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Memory problems? Go climb a tree. July 30, 2015 [image: (credit: iStock)] Working memory capacity increase of 50 percent found in research Climbing a tree or balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills, according to a study recently conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida. The study is the first to show that proprioceptively dynamic activities like climbing a tree, done over a short period of time, have … more…
An incredible nanoscale 3-D voyage through a tiny part of the mouse brain July 31, 2015 [image: Synapses in contact with a dendrite (the large red object). The white dots are synaptic vesicles inside axons. (credit: N. Kasthuri et al./Cell)] Using an electron microscope, researchers have peered down inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating dramatic color images at 3-nm-pixel resolution. The research was published Thursday July 30 in an open-access paper in the journal Cell. Focusing on a small area of the mouse brain that receives sensory info...mais »
Standing Provides Real Advantages Over SittingStanding may improve blood glucose and serum lipids Time spent standing, rather than sitting, was associated with lower fasting plasma glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol in a new study.SAVED - - - - - by Parker Brown *Staff Writer, MedPage Today* - This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® Researchers attached a monitor to nearly 700 participants over 7 days and found that each additional 2 hours per day spent sitting was significantly associated with higher body mass index (ri...mais »
Planetary health *(sugerido pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja)* *Read the full Lancet Commission:Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health.* Click the infographic for the full-size image.
*India Will Be Most Populous Country Sooner Than Thought, * By RICK GLADSTONEJULY 29, 2015 Demographers have known for some time that the number of people inIndia would surpass the number in China, the two most populous countries in the world. But they did not anticipate that the change would happen so quickly. The United Nations reported on Wednesday that India’s population will probably surpass China’s by 2022, not 2028, as the organization had forecast just two years ago. In its 2015 revision report, the population division of the United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affa...mais »
Você é um geek ou nerd? Hoje em dia, virou moda todo mundo dizer que é nerd, geek, hipster e outras denominações que ganharam força com o avanço da internet. No caso dos geeks e nerds, ambos os grupos são confundidos constantemente, e muitas pessoas até acham que os dois são a mesma coisa, talvez pela aparência ou gostos pessoais, que são semelhantes. Mas tenho uma notícia para você: nerds e geeks, na teoria, não são a mesma coisa. E digo mais: os dois perfis são completamente diferentes um do outro. Não entendeu? Pois no infográfico abaixo, desenvolvido pelo site Masters In IT (espe...mais »
39 Books to Help You Make Decisions in Life - Shane Parrish @farnamstreet 7:00 AM ET [image: footprints-two-way]Getty Images Shane Parrish writes Farnam Street At Re:Think Decision Making in February, I asked participants to offer up some books on decision making. *(If you’d like to be one of the first to know when I open up registration for Re:Think Decision making 2016 in Austin, TX , join the list.)* The crowd at the event was, in the words of one participants, the finest crowd you’ll find at a public event. These people are paid to make decisions for a living a...mais »
'Successful Aging' Linked to Risky Drinking Nancy A. Melville July 27, 2015 EDITORS' RECOMMENDATIONS - Think You're Drinking Too Much? New Alcohol App Will Tell You - High-Dose Baclofen Supports Abstinence in Alcoholism - Three in 10 U.S. Adults Experience Drinking Problems - "Successful agers" older than 50 years in the United Kingdom show an increased risk of harmful drinking compared with those in lower socioeconomic classes, new research shows. "We can sketch ― at the risk of much simplification ― the problem of harmful alcohol drinking among people aged 50 or ove...mais »
WHITE COLLAR WATCHThe World Wide Web, the New Frontier in Fraud By PETER J. HENNING Online crime poses tough challenges for prosecutors, in which identifying defendants, let alone linking them to criminal activity, is proving hard.
Scientists have synthesized a new compound that ‘mimics’ exercise. Could a workout pill be far behind?By Ariana Eunjung ChaEver fantasize of being able to see the benefits of exercise without having to, you know, work out?If so, research from Britain's University of Southampton published this week gives a glimpse of what may be possible in the future. Read full article »
A New Taste Has Been Added to the Human Palate - Mandy Oaklander @mandyoaklander 5:00 AM ET [image: TIME.com stock photos Food Snacks Chips Cheetos]Elizabeth Renstrom for TIMESay hello to the taste of pure fat MORE FDA Wants Nutrition Labels to Include More Detail on Added SugarsThe 9 Worst Breakfasts for Your WaistlineFleeing ISIS Fighters Plant 'Thousands' of Land Mines NBC NewsCardinals Hire First Female Coach in NFL History NBC NewsScout Critics Offer Mixed Reviews of New Policy NBC News We classify food as sweet, sour, salty, bitter or umami, but a newpaper published i...mais »
It's blackberry season! Summer fruits depend on pollinators. But where have all the bees gone? 07/27/2015 10:02 AM EDT [image: a basket of blackberries] Blackberries and blueberries. Cherries and peaches. Raspberries and apricots. These and many other summer fruits require pollination by bees. But remove even one bumblebee species from an ecosystem and the effect is swift and clear: Pollination is less effective, and plants produce significantly fewer seeds. That's just one conclusion of scientists studying pollinators and what's happening to these important species across the U.S. a...mais »
Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read*by Maria Popova* *From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.* On an excellent recent episode of *The Tim Ferriss Show* — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist *Sam Harris*answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a lover of notable reading lists and an ardent admirer of Harris’s mind and work, I was thrilled to hear his recommendations — but as each one rolled by, it brought with it an ebbing anticipatory anxiety th...mais »
What Makes a Human Brain Unique Experiment compares the way monkey and human brains respond to abstract information By Alison Abbott and Nature magazine | July 24, 2015 Lateral aspect of a monkey brain. *Wikimedia Commons/Popular Science Monthly Vol. 27 (author unknown)* Neuroscientists have identified an area of the brain that might give the human mind its unique abilities, including language. The area lit up in human, but not monkey, brains when they were presented with different types of abstract information. The idea that integrating abstract information drives many of the human...mais »
Views & ReviewsNo Holds BarredMargaret McCartney: The “breakthrough” drug that’s not been shown to help Alzheimer’s D.BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4064 (Published 24 July 2015)Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4064 Margaret McCartney, general practitioner, Glasgow 1. firstname.lastname@example.org Our airwaves have been saturated, and the column inches heaved with the news: there’s been a breakthrough. “Landmark drug to stop Alzheimer’s disease has been unveiled . . . Solanezumab has been shown to slow or even halt the illness,” sang the *Daily Mail*.1 A “very...mais »
*Entrevista de Primo da Dra. Valderês sobre temas de interesse de Porto Alegre*‘Cercar a Redenção não garante segurança’ Marcus Meneghetti FREDY VIEIRA/JC [image: Burmeister questiona plebiscito e diz que participação popular deve ir além] Burmeister questiona plebiscito e diz que participação popular deve ir além Entre 1993 e 1999, quando estava sendo formulado o novo Plano Diretor de Porto Alegre, o então secretário municipal de Planejamento - o arquiteto e urbanista Newton Burmeister - foi uma figura decisiva na inclusão de espaços de participação popular na gestão pública da Capita...mais »
Exercise May Buffer Symptoms of Early Alzheimer's 07/23/2015 12:00 PM EDT Vigorous physical activity benefits the aging brain, three studies show [image: HealthDay news image] Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Exercise for Seniors
Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging BrainOlder adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds Thursday, July 23, 2015 [image: HealthDay news image] THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a healthier diet might reduce the risk of problems with certain brain functions as you age, findings from a recent study suggest. Older adults with healthier diets reduced their odds of impaired "executive function" by 35 percent. Executive function refers to a collection of things done by the brain, including memory, reasoning, multi-tasking, problem-...mais »
*Quando vim para Porto Alegre fazer o vestibular para medicina 1952-53 hospedei-me numa casa de estudantes que ficava na Rua Vigário José Ignácio, Casa da JUC No. 1, Na época estava de moda entre meus colegas que me emprestaram "O Maravilhoso Mundo Novo". Foi minha leitura durante todo o período das provas, naquela época, exames teóricos e orais. Foi um bom pretexto para não perder tempo revisando a matéria..*. Aldous HuxleyBritish author Also known as - Aldous Leonard Huxley *Aldous Huxley**,* in full Aldous Leonard Huxley (born July 26, 1894 , Godalming,Surrey, Eng.—died...mais »