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CSIH Hello, I am currently the program liaison of a national program of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) called MentorNet. The program connects students and young professionals (SYPs) interested in global health with experienced professionals in the field. Although originally a Canadian-based program, this year the program has expanded to accommodate international applicants as well. We are hoping to recruit experienced professionals in the global health field who can serve as mentors. *The Mentor application can be found at:* https://docs.google.com/spreadshe...mais »
No ano de 1933, fatos importantes ocorreram no Avenida Tênis Clube. Houve a eleição da primeira rainha, foi composto o hino, realizado um festival beneficente e lançado o *A.T.C.,* o primeiro jornal do clube. Na metade do ano, meu pai, Ennio Brenner, tornou-se campeão. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Em 15.9.1931, o Avenida Tênis Clube realizou um festival beneficente, no Coliseu Santamariense, que ficou lotado. As atas não revelam o motivo, sequer mencionam a realização do festival, mas pode ter sido para co...mais »
This Day in HistoryWilhelm Röntgen Discovers X-Rays (1895) In 1895, Röntgen, a German physicist, discovered rays that did not exhibit properties such as reflection or refraction. Because of their mysterious nature, he called them X-rays. His discovery, which gave medicine a critical view inside the body and allowed bones to be photographed, remains a valuable diagnostic tool. Röntgen's breakthrough earned him the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901. One of the first X-ray photographs he took was of his wife's hand. What did she say when she saw it? More...mais »
New post on *Mind Hacks*Beautiful online neuroscience learningby vaughanbell The Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a free online course from Harvard University and it looks wonderful - thanks to them employing animators, digital artists and scientists to lift the course above the usual read and repeat learning methods. The course is already underway but you can register and start learning until mid-December and you can watch any of the trailers to get a feel for what's being taught. As you can see from the syllabus it focuses on the fairly low-level operation of the biology of brain but...mais »
Studies link meditation, support, and Tai Chi practices with healing for breast-cancer survivorsNovember 4, 2014 Tai Chi (credit: Anita Ritenour, CC) Two recent studies suggest that meditation, support groups, and Tai Chi are associated with healing for breast cancer survivors. Canadian researchers found that practicing mindfulness meditation or being involved in a support group has “a positive physical impact” at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors. The researchers, at Alberta Health Services’ Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology, demo...mais »
High-fat diet postpones brain aging in miceNovember 6, 2014 Kerala coconuts (credit: Dan Iserman CC) A new Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if they are placed on a high-fat diet. The finding may one day allow for developing treatments for children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The new research project, headed by the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen, and the National Institute of Health, studied mice having a defect in their DNA repair system, resulting in a Cockayne ...mais »
*José Alberto Azambuja, esposo da AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja autografa seu livro no domingo* Gostaríamos de convidar você para o *UniRitter Autografa*, quando será lançado o livro: *Sustentabilidade na construção: em busca de novo paradigma* José Alberto Azambuja O evento será no dia *09 de novembro*, às *16 horas*, no térreo do Memorial do Rio Grande do Sul. Ao longo de toda a 60ª Feira do Livro de Porto Alegre a *Editora UniRitter* está presente no stand *81*, com descontos de até 50% em seus livros. *www.uniritter.edu.br/editora*
*Homenageados 14ª Expoepi* Em todas as edições, a EXPOEPI concede homenagem a profissionais pela relevante constribuição dos seus trabalhos para o desenvolvimento das ações de epidemiologia, prevenção e controle de doenças no país. Um deles foi o Professor Bruce B. Duncan [image: Bruce Bartholow Duncan] Bruce Bartholow Duncan Médico e mestre em Saúde Pública pela Johns Hopkins University (1979) graduou- se em Economia pelo Williams College (1971). Recebeu o título de doutor em Medicina – Ciências Médicas, pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1991), e concluiu o pós-doutorad...mais »
Honor a Caregiver Today Bookmark | Email | Print *November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. *In the United States, there are more than 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers. We want to send these exceptional people a big “thank you” for everything they do. Honor them by sharing your tribute message! What does a caregiver look like? A caregiver or care partner can be a son, a wife, a neighbor, or even an entire family. Care Resources - Caregiver Center - Being a Healthy Caregiver - Respite Care Community - Join ...mais »
Na impossibilidade de abraçá-lo pessoalmente, quero faze-lo virtualmente e compartilhar minha alegria pela celebração. Seu entusiasmo, juntamente com Rose, sua falecida esposa, foram determinantes para mim pessoalmente, bem como para o desenvolvimento da Cardiologia Preventiva, da Epidemiologia Cardiovascular e no Controle de Doenças Crônicas. Tive conhecimento de sua atuação desde 1964, por sua participação na 2a. Conferência Nacional sobre Doenças Cardiovasculares, realizada em Washington, D.C.
A growing literature in human social genomics has begun to analyze how everyday life circumstances influence human gene expression. Social-environmental conditions such as urbanity, low socioeconomic status, social isolation, social threat, and low or unstable social status have been found to associate with differential expression of hundreds of gene transcripts in leukocytes and diseased tissues such as metastatic cancers. In leukocytes, diverse types of social adversity evoke a common conserved transcriptional response to adversity (CTRA) characterized by increased expression of proinflammatory genes and decreased expression of genes involved in innate antiviral responses and antibody synthesis. Mechanistic analyses have mapped the neural “social signal transduction” pathways that stimulate CTRA gene expression in response to social threat and may contribute to social gradients in health. Research has also begun to analyze the functional genomics of optimal health and thriving. Two emerging opportunities now stand to revolutionize our understanding of the everyday life of the human genome: network genomics analyses examining how systems-level capabilities emerge from groups of individual socially sensitive genomes and near-real-time transcriptional biofeedback to empirically optimize individual well-being in the context of the unique genetic, geographic, historical, developmental, and social contexts that jointly shape the transcriptional realization of our innate human genomic potential for thriving.