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AD transmition??

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 horas
Medscape Medical News > Neurology Is Alzheimer's Transmittable? Sue Hughes September 11, 2015 The possibility that Alzheimer's disease could be transmitted by surgical procedures has been raised by researchers studying prion diseases. They have reported an autopsy study of eight young or middle-aged patients with prion disease (linked to treatment with cadaver-derived human growth hormone) in which the Alzheimer protein amyloid β was also detected. They note that such pathology is rare in this age range and none of the patients had mutations associated with early-onset Alzheimer's. "Ou... mais »

Genoma Editing

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 horas
Why human genome editing research is essential September 10, 2015 [image: Genome with mutation (credit: NIH)] “Restricting research ... is premature and dangerous" Research involving editing the human genome, including research with human embryos, is essential to gain basic understanding of biology and germ cells and should be permitted, according to one of the first global meetings to debate the controversial new techniques. The bold statement was published today (Thursday, Sept. 10) by the Hinxton Group, a global network of … more…

Flávio Oliveira e Fernando Neubarth: Recital amanhã dia 13 Setembro

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 horas
*PARABÉNS AOS AMIGOS FERNANDO NEUBARTH E FLÁVIO OLIVEIRA* Instituto Ling Domingo (13/09 - 11h) um dos mais importantes compositores da música erudita gaúcha, Flávio Oliveira, se une a Soprano Cintia de Los Santos para apresentar suas “Canções de Emergência”. Talvez a obra mais importante dentre as inúmeras produzidas por ele em mais de cinquenta anos de carreira, o repertório inclui a musicalização de poemas de autores como Cecília Meireles, Bertolt Brecht e Carlos Drummond de Andrade, além da a estreia mundial de uma nova canção, com texto poético do escritor Dr. Fernando Neubart... mais »

Dra. Dilce Lea Magno e Silva (+04/09/2015)

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
*Homenagem do AMICOR Aristóteles Comte de Alencar Filho de Manaus* *A Magna Dra. Dilce Lea * Fomos surpreendidos pela triste noticia do falecimento de uma das médicas mais queridas e prestigiadas da Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia, no dia 04 de setembro de 2015. Recebemos a noticia que Dilce Lea Magno e Silva havia cumprido seu tempo nesse plano terreno e partido para ocupar o espaço que lhe é devido em algum cômodo da Mansão Celestial. Cardiologista e Professora de várias gerações de médicos e médicas na cidade Belém do Pará, deixa uma legião saudosa de amigos, admiradores e pac... mais »

Homo naledi

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa [image: Scientists say they've discovered a new species of human relative in the Rising Star cave in the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site outside Johannesburg]By David McKenzie and Hamilton Wende, CNN Updated 1223 GMT (1923 HKT) September 10, 2015 | Video Source: CNN Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN)When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and calledNational Geographic. Berger, a... mais »

Reading speed

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Using Technology to Break the Speed Barrier of Reading New research suggests that one of humanity’s most important inventions can be improved By Matthew H. Schneps | September 8, 2015 [image: books] While cramming symbols tightly together may have seemed like a brilliant way to save on parchment, scientists are now beginning to understand that this design decision runs afoul of the way the brain processes visual information. *Credit: Antonis Liokouras ©* I grew up in a tiny New York City apartment, packed in alongside our four cats and my father’s immense personal library ... mais »

Alzheimer's contamination

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
*Recomendado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja* Autopsies reveal signs of Alzheimer’s in growth-hormone patients Brain plaques may have been seeded by contaminated hormone extracts from cadavers. - Alison Abbott 09 September 2015 Article tools - PDF - Rights & Permissions Jaunmuktane et al. Nature 525, 247–250 (2015) Amyloid-β protein (brown) has been found in the pituitary gland, which sits just outside the brain. Only a decade ago, the idea that Alzheimer’s disease might be transmissible between people would have been laughed off the stage. But scientists have ... mais »

Neoliberal Ebola

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
*Recomendado por AMICOR Roger dos Santos Rosa*Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak July 27, 2015 (Un)Sustainable Farming, Commentaries, Health 1 Comment by Rob Wallace The notion of a neoliberal Ebola is so beyond the pale as to send leading lights in ecology and health into apoplectic fits. Here’s one of bestseller David Quammen’s five tweets denouncing my hypothesis that neoliberalism drove the emergence of Ebola in West Africa. I’m an “addled guy” whose “loopy [blog] post” and “confused nonsense” Quammen hopes “doesn’t mislead credulous people.” Scientif... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
From: [image:] TRILLIONS OF VIRUSES IN OUR BODIES - 9/09/15 *A healthy person's cough plume.* Today's selection -- from *Evolving Ourselves* by Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans. Trillions of viruses inhabit each of our bodies, far outnumbering both our cells and the bacterial cells our bodies host. Collectively, these viruses are referred to as our "virome," and they impact the way our genome expresses itself and evolves. Whereas in the past, scientists thought of our genes (referred to collectively as our genome) as being the primary determinant of our develop... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Cognitive Tests to Detect DementiaA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Kelvin K. F. Tsoi, PhD1,2; Joyce Y. C. Chan, MPH1; Hoyee W. Hirai, MSc1,2; Samuel Y. S. Wong, MD1; Timothy C. Y. Kwok, MD, PhD3 [+] Author Affiliations *JAMA Intern Med. *2015;175(9):1450-1458. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2152. Text Size: A A A Article Figures Tables Supplemental Content References Comments ABSTRACT ABSTRACT | INTRODUCTION | METHODS | RESULTS | DISCUSSION | CONCLUSIONS |ARTICLE INFORMATION | REFERENCES *Importance* Dementia is a global public health problem. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MM... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
A Red Flag for a Neurodegenerative Disease That May Be Transmissible Animal experiments show how a just-discovered prion triggers a rare Parkinson’s-like disease ----------------------------- Much evidence now supports the idea that many neurodegenerative diseases share this core mechanism of self-propagating proteins that accumulate and ultimately kill cells. Similar findings have been reported for amyloid beta, the protein that accumulates in Alzheimer's disease, although typically in terms of increasing damage, rather than transmission. “I think Prusiner's concept is valid—it's ju... mais »

Chagas Disease

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Heartwire from Medscape > Conference News BENEFIT: Treating the Parasite Doesn't Help Clinically in Chagas' Cardiomyopathy Steve Stiles September 04, 2015 Of patients who were PCR-positive for the parasite at baseline, 1431 were randomized to receive benznidazole 300 mg/day and 1423 to get placebo, with treatment continued for 40 to 80 days. Patients were followed for at least 2 years in the trial, conducted at 49 centers in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and El Salvador. Seroconversion rates (conversion to negative for *T cruzi*) were 33% to 35% for control patients at each of... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
What Your Pet Reveals about You Is there a typical cat person or snake owner? The jury is still out By Karen Schrock Simring | Sep 1, 2015 Most of us think our pets say a lot about who we are. Why else would we proudly proclaim our loyalty on T-shirts and in online profile pictures? Yet few scientists have rigorously investigated whether our choice of pet reveals anything about our personality, beliefs or lifestyle. *Scientific American MIND* rounded up the smattering of available research and highlighted some of the more interesting findings in the infographic that starts below and c... mais »

eudaimonic well-being

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
The Creative Life and Well-Being By Scott Barry Kaufman | March 16, 2015 | The Creative Life is full of new possibilities, discoveries, exploration, experimentation, self-expression, and invention. It's a habit, a way of being, a style of existing. But is the Creative Life full of well-being? *Depends on how you define well-being.* In recent years, psychologists have taken a deeper look at well-being. The traditional approach to well-being focuses on hedonic pleasures and positive emotions. However, while positive emotions often accompany happiness, the mere experience of positive em... mais »

3 Trillion Trees in the world

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Archimedes, 3 Trillion Trees and Life in the Universe By Caleb A. Scharf | September 3, 2015 | *(Credit: original by Ragesoss)* The art of estimation has a long history for humans. In *The Sand Reckoner*, written in the third century B.C., the Greek philosopher Archimedes famously demonstrated that he could - in principle - evaluate the number of grains of sand that would fit in the universe. ************************************ The final tally comes in at an estimated 3.04 trillion. This figure is 7 times the previous best estimate (of around 420 billion). It's also apparent that... mais »

13.2 billion years old galaxy

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
[image: a galaxy] Scientists Discover Oldest, Farthest Known Galaxy It’s not quite as old as the universe. But galaxy EGS8p7, according to Caltech astrophysicists, is 13.2 billion years old — compared to the universe’s 13.8 billion — and smashes expectations by having what’s known as a Lyman-alpha line, a spectral signature caused by superhot hydrogen gas, usually only present in very young galaxies that are churning out stars. The researchers plan to investigate further and hope the galaxy’s unique spectrographic signature will help inform our understanding of the universe’s infancy... mais »

cholinesterase inhibitors

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
1. Previous article in issue: Current or voltage? Another Shakespearean dilemma Next article in issue: Is high socioeconomic status a risk factor for multiple sclerosis? A systematic review 2. Authors: R. Schmidtet al. [image: European Journal of Neurology][image: free]*EFNS-ENS/EAN Guideline on concomitant use of cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine in moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease *

World Population

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
*World Population Clock*

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