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Monday, July 24, 2017

Language Patterns

Physics of Bubbles May Explain Language Patterns

by Neuroscience News
A new study reveals dialects move outwards from population centers, which may explain why some cities have their own dialects, researchers say.
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SIMERS aciona Ministro da Saúde no Supremo

Thyroid Disorder

CreditPaul Rogers
Problems with estrogen and testosterone, the body’s main sex hormones, tend to attract widespread public interest. But we might all be better off paying more attention to a far more common endocrine disorder: abnormal levels of thyroid hormone. Thyroid disorders can affect a wide range of bodily functions and cause an array of confusing and often misdiagnosed symptoms./.../

Our Unremembered Work

A Pioneering Scientist on Memory, the Value of Our Unremembered Work, and the Incalculable Sum Total of the Human Experience

“Are we not … parts of a greater organism, kept alive through the ever more vividly circulating blood of an enormous past?”

A Pioneering Scientist on Memory, the Value of Our Unremembered Work, and the Incalculable Sum Total of the Human Experience
“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it,” Gabriel García Márquez asserted in immortalizing the memory of his own life. And yet however much truth the sentiment may hold, it holds twice as much tragedy — although memory is the seedbed of our sense of self, the vast majority of life unfolds in the small, unremembered moments that furnish the microscopic threads in the tapestry of being. Sally Mann captured this paradox in her exquisite meditation on the dark side of memory“The exercise of our memory does not bring us closer to the past but draws us farther away.”/.../

Sustainable Development 2017


The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 reviews progress made towards the 17 Goals in the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report is based on the latest available data. It highlights both gains and challenges as the international community moves towards full realization of the ambitions and principles espoused in the 2030 Agenda.
While considerable progress has been made over the past decade across all areas of development, the pace of progress observed in previous years is insufficient to fully meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets by 2030. Time is therefore of the essence. Moreover, as the following pages show, progress has not always been equitable. Advancements have been uneven across regions, between the sexes, and among people of different ages, wealth and locales, including urban and rural dwellers. Faster and more inclusive progress is needed to accomplish the bold vision articulated in the 2030 Agenda.
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Necroptosis, known as RIPK1, RIPK3 and MLKL


Image shows a diagram of an alzheimer's brain slice.
Summary: A new Nature Neuroscience study provides evidence that necroptosis is linked to cognitive decline and severity of Alzheimer’s disease. The finding that necroptosis is activated in Alzheimer’s provides a plausible mechanism that underlies the neuron loss associated with the disease.
Source: Arizona State University.
First of its kind study may lead to new era of Alzheimer’s drug discovery and therapeutic targets.
Alzheimer’s disease tragically ravages the brains, memories and ultimately, personalities of its victims. Now affecting 5 million Americans, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and a cure for Alzheimer’s remains elusive, as the exact biological events that trigger it are still unknown./.../


A salmonella outbreak that has infected 47 people in a dozen states has been linked to papayas, federal health officials said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers not to eat Maradol papayas as an investigation continues. The fruit is the likely source of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Kiambu, which has seriously sickened 12 people and has been linked to a death in New York City, officials said./.../

Cidades Saudáveis - AL

Projeto internacional visa construção de cidades saudáveis na América Latina

Durante os próximos cinco anos, as pesquisadoras Letícia Cardoso, da Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca (Ensp/Fiocruz), e Fátima Pina, do Instituto de Comunicação e Informação Científica e Tecnológica em Saúde (Icict/Fiocruz), estarão empenhadas em responder à seguinte pergunta: as cidades da América Latina podem ser mais saudáveis? O questionamento, suscitado com base no projeto internacional Construindo cidades mais saudáveis, equânimes e ambientalmente sustentáveis: lições da América Latina, é liderado pela Universidade Drexel e envolverá 11 instituições da América Latina e mais três dos Estados Unidos.

O projeto, um dos selecionados pela agência de financiamento do Reino Unido Welcome Trust para receber o total de 10 milhões de dólares em cinco anos, teve origem na Rede Latino-Americana de Saúde Urbana, da qual a Fiocruz participa desde 2015. "A América Latina (AL) é ideal para estudar o impacto da urbanização na saúde por ser uma das regiões mais urbanizadas no mundo, com 80% da população vivendo nas cidades. Estima-se que, em 2050, a AL será a região mais urbanizada do planeta. Em contrapartida, trata-se de localidade com maiores desigualdades sociais, uma vez que, no ranking das 30 cidades mais desiguais em indicadores sociais e de saúde, 19 estão na América Latina".

Lia Maria Cechella Achutti - 89 -

Festejamos em Santa Maria os 89 de nossa irmã Lia no dia 22 p.p.
Na foto, junto com nossa outra irmã Maria Helena e vários primos: Cláudio, Nilo Sérgio, Luiz Fernando, José Luiz (afiliado da anivresariante, churrasqueiro e festeiro), Ary, Salvador Cechella Isaia e João Carlos
Abaixo: a aniversariante em 1929

Linguagem: Análise

Recomendação da AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja

Que campo interessante este de estudos preditivos por anâlise de linguagem...
Lembrei do senhor..

... advancing understanding of human flourishing using language analysis


Almodaresi, F., Ungar, L., Kulkarni, V., Zakeri M., Giorgi, S. & Schwartz, H. A. (2017). On the Distribution of Lexical Features in Social Media. Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. bibtex


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Shopping Malls Are Dying

Why America’s Shopping Malls Are Dying
For better or worse, the mall has been America's public square for the last 60 years. So what happens when it disappears?

Friday, July 21, 2017

2825 - AMICOR 20

NCDs—why are we failing?

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 horas
Offline: NCDs—why are we failing? Richard HortonEmail the author Richard Horton Published: 22 July 2017 *Selecionado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja* - Why is the global health community failing to respond effectively to the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)? The answer can be summed up in one word—fear. Fear of a species-threatening pandemic. A pervasive fear that has displaced all other health concerns. Anxiety among political elites is causing a recalibration of priorities among global health leaders. In his first speech to staff in Geneva this month, W... mais »

Simone Veil (1927-2017)

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 horas
Simone Veil Barbara Casassus Published: 22 July 2017 [image: Opens large image] Susana Vera/Reuters View Large Image Former French Health Minister and architect of the law legalising abortion in France. Born in Nice, France, on July 13, 1927, she died at home in Paris, France, on June 30, 2017, aged 89 years. “I forgive you for having poured water over my head”, might seem an unlikely accolade from a 69-year-old man when paying tribute to his mother at an official ceremony with full state honours. But this is exactly what happened when Simone Veil's eldest son Jean Veil took the podium... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 20 horas
THE MICROBIOME -- 7/20/17 - 0 COMMENTS *Today's encore selection -- from "Microbiomics: The Next Big Thing?" by Lisa J. Bain.* It is estimated that we each have 10 trillion of our own cells, accompanied by an even greater 100 trillion "good" bacterial cells. These bacterial cells, along with assorted viruses, fungi and other microbes, collectively constitute what is often referred to as the *microbiome*. Researchers now believe the microbiome is essential for the proper functioning of the body -- and that antibiotics often deplete the microbiome, impairing body function and c... mais »

AD' Blood test

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Blood Test Identifies Key Alzheimer’s Markerby Neuroscience News Researchers have devised a new blood test that can detect if amyloid had begun to accumulate in the brain. The test help physicians diagnose Alzheimer's disease in a cheaper, less invasive way than currently available. The researchers will present their findings at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | July 19, 2017 at 11:16 am | Tags: amyloid beta 38, amyloid beta 40, amyloid-beta, blood test, WUSTL | URL: Comment See all c... mais »

AD and Omega3

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Could Omega 3 Fatty Acids Help Treat Alzheimer’s? [image: Neuroscience News]NEUROSCIENCE NEWSJULY 18, 2017 F *Summary: Researchers shed new light on how DHA, a key essential Omega-3 fatty acid, could help promote cell survival and contribute to treating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and stoke.* *Source: LSU.* *Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson’s disease and other retinal and neurodegenerative diseases. The key is to be able ... mais »

Avenida Tênis Clube - Santa Maria -100 anos

José Antonio BrenneremBrenner de Santa Maria - Há 2 dias
Este dia 18 de julho de 2017 marca o centenário do Avenida Tênis Clube, fundado por um grupo de moças santa-marienses, várias delas recém-saídas do internato em colégios de Porto Alegre. Em uma reunião das jovens amigas, em janeiro de 1917, no palacete residencial do médico Astrogildo de Azevedo, intendente municipal e pai de uma delas, Aracy Pinto de Azevedo, elas planejavam sobre o que fazer na pequena Santa Maria de cerca de 15.000 habitantes. Haviam terminado os estudos e não mais voltariam aos colégios da capital. Foi então que uma das jovens, Stellita Mariense de Campos, teve um... mais »

Para o "Ministro da Saúde"

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
[image: Logo AMRIGS email mkt] *NOTA DA ASSOCIAÇÃO MÉDICA DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL* A Associação Médica do Rio Grande do Sul (AMRIGS), ao longo de sua história associativista, tem pautado seu trabalho em prol do conhecimento científico. Seus associados se destacam em um exercício medico sério e altamente competente. Assim sendo, a AMRIGS sente-se autorizada e responsável em refutar com veemência as declarações do ministro da Saúde em relação aos médicos brasileiros. É uma declaração com visão parcial e superficial que se generaliza para toda uma classe. Responsabilizar os médicos pelos ... mais »

Direitos na Cidade Mercado

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Observatório das Metrópoles Núcleo Porto Alegre 23:44 (Há 8 horas) para demouramartins, azevedotiesca, fskieling, Gustavo, jose.gomes, liviosilvadeol., Bianca, Vanessa, Lisiane, jmolivar, Daniel, solismarfm, sucaveleda, cesarmartinsd, Heleniza, Nanashara, alohamarcel, janart, alicerauber, danisanoh, MILTON, rovarq, Viviane, Alexandre, Ana Boa noite... Segue abaixo a divulgação de um importante evento. Contamos com a presença de todos. *CONVITE* O Coletivo A Cidade Que Queremos - Porto Alegre convida para discussão sobre o Plano Diretor de Desenvolvimento Urbano Ambiental (PDDUA) e... mais »

Living with Death

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
How to Live with DeathPsychoanalyst Adam Phillips on how Darwin and Freud reframed our mortality as an organizing principle of human life.BY MARIA POPOVA [image: How to Live with Death] Our lifelong struggle to learn how to live is inseparable from two facts only: that of our mortality and that of our dread of it, dread with an edge of denial. Half a millennium ago — a swath of time strewn with the lives and deaths of everyone who came before us — Montaigne captured this paradox in his magnificent meditation on death and the art of living: “To lament that we shall not be alive a hund... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
*Newly Discovered Elovanoids Called a 'Transformative New Concept of Biology'* Elovanoids are the first bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (VLC-PUFAs,n-3) that are released in response to cell injury or when cells are confronted with adversities for survival. This discovery provides the first evidence of the existence of elovanoids and of their significant role in protecting and sustaining retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and photoreceptor cell survival. The research is in *Scientific Reports*. (full open access)