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[image: The National Security Agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md. The agency has gotten access to billions of emails with the cooperation of AT&T.]AT&T Helped U.S. Spy on Internet on a Vast ScaleBy JULIA ANGWIN, CHARLIE SAVAGE, JEFF LARSON, HENRIK MOLTKE, LAURA POITRAS and JAMES RISEN Newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the agency gained access to billions of emails through a "highly collaborative" relationship with AT&T.
By Alisa G. Woods, PhD Linked Articles Coffee: Drink Java for Good Neurologic Health? Alzheimer Disease: 2 New Studies with Practical Implications Perhaps the Nose Knows: UPSIT and Alzheimer Disease Use a Saliva Test to ID Neurodegenerative Disease? HSV Linked to Alzheimer Disease Bilingualism Postpones Dementia and Alzheimer Block Microglial Benefits in Alzheimer Alzheimer Risk May Rise With Common Meds News Roundup: Alzheimer DiseaseNew Nervous System – Immune System Link Could Revolutionize Neurology • Scientists at the University of Virginia studied the meninges of mice to find undis...mais »
*Recomendado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja*How hospitals discourage doctors: A step by step guide RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD, PHD | PHYSICIAN | SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 [image: shutterstock_199118204] Not accustomed to visiting hospital executive suites, I took my seat in the waiting room somewhat warily. Seated across from me was a handsome man in a well-tailored three-piece suit, whose thoroughly professional appearance made me — in my rumpled white coat, sheaves of dog-eared paper bulging from both pockets — feel out of place./.../
*Free will experiments* may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford. - - - By Tom Stafford 7 August 2015 It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his demonstration that our sense of free will may be an illusion, a controversy that has only increased ever since. Libet’s experiment has three vital components: a choice, a measure of brain activity and a clock. The choice is to move either your l...mais »
Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime [image: The Daily Dot - A1] *Source:* *The Daily Dot* — Aug 5, 2015 | Dylan Love The singularity is a hypothesized time in the future, approximately 2045, when the capabilities of non-living electronic machines will supersede human capabilities. Undismissable contemporary thinkers like Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Ray Kurzweil warn us that it will change everything. Hawking likens it to receiving a message from aliens announcing their arrival in “a few decades,” saying this is “more or … more…
As Intel co-founder’s law slows, a rethinking of the chip is needed [image: Financial Times - A3] *Source:* *Financial Times* — July 16, 2015 | Richard Waters Rather than doubling the number of transistors on an integrated circuit every two years — the rate of progress since Intel co-founder Gordon Moore made his famous prediction Moore’s law 50 years ago — the period has stretched out to two and a half years. That will have a deep effect on technology. It implies … more…
Controlling inflammation to reduce chronic disease risk August 10, 2015 [image: Two-hit model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (credit: ILSI Europe)] In an open-access paper in the British Journal of Nutrition, a coalition of 17 experts explain how elevated unresolved chronic inflammation is involved a range of chronic diseases, and how nutrition influences inflammatory processes and helps reduce chronic risk of diseases. According to the authors, “the nutrition status of the individual with for example a deficiency or … more…
Study links aerobic fitness, thinner gray matter, and better math skills in kids August 12, 2015 [image: Cortical thickness regions of interest. Starred regions are areas in which higher-fit children showed decreased cortical thickness compared to lower-fit children. (credit: Laura Chaddock-Heyman et al./PLOS ONE)] A new study reveals that 9- and 10-year-old children who are aerobically fit tend to have significantly thinner gray matter than their “lower-fit” peers. Thinning of the outermost layer of brain cells in the cerebrum is associated with better mathematics performance, resea...mais »
Newly discovered brain network recognizes what’s new, what’s familiar August 14, 2015 [image: The Parietal Memory Network, a newly discovered memory and learning network shows consistent patterns of activation and deactivation in three distinct regions of the parietal cortex in the brain’s left hemisphere — the precuneus, the mid-cingulate cortex and the dorsal angular gyrus. (credit: Image adapted from Creative Commons original by Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator; C. Carl Jaffe, MD, cardiologist.)] Network has broad role in memory, learning processes, study suggests New research...mais »
Trans fats, but not saturated fats, linked to greater risk of death and heart disease August 14, 2015 [image: Which of these is a killer food? (credit: Wikimedia Commons)] A study led by researchers at McMaster University has found that that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, unlike saturated fats, which are also not associated with an increased risk of stroke or Type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in an open-access paper August 12 by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). … more…
O Emérito Psiquiatra *Dr. João Gomes Mariante* sugeriu-me que escrevesse um artigo para o Jornal Mente Corpo (http://www.jornalmentecorpo.com.br) de sua Criação e Direção. O texto segue abaixo. No mesmo número, deu-me a honra de figurar como personalidade do mês. Reproduzi copia de três páginas por que o site está em manutenção (clicando na imagem fica legível)
* Comparto o que me enviaram dois colegas de turma Eduardo Ludwig e Bernardo Turkenitch:* Aqui vai um link com uma música especial “Nona Sinfonia” (ou “Sinfonia Nº 9) de Beethoven (também conhecida como “Ode à Alegria”). Nela Beethoven ousou colocar voz humana na orquestra: quatro vocalistas e um coral. A execução do link abaixo é a parte mais conhecida, a parte final (último movimento) da Nona Sinfonia. Foi tocada numa praça da cidade espanhola de Sabadell (na Catalúnia). O nome da praça é “Plaça de Sant Roc” (escreve-se assim mesmo, com “ç”, coisas do catalão antigo). O Banc...mais »
Mario Antônio Mascarenhas e a Equipe de produção de mídia liderada pela Laura Andrade estiveram hoje em nosso consultório para gravar uma entrevista. Deram-me uma surpresa: durante a simulação de um exame clínico, insistiram que eu examinasse o coração sem tirar a camisa. havia um pequeno auto-falante fixado no tórax e cada vez que eu aproximada o estetoscópio, ouvia uma mensagem: *"muito obrigado doutor por ter cuidado de meu coração todos estes anos..."* Acompanho o Mário desde os 7,5 meses, há mais de 43 anos. Na época encaminhei-o ao Dr. Danton Coolei no Texas, onde foi operado c...mais »
Artigo de Revisão *Prêmios Nobel: Contribuições para a Cardiologia * Nobel Prizes: Contributions to Cardiology *Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Luana de Decco Marchese, Danielle Warol Dias, Andressa Brasil Barbeito, Jonathan Costa Gomes, Maria Clara Soares Muradas, Pedro Gemal Lanzieri, Ronaldo Altenburg Gismondi * Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ – Brasil Palavras-chave Cardiologia; Prêmio Nobel; História; Doenças Cardiovasculares/tendências. Correspondência: Ronaldo Altenburg Odebrecht Curi Gismondi • Universidade Federal Fluminense. Rua Ministro Otávio Kelly, 185/701, Icaraí. ...mais »
Judge orders a halt to Alzheimer's spat as Eli Lilly chooses sides in dispute August 5, 2015 | By Damian Garde A California judge has stepped between two top research institutions fighting over a vast Alzheimer's disease R&D program with ties to Big Pharma, ordering the study's new managers to hand it back for the time being. The ruling came the same day Eli Lilly publicly sided with USC and Paul Aisen, the former UC San Diego researcher who has played a central role in the continued development of the Phase III drug solanezumab, in the dispute./;;;/
Hypnotics' association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study[image: Press Release] 1. Daniel F Kripke1, 2. Robert D Langer2, 3. Lawrence E Kline1 1Scripps Clinic Viterbi Family Sleep Center, La Jolla, California, USA 1. 2Jackson Hole Center for Preventive Medicine, Jackson, Wyoming, USA 1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel F Kripke; email@example.com Abstract Objectives An estimated 6%–10% of US adults took a hypnotic drug for poor sleep in 2010. This study extends previous reports associating hypnotics with excess mortality. Setting A large i...mais »
Can You Lose Weight with Exercise Alone? Despite the implications of a new nonprofit funded by Coke, reams of evidence point to an unequivocal answer [image: An image from a video by the Coca-Cola Foundation. In November 2012, the foundation announced a $3 million grant to Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance. The grant was intended to establish a wellness program.] *Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages,*is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calor...mais »
Google to Reorganize as Alphabet to Keep Its Lead as an Innovator Larry Page, co-founder and chief executive of Google. JEFF CHIU / ASSOCIATED PRESS - 213 By CONOR DOUGHERTY AUGUST 10, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Google was founded as a company that did Internet search. Over time, it has broadened into areas as varied as drones, pharmaceuticals and venture capital, none of which make much money, and some of which have spooked investors.
Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Hybrid 'MIND' Diet Keeps Aging Brain Sharp Megan Brooks August 10, 2015 The MIND diet ― a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet ― may slow cognitive decline in elderly adults, according to researchers from Chicago's Rush University Medical Center who developed the MIND diet. In an observational study, elderly people who rigorously followed the MIND diet were 7.5 years younger cognitively during a period of roughly 5 years than those with the poorest adherence. "Following the MIND diet may be a way...mais »
Original Investigation | August 10, 2015 FREE A Study of the First Year of the End-of-Life Clinic for Physician-Assisted Dying in the Netherlands [image: PDF] PDF Marianne C. Snijdewind, MA; Dick L. Willems, MD, PhD; Luc Deliens, PhD; Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, PhD; Kenneth Chambaere, PhD Invited Commentary: Euthanasia in Belgium and the Netherlands; Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD; Arthur L. Caplan, PhD Invited Commentary | August 10, 2015 Guiding the Guardians and Other Participants in Shared Decision Making [image: PDF] PDF Muriel R. Gillick, MD Invited Commentary | August 10, 2015 F...mais »
Encontramos a família no "dia dos pais" de 2015 com um churrasco em nossa casa, comandado pelo Sérgio Olivé, pai do Pedro e do Antônio. Estavam presentes também Luiz Eduardo com seus filhos Júlia e Eduardo. Também Lucinha, Ana, Celita, Wanyce, Valderês e Deolinda (cuidadora).
neurosciencestuff Gut Worms Protect Babies’ Brains From Inflammation A Duke University study in rats finds that gut worms can protect babies’ brains from long-term learning and memory problems caused by bacterial infections in newborns. Baby rats with tapeworms avoided the brain inflammation that plagued worm-free rats after exposure to immune triggers in adulthood. What’s more, the benefits began early, while still in the womb. Expectant mother rats with tapeworms passed similar protection on to their worm-free pups, the researchers found. The findings could point to new ways to trea...mais »
1. 2. neurosciencestuff The Ends Count Starting at Birth: Newborns use first and last syllables to recognize words The cognitive system encodes better the first and last syllables of words. Researchers at SISSA, in collaboration with Udine Hospital (Azienda Ospedaliera di Udine), have demonstrated for the first time that this cognitive mechanism is present from birth. The study was published in the scientific review *Developmental Science*. Most of us think of infants as tiny beings whose main business is to sleep, suck and cry, without much awar...mais »