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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Megacities and Borders



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Cesar Gomes Victora: AMICOR,Membro da Academia Sul-Riograndense de Medicina Candidato ao Nobel

Noticia slecionada pelo AMICOR Reginaldo Hollanda Albuquerque (Brasília)

Brasileiro com trabalho na área de Saúde Materno-infantil recebe prêmio no Canadá e entra na lista dos candidatos ao Nobel de Medicina

29/03/2017


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O professor emérito da Universidade Federal de Pelotas, dr Cesar Victora, 65 anos, se tornou nesta terça-feira (28) o primeiro brasileiro a receber o prêmio Gairdner de Saúde Pública, um dos mais importantes do mundo. O pesquisador na área da pediatra e epidemiologista teve o trabalho reconhecido pelo impacto na saúde materno-infantil e na nutrição de nações pobres e em desenvolvimento. Graças às pesquisas desenvolvidas por ele, na década de 1980, a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) e o Fundo das Nações Unidas para a Infância (Unicef) reviram as recomendações sobre aleitamento exclusivo até os seis meses de vida. /.../

Saturday, June 24, 2017

2821 - AMICOR 20

TED's Week

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 12 horas
101 books to dive into this summer: a massive reading listA huge list of TED speaker-recommended books, with all the diversity of titles and topics you might expect — we’ve got you covered for every mood, preference and occasion. *Read more »*

WHO 10 years

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
WHO: Guardian of Health Health is essential for people to reach their full potential. That’s why WHO works to make sure everyone everywhere has access to health services wherever and whenever they need them. WHO has been serving its unique role as the guardian of health for seven decades.

Drynaria Rhizome

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Plant Reveals Anti-Alzheimer’s Compoundsby Neuroscience News Researchers have identified several active compounds from Drynaria Rhizome that appear to be able to improve memory and reduce disease characteristics in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | June 20, 2017 at 11:25 am | Tags: Drynaria Rhizome, Frontiers, naringenin, neurodegnerative diseases | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-aPO Comment See all comments

DNA replication filmed

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
DNA Replication Has Been Filmed For The First Time, And It's Not What We Expected "It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks." DNA Replication Has Been Filmed For The First Time, And It's Not What We Expected "It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks." BEC CREW 19 JUN 2017 Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in a world-first, researchers have recorded up-close footage of a single DNA molecule replicating itself, and it's raising questions about how we assumed the process played out. The real-time footage has revealed that this fundamental part of l... mais »

Richest People

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
From Time.com The Richest People in the World Jennifer Calfas May 25, 2017 The richest people in the world have a staggering amount of wealth — comparable to the GDP of small countries for some. Many of the world's richest, like Microsoft founder Bill Gates or Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are self-made and took an idea that they turned into a billion-dollar fortune. For others, like the Koch brothers of Koch Industries, their businesses were inherited, but their control of the company led to overwhelming amounts of wealth.

Dementia

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
Dementia: a carer's insight [image: Opens large image]Christina Wayman Published: 16 May 2017 [image: Article has an altmetric score of 5]Summary - Full Text - Tables and Figures Many public awareness campaigns intend to improve society's understanding of dementia, its symptoms, and the difficulties faced by patients. Often less well described are the challenges faced by carers, be they family or professional caregivers. In *The Dementia Whisperer: scenes from the frontline of caring* by Agnes Juhasz, the reader gains insight into the life of an experienced live-in carer for a ... mais »

Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Brain

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
Beautiful Brain: The Stunning Drawings of Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal Oliver Sacks insisted that “ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing,” which he considered “a special, indispensable form” of talking to himself. Unusual creature though he was, the beloved neurologist was not the only scientist who turned to other forms of creative expression as a clarifying force for scientific inquiry. The Spanish histologist, onetime bodybuilder, selfie pioneer, and Nobel laureate *Santiago Ramón y Cajal* (May 1, 1852–October 17, 1934), widely considered the found... mais »

Einstein: connection and justice

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
Einstein on the Interconnectedness of Our Fates and Our Mightiest Counterforce Against Injustice *“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more,”* Albert Camus wrote in reflecting on strength of character in turbulent times as WWII’s maelstrom of deadly injustice engulfed Europe. But that mending is patient, steadfast, often unglamorous work — it is the work of choosing kindness over fear, again and again, in the smallest of everyday ways, those tiny triumphs of the human spirit which converge ... mais »

TED's Week

101 books to dive into this summer: a massive reading list

A huge list of TED speaker-recommended books, with all the diversity of titles and topics you might expect — we’ve got you covered for every mood, preference and occasion. Read more »

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WHO 10 years


WHO: Guardian of Health

Health is essential for people to reach their full potential. That’s why WHO works to make sure everyone everywhere has access to health services wherever and whenever they need them. WHO has been serving its unique role as the guardian of health for seven decades. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Drynaria Rhizome

Plant Reveals Anti-Alzheimer’s Compounds

by Neuroscience News
Researchers have identified several active compounds from Drynaria Rhizome that appear to be able to improve memory and reduce disease characteristics in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

DNA replication filmed

DNA Replication Has Been Filmed For The First Time, And It's Not What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."

DNA Replication Has Been Filmed For The First Time, And It's Not What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."
BEC CREW
19 JUN 2017

Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in a world-first, researchers have recorded up-close footage of a single DNA molecule replicating itself, and it's raising questions about how we assumed the process played out.
The real-time footage has revealed that this fundamental part of life incorporates an unexpected amount of 'randomness', and it could force a major rethink into how genetic replication occurs without mutations.

Richest People

 From Time.com
May 25, 2017
The richest people in the world have a staggering amount of wealth — comparable to the GDP of small countries for some. Many of the world's richest, like Microsoft founder Bill Gates or Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are self-made and took an idea that they turned into a billion-dollar fortune. For others, like the Koch brothers of Koch Industries, their businesses were inherited, but their control of the company led to overwhelming amounts of wealth.

Dementia

Many public awareness campaigns intend to improve society's understanding of dementia, its symptoms, and the difficulties faced by patients. Often less well described are the challenges faced by carers, be they family or professional caregivers. In The Dementia Whisperer: scenes from the frontline of caring by Agnes Juhasz, the reader gains insight into the life of an experienced live-in carer for a person with dementia. The book does not use scientific terminology, nor does it try to introduce and explain the neurological condition. Instead, Juhasz uses practical explanations and real-life experiences to illustrate common symptoms and some of the more bewildering behaviours that accompany dementia, and importantly, how someone can spend almost all of their time tending to the needs of a person with dementia, and the challenges that this caring brings./.../

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Brain

Beautiful Brain: The Stunning Drawings of Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Oliver Sacks insisted that “ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing,” which he considered “a special, indispensable form” of talking to himself. Unusual creature though he was, the beloved neurologist was not the only scientist who turned to other forms of creative expression as a clarifying force for scientific inquiry. The Spanish histologist, onetime bodybuilder, selfie pioneer, and Nobel laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal (May 1, 1852–October 17, 1934), widely considered the founding father of modern neuroscience, used drawing the way Dr. Sacks used writing — as a vital way of thinking out loud, of giving form to ideas, of making arguments and fleshing out theories around the skeleton of observations.

Einstein: connection and justice

Einstein on the Interconnectedness of Our Fates and Our Mightiest Counterforce Against Injustice

“We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more,” Albert Camus wrote in reflecting on strength of character in turbulent times as WWII’s maelstrom of deadly injustice engulfed Europe. But that mending is patient, steadfast, often unglamorous work — it is the work of choosing kindness over fear, again and again, in the smallest of everyday ways, those tiny triumphs of the human spirit which converge in the current of courage that is the only force by which this world has ever changed./.../

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2820 - AMICOR 20

Big Bang Theories

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 10 minutos
10 Alternatives To The Conventional Big Bang Theory DAVID TORMSEN DECEMBER 27, 2015 Share230 Stumble1 Tweet Pin15 +123 Share16 SHARES285 Terry Pratchett described the conventional view of the creation of the universe like this: “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” The current mainstream view of cosmology is of an expanding universe that originated from the big bang, which is well-supported by evidence in the form of cosmic background radiation and the shift of distant light toward the red end of the spectrum, suggesting that the universe is steadily expanding. Howeve... mais »

50 interesting websites

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 13 minutos
50 Awesome Websites You Didn’t Know To Help Cure Boredom January 10, 2017 Vinayak 9 Comments awesome websites, cure boredom, list, top Do you love discovering new websites and exploring the vast sea of Internet? Coz I DO. Stumbling upon a site and bookmarking it to visit again is just too normal for me now. We can Google about anything and it would lead us directly to the result we wish to find. But you might have noticed there are a lot of things we don’t tend to write in Google search bar, just because we think it won’t be available. Well, that’s what this post will help you with.... mais »

Cancer screening

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 11 horas
[image: Advertisement] June 17, 2017 RESEARCH Older Adults' Views About Cancer Screening Cessation JAMA Internal Medicine This qualitative interview study examines community-dwelling older adults' perspectives on the decision to stop cancer screening when life expectancy is limited. Talking to Patients About Cancer Screening Cessation (Invited Commentary)

Machu Picchu

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Estivemos por lá em visita na década de 80. Vou aproveitar para relembrar algumas imagens com a Valderês iluminando quase todas. Clicando na foto ela deve aumentar de tamanho. Abaixo vai um video da GM sobre o mesmo tema que me trouxe a ideia de publicar fotos de outros bons momentos de nossas vidas. | 3:18 | 101 VIDEOS | Machu Picchu 101 Everybody knows that Machu Picchu is an archaeological gem, but I never knew just how precious it was until I wrote the script for this 101 video. I was particularly floored by the innovations the Inca... mais »

Oldest fossils

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
| 1:47 | NEWS | Are These the Oldest Fossils Ever Found? Take a look at what could be the oldest form of life ever found on Earth. These microfossils from Canada may date back over 4 billion years. For reference, the earliest *Homo sapiens* fossils are thought to be about 300,000 years old, and the oldest dinosaur fossil may only be 245 million years old. Looking at the images, it's hard for me to even see these red tubes as remains of living things, but research shows that the cells may have been capable of biological processes. —Jim Burch, associate producer WATCH NOW

Terra primitiva

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
CARLOS FIORAVANTI | ED. 255 | MAIO 2017 Resquícios da Terra primitiva Blocos rígidos com milhares de quilômetros de extensão devem ocupar as profundezas do planeta Imensos blocos de rochas devem ocupar o interior da Terra e, mais densos e mais rígidos do que o material que os cerca, ajudariam a estabilizar os movimentos do manto, a camada entre a superfície e o núcleo que responde por cerca de 80% do volume do planeta. Chamados de *beams*, sigla em inglês de estruturas antigas do manto enriquecidas em bridgmanita, esses blocos devem ter milhares de quilômetros (km) de extensão, situ... mais »

Parkinson’s & Gut Endocrine Cells

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Study Suggests Parkinson’s Could Start in Gut Endocrine Cellsby Neuroscience News Researchers suggest an agent in the gut could interfere with alpha-synuclein in endocrine cells, deforming the proteins which then may spread to the brain in Parkinson's patients. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | June 15, 2017 at 11:20 am | Tags: alpha-synuclein, EECs, gut-brain axis, STC-1 | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-aOV Comment See all comments

Edvard Grieg

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Visitamos Bergen e a casa do Grieg na década de noventa, Temos várias fotografias com Valderês, Vou aproveitar a data do nascimento do compositor para recordar aqueles momentos felizes. Segue abaixo também um artigo da Enciclopedia Britânica e também materia do Walter Galvani no FB Edvard Grieg NORWEGIAN COMPOSER WRITTEN BY: The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica LAST UPDATED: 3-2-2017 See Article History Alternative Title: Edvard Hagerup Grieg Edvard Grieg NORWEGIAN COMPOSER [image: Edvard Grieg] ALSO KNOWN AS - Edvard Hagerup Grieg BORN June 15, 1843 Bergen, No... mais »

Alzheimer's Deaths

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Rate of Alzheimer’s Deaths on the Riseby Neuroscience News New findings report the rate of Alzheimer's disease related deaths in the US has increased by more than 50% in the past 15 years. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | June 14, 2017 at 2:07 pm | Tags: Alzheimer's death, Alzheimer's deaths, Penn State Health, pneumonia | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-aOJ Comment See all comments

Doctor's decisions

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
*Recomendação do AMICOR Reginaldo Hollanda Albuquerque (Brasília)* - - Altmetric: 50 - Views: 775 - More detail Article | OPEN How doctors diagnose diseases and prescribe treatments: an fMRI study of diagnostic salience - Marcio Melo, - Gustavo D. F. Gusso, - Marcelo Levites, - Edson Amaro Jr., - Eduardo Massad, - Paulo A. Lotufo, - Peter Zeidman, - Cathy J. Price & - Karl J. Friston - *Scientific Reports* 7, Article number: 1304 (2017) - doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01482-0 - Download Citation - - Attention - Consc... mais »

Hunger and Craving

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Key Link Between Brain Circuits Governing Hunger and Cravings Revealedby Neuroscience News A new study could help explain how the hungry brain hinders dieting. *Read more of this post* *Neuroscience News* | June 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Tags: BIDMC | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-aOD Comment See all comments

Older People on the rise

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
*Abuse of older people on the rise * Around 1 in 6 older people experience some form of abuse, a figure higher than previously estimated and predicted to rise as populations age worldwide. Press release

To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
23 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes In Your House How to get rid of mosquitoes? When you take steps to eliminate mosquitoes, you not only get rid of the irritating skin itching and the annoying humming sound of mosquitoes near your ears but you also protect yourself against all the dangerous diseases that a mosquito bite can give you. This article will reveal 13 of the best ways to repel mosquitoes so you can enjoy a mosquito free summer!/.../

We Are All Liars

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
We Are All Liars — Science Proves It Jeffrey Kluger Jun 13, 2017 IDEAS Jeffrey Kluger is Editor at Large for TIME magazine and the author of *Apollo 8*. Want to feel lousy about the state of the human condition? Fire up Google and type in the words "Is it normal to want to..." Surprised that the first or second result is typically "kill?" Want more? Type in the full phrase "Is it normal to want to kill," and consider that the most common words that follow it are not strangers like "the guy who cut me off in traffic," but "my boyfriend," "my brother, "my family," and "my ex." Welcome t... mais »

Minha namorada

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
**13/06/1931 foto de 1985 num castelo em Helsinki* Festa dos 86

12 de junho: dia dos namorados...

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
Dia dos Namorados 2017 12 de jun de 2017

Obesity

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years The GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators June 12, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1614362 Share: AbstractArticleReferencesCiting Articles (1)Metrics The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing worldwide.1 Epidemiologic studies have identified high body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) as a risk factor for an expanding set of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease,2,3 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease,2 many cancers,4 and an arra... mais »

Drugs by mail

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
*Selecionado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja* Search SUBSCRIBE LOG IN DealBook The dark web is providing cover for sales of synthetic opioids, associated with a rising tide of overdoses in the United States and beyond. The Postal Service is a key part of the delivery system. MINH UONG / THE NEW YORK TIMES Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by MailAnonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants — many based in Asia — quickly pop up. -