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*30 de abril de 1997* Desejo compartilhar a alegria e o significado marcante deste dia em nossas vidas: jantar de boas vindas aos participantes do *Seminário Nacional de dez dias sobre Epidemiologia e Prevenção de doenças cardiovasculares*, atividade que se iniciou no dia seguinte em Gramado, em cuja oportunidade - ao fazer a saudação aos rescém chegados - consegui dizer que havíamos nos tornado avós, pois nascera-nos a primeira neta, *Júlia Bellardinelli Achutti*. Sobre o Seminário fizemos divérsas postagens, inclusive rescentemente a propósito de um editorial dos *Arquivos Brasile...mais »
[image: The New England Journal of Medicine] Explore the Expanding Quick Take Collection [image: button-left] BROWSE VIDEOS [image: button-right] Save time and gain clinical insights with Quick Take videos by viewing highlights of important articles published by the *New England Journal of Medicine*. This collection of brief video summaries, updated weekly, offers a succinct, innovative way to understand important new research findings that have an impact on medical practice and patient care.
Facial Bone Structure A Novel Marker for Left-Handednessby Neuroscience News People with slender faces are 25% more likely to be left-handed, a new study reveals. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | April 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm | Tags: bone structure, evoutionary neuroscience, heandedness, left handedness, overbite, slender face, tuberculosis, UW Medicine | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-av0 Comment See all comments
[image: The Economist] On our cover this week we look at the end of life. People say that they want to die free of pain, with dignity, at home surrounded by family and friends. Instead the system puts them through pointless, distressing, last-ditch treatments. It does not have to be that way *Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief*
*Recomendado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja* More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Design Award By Michael Gardiner on November 3, 2016The most accurate map you'll ever see. You probably won't like it. [image: World Map Top]
New Alzheimer’s Drug Wildly Successful In Trials By Michael Gardiner on November 3, 2016This may soon become the first Alzheimer's drug to receive FDA approval in more than a decade.[image: Plaques]Wikimedia Commons The brain plaques that are at the root of Alzheimer’s, as seen under a microscope. Imagine a pill that can treat Alzheimer’s. Researchers have found that pharmaceutical giant Merck’s new drug, verubecestat, can successfully switch off production of the toxic amyloid proteins believed to be behind the disease in preliminary trials. Verubecestat stops amyloid proteins from fo...mais »
JFK on Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society: His Eulogy for Robert Frost, One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”BY MARIA POPOVA In January of 1961, as John F. Kennedy’s inauguration approached, his would-be Secretary of the Interior suggested that the poet Robert Frost participate in the ceremony as the first inaugural poet. Eighty-six-year-old Frost telegrammed Kenne...mais »
[image: Welcome]Hello, Aloyzio Achutti! Maria here, with an update on *The Universe in Verse* – my labor-of-love celebration of science and protest against the defunding of the arts. (Original announcement below.) To my astonishment, all 800 tickets are gone, so my pals at Kickstarter Live have kindly donated a livestream – you can now tune in remotely.*“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses,”* John F. Kennedy famously wrote*. *Half a century later, with art, science, and the humanities under assault from the government, this intersection of science and poetry, truth and beauty, is a...mais »
Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy on the Unknown, the Horizons of the Knowable, and Why the Cross-Pollination of Disciplines is the Seedbed of Truth In a recent MoMA talk about the lacuna between truth and meaning, I proposed that, just like there is a limit to the speed of light arising from the fundamental laws of physics that govern the universe, there might be a fundamental cognitive limit that keeps human consciousness from ever fully comprehending itself. After all, the moment a system becomes self-referential, it becomes susceptible to limitation and paradox — the logical equiva...mais »
March for Science brings out demonstrators on six continents: ‘There is no Planet B’ Thousands gathered on the grounds of the Washington Monument: “The very idea of evidence and logic and reason is being threatened by individuals and interests with the power to do real harm,” one of the rally emcees said. Some in the crowd directed their commentary to the occupant of the nearby White House, bringing a political tone to an event that organizers said was not meant to be partisan. By Joel Achenbach, Ben Guarino and Sarah Kaplan • Read more »
The Take | Analysis A scholar asks, ‘Can democracy survive the Internet?’ Fake news, hate speech and foreign interference highlight darker aspects of a medium that was once thought to open up the democratic process. By Dan Balz • Read more »
Eight words that changed the way we think [image: Eight words that changed the way we think] 5 min read bbc.com / Kelly Grovier The exact origins of words are often difficult to place. But sometimes they are the inventions of ground-breaking pioneers – from Chaucer to JK Rowling.... read more
Recommended by Medium Staff The future of energy isn’t fossil fuels or renewables, it’s nuclear fusion When we think about a long-term solution to our energy needs, none of today’s options are this good. [image: Ethan Siegel] Ethan Siegel in Starts With A Bang! 5 min read