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Friday, April 28, 2017

Day For Safety And Health At Work

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Save time and gain clinical insights with Quick Take videos by viewing highlights of important articles published by the New England Journal of Medicine. This collection of brief video summaries, updated weekly, offers a succinct, innovative way to understand important new research findings that have an impact on medical practice and patient care.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Left-Handedness and more


Facial Bone Structure A Novel Marker for Left-Handedness

by Neuroscience News
People with slender faces are 25% more likely to be left-handed, a new study reveals.
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Death

The Economist
 
On our cover this week we look at the end of life. People say that they want to die free of pain, with dignity, at home surrounded by family and friends. Instead the system puts them through pointless, distressing, last-ditch treatments. It does not have to be that way 
Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

World Map

Recomendado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja

More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Design Award


Verubecestat

New Alzheimer’s Drug Wildly Successful In Trials

The brain plaques that are at the root of Alzheimer’s, as seen under a microscope.
Imagine a pill that can treat Alzheimer’s.
Researchers have found that pharmaceutical giant Merck’s new drug, verubecestat, can successfully switch off production of the toxic amyloid proteins believed to be behind the disease in preliminary trials.
Verubecestat stops amyloid proteins from forming the sticky plaques that disrupt signals inside the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. These brain plaques are the disease’s most visible sign that doctors can find./.../

Cinnamon

This Is Why This Spice Is Insanely Good for You
A new study suggests that cinnamon may reduce blood sugar and provide anti-aging benefits by activating a specific protein in the body

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society

JFK on Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society: His Eulogy for Robert Frost, One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”

In January of 1961, as John F. Kennedy’s inauguration approached, his would-be Secretary of the Interior suggested that the poet Robert Frost participate in the ceremony as the first inaugural poet. Eighty-six-year-old Frost telegrammed Kennedy with his signature elegance of wit: “If you can bear at your age the honor of being made president of the United States, I ought to be able at my age to bear the honor of taking some part in your inauguration.” He proceeded to deliver a beautiful ode to the dream of including the arts in government, which touched Kennedy deeply.

The Universe in Verse

WelcomeHello, Aloyzio Achutti! Maria here, with an update on The Universe in Verse – my labor-of-love celebration of science and protest against the defunding of the arts. (Original announcement below.) To my astonishment, all 800 tickets are gone, so my pals at Kickstarter Live have kindly donated a livestream – you can now tune in remotely.

“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses,” John F. Kennedy famously wrote. Half a century later, with art, science, and the humanities under assault from the government, this intersection of science and poetry, truth and beauty, is an uncommon kind of protest and a singularly fertile frontier of resistance.

https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/jfk-amherst-poetry-power

The Great Unknown

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy on the Unknown, the Horizons of the Knowable, and Why the Cross-Pollination of Disciplines is the Seedbed of Truth

In a recent MoMA talk about the lacuna between truth and meaning, I proposed that, just like there is a limit to the speed of light arising from the fundamental laws of physics that govern the universe, there might be a fundamental cognitive limit that keeps human consciousness from ever fully comprehending itself. After all, the moment a system becomes self-referential, it becomes susceptible to limitation and paradox — the logical equivalent to Audre Lorde’s memorable metaphor that “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”

March for Science

March for Science brings out demonstrators on six continents: ‘There is no Planet B’
Thousands gathered on the grounds of the Washington Monument: “The very idea of evidence and logic and reason is being threatened by individuals and interests with the power to do real harm,” one of the rally emcees said. Some in the crowd directed their commentary to the occupant of the nearby White House, bringing a political tone to an event that organizers said was not meant to be partisan.
By Joel Achenbach, Ben Guarino and Sarah Kaplan  •  Read more »
 

Internet & Democracy

The Take | Analysis
A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’
Fake news, hate speech and foreign interference highlight darker aspects of a medium that was once thought to open up the democratic process.
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Max Plack

1858:Max Planck.German physicist Max Planck, who originated quantum theory, was born in Kiel.

Words...


Eight words that changed the way we think
Eight words that changed the way we think
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bbc.com / Kelly Grovier The exact origins of words are often difficult to place. But sometimes they are the inventions of ground-breaking pioneers – from Chaucer to JK Rowling.... read more

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Understanding the Brain

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 50 minutos
The brain: a radical rethink is needed to understand itMarch 17, 2017 Has neuroscience been on the wrong track for centuries? (credit: Justin Pickard/Flickr, CC BY-SA) Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent research increasingly suggests that we may be taking completely the wrong path if we are to ever understand the human mind.

Shaping evolution

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há uma hora
How Humans Are Shaping Our Own EvolutionLike other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we're taking matters into our own hands. By D.T. Max Illustrations by Owen FreemanThis story appears in the April 2017 issue of *National Geographic* magazine.When I met the cyborg Neil Harbisson, in Barcelona, he looked like any local hipster, except for the black antenna arching impressively from the back of his skull over his mop of blond hair./.../

"Negative Mass" ?

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há uma hora
‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University April 18, 2017 [image: Experimental images of an expanding spin-orbit superfluid Bose-Einstein condensate at different expansion times (credit: M. A. Khamehchi et al./Physical Review Letters)] Washington State University (WSU) physicists have created a fluid with “negative mass,” which means that if you push it, it accelerates toward you instead of away, in apparent violation of Newton’s laws. The phenomenon can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos, said Michael Forbes, PhD, a WSU assistant … m... mais »

Diet Drinks

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 7 horas
*Enviado pelo amigo David Denton*Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia - and are FAR more dangerous than drinks sweetened with sugar - *Boston University researchers found aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener, wreaks havoc on the arteries - as opposed to sugar-sweetened drinks* - *They found a direct link between this damage and dementia or stroke risk* - *The news comes amid a surge in popularity for diet drinks in kids and adults* By Sophie Borland Health Editor For The Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 21:00 BST, 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 01:33 BST, 21 April... mais »

Earth Day

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 9 horas
*Dia da Terra 2017! #GoogleDoodlehttps://g.co/doodle/5zz736* See How the View of Earth From Space Has Changed Over 21 Years

10 unlikely ideas

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 9 horas
Zeros to heroes: 10 unlikely ideas that changed the world (Image: Hulton Deutsch Collection/Corbis) No matter how elegant or ingenious they may at first seem, most novel scientific ideas turn out to be false. But for a remarkable few, the opposite is the case. Written off when first proposed, they turn out to be not only true but world-changing. In an era when research funding is scarce, these 10 ideas serve as a timely reminder of the value of pure science not only in terms of satisfying our curiosity, but ultimately for its endless practical uses.

To change the world

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 9 horas
[image: The Conversation] Academic rigor, journalistic flair *Academics can change the world – if they stop**talking only to their peers*March 8, 2016 11.41pm EST •Updated March 31, 2017 5.21am EDT What’s the point of academics producing amazing research if they don’t share it widely with the general public? Print Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned, the overwhelming majority are not shaping today’s public debates./.../

Bortolo Achutti e família 1937

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 11 horas
Do Jornalista *Luiz Gonzaga Binato de Almeida* saiu hoje no Jornal da Associação do Professores da Universidade de Santa Maria. (quando tiver acesso direto à publicação trocarei a imagem)

human blood dendritic cells

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
- 0 - - 0 RESEARCH ARTICLE Single-cell RNA-seq reveals new types of human blood dendritic cells, monocytes, and progenitors 1. Alexandra-Chloé Villani1,2,*,†, 2. Rahul Satija1,3,4,*, 3. Gary Reynolds5, 4. Siranush Sarkizova1, 5. Karthik Shekhar1, 6. James Fletcher5, 7. Morgane Griesbeck6, 8. Andrew Butler3,4, 9. Shiwei Zheng3,4, 10. Suzan Lazo7, 11. Laura Jardine5, 12. David Dixon5, 13. Emily Stephenson5, 14. Emil Nilsson8, 15. Ida Grundberg8, 16. David McDonald5, 17. Andrew Filby5, 18. Weibo Li1,2, 19... mais »

Medication Reconciliation

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
April 20, 2017 Beyond Medication ReconciliationThe Correct Medication List Adam J. Rose, MD, MSc1,2; Shira H. Fischer, MD, PhD1; Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, MD, MPH2 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA. Published online April 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.4628 Medication reconciliation is a major focus of quality measurement activities, and according to The Joint Commission, primary care clinicians are expected to reconcile a patient’s medications at every visit.1 In principle, medication reconciliation is quite important; in practice, however, it has failed to have a demonstr... mais »

Crimintern

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Crimintern: How the Kremlin uses Russia’s criminal networks in Europe Publication By Mark Galeotti 18th April, 2017 Print Download PDF Share

The end of capitalism

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
The end of capitalism has begun Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian [image: Postcapitalism evolution. Illustration by Joe Magee]

2017 Sustainable Development

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development [image: World Bank Data Team's picture] SUBMITTED BY WORLD BANK DATA TEAM ON MON, 04/17/2017 - [image: Facebook logo] - - INSHARE - [image: Print] - - ADD COMMENT Also available in: 中文 | العربية | Español | Français The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs. The Atlas is part of the World Development Indicat... mais »

The 2017 Time 100

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Meet the 2017 TIME 100Here are the most influential people in the world: the artists, icons, leaders, pioneers and titans who are shaping the future How We Pick the TIME 100"Some years the list has the feel of a loose, lively dinner party, people who mostly don’t know one another but would get along if they did,” TIME editor Nancy Gibbs writes. "This year is a bit more complicated”

US med specialities earnings

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
What Specialties Earned the Most in 2016? HealthLeaders MediaAlso, IT banishes patient misidentification - SAVESAVED - - - - - - by HealthLeaders Media Staff April 17, 2017 Orthopedic surgeons earned the most among specialists while pediatric physicians earned the least in 2016, according to a recent compensation survey. The ECRI created a toolkit to help eliminate patient misidentification through health information technology.

Networks of Narcissists

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Networks of Narcissists: Social Media and Narcissismby Neuroscience News A new study reports narcissists are drawn to social network platforms as they see them as the ideal stages to showcase themselves. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | April 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm | Tags: grandiose narcissists, narcissism, social networks | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-aqo Comment See all comments

Envelhecimento

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Os mecanismos do envelhecimento Estudos com células e organismos vivos identificam fenômenos genéticos e moleculares associados ao declínio físico e mental MARCOS PIVETTA e RICARDO ZORZETTO | ED. 254 | ABRIL 2017 © LÉO RAMOS CHAVES [image: 018_Envelhecimento_01_254] Nunca um número tão grande de pessoas viveu tanto. Dos bebês que nascem hoje, mais da metade deve completar 65 anos e viver quase duas décadas a mais do que as pessoas nascidas em meados do século passado. O aumento da longevidade da população mundial e a redução da fertilidade estão fazendo o mundo envelhecer rapidamen... mais »

Incredible Images

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
A Must-See: Incredible Medical and Science Images Gabriel Miller | April 13, 2017 - - - - 1 of 24 - Contributor Information - - *Recomendado pelo AMICOR Reginaldo Hollanda Albuquerque (Brasília)* [image: Slide 1] 2017 Wellcome Image Awards For the past 20 years, Wellcome Images has showcased the best in science and medical image making. This year's exhibition honors 22 winning images created using techniques as varied as photography and illustration to super-resolution microscopy and medical scan

Henrietta Lacks

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
5 Ways Henrietta Lacks Changed Medical Science The controversial history of her "immortal" cells will be the subject of an HBO movie - By Leah Samuel, STAT on April 14, 2017 - Multiphoton fluorescence image of stained HeLa cells. *Credit: NIH Getty Images* Henrietta Lacks’s cells have long been familiar to scientists — but it was the ethical controversy around those cells that made her famous to the wider world. Her fame was thanks to an award-winning book published in 2010 that explored how, in the course of Lacks’s treatment for cancer, doctors isolated what became the fi... mais »

Neural Network - “deep learning”

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
[image: Image shows a network of balls and sticks.] Most applications of deep learning use “convolutional” neural networks, in which the nodes of each layer are clustered, the clusters overlap, and each cluster feeds data to multiple nodes (orange and green) of the next layer. NeuroscienceNews.com image is credited to Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT. Neural Networks Explainedby Neuroscience News A look at the history, and the future, of neural networks and deep learning.Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | April 17, 2017 at 7:49 am | Tags: deep learning, neural nets, Perceptrons, shallo... mais »

Emma Morano Dies at 117

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
(ROME) — An Italian doctor says Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person, has died in her home in northern Italy. *Minha mais longeva, Laurita Pereira Donadio, viveu até os 110*