scilog - Project of the week
Does Stress Make us More Helpful?
With the advent of the Corona pandemic, social distancing has become the order of the day. At the same time, the lockdown is very stressful for many people. A team of researchers from Vienna and Zurich is investigating how stress relates to social behaviour and how the latter develops. This is the first project to establish a link between behavioural economics and social affective neuroscience.
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Second joint call of FWF and FFG provides for funding of five projects in the field of quantum research
Coronavirus Pandemic: Basic Research Proves its Effectiveness and Relevance – the FWF Supports the Researchers
Understanding the virus, developing drugs and vaccines, and researching the economic, social, and legal consequences: desperately needed answers require well-funded basic research
The key to fighting a global crisis like a pandemic is gathering as much knowledge as possible in the shortest amount of time: knowledge about the virus itself, about effective therapies, as well as their social, economic, and legal impacts. The far-reaching effects of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak are currently turning the lives of billions of people upside down. The knowledge and methodological expertise of basic researchers are indispensable in the struggle against such crises and for coping with their consequences. New research projects in Austria are intended to enhance the existing potential, contribute to the rapid gain in knowledge, and thus prepare for future challenging situations.
The COVID-19 crisis has also placed cutting-edge...
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