achilles tendon. As its name suggests, the Achilles tendon is one of the most powerful and fragile tendons in the body. The Achilles tendon can endure a load close to 8 times ...

Medications

Role of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland highlights the benefits of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections. The researchers exposed human blood immune cells to molecules from infectious bacterial and fungal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep deprivation increases serotonin 2a receptor response in brain

The serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor is widely distributed in the brain and plays a critical role in perception, cognition and psychosis. It is also responsible for the psychedelic effects of drugs, such as psilocybin (hallucinogenic ...

Genetics

Modular super-enhancer controls retinal development

Enhancers are regions of DNA that do not code for proteins, but control how genes are expressed. Super-enhancers are clusters of enhancers that together regulate genes with important roles in cell identity. Scientists at ...

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Expressionism

Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality.

Expressionism was developed as an avant-garde style before the First World War. It remained popular during the Weimar Republic, particularly in Berlin. The style extended to a wide range of the arts, including painting, literature, theatre, dance, film, architecture and music.

The term is sometimes suggestive of emotional angst. In a general sense, painters such as Matthias Grünewald and El Greco are sometimes termed expressionist, though in practice the term is applied mainly to 20th-century works. The Expressionist emphasis on individual perspective has been characterized as a reaction to positivism and other artistic styles such as naturalism and impressionism.

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