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Monday, July 30, 2018

Resuscitando 42.000 anos

Posted: 29 Jul 2018 04:00 AM PDT
Graças a um estudo inovador russo, dois nematoides muito antigos estão se movendo e comendo novamente pela primeira vez desde o Pleistoceno, revividos em placas de Petri depois de ficarem congelados no permafrost da Sibéria por milhares de anos


A new technique for quantum computing could bust open our whole model of how time moves in the universe.
A new paper, published July 18 in the journal Physical Review X, opens the door to the possibility that that arrow is an artifact of classical-style computation — something that's only appeared to us to be the case because of our limited tools. [Read more about time.]

Sunday, July 29, 2018


Walt Whitman on Democracy

Walt Whitman on Democracy and Optimism as a Mighty Form of Resistance

“I can conceive of no better service… than boldly exposing the weakness, liabilities and infinite corruptions of democracy.”

Walt Whitman on Democracy and Optimism as a Mighty Form of Resistance
“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive,” Zadie Smith wrote in her spectacular essay on optimism and despair. The illusion of permanent progress inflicts a particularly damning strain of despair as we witness the disillusioning undoing of triumphs of democracy and justice generations in the making — despair preventable only by taking a wider view of history in order to remember that democracy advances in fits and starts, in leaps and backward steps, but advances nonetheless, on timelines exceeding any individual lifetime. Amid our current atmosphere of presentism bias and extreme narrowing of perspective, it is not merely difficult but downright countercultural to resist the ahistorical panic by taking such a telescopic view — lucid optimism that may be our most unassailable form of resistance to the corruptions and malfunctions of democracy.

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Ciprofloxacin and Aortic dissection

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RESEARCH Effect of Ciprofloxacin on Susceptibility to Aortic Dissection and Rupture in Mice JAMA Surgery This mouse study examines the effect of ciprofloxacin on aortic aneurysm and dissection development in mice. Evidence Against the Use of Fluoroquinolones in Patients With Aortic Pathology (Invited Commentary)

Robots revolution...

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[image: A gif of an elaborate automaton playing its miniature dulcimer by striking the strings. It moves its head, arms, eyes and body.] This dulcimer-playing automaton from the 1770s, attributed to clockmaker Joseph Möllinger, mimics human movements to play eight compositions.Credit: M.S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans Ancient dreams of intelligent machines: 3,000 years of robots Stephen Cave and Kanta Dihal revisit the extraordinary history of cultural responses to automata.l The French philosopher René Descartes was reputedly fond of automata: they inspired his view that living things... mais »

Death and stoicism

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FUTURE HUMAN Silicon Valley’s Latest Lifehack: Death Tech elites are embracing stoic mantras while they chase immortality. Can Silicon Valley have it both ways? [image: Go to the profile of Jeff Bercovici] Jeff Bercovici Follow Jul 18 Listen to this story 0:00 15:08 Peter Thiel, the billionaire technology investor and sometime Donald Trump adviser, has a cute line about death. “Basically, I’m against it,” he likes to say when the topic comes up. It comes up quite a bit, actually, because Thiel has spent millions of dollars of his personal fortune, and even more of his partners’ money,... mais »

How to use colour

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- Previous postHeuristics for better figures How to use colour for better scientific figures Physicist Jesse Silverberg draws on his graphic-design background to explore how colour choice can make or break a scientific figure. From colour psychology and colour blindness to why MATLAB’s default colour map was awful, he takes you on a tour of top tips. On Your Wavelength blog | 13 min read

Alzheimer's Disease infographic

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*An age old story* INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK [image: Alzheimer’s disease involves both structural and microscopic changes in the brain.]

Big Bang telescope

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Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology With the end of Europe’s major Planck mission, researchers are moving to smaller projects studying different aspects of the cosmic microwave background. Davide Castelvecchi PDF version [image: An oval map filled with patterns of red and blue pixels, on a black background.] A map of the Universe’s cosmic microwave background radiation, and its polarization, measured by the Planck satellite.Credit: ESA/Planck Collaboration A transformative era in cosmological science ended this week when the European Space Agency’s Planck tel... mais »

Julian Tudor Hart (March 9, 1927 - July 1, 2018)

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Julian Tudor Hart Geoff Watts Published: 28 July 2018 PlumX Metrics [image: Learn more about article metrics] DOI: | [image: show]Article Info - Summary - Full Text - Tables and Figures [image: Opens large image] Pulse View Large Image Radical general practitioner. He was born in London, UK, on March 9, 1927, and died from complications of a bowel perforation in Swansea, UK, on July 1, 2018, aged 91 years. A visionary general practitioner (GP) who spent his career practising what he preached, Julian Tudor Hart is best known as th... mais »

John Dalton

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John Dalton BRITISH SCIENTIST WRITTEN BY: - Sydney Ross LAST UPDATED: Jul 23, 2018 See Article History John Dalton, (born September 5 or 6, 1766, Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England—died July 27, 1844, Manchester), English meteorologist and chemist, a pioneer in the development of modern atomic theory. [image: Dalton, John] Dalton, JohnJohn Dalton.© Georgios Kollidas/Fotolia Early Life And Education Dalton was born into a Quaker family of tradesmen; his grandfather Jonathan Dalton was a shoemaker, and his father, Joseph, was a weaver. Joseph married Deborah Greenup in 1755, hersel... mais »

General Relativity

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Milky Way's Black Hole Provides Long-Sought Test of Einstein's General Relativity An observation decades in the making confirms predictions about how light behaves in an immense gravitational field - By Alexandra Witze, Nature magazine on July 26, 2018 [image: Milky Way's Black Hole Provides Long-Sought Test of Einstein's General Relativity] This artist’s impression shows the orbit of the star S2 as it passes close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The black hole’s powerful gravitational field causes the star’s color to shift slightly to the red in... mais »

Risk of Dementia

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
There May Finally Be Something You Can Do to Lower Your Risk of Dementia Medioimages/Photodisc/Getty Images By ALICE PARK July 25, 2018 TIME Health For more, visit TIME Health. Most people are familiar with the steps they can take to lower their risk of heart disease and cancer. Choosing your diet carefully, exercising and quitting smoking have all been shown to lower the risk of these diseases. But when it comes to dementia — including dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease — scientists haven’t found many actionable steps that people can take to lower their risk. Genes play a promin... mais »


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Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Significantly Slowed Patients’ Cognitive Decline The surprising results have buoyed hopes for treatment - By Damian Garde, STAT on July 25, 2018 An investigational Alzheimer’s drug significantly slowed patients’ cognitive decline in a large clinical trial, unexpected and unprecedented results that could move the treatment’s makers to roll the dice on an early approval. In the study, the highest-tested dose of a drug from Biogen and Eisai was markedly better than placebo at delaying the memory-destroying effects of Alzheimer’s. After 18 months, patien... mais »

Louise Brown, 40.

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40 years after the first IVF baby, a look back at the birth of a new era LAURA SANDERS 6:00am, July 25, 2018 [image: Louise Brown] Born on July 25, 1978, Louise Brown, shown here at the Science Museum in London next to her baby picture, was the first baby conceived with IVF. Today, the procedure has led to the birth of millions of babies. © SCIENCE MUSEUM, JODY KINGZETT At 11:47 p.m. on July 25, 1978, a baby girl was born by cesarean section at the Royal Oldham Hospital in England. This part of her arrival was much like many other babies’ births: 10 fingers and 10 toes, 5 pounds... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
*The new era of postbiotics: Gut microbiome–derived lipid metabolites for health and wellness* You are invited to hear our panel of experts on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in this live, online educational seminar. For more information and complimentary registration visit: ** *Date: *Wednesday, August 8, 2018 *Time: *12 noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. UK, 6 p.m. Central Europe *Duration*: 1 hour *About This Webinar* It is believed that over 100 trillion microbes make up the human gut microbiome. These microorganisms decompose indigestible substances,... mais »

Aldous Leonard Huxley, (July 26, 1894, died November 22, 1963)

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Aldous Huxley BRITISH AUTHOR WRITTEN BY: - The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica LAST UPDATED: Jul 22, 2018 See Article History *Autor do livro Maravilhoso Mundo Novo, um dos livros que li na Casa da JUC, durante meu vestibular para Medicina em 1953* Aldous Huxley, in full Aldous Leonard Huxley, (born July 26, 1894, Godalming, Surrey, England—died November 22, 1963, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), English novelist and critic gifted with an acute and far-ranging intelligence. His works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire, though he remains best known for one novel,... mais »

Brain Lynphatics

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Brain Discovery Could Block Aging’s Terrible Toll on the Mindby Neuroscience News[image: brain slices] Obstructing lymphatic vessels (in green) in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease significantly increased the accumulation of harmful plaques in the brain. “What was really interesting is that with the worsening pathology, it actually looks very similar to what we see in human samples in terms of all this aggregation of amyloid protein,” said researcher Jonathan Kipnis, image is credited to Courtesy Kipnis lab. Researchers say improving the function of lympha... mais »

The Art of Lying

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
The Art of Lying Lying has gotten a bad rap. In fact, it is among the most sophisticated accomplishments of the human mind. But how can one tell if a person is fibbing? - By Theodor Schaarschmidt on July 11, 2018 *Lying is* *among* the most sophisticated and demanding accomplishments of the human brain. Children have to learn how to lie; people with certain types of frontal lobe injuries may not be able to do it. *Electrical stimulation* of the prefrontal cortex appears to improve our ability to deceive. This region of the brain may, among other things, be responsible for the de... mais »

2018 International Congress of Mathematicians

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Wolfram Research is proud to be part of the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If you are visiting the conference August 1-9 at the Riocentro Convention & Event Center, we hope you'll stop by booth 62 to meet with Stephen Wolfram and our Wolfram Language experts for in-booth demonstrations and more. Technologies in Mathematics Mathematica is the world's most powerful system for mathematics—driving mathematical research for 30 years with symbolic-numeric computation, and forging a path toward the world's... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
How AI is making it easier to diagnose disease 04:59 minutes · TEDGlobal 2017 Today's AI algorithms require tens of thousands of expensive medical images to detect a patient's disease. What if we could drastically reduce the amount of data needed to train an AI, making diagnoses low-cost and more effective? TED Fellow Pratik Shah is working on a clever system to do just that. Using an unorthodox AI approach, Shah has developed a technology that requires as few as 50 images to develop a working algorithm -- and can even use photos taken on doctors' cell phones to provide a diagnosis. L... mais »

Lusofonia: Rede Acadêmica

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Reunião Internacional da Rede Académica das Ciências da Saúde da Lusofonia (rRACS 2018) Escrito por Manteigas em Tuesday, July 24th 2018 24 Jul Partilhar1 Irá realizar-se de 11 a 13 de outubro de 2018, na Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra (ESTeSC) a *Reunião Internacional da Rede Académica das Ciências da Saúde da Lusofonia (rRACS 2018)*, tendo como objetivo a promoção do intercâmbio e do desenvolvimento da cooperação internacional no âmbito do ensino, da investigação, do desenvolvimento e da inovação em ciências da saúde no mundo lusófono. [image: Reunião Internaci... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
[image: Belmonte Marroni] Belmonte Marroni thinks their article will interest you Diagnostic use of neuro-spect quantified with 99mTc-ECD: A model based on normal data View article

Era da Impaciência...

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Viver na era da impaciência As novas tecnologias estão mudando a maneira como percebemos o tempo. Às vezes, tudo parece acelerar. E a impaciência aumenta Otros Conéctate Enviar por correo Imprimir [image: Joseba Elola] JOSEBA ELOLA - Twitter periodista 15 JUL 2018 - 00:00 CEST Impacientes. Estamos cada vez mais impacientes. As novas tecnologias estão mudando nossas vidas e alterando nossa relação com o tempo. Por um lado, temos a impressão de que voa, alimentado pelo dispositivo que se tornou uma extensão do nosso corpo, o onipresente celular, uma caixa de surpresas, entreteniment... mais »

Cirurgia de Revascularização, mortalidade hospitalar RJ

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Report message · Block user - Nelson Albuquerque de Souza e Silvato you Mar 13, 2017 Compartilho este artigo que analisa mais de 35.000 procedimentos de revascularização miocárdica no Estado do Rio de Janeiro durante período de mais de 20 anos e que demonstra novamente que a performance da angioplastia na prática clínica indica que decisões gere... mais »

Sem título

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Should we treat crime as something to be cured rather than punished? *The long read*: Scotland’s police force has adopted a public health model to tackle violence. Should the rest of the world follow suit? Published:6:00 AM

Against anxiety

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
Use This Analogy To Cultivate Peace Of Mind An image A… Niklas Göke in Personal Growth[image: Member only content]4 min read ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A Pet Named Anxiety There are only two reasons I am telling this story. Kieran Andrew Can [image: ☀]️ in Failed Millennial Life6 min read The Truth About Anxiety That No One’s Told You In an age of constant comparison, where we’re witness to our friend’s accomplishments, our anxiety is… Benjamin Sledge in HeartSupport8 min read There are only two reasons I am telling this story. Kieran Andrew Can [image: ☀]️ in Fai... mais »

Meu primo e meu filho

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
José Antonio Brenner está com Guido Cechella Isaia. 3 h · Ontem, na festa da querida Lia Maria Achutti, conheci pessoalmente seu sobrinho, Luiz Eduardo Robinson Achutti, fotógrafo e antropólogo, prof. da UFRGS, filho do estimado Dr. Aloyzio Achutti. Ele leu uma carta de seu pai, impossibilitado de comparecer, plena de memórias, que emocionou a todos e , em certo trecho embargou a voz de Luiz Eduardo. Em 1988, meu filho Sergio Brenner, também fotógrafo, o acompanhou na cobertura fotográfica da campanha de Olívio Dutra para prefeito de Porto Alegre. Sergio tinha 24 anos. Atrás, na fo... mais »

Human Development Reports

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
Selim Jahan, HDRO Director, interview with Bill Miller on GCTV In an interview with Bill Miller from Global Connections Television, HDRO Director Selim Jahan spoke about the human development approach, and provided an overview of the most recently published Human Development Reports. Stressing the idea that human development is development of the people, for the people, by the people, HDRO Director spoke about the principle of universality within the human development paradigm, which is also at the core the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Developm... mais »

Comunismo em Cuba

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
Cuba abole palavra comunismo de projeto de nova ConstituiçãoPaís substitui termo por construção do socialismo em nova Carta, que prevê propriedade privada[image: Raúl Castro e Miguel Díaz-Canel unem as mãos no alto. Os dois usam ternos cinza escuro, camisas brancas e gravatas vermelhas] O dirigente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, cumprimenta seu antecessor, Raúl Castro, durante sessão da Assembleia Nacional em Havana - Alexandre Meneghini - 21.jul.18/Associated Press

BR Health System

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
Brazil's health catastrophe in the making Katarzyna DoniecEmail the author Katarzyna Doniec , Rafael Dall'Alba , Lawrence King Published: 20 July 2018 PlumX Metrics DOI: [image: show]Article Info - Summary - Full Text - References Brazil's political and economic crises are diverting attention from the resumption of a neoliberal model of health care by its government. Here we briefly summarise the health reforms and their likely long-term implications. The new policies can be seen from three perspectives: austerity, privatisation... mais »

Oliver Sacks on Interconnectedness

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
Oliver Sacks on Nature’s Beauty as a Gateway into Deep Time and a Lens on the Interconnectedness of the Universe“The sense of deep time brings a deep peace with it, a detachment from the timescale, the urgencies, of daily life… a profound sense of being at home, a sort of companionship with the earth.”BY MARIA POPOVA [image: Oliver Sacks on Nature’s Beauty as a Gateway into Deep Time and a Lens on the Interconnectedness of the Universe] *“When we have learned how to listen to trees,”* Hermann Hesse wrote in contemplating what our arboreal companions can teach us about belonging and l... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há uma semana
MAGAZINE While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.