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29 de Julho de 2019.

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich, born on the 5th of September 1774, was a German Romantic landscape painter of the 19th century and is, nowadays, regarded as the most important German artist of his generation. His best-known paintings consist of allegorical landscapes, featuring contemplative figures, silhouettes against night skies, fog, barren trees, as well as Gothic ruins. His chosen subjects prove his interest in the contemplation of nature and his emotional approach towards nature. This approach was highly influenced by the social current in his time, a society which grew disillusioned to the materialism of past generations and sought sense in the focus of spirituality, expressed through images of the natural, “divine” world. While Friedrich’s master pieces brought him great renown early […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Desmascarado mecanismo do cancro

Mecanismo dá pistas sobre uma maneira de impedir que as células cancerosas matem as células normais, o que pode vir a contribuir para o desenvolvimento de novas terapias contra o cancro. As células cancerosas são perspicazes: arranjaram uma forma inteligente de enganar as suas vizinhas saudáveis. Como? Fazem-nas pensar que já são perdedoras e depois eliminam-nas. Uma equipa com cientistas do Centro Champalimaud, em Lisboa, conseguiu topar a artimanha das células cancerosas. Num artigo publicado na última edição da revista Nature, revela-se que tudo acontece graças a uma proteína. Além disso, combinou-se a quimioterapia e o bloqueio da expressão dessa proteína em ratinhos e verificou-se que o tumor se reduzia muito mais ou, nalguns casos, se eliminava completamente. Apesar de […]
26 de Julho de 2019.

Pioneer in a world of abstract art

Using simple elements like horizontal and vertical lines and primary colours Piet Mondrian created pieces that have been discussed by many people. Even though his last works are abstract, he has not always been an abstract painter. His arts career started shortly after primary school. From this moment he started taking art classes and had many different teachers. After failing a qualification test for an arts school because of the subject ‘anatomy’, Mondrian started to focus on the painting of landscapes. In the following years his painting style was influenced by other painters like Van Gogh and Matisse. His style shifted from realistic to more expressive, his lines became harsher and colours more dramatic. This change in style became even […]
25 de Julho de 2019.

Base de dados de produtos ibéricos

Composição fenólica de quase uma centena de produtos já foi recolhida em projecto luso-espanhol. O projecto Iberphenol dispôs de 2,2 milhões de euros para o desenvolvimento de uma rede de investigação ibérica que está a criar uma base de dados com a composição fenólica de produtos de Portugal e Espanha, como o vinho, azeite e frutas. Os compostos fenólicos, constituintes naturais das plantas, são particularmente importantes em frutas, hortícolas ou plantas aromáticas e a sua identificação e quantificação revelam informações importantes a respeito da qualidade dos alimentos e dos potenciais benefícios que os mesmos podem exercer na saúde. “O principal objectivo do projecto é evidenciar a qualidade dos produtos portugueses e espanhóis com base na constituição dos produtos fenólicos”, afirmou […]
24 de Julho de 2019.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in 1864 near Toulouse (Albi) in the South of France. He was from an aristocratic family. As he was very young, it appeared that Toulouse was suffering from a congenital illness due to his parents being closely related genetically. In such a wealthy family it was very common to marry between first cousins in order to protect the patrimony. This illness known as Pycnodysostosis (nowadays commonly called Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome) weakened his bones. Because of two serious horse-riding accidents, his legs stopped growing, letting him for the rest of his life with the legs of a child. Unable to pursue his original equestrian passion, he started to take art lessons. At the time of his arrival […]
23 de Julho de 2019.

Aventuras no mundo do Unicode

O Consórcio Unicode tem como objectivo definir um código para cada uma das letras, números e outros símbolos de cada um dos sistemas de escrita do mundo. Emojis incluídos. Para a grande maioria das pessoas, 🙂 já não é suficiente. É preciso uma carinha amarela a rir até às lágrimas. Os emojis fazem parte dos teclados virtuais dos telemóveis e tornaram-se omnipresentes nas conversas online. Há emojis para copos de cervejas, flamingos e beringelas (que, pelo seu desenho, passaram a ser um símbolo fálico). Nesta semana, a líder do CDS, Assunção Cristas, partilhou no Instagram uma fotomontagem com quatro penteados diferentes, pedindo aos seguidores que a ajudassem a escolher. A pergunta foi acompanhada por dois emojis sorridentes e um emoji […]
22 de Julho de 2019.

Wojciech Fangor

Polish painter, graphic and poster designer from the 20th Century, one of the co-founders of the Polish School of Posters. Wojciech Fangor was born on 15th November 1922 in Warsaw, nowadays he is mostly associated with op-art, however he started with paintings in socialist realism style. One of the most famous of his painting from this time is “Korean Mother”, currently placed in National Museum in Warsaw. He learnt  art from Tadeusz Pruszkowski and Felicjan Kowarski, in 1946 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. After the death of Stalin, he left the convention of social realism and he focused more on poster design. Together with Stanisław Zamecznik he represented the first environment in Poland “Studium przestrzeni”. […]
22 de Julho de 2019.

Ibuprofeno como um anticancerígeno?

Trabalho do Instituto Ricardo Jorge revela efeitos anticancerígenos do medicamento anti-inflamatório. O anti-inflamatório ibuprofeno tem efeitos anticancerígenos sobretudo no cancro do colón, inibindo o crescimento de células malignas, revela uma investigação do Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA). Investigadores do INSA, associados ao Instituto de Biossistemas e Ciências Integrativas da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, descreveram uma nova perspectiva sobre os efeitos anticancerígenos do ibuprofeno, que foi publicada na revista European Medical Journal. De acordo com a investigação, este medicamento anti-inflamatório de uso comum impede as células cancerígenas de produzirem variantes tumorigénicas de certas proteínas. O uso prolongado de medicamentos anti-inflamatórios não-esteroides (AINE), como por exemplo o ibuprofeno ou a aspirina, já foi anteriormente associado a […]
19 de Julho de 2019.

The italian Genius

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the main reasons why I am proud of being Italian. He was a world-class artist due to his predisposition for arts and sciences and for the results achieved in both artistic and scientific fields thanks to his ingenuity and talent. He was borned in 1452 and he started his career in a famous artistic Emporium in Florence where he could train his natural skills in painting activities and in sculpturing. His talent was rapidly recognised by the noble and powerful family of Medici, which attract the artist to his court and start commissioning some of his paintings. After that period, Leonardo was sent to Milan where he discovered a stimulating context that allowed him […]
17 de Julho de 2019.

Os genes e a Anorexia nervosa

Projecto, que envolveu mais de 100 cientistas e incluiu a análise dos dados de mais de 70 mil indivíduos de 17 países, identificou oito variantes genéticas associada à anorexia. Os resultados indicam que a doença não é apenas um problema psiquiátrico, mas também tem causas metabólicas. Os cientistas analisaram os genomas de quase 17 mil doentes com anorexia nervosa e de mais de 55 mil indivíduos como grupo de controlo e encontraram oito marcadores genéticos para esta doença que é considerada uma das mais letais na área psiquiátrica. A par da já conhecida origem psiquiátrica, a “arquitectura genética” da anorexia nervosa revelou que existem também vários traços metabólicos que podem ser associados à doença. Os cientistas que assinam o artigo […]
12 de Abril de 2019.

Jadwiga Andegaweńska

Queen or king of Poland? Actually… both. How is this possible? Just look at the story of old Polish monarch from the 14th century. Jadwiga Andegaweńska known also as Queen Jadwiga or Saint Jadwiga was a third daughter of Louis the Great, King of Hungary and Poland, and Elizabeth of Bosnia. She was born between 1373 and 1374. At this time nobody supposed that she will become the King of Poland, as she was the third child and her father had only two thrones to be filled. However, the oldest sister died and that is why the King decided to give the throne of Poland to Jadwiga, especially when Polish people insisted to have their own King. She was crowned […]
10 de Abril de 2019.

Princess Sisi of Austria

Very popular with the Austrian people. Sisi was born on Christmas Eve in 1837 as the second daughter of Duke Maximilian and Duchess Ludovika in Bavaria, Germany. In 1853 she met her cousin Emperor Franz Joseph, who was going to marry her sister Helene. Franz Joseph of Austria fell in love with Sisi immediately and decided to marry her instead of her sister. They married, when Sisi was 16 years old. The marriage did not work out: Sisi was an independent girl and totally unprepared for the strict protocol at court, an ambitious stepmother and a busy husband who struggled to fight revolutionary and separatist tendencies in the Habsburg Empire. The court society of Vienna was making fun of her, […]
8 de Abril de 2019.

Prazo de candidatura à Bolsa Blandy

O prazo das candidaturas decorre até ao dia 9 de Abril de 2019! Consulta aqui o aviso de prorrogação das candidaturas para atribuição da Bolsa Blandy Educação. Bolsas de Estudo pela sociedade comercial Blandy, SGPS Lda. A sociedade comercial Blandy, SGPS Lda concede um apoio pecuniário aos estudantes do 1.º ciclo de estudos da Universidade da Madeira. Nota prévia: A informação abaixo foi redigida e actualizada na data indicada no topo deste artigo. Pode ser alterada, sem aviso prévio, pela entidade dadora. Que tipo de apoio é? R: É um apoio monetário que assegura o pagamento correspondente ao valor da propina anual do respetivo ciclos de estudo conferentes grau académico. Posso acumular este apoio com outras Bolsas? R. O candidato não pode […]
8 de Abril de 2019.

Maria Theresa

She became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The 13/05/1717 was a day Austrian history will never forget, it was the day the one and only female Empress in the Habsburg dynasty ever was born. Even at the young age of 23, she became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. She occupied this position for 40 years. Actually, to clarify, officially her husband Franz Stephan the First was the Emperor, but she actively ruled the empire. Franz Stephan was only in charge of the Austrian finances. Maria Theresa is most known for making education compulsory but also establishing the potato as staple which was a great service for the Austrian society. The “Mrs. Emperor”, as she was called by the Austrians, was […]
5 de Abril de 2019.

The second Queen of the Netherlands

Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg and Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina was the queen of the Netherlands between the 4th of September 1948 and 30th of April 1980 and was married to Prince Bernhard van Lippe-Biesterfeld. Together they had four daughters called Beatrix, Irene, Margriet, and Christina. In 2004 she died at the age of 94. An interesting story about Queen Juliana is that at the age of 19 she had to find her husband to secure the throne. The requirements were that the man should be Protestant, a foreigner and to be part of a Royal House that had ruled at least until 1918. The mother of Juliana, called Wilhelmina, used […]
3 de Abril de 2019.

Wladyslaw III of Poland

According to a Portuguese legend, the Polish king didn’t die in Varna but he settled in Madeira. Wladyslaw Warnenczyk was King of Poland, Hungary, and Croatia until his death at the age of 20, at the Battle of Varna in 1444. He was the first-born son of Wladyslaw Jagiello who was the founder of the Jagiellonian dynasty. The battle of Varna was a decisive Ottoman victory over the crusader alliance, led by Wladyslaw Warnenczyk and John Hunyadi-voivode of Transylvania, a leading Hungarian military and political figure. The young king was killed while personally leading his own 500-strong royal Polish heavy cavalry company to directly attack the Sultan who was protected by the guard cavalry and formidable Janissary infantry. The Janissaries […]