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Sunday, July 19, 2015

2715 - AMICOR 18

The End of the Universe

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um minuto
The Science of How the Universe Will End, in a Poetic Animation*By: Maria Popova* *The lyrical symmetry of how the cosmos was born, how it will die, and what to make of the mystery in between.* *“Death,”* wrote Rilke in a beautiful 1923 letter, *“is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.”* The beloved poet may well have been a secret astrophysicist, for his immortal words contain the poetics of the universe’s birth, its eventual death, and the enchanting mystery of the cosmic blink between ... mais »

VIII Congresso Associación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 horas
*Bem Viver, Biodiversidade e Sustentabilidade* Encerrou-se ontem no Salão de Atos da UFRGS com uma mesa redonda coordenada pelo *Professor Darcy Campani*, cuja foto segue abaixo. Participei como apresentador, juntamente com o jurista *Professor Eduardo* *Kroeff Machado** Carrion* e *Dr. Paulo Fernando Piza Teixeira*, contando também com a presença do Coordenador do Comité de Meio Ambiente da AUGM, Professor Jorge Luiz Frangi*.* Deveremos ter acesso através do Youtube à conferência de abertura, e já está disponível esta *mesa de encerramento.* *Link para os slides usados em minha apres... mais »

future of ecology

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 7 horas
student checks on ant colony
The ecology of the future and the future of ecology *Researchers working with underrepresented groups to study the ecological impact of climate change and to craft citizen science tools, aim to explore pressing scientific questions while recruiting a new generation of ecology researchers* [image: student checks on ant colony]Shaliek Morgan, an REU student from Shaw University, checks on an ant colony. Credit and Larger Version *July 17, 2015* Biologists in North Carolina are trying to get a glimpse of the future through a project designed to shed light on how rising temperatures will ... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 8 horas
Memory-loss case ‘like nothing we have ever seen before’ July 15, 2015 [image: (credit: Newmarket Films)] Man has anesthetic at dentist, leaves with 90-minute memory and belief that every day is the same Gerald Burgess, a University of Leicester lecturer in clinical psychology, has described treating an individual who suffered a “Memento/Before I Go to Sleep“-style anterograde amnesia memory loss after a treatment at a dentist — “like nothing we have ever seen before.” Since the one-hour root-canal treatment, during which the a 38-year-old man from the UK was given … more…

domination of the biosphere

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 9 horas
Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humankind in jeopardy, say researchers July 15, 2015 [image: Earth-space battery. The planet is a positive charge of stored chemical energy (cathode) in the form of fossil and nuclear fuels and biomass. As this energy is dissipated by humans, it eventually radiates as heat toward the chemical equilibrium of deep space (anode). The battery is rapidly discharging without replenishment. (credit: John R. Schramski et al./PNAS)] Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth’s declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may b... mais »

regenerating axons

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 12 horas
How to regenerate axons to recover from spinal-cord injury July 17, 2015 [image: HKUST researchers cut mouse corticospinal tract axons (labeled red). A year later, they deleted the Pten gene in the experimental group (bottom) but not the control group. The Pten gene removal resulted in axon regrowth in seven months, unlike the control group (top). (credit: Kaimeng Du et al./The Journal of Neuroscience)] Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found a way to help patients recover from chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) by stimulating the growth of ... mais »

The fear circuitry

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 13 horas
This Is the Scientific Reason Why We ScreamNew research shows that your brain processes shrieks differently from speech, suggesting that there is a scientific basis for screaming

Religion and Mental Health

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Mini Quiz: Is Religion Hazardous to Mental Health? July 09, 2015 | Cultural Psychiatry, Quizzes By Psychiatric Times Editors Research tells us that religious understanding ("religiosity") on the part of the clinician impacts mental health. *Religiosity is generally:* Your vote was recorded. Choices A. Beneficial for mental health 57% (123 votes) B. Harmful for mental health 17% (36 votes) C. Neither harmful not beneficial for mental health 27% (58 votes) Total votes: 217 *Answer: A.* Religiosity has been found to be beneficial for mental health. *Discussion:* Spirituality and religiosity ... mais »

Cardioproteção pelo Exercício Físico

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
*Mecanismos Envolvidos na Cardioproteção Induzida pelo ExercícioFísico: * Uma Revisão Sistemática Mechanisms Involved in Exercise-Induced Cardioprotection: A Systematic Review Juliana Pereira Borges e Marcos Adriano Lessa Laboratório de Investigação Cardiovascular, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ − Brasil *Resumo Fundamento:* O infarto agudo do miocárdio é a principal causa de mortalidade e de morbidade na população mundial. Por outro lado, pesquisas já demonstraram que o exercício físico, além de reduzir os fatores de risco cardiovascular,... mais »

nouveaux marchés cannibales

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
ÉTHIQUE Vendredi 17 juillet 2015 *Quand la médecine devient cannibale*Catherine MaryLe trafic d’organes, comme ici aux Philippines, témoigne d’une nouvelle forme de servitude basée sur un prolétariat d’hommes-objet, affirme le professeur Jean-Daniel Rainhorn. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters) [image: Le trafic d’organes, comme ici aux Philippines, témoigne d’une nouvelle forme de servitude basée sur un prolétariat d’hommes-objet, affirme le professeur Jean-Daniel Rainhorn. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)] Un ouvrage collectif dénonce l’émergence de nouveaux types de marchandisation d... mais »

Aula de Hidroginástica

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR EXTENSION - Há 2 dias
Grupo de Hidroginástica do Clube do Comércio No dia 24 de junho, dia de São João nossa Professora de Hidroginástica, Lia, providenciou por uns chapéus de palha, amendoim e quentão para festejarmos. Maria Lúcia Rossato Medeiros teve a gentileza de nos enviar um foto. Vejam como todos estamos saudáveis e felizes... [image: Exibindo unnamed (2).jpg]


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
New Horizons Emerges Unscathed from Pluto Flyby Though the dwarf planet is now behind it, the spacecraft’s science returns are only just beginning By George Musser | July 14, 2015 | Véalo en español Pluto and Charon. *Credit: NASA* APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY, Laurel, Md.—At 8:52 P.M. Eastern time, the New Horizons control center here received radio confirmation that the space probe had made—and survived—its closest approach to Pluto, passing 12,500 kilometers above the planet’s sunlit hemisphere.* The transmission was the first since 11:30 P.M. ET last night, ending a radio silence ... mais »

Ambulance Drone

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
*Enviado pelo AMICOR Dr. Jorge Rocha Gomes (colega de turma da Dra. Valderês)* Olha só que dispositivo importante para as áreas de poucos recursos e distantes e, especialmente, nas grandes cidades onde até as motos tem dificuldades para chegar. Não sei se já estão funcionando mas é uma arma do arsenal terapêutico de urgência que deverá salvar muitas vidas. E o progresso da medicina! Abrs, Jorge, que não dispunha nem de luz elétrica quando começou a trabalhar no interior do RS...

Scientific Research

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
A World Map Based on Scientific Research Papers Produced 10,913 2 Laura Czerniewicz — The Conversation Filed to: MAPS 7/13/15 6:30am [image: A World Map Based on Scientific Research Papers Produced]123 If the world were mapped according to how many scientific research papers each country produced, it would take on a rather bizarre, uneven appearance. This image makes a dramatic point about the complexities of global inequalities in knowledge production and exchange. So what is driving this inequality and how can it be corrected? *Above: If you map the world by scientific research papers... mais »

super-massive black hole

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Astronomers Spot Black Hole So big, It Defies Current Theories Of Galaxy Evolution July 10, 2015 | by Jonathan O'Callaghan [image: This black hole could alter our theories on how galaxies evolve]photo credit: An illustrated view of a black hole that outgrew its galaxy via Michael S. Helfenbein/Yale University Share on redditShare on google_plusone_shareMore Sharing ServiAlmost all galaxies are thought to have a supermassive black hole at their cores that make up at most 0.5% of the galaxy’s total mass. Almost all galaxies are thought to have a supermassive black hole at their cores... mais »

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