Oncology & Cancer

Scientists find new mechanism of cancer formation

A team of scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Dr. Polly Leilei Chen from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, has discovered a previously unknown ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Majority feel they're well informed on COVID-19

Almost nine in ten (85%) people rate their own knowledge about COVID-19 as 'good' or 'very good', up from 72% in March, find UCL researchers as part of the COVID-19 Social Study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Suicide mortality up for Blacks during closure period of COVID-19

(HealthDay)—In Maryland, suicide mortality increased among Blacks and decreased among Whites during the progressive closure period of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online Dec. 16 in JAMA ...

Medical research

COVID-19: Persistent symptoms in one third of cases

Since its appearance in early 2020, COVID-19 has been unpredictable for both physicians and affected individuals given the variety and duration of its symptoms. Notably, it appears to have the potential to cause an unusually ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The connection between smoking, COVID-19

It's common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. And, when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, the side effects of smoking and the behaviors of people who smoke or vape could create a one-two punch.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune strategy based on limited information in the network

The novel coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic that has spread to more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Currently, countries and territories are fighting the spread of the disease using social distancing ...


Researchers discover how the brain 're-wires' after disease

Trinity researchers are studying how the brain re-wires itself in neurological disease. The team is building treatments for today's more common global conditions like motor neurone disease (MND/ALS) and spinal muscular ...

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Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something unknown, which can include information, facts, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); and it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology, and the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as "justified true belief." There is however no single agreed upon definition of knowledge, and there are numerous theories to explain it.

Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, learning, communication, association and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings.

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