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Medicine and Health

Learning Treatment to Suppress Rumination

Rumination is characterised by an effortless recurrent regurgitation of recently ingested food into the mouth, with consequent spitting and/or re-chewing and re-swallowing. A study with 28 patients detected the manoeuvre that causes regurgitation by measuring the electrical activity of the abdomen and chest muscles. Later, patients were able to suppress rumination.

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Biology

Are Invasive Plants More Toxic than Native Ones?

The Chemical Ecology and Toxicology group at UAB analysed the concentration of certain molecules of the Senecio pterophorus shrub, which are toxic to vertebrates and invertebrates, in plants collected in their native environment and in three non-native environments, to determine whether changes in their own chemical composition and toxicity take place.

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Education

Digital Simulations: effects on self-efficacy and learning transfer

This study examines how design features in learning environments based on digital simulation regulate efficacy and learning transfer. The results indicate that high levels of user control, as well as feedback after the performance simulation, resulted in higher estimates of self-efficacy and knowledge transfer.

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Education

Argumentation in a Science Class and its Teaching

The challenge of promoting argumentation in a science class requires teachers to engage in critical reflection processes. In this research, we show how a participatory process of critical reflection on argumentation and its teaching with teachers changes their epistemic, didactic and conceptual conceptions on this competence as well as the structure and quality of their arguments.

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3Q: Paul Robbins

Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Considered to be one of the most renowned researchers in the emerging field of political ecology. [ + Videos ]

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