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Trauma Induced Neurodegenerative Diseases: Reimagining dementia?

Written by Greg Hollin Knowledge regarding the causes of dementia have changed considerably over the course of the last hundred-or-so years. Nonetheless, since the discovery in the 1990s of gene variants that alter the risk of getting neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s-related dementias have been understood in primarily genetic terms, and social scientists have persuasively argued that… Continue reading Trauma Induced Neurodegenerative Diseases: Reimagining dementia?

Science, Technology and Medicine in Society (STeMiS), Social Networking

What can Yik Yak’s relaunch tell us about kids and online anonymity?

By Ysabel Gerrard Dr Ysabel Gerrard is a Lecturer in Digital Media and Society. She received a British Academy Small Grant to research young people’s views of anonymous apps, and will publish some of the findings of this research in a forthcoming book: “The Platform Generation: Young Lives and Social Media Content Policies” (University of… Continue reading What can Yik Yak’s relaunch tell us about kids and online anonymity?

Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 may widen and worsen loneliness

Dr Andrea Wigfield, Director Centre for Loneliness Studies, The University of Sheffield. Before the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in the UK - nine million  - of all ages, said they felt lonely, either always or often[1]. However, the social distancing, self-isolation, and shielding measures put in place to protect lives, as well… Continue reading COVID-19 may widen and worsen loneliness

Everyday life and critical diversities

Queer and over here: Polish migrants stay on despite Brexit

Around one in four LGBTQ Polish migrants in Britain say their sexuality was one of the reasons why they moved to the UK. Lukasz Szulc describes how this group have reacted to Brexit and why most plan to stay in the UK despite the ramifications of the Leave vote. Polish migrants constitute the biggest overseas-born… Continue reading Queer and over here: Polish migrants stay on despite Brexit