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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Estupro coletivo - BR

Brasil registra dez casos de estupro coletivo a cada dia
Dados inéditos mostram que número mais do que dobrou em cinco anos

Academia Rio-Grandense de Letras

Academia Rio-Grandense de Letras academiariograndensedeletras@gmail.com

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Na reunião ocorrida em 03 de agosto de 2017, foi anunciado o período de inscrições para os candidatos que desejem concorrer à Cadeira 8 da Academia Rio-Grandense de Letras. A Cadeira 8 tem José Teodoro de Souza Lobo por patrono, e já a ocuparam intelectuais como Radagásio Taborda, Mozart Pereira Soares e Raul Moreau Neto, seu último ocupante, falecido em outubro de 2016.

Os interessados devem enviar ao endereço da Academia uma carta dirigida ao Presidente Alexandre Avelino Collet, manifestando o desejo de concorrer à vaga, além de currículo atualizado e exemplares das obras mais significativas. Os candidatos que concorreram na mais recente eleição da Academia, para a Cadeira 34, e que desejem agora concorrer neste novo pleito não precisam enviar o currículo e as obras, bastando remeter a carta protocolar à presidência.

O endereço da Academia Rio-Grandense de Letras é Rua dos Andradas 1234, conjunto 1002, Porto Alegre – RS, CEP 90020-008.

O período de inscrições se encerra no dia 08 de setembro do corrente ano.

Após essa data, a Comissão de Sindicância e Crítica do sodalício analisará as candidaturas inscritas e emitirá seu parecer. A seguir, concorrentes selecionados serão convidados a comparecer para uma sabatina com os membros da Academia; finalmente, será realizada a eleição em sessão fechada. 

Cora Coralina


Google comemora 128º aniversário de Cora Coralina

 
Doodle de hoje comemora o 128º aniversário de Cora Coralina. Cora Coralina foi uma poetisa e contista brasileira. Considerada uma das mais importantes escritoras brasileiras, ela teve seu primeiro livro publicado em junho de 1965 (Poemas dos Becos de Goiás e Estórias Mais), quando já tinha quase 76 anos de idade.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

"Want a Job"


When Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, saw a man on a street corner holding a cardboard sign that read "Want a job," he decided to take him up on it. He and his staff started a citywide program to help homeless people by giving them day jobs and a place to sleep. Find out how your city can replicate Albuquerque's success in this frank and optimistic talk. Watch »

First animals




Study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

August 16, 2017
Time chart from 850 Myr ago to the present summarizing environmental, biomarker and fossil data and highlighting the position of the rise of algae.

Figure 1Time chart from 850 Myr ago to the present summarizing environmental, biomarker and fossil data and highlighting the position of the rise of algae.

Note break in time scale at the Ediacaran/Cambrian boundary. a, Speculative trajectory of atmospheric oxygen (turquoise; percentage of present atmospheric level, PAL)32, and phosphorous concentrations in shales before (red circles) and…

Eye Test : AD

Eye Test Could Predict Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Appear

Source: Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer’s disease affects the retina — the back of the eye — similarly to the way it affects the brain. The study also revealed that an investigational, noninvasive eye scan could detect the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease years before patients experience symptoms.
Using a high-definition eye scan developed especially for the study, researchers detected the crucial warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease: amyloid-beta deposits, a buildup of toxic proteins. The findings represent a major advancement toward identifying people at high risk for the debilitating condition years sooner.
The study, published today in JCI Insight, comes amid a sharp rise in the number of people affected by the disease. Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to triple by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“The findings suggest that the retina may serve as a reliable source for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis,” said the study’s senior lead author, Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, PhD, a principal investigator and associate professor in the departments of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai. “One of the major advantages of analyzing the retina is the repeatability, which allows us to monitor patients and potentially the progression of their disease.”
Yosef Koronyo, MSc, a research associate in the Department of Neurosurgery and first author on the study, said another key finding from the new study was the discovery of amyloid plaques in previously overlooked peripheral regions of the retina. He noted that the plaque amount in the retina correlated with plaque amount in specific areas of the brain.
“Now we know exactly where to look to find the signs of Alzheimer’s disease as early as possible,” said Koronyo.
Keith L. Black, MD, chair of Cedars-Sinai’s Department of Neurosurgery and director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, who co-led the study, said the findings offer hope for early detection when intervention could be most effective.
“Our hope is that eventually the investigational eye scan will be used as a screening device to detect the disease early enough to intervene and change the course of the disorder with medications and lifestyle changes,” said Black.
eye test
Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer’s disease affects the retina — the back of the eye — similarly to the way it affects the brain. The study also revealed that an investigational, noninvasive eye scan could detect the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease years before patients experience symptoms. Using a high-definition eye scan developed especially for the study, researchers detected the crucial warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease: amyloid-beta deposits, a buildup of toxic proteins. The findings represent a major advancement toward identifying people at high risk for the debilitating condition years sooner. NeuroscienceNews.com image is credited to Cedars-Sinai.

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Mind - 3

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um minuto
MIND - 3 A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF BEING HUMAN Daniel J. Siegel - 2017 WW Norton Co. New York Times bestselling -
Nesta semana spmente consegui ler uma página, mas não consegui comentar. Se alguém tiver algo a acrescentar, postarei com muito prazer. Espero pode na próxima semana ler ao menos um parágrafo por dia e comentá-lo.* >>> III - 1 How Does the Mind Work in Ease and Dis-Ease? (64) In t...
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Nonhuman AD

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há uma hora
New research detects Alzheimer's disease markers in nonhuman primates [image: The brain of a chimpanzee]Research investigating the evolution of the human brain may inform therapeutic advances for humans More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242850&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1

Report Cards: Food trends

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Wayne RobertsFollow I have a PhD from U of Toronto and a diploma from School of Hard Knocks at Toronto Food Policy Council, so I can blog, speak & consult wisely on food & cities Aug 2 Do numbers count? Can they demonstrate important food truths?How Report Cards Can Inspire New Food Trends & Opportunities By Wayne Roberts I still shudder at the thought of report cards. When I was a child, I dreaded them because my teachers used them to tell my parents I spent too much time daydreaming and clowning around. That’s the point of report cards. They make someone accountable for behaviors t... mais »

late-life dependency

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Is late-life dependency increasing or not? A comparison of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS) Andrew Kingston, PhD , Pia Wohland, PhD , Raphael Wittenberg, MSc , Prof Louise Robinson, MD , Prof Carol Brayne, MD , Prof Fiona E Matthews, PhD , Prof Carol Jagger, PhD[image: ']Correspondence information about the author Prof Carol JaggerEmail the author Prof Carol Jagger on behalf of the [image: show] Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies collaboration† †Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies collaborators are listed at the end of this paper Published: 15 August 2017 O... mais »

Direito Sanitário

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Sueli Gandolfi Dallari 19:32 (Há 1 hora) para mim Caros leitores e caras leitoras, *A Revista de Direito Sanitário* acaba de publicar seu último número - volume 18, número 1 – e os artigos publicados tratam de temas que estão na pauta das discussões sociais, políticas e econômicas do Brasil e do mundo. Começando pelo editorial sobre a nomeação do novo diretor-geral da Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, ex-ministro da Saúde e também ex-ministro de Relações Exteriores da Etiópia. De autoria de Sueli Gandolfi Dallari, editora científi... mais »

Olds and very olds

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Stop Treating 70- and 90-Year-Olds the Same By LOUISE ARONSONAUG. 11, 2017 Every summer around this time, pediatricians’ offices are flooded with children getting the vaccines they need to start another year of school. Doctors base their advice on which shots patients should get when on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine recommendations. The guidelines are presented in two schedules, one for children, the other for adults, both divided into subgroups based on developmental biology and social behaviors common at different ages. Unfortunately, there’s a major probl... mais »

America's Millionaires

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
LOOKING FORWARD 5 Things You Didn't Know About America's Millionaires Money Staff Aug 15, 2017 This snapshot shows who America's millionaires are, where they live, and what they do. A look at the data may provide some other helpful clues for anyone focused on building wealth

Sírios e Libaneses no Rio Grande do Sul 1890-1940

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
[image: Julio B Francisco] *Julio B Francisco* Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Departament of Information Science, Faculty Member *FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO SOUTHERN BRAZIL: SYRIAN AND LEBANESE IMMIGRATION TO RIO GRANDE DO SUL (1890-1949) DO ORIENTE MÉDIO AO SUL DO BRASIL: A IMIGRAÇÃO DE SÍRIOS E LIBANESES NO RIO GRANDE DO SUL (1890-1949* The paper deals with the memory and history of the Syrian-Lebanese immigration to Rio Grande do Sul State/Brazil, seeking to situate the middle-eastern immigrants into the political, economic and social dynamics of the state, during the l... mais »

New Neurons

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Adult Brains Produce New Cells in Previously Undiscovered Areaby Neuroscience News University of Queensland researchers report they have discovered evidence of neurogenesis in the amygdala. Researchers say their findings could help develop new avenues of treatment for fear processing disorders. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | August 15, 2017 at 10:47 am | Tags: University of Queensland | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-b8K Comment See all comments

2017 World Population

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
SpPRB Releases 2017 World Population Data Sheet With a Special Focus on Youthotlight [image: headline photo] CHILDREN/ YOUTH, ENVIRONMENT, POPULATION DYNAMICS, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, HIV/ AIDS/ STIS, GENDERAUGUST 20172017 World Population Data Sheet The global population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, up from 7.5 billion now, according to the 2017 World Population Data Sheet. This year’s edition includes a special focus on the world’s youth (ages 15-24), with indicators and analytical graphics that assess whether youth are poised to become productive adults.

Memory, the Self, and the Universe

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
91-Year-Old Lebanese-American Poet, Philosopher, and Painter Etel Adnan on Memory, the Self, and the Universe“The universe is itself the glue that keeps it going, therefore it is memory in action and in essence, in becoming and in being. Because it remembers itself, it exists. Because it exists, it remembers.”BY MARIA POPOVA [image: 91-Year-Old Lebanese-American Poet, Philosopher, and Painter Etel Adnan on Memory, the Self, and the Universe] Oftentimes during meditation, I am visited by flash-memories dislodged from some dusty recess of my unconscious — vignettes and glimpses of peopl... mais »

Dia dos Pais...

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
Foto do perfil de Glaucia Moraes de Oliveira*Queridos AMICOR,* *Estava procurando algo para celebrar esse dia, quando recebi uma mensagem com uma poesia de nosso Mario Quintana, enviado pela Gláucia (RJ), Diretora da SBC] As Mãos do Meu Pai As tuas mãos têm grossas veias como cordas azuis sobre um fundo de manchas já cor de terra — como são belas as tuas mãos — pelo quanto lidaram, acariciaram ou fremiram na nobre cólera dos justos... Porque há nas tuas mãos, meu velho pai, essa beleza que se chama simplesmente vida. E, ao entardecer, quando elas repousam nos braços da tua cad... mais »

Mind - 3

MIND - 3
A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF BEING HUMAN
Daniel J. Siegel - 2017 WW Norton Co.
New York Times bestselling
Nesta semana spmente consegui ler uma página, mas não consegui comentar. Se alguém tiver algo a acrescentar, postarei com muito prazer. Espero pode na próxima semana ler ao menos um parágrafo por dia e comentá-lo.


(64) In this entry we’ll further explore how the mind works by building on the notion that mind emerges from energy and information flow, within and between us. We’ll dive deeply into the implications of our working definition of one aspect of the multi-faceted mind as being and embodied and relational, emergent self-organizing process that regulates energy and information flow. Could regulation go well and create well-being, and not go so well and create dysregulation? We will examine ideas about healthy minds and how we may cultivate them by asking the natural question, how is self-organization optimized to create health?/.../

Nonhuman AD


The brain of a chimpanzeeResearch investigating the evolution of the human brain may inform therapeutic advances for humans
More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242850&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1

Friday, August 18, 2017

Report Cards: Food trends


Do numbers count? Can they demonstrate important food truths?

How Report Cards Can Inspire New Food Trends & Opportunities

By Wayne Roberts
I still shudder at the thought of report cards. When I was a child, I dreaded them because my teachers used them to tell my parents I spent too much time daydreaming and clowning around.
That’s the point of report cards. They make someone accountable for behaviors that need to change.
So when I heard that university researchers had put out a report card on sustainable food systems, I immediately thought somebody was going to be 

late-life dependency

Summary

Background

Little is known about how the proportions of dependency states have changed between generational cohorts of older people. We aimed to estimate years lived in different dependency states at age 65 years in 1991 and 2011, and new projections of future demand for care./.../