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2 de Julho de 2018.

Centro de investigação sobre cancro

Parceria foi assinada com a empresa norte-americana START, que faz ensaios clínicos na área do cancro de fase 1, em que se avalia já em doentes a segurança e tolerância de um novo fármaco e se estudam os seus efeitos fisiológicos e mecanismos de acção. Portugal vai acolher o terceiro centro líder na investigação sobre cancro e no desenvolvimento de novas terapêuticas, que ficará instalado no Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (CHLN), entrando em funcionamento em 2019, foi anunciado esta quinta-feira. Um memorando de entendimento e cooperação foi assinado nesta quinta-feira, no Ministério da Saúde, entre a empresa norte-americana START – South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics e o CHLN, e poderá traduzir-se “no maior investimento estrangeiro feito alguma vez em Portugal, […]
2 de Julho de 2018.

A different perspective

“Din Matamoro” is a Galician painter that was born in the city of Vigo “Painting is a worthy way of being in the world, a trade that makes you free and opens ways to the imagination” , these were the words of a proud artist from our nowadays society after have being selected in the “Real Academia Galega de Belas Artes” with all the effort and work that had supposed to him. The life of a common painter of nowadays can be hard, but I have someone close in my family that has taught me that with effort and desire you can make your position in this world is whatever you want. Eduardo Matamoro Irago, more recognized in Galicia as […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Sonda japonesa chega a asteróide

O grande objectivo desta missão é a recolha de amostras do asteróide Ryugu para o estudo da origem e evolução do nosso sistema solar. Em japonês, a palavra “hayabusa” significa “falcão”. Hayabusa 2 é também o nome da sonda da Agência Japonesa de Exploração Aeroespacial (Jaxa) que chegou ao asteróide Ryugu esta quarta-feira. Lá, vai recolher amostras desse asteróide para o estudo da origem e evolução do sistema solar. Nesse momento, este “falcão” espacial está a cerca de 20 quilómetros do seu destino final, entrando em órbita do asteróide. A Hayabusa 2 partiu em direcção ao Ryugu em Dezembro de 2014. O grande objectivo é descer até à superfície do asteróide, recolher amostras e trazê-las para a Terra. Para quê? […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Maruja Mallo

Maruja Mallo was first and foremost free. When you think about a famous painter from Spain all the names that come out are masculine. The reason why is not because there are not female Spanish painters, it is because history is not giving them the recognition that they deserve. I am really far from being an art expert, but I know how women have to face challenges due to gender biases, from finding difficulty in training to selling their work and gaining recognition. Maruja Mallo is one of the women that fight for her own place in the world of art of the twentieth century to become one of the most representative figures of the Generation of 27 and one […]
28 de Junho de 2018.

Descoberto gibão já extinto

Denominada Junzi imperialis, a nova espécie de gibão terá desaparecido devido à pressão humana no seu habitat. Uma nova espécie de gibão foi encontrada num sítio inesperado: um túmulo com cerca de 2300 anos no centro da China, que pode ter pertencido à avó de Qin Shihuang, o primeiro imperador da China unificada e que mandou construir a Grande Muralha. A descoberta divulgada esta sexta-feira na revista Science sugere que este gibão possa ter sido o primeiro a desaparecer como resultado directo das actividades humanas. Em 2004, foi escavado um túmulo na província de Shaanxi que, possivelmente pertencia à avó de Qin Shihuang, de seu nome Xia. Lá, encontraram-se vestígios de aves, mamíferos domésticos, leopardo, lince, urso-negro-asiático ou de um […]
28 de Junho de 2018.

The art of Open Doors

We cannot pass without admiration for the art in Santa Maria street. More specifically, this project concerns around 200 painted doors which transformed this historic part of the city in open and permanent art gallery. This idea of painting doors emerged in 2010 and it was a result of cooperation between José Maria Zyberchema and João Carlos Abreu, the former Regional Secretary for Economy, Tourism and Culture, the Funchal Municipal Council and two private companies. The project was presented for the first time in an event called PechaKucha by José Maria Montero. After that, on April 2011, in the street of Santa Maria at number 77 the first door was painted by the artist Mark Milewski. It looks like a […]
20 de Junho de 2018.

Campo hidrotermal em Portugal

É o primeiro campo hidrotermal descoberto numa expedição totalmente portuguesa, liderada pela Fundação Oceano Azul. Localizado entre as Flores e o Faial, está a 570 metros de profundidade. Por cima do complexo do Gigante, um monte submarino literalmente a meio caminho entre as ilhas das Flores e do Faial, deu-se um encontro programado de navios – entre o Santa Maria Manuela e o Almirante Gago Coutinho. Estão a participar numa expedição da Fundação Oceano Azul aos Açores desde o início de Junho, dedicada às ilhas do Corvo e das Flores e a alguns montes submarinos nas redondezas. As novidades chegadas ao Santa Maria Manuela (que partiu na segunda-feira à tarde das Flores) vindas do Almirante Gago Coutinho é que o […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

He is seen as the patron of the Portuguese exploration. Infante Dom Henrique of Portugal (1394-1460), who is most commonly known as Prince Henry the Navigator also held the name of Duke of Viseu. Right at the entrance of the Saint Catherine’s park in Funchal, we can see a bronze statue of Prince Henry, sitting underneath an arch. The statue was created in 1941 but officially inaugurated on 28th of May 1947. It was designed and made by the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898-1975), who was a striking figure of the 20th-century sculpture art. During the early time of the Portuguese Empire, Prince Henry had an essential part in the maritime discoveries and expansions in the 15th century. Nowadays he […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

LHC com maior Luminosidade

Melhorias no grande acelerador de partículas irão permitir a produção de, pelo menos, 15 milhões de bosões de Higgs por ano. Esta sexta-feira, o Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN) entrou numa nova fase, que marca o início dos trabalhos de engenharia civil, do Grande Colisor de Hadrões (LHC, na sigla em inglês), seis anos depois deste grande acelerador de partículas resolver um longo enigma ao confirmar a existência do esquivo bosão de Higgs. Esta renovação irá aumentar a “luminosidade” das experiências de colisão de protões do LHC – um anel de 27 quilómetros sob a fronteira da Suíça e de França –, aumentando dez vezes o número de colisões de partículas e produzindo um retrato claro do mundo […]
15 de Junho de 2018.

Estudo questiona quimioterapia

Autores do estudo questionam necessidade do recurso à quimioterapia em dezenas de milhares de casos anuais. O maior estudo alguma vez realizado sobre tratamentos de cancro da mama concluiu que 70% das mulheres com a forma mais comum da doença podem prescindir da quimioterapia sem afectar as suas hipóteses de tratar a doença. Os autores do estudo estimam que cerca de 70 mil doentes, nos Estados Unidos e noutros locais, são submetidos a quimioterapia desnecessariamente todos os anos. No âmbito deste estudo foram realizados testes genéticos a 10.273 mulheres, explica a BBC. Este teste é feito através de uma biópsia numa fase inicial da doença. Neste estudo, os investigadores focaram-se apenas em tumores que ainda não chegaram aos gânglios linfáticos, alimentados por hormonas […]
15 de Maio de 2018.

Wolfgang Herrndorf

Wolfgang Herrndorf is one of the greatest German writers. If I am asked to name the biggest German authors my first answer would definitely be Goethe and Schiller or Guenther Grass and Thomas Mann because they are the big names you hear when there is a conversation about German literature. But to be honest all I know about these authors is that they are great German authors. From all of what their works I just read one book in school because it was mandatory. So I searched on the internet for famous German authors and found out that the most of them are strangers to me and from the generation of my great-grandparents or older. For that reason, I decided […]
8 de Maio de 2018.

Multatuli

Personally, I think this book is really important for us as Dutch people. This story about Saidjah and Adinda is of course ´just´ a made up story. But it might help you understand how things went in the Dutch East Indies in the 19th century. Natives were heavily mistreated by the Dutch, and lots of people in the Netherlands didn´t even know that. Saidjah, six years old, lived with his family and brothers in Lebak (Dutch East Indies). One day, the buffalo which is a good friend of Saidjah was taken from the family. This buffalo was really important for them because it helped them farming, and therefore also surviving. They bought a new one, it was taken away again, […]
4 de Maio de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
3 de Maio de 2018.

The father of our national epic

He is still considered to be one of the great men of Finland. Elias Lönnrot lived from 1802 to 1884. He wasn’t only a writer, but also a doctor, a scientist, an explorer and a professor of Finnish language and literature. Lönnrot also did a lot of important work for the Finnish language, he reformed the language, translated many psalms into Finnish and he was the publisher and a journalist of the first Finnish magazine. Between the years 1828 and 1834, he traveled around Finland. On those travels, he gathered a lot of poems from different poem performers. From those poems, he made Kalevala, our national epic. So, Kalevala is basically a huge book of poems, which all together make […]
26 de Abril de 2018.

Move the horizon

I would like to present you one of the most famous polish women. This woman inspires young generations of Poles and is known mainly as a TV presenter and traveler, but she is also a journalist and writer – Martyna Wojciechowska. Martyna Wojciechowska has her own TV series called ”The woman at the edge of the world”. Each episode focuses on her travels to different countries where she meets and gets to know the stories of other women. Moreover, the audience gets to know the big picture of the hosting country and women’s status in there. Every documentary brings out social issues from within the hosting country, such as, among others: human trafficking and human rights, violence, sexism, violence, poverty, animal […]
20 de Abril de 2018.

Hanna Krall

She was born in 1935, her family died in the Holocaust. Hanna was saved by Polish people who took her from transport to ghetto and hid her. About her childhood she said that she would not change it, because it prepared her for the rest of life, thanks to that she knew what is fear and courage. She studied journalism at the University of Warsaw, her articles were published in many magazines. She also wrote few series of reportages in which she showed socio-cultural changes and conflicts of that time. Her most famous work was Zdążyć przed Panem Bogiem (English title: Shielding the Flame, literal translation: Make it before God), an interview with Marek Edelman – Polish Jewish cardiologist. Title […]