Psychology & Psychiatry

An 'awe-full' state of mind can set you free

An induced feeling of awe, or state of wonder, may be the best strategy yet for alleviating the discomfort that comes from uncertain waiting.

Health

Avatars against obesity

New therapies against excessive weight: A collaborative project led by the University of W├╝rzburg develops virtual reality methods to positively affect the body perception of obese patients.

Medical research

Using statistics to prevent the loss of blood donors

The Sanquin blood bank gathers data on every donation. Around 720,000 donations are made every year. "That generates a mountain of highly valuable data," says Leiden Ph.D. candidate Marieke Vinkenoog.

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