Bruce Davidson 1933-present

Bruce Davidson, who celebrates his 80th birthday this month, is a major figure in American documentary photography, writes David Clark.

Bruce Davidson’s work is concerned, in his words, with ‘penetrating a world or a space that I fear, or that I don’t know, or to which I’m attracted’. In exploring his subjects, whether teenage gangs, circus performers or residents of inner-city ghettos, he has created his own distinctive style of documentary photography.

Davidson’s approach is to immerse himself in his subject, often for years at a time. His personal involvement with the often marginal social groups he photographs sets his

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Syagan: scientists have learned to block the mutant genes

28.06.2004

28.06.2004

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Beverly Davidson of the University of Iowa and his colleagues announced the results of a study that showed that using gene therapy can treat some brain damage caused by a defective heredity.

Beverly Davidson of the University of Iowa and his colleagues announced the results of a

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Meditation and compassion can change a person

December 13, 2011 4:14

Monk meditating in the temple complex of Angkor Wat. The Epoch Times (The Epoch Times)

Can we learn compassion? According to scientific research — yes. Meditation practice charity and compassion leads to changes in certain regions of the brain, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This is the first study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which has established it possible to learn such qualities as kindness and compassion. Just like learning to play a musical instrument or some kind of sport. MRI showed that the parts of the brain responsible for emotions and

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