Building a Fair and Effective Research Assessment System: Knowmad Institut joins CoARA
The Knowmad Institut has recently signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment (CoARA) and has joined the Coalition as a member organization.
Knowmad Review: Cannabis and 3D Data
The Knowmad Institut has selected three multidisciplinary studies for curation from the Knowmad Research Gateway that address topics of interest and relevance in the field of science and human rights. The first study explores the factors influencing consumers’ choice of cannabis products, highlighting the role of price and product quality. The second study focuses on the need for more scientific evidence on using cannabis for medicinal purposes and the genetic factors associated with treatment. The third study examines how incorporating 3D data from urban settlements can improve Europe’s population data quality and accuracy.
Ayahuasca, a new hope for treating symptoms of depression?
Ayahuasca, a psychedelic beverage, has generated great optimism about its ability to treat depression. A new study, “Symptomatic specificity of the effect of ayahuasca on depressive symptoms,” conducted by authors Cody Sykes Gilbert, Mitch Earleywine, Maha N. Mian, and Brianna R. Altman, examines the specific effects of ayahuasca consumption on depressive symptoms. The study found that ayahuasca had a more significant impact on affective symptoms, such as hope, depressed mood, and happiness, compared to cognitive, interpersonal, and somatic symptoms. The study suggests that ayahuasca may be most helpful in treating affective symptoms of depression and has great potential for those who seek relief similar to that obtained with serotonergic medications.
Study Reveals Surprising Link Between Cannabis Use and Lower Body Weight in Hepatitis C Patients
A study has found that patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who use cannabis have a lower risk of obesity and central obesity. The study, which analyzed data from the French ANRS CO22 Hepather cohort, used logistic regression models to examine the inverse relationship between cannabis use and body weight in HCV patients. The results showed that current cannabis use was associated with a lower risk of central obesity, BMI-based obesity, and overweight. This relationship was also observed in former cannabis use but to a lesser extent. The study suggests that cannabis use may be a factor in reducing obesity in HCV patients, but further research is needed to confirm these findings.
Elina Dumont : The rebirth of a woman | Official Selection KSFF 2021
Synopsis Elina, a former homeless woman for over 25 years, shares her story of how she rose to prominence. Technical Specifications Film Title Elina Dumont : The rebirth of a woman / Élina Dumont : La Renaissance d’une Femme Directors Juliette Faget, Augustin Rogel, Yoann Riaux, Soutou Kidabili…
Spring in Autumn | Winner KSFF 2021
Synopsis An Iranian woman leaves her husband and travels to Russia. Memories of her world cup trip come up, as well as an uncomfortable secret … Technical Specifications Film Title Spring in Autumn Directors Ghasideh GOLMAKANI Writers Ghasideh GOLMAKANI, David M. Lorenz Duration 0:07:00 Producers Ghasideh GOLMAKANI, David…
A City Without Sky | Winner KSFF 2021
Synopsis About the life of a young man living in a conflict area in Damascus city during the war. His feelings about his city and his home. He doesn’t know what will happen to him tomorrow or in a few hours. This is the fear that war gives him ” For several years, I’ve been…
One Young World Japan Committee Chair joins Rome Consensus 2.0
During the One Young World 2021 Summit held in Munich, our CEO & Co-founder Rev. Martin Diaz who participated as a delegate from El Salvador had the opportunity to meet with Kimihito Okubo who is a member of the OYW board of directors, founder of OYW Japan, and a promoter of intercultural dialogue for peace…
One Young World Ambassadors Join Rome Consensus 2.0
From the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Sciences – Knowmad Institut we are proud that one of our founders was selected to participate in the One Young World Summit and has made known the work that our team does every day for a sustainable, fairer and multipolar world. The annual One…
The Historical Reclassification of Cannabis at the United Nations
The Historical Reclassification of Cannabis at the United Nations This day, December 2, 2020, will be remembered as the historic day when the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) showed that it still retains credibility and relevance. During the reconvened 63rd session it voted on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (Committee of…