This Blog AMICOR is a communication instrument of a group of friends primarily interested in health promotion, with a focus on cardiovascular diseases prevention.
To contact send a message to
Amanda Palmer Reads Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska’s Poem “Life While-You-Wait”*by Maria Popova* *Consolation for those moments when you feel “ill-prepared for the privilege of living.”* One spring evening not too long ago, I joined the wonderful Amanda Palmer on a small and friendly stage at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music and we read some Polish poetry together from *Map: Collected and Last Poems*(*public library*) — the work of Nobel laureate*Wislawa Szymborska* (July 2, 1923–February 1, 2012), for whom we share deep affection and admiration. When Szymborska was a...mais »
Swedish scientists create an artificial neuron that mimicks an organic one Could remotely stimulate neurons based on specific chemical signals received from different parts of the body, or doctors could artificially bridge damaged nerve cells and restore neural functions June 29, 2015 Chemical-to-electrical-to-chemical signal transmission. A conventional neuron (upper panel) senses chemical signals (orange circles), which trigger an electrical pulse of membrane depolarization (action potential) along the axon, causing chemical release at the axon terminals (blue circles). This process...mais »
Rice University boots up powerful microscopes MIKE WILLIAMS – JUNE 29, 2015*POSTED IN: *CURRENT NEWS, FEATURED STORIES *New electron microscopes will capture images at subnanometer resolution*Rice University, renowned for nanoscale science, has installed microscopes that will allow researchers to peer deeper than ever into the fabric of the universe. The Titan Themis scanning/transmission electron microscope, one of the most powerful in the United States, will enable scientists from Rice as well as academic and industrial partners to view and analyze materials smaller than a nanomete...mais »
Walking in nature lowers risk of depression, scientists find in MRI study July 1, 2015 [image: rumination to sgPFC-ft] Urbanization is associated with increased levels of mental illness A new study has found quantifiable evidence that supports the common-sense idea that walking in nature could lower your risk of depression. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, found that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area, as opposed to participants who walked in a high-traffic urban setting (El Camino … more…
Wait, some stem cells use nanotubes to communicate with other cells? Seriously? July 1, 2015 [image: Confocal microscope image showing stem cells (blue) clustering around a hub in the stem cell niche (pink). One stem cell extends a nanotube into the hub. (credit: Mayu Inaba, University of Michigan)] Ask postdoc Mayu Inaba, who discovered something biologists have mistaken for a speck of dust Certain types of stem cells use microscopic, threadlike nanotubes to communicate with neighboring cells, rather than sending a broadcast signal, researchers at University of Michigan Life Science...mais »
Oops, the universe may have ten to 100 times fewer galaxies than we thought July 2, 2015 [image: There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by MSU (credit: NASA/CXC/STSci/DSS/Magellan)] There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University. Over the years, the Hubble Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to look deep into the universe. The long view stirred theories of untold thousands of distant, faint galaxies. But new …more…
Long-term memories in mice are maintained by prion-like proteinsJuly 3, 2015 *Columbia University Medical Center | Long-term Memories Are Maintained by Prion-like Proteins* The molecules that maintain long-term memories in mice are a normal version of prion* proteins and work the same way as mechanisms in prions that cause mad cow disease, Creutzfeld-Jakob disease in humans, and other degenerative brain diseases. That’s the conclusion of research from the lab of Nobel-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). When long-term memories are cre...mais »
This is how the universe will end: not with a bang but a rip July 3, 2015 [image: This is a time line of life of the universe that ends in a Big Rip. (credit: Jeremy Teaford, Vanderbilt University)] First the galaxies are destroyed. Then the solar system breaks apart and the Earth explodes. Finally, the atoms themselves are ripped apart. Vanderbilt University mathematicians have come up with a new theory of “cosmological viscosity” (how sticky the universe is) that challenges current theories. For decades, cosmologists have had trouble reconciling the classic notion of viscosity base...mais »
Nem todos os idosos se beneficiam com altas doses de vacina contra a gripe[image: Nem todos os idosos se beneficiam com altas doses de vacina contra a gripe]APA | 29/06/2015Pessoas acima dos 65 anos em geral podem escolher entre a vacinação padrão contra a gripe e a vacina de alta dose - que pode ter um maior efeito no sistema imune que fica debilitado nos idosos.Leia o artigo completo
*A paretir de mensagem do AMICOR Jorge Rocha Gomes: * *Eu também não sabia que o Ruy havia falecido. Tivemos vários momentos comuns em nossa vida. Ele da Cardiologia também se interessou pela Epidemiologa. Um momento especialmente gostaria de citar, inclusive por que foi um ponto de partida para muito de minha trajetória posterior: ele participou daquele estudo sobre mortalidade em 12 cidades das Américas e da Inglaterra que serviu de base para a constatação pela Assembléia Mundial da Saúde de que países em desenvolvimento tinham dupla carga: além das peculiares ao subdesenvolvimen...mais »
OPINION[image: #]The 2015 US Dietary Guidelines: Lifting the Ban on Total Dietary FatJAMAThis Viewpoint urges the US Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services to remove the existing limit on total fat consumption from its forthcoming 2015 *Dietary Guidelines for Americans*.
New Recommendations to Achieve Healthy Sleep Sue Hughes June 30, 2015 The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has released a policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good-quality sleep and getting enough sleep. "Sleep plays a vital role in human health, yet there is a lack of sufficient guidance on promoting good sleep health," said Sutapa Mukherjee, MBBS, PhD, chair of the ATS committee that produced the document. "In this statement, with an eye towards improving public health, we address the importance of good quality sleep with a focus o...mais »
Science 3 July 2015: Vol. 349 no. 6243 pp. 37-38 - DOI: 10.1126/science.aab1328 - POLICY FORUM HEALTH CARE POLICY Ten things we have to do to achieve precision medicine 1. Isaac S. Kohane +Author Affiliations 1. Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA. 1. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org On 30 January 2015, President Obama announced funding for an Initiative in Precision Medicine (IPM) (*1*) less than 3 years after a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee report (*2*) made clear just how such an initiative could a...mais »
[image: Wiley] [image: Neuroscience] *Explore a pesquisa em Neurociências no Brasil* [image: IBRO 2015]A reunião anual da Organização Internacional de Pesquisa do Cérebro será no Rio de Janeiro e a Wiley Neuroscience vai estar lá, no *estande # 14*. Se você estiver na cidade e planeja participar da reunião , passe em nosso estande para dizer um olá! *Agora, dê uma olhada nas principais pesquisas de equipes brasileiras relacionadas a alguns dos temas da conferência e muito mais.*[image: Sleep & Memory • Cognition & BehaviorBrain Evolution & Development • Memory Failure in Alzheimer’...mais »
Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of 669 Children From Holocaust, Dies at 106 By ROBERT D. McFADDENJULY 1, 2015 PhotoA family picture of Nicholas Winton with one of the hundreds of Jewish children whose lives he saved during World War II. CreditPress Association, via Associated PressNicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for a half-century about his role in organizing the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, a righteous deed like those of Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, died on Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106. The Rotary Cl...mais »
100% dos doentes são curados da hepatite C em estudo inovador Posted: 01 Jul 2015 07:30 AM PDT Em um ensaio clínico, 100% dos pacientes infectados com o genótipo 1b atingiram uma resposta virológica sustentada, ou seja, tiveram uma cura da hepatite C Continua...
NASA Explains Why June 30 Will Get Extra Second Credits: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Originally developed to study distant astronomical objects called quasars, the technique called Very Long Baseline Interferometry provides information about the relative locations of observing stations and about Earth’s rotation and orientation in space.The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added. “Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that, ” said Danie...mais »