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2011-03-03 12:48:05

A research conducted at the University of Granada has revealed a high rate of gender-based violence "“both physical and psychological"“ directed by drug-addict men against their partners. The study also detailed the type of violence perpetrated. Personal control, sexual abuse, emotional neglect and emotional blackmail out of guilt are the most prevalent forms of abuse in this collective. According to a study conducted at the Department of Pedagogy of the University of Granada,...

2011-02-23 13:45:47

Drivers aged over 60 have higher crash rates in non problematic operating environments "“as in junctions"“ than drivers of other age groups. Although elderly drivers present deteriorated driving abilities, they have proved to be more cautious, to compensate such deficiencies. This way, older drivers avoid engaging in risky behaviours like speeding, passing dangerously or driving under the effects of alcohol. Such were the conclusions drawn of the study conducted by University of...

2011-02-17 16:19:54

A study conducted at the University of Granada and at the University Hospital San Cecilio revealed that preterm mother's milk contains lower concentrations of coenzyme Q10, which  is a complex of great medical importance. To the purpose of this research, scientists took a sample of 30 nursing mothers, of which 15 had completed their gestation and 15 were preterm mothers A study conducted at the University of Granada and at the University Hospital San Cecilio revealed that preterm...

2011-02-09 13:32:36

Long QT syndrome approximately affects one in every 2,500 people ­-mainly young people. It can cause torsade de pointes episodes, which can trigger sudden death. This study was conducted by researchers of the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of the University of Granada. The genetic analyses were performed by the laboratory Lorgen in the Health Science Technology Park of Granada Researchers from the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of the University of Granada have identified the...

2011-01-20 15:50:13

A world pioneer research conducted at the University of Granada revealed that society tends to exonerate men from sexual violence within the couple if the man is kind to his wife.  More than 700 university students aged 18-24 took part of this research A research conducted at the University of Granada warns about the negative effects of the so-called "benevolent sexism", a term used for apparently "positive" ideas and attitudes of men towards women, which are based on the assumption that...

2010-12-16 13:40:58

A University of Granada professor specialist in Nutrition explained that the species Lycium Barbarum "“currently imported from China"“ comes from the Mediterranean regions and grows in other mild regions of the world. Also, he stated that "Goji berries will not have any positive effect on people that do not follow a balanced diet". While the consumption of Goji berries has risen dramatically over the last months, their properties have not been scientifically proven yet by any...

2010-12-14 20:23:46

Researchers at the Andalusian Institute for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER) and the University of Granada found that cFLIP "“an inhibitor of death ligand-induced apoptosis"“ is not only essential in breast tumor cells resistance to TRAIL treatments (a death ligand with a potent therapeutic potential against cancer), but this protein is also key to the survival of such cancer cells. Researchers proved that a variation in the expression of this protein may lead...

2010-11-30 21:22:01

Society appreciates powerful individuals' efforts, regardless of them having success or failing. Conversely, when someone without such power fails, their failure is attributed to their "unability to carry out their tasks", and their efforts are not appreciated. In other words: individuals' personal power clearly affects how others perceive their success or failures. That is the conclusion drawn from a research conducted by professors Rocío Martínez...

2010-10-27 20:21:42

In cases of child sexual abuse, there are children and teenagers that blame themselves (for example, after the thought that the abuse was led by them) or their family (thinking that their family should have protected them) for the abuse suffered in their childhood. This type of victims resort more frequently to avoidance coping. Thus, they try to sleep more than usual, avoid thinking on the problem, or resort to alcohol and drug abuse "“in the case of teenagers. This behavior leaves...

2010-10-26 22:14:25

Adolescents enrolled in private schools employ more efficient strategies to cope with their problems than students in public schools. Further, they also use emotion-oriented coping, as drawn from a study carried out at the University of Granada, recently published in the prestigious journal Psicotema. This study revealed that students in private schools present a better problem-oriented coping. This means that, when facing a problem, they use more frequently strategies aimed at solving the...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.