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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 […]
9 de Setembro de 2019.

George Orwell

A prolific observationalist of the changing nature of the early 20th Century. George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair was born in India in 1903. He was the son of a lower civil servant who was serving in India. As a boy, he was very academic and was able to get into prestigious schools back in England. He joined the Imperial Police in Burma, but soon became disparaged as he realized how much the Burmese detested living under British rule. This experience would lead to him releasing one of his great novels, Burmese Days. After resigning from the police, Orwell went to immerse himself with the lower classes in Paris and London working as a dishwasher and picking […]
7 de Setembro de 2019.

Gramellini: The Word Wizard

Massimo Gramellini is an Italian journalist of the contemporary era whose talent is to turn real stories and event unforgettable forever. He was born in 1960 and he started his career as a sports journalist for an important Italian newspaper. However, he became famous when his professional focus moved into politics. Gramellini documented and investigated the “Mani Pulite” (Clean Hands) season, a period when lots of scandals about the corruption between politics and entrepreneurship were discovered and which changed the development of the Italian politics. In 1993 he was sent to Sarajevo as a reporter during the civil war.  From 2005 to 2017 he has been the Assistant Director of “La Stampa” newspaper and since that moment is a collaborator […]
5 de Setembro de 2019.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras and her book “ Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein” Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in Gia Dinh next to Saigon in the French Indochina. She is a writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She became famous in 1950 with the book “The Sea Wall” (Un barrage contre le Pacifique). This book is largely inspired by the life and adolescence of Marguerite Duras in the French Indochina. After this first success, she will publish many new novels. Her style is close to the New Roman, with strange sentences construction, deconstructed characters, storyline, and timeline. The main topics are the wait, love, sensuality, and alcohol. In 1984 she published another great success “The lover” (L’Amant) an auto-fiction about her […]
3 de Setembro de 2019.

Marc Elsberg

An Austrian author of the 21st century: Marc Elsberg If you are interested in scientific thrillers, Marc Elsberg’s books are always a brilliant choice. It doesn’t matter if you choose Blackout, Zero or Helix – they’re all interesting, exciting and teach you a lot. This is why I like his work and why I always enjoy reading any book he wrote. He was born in 1967 in Vienna, grew up in the surroundings of Baden in Lower Austria and studied Industrial Design at the University for Art in Vienna. Later on, he worked in the marketing business as a creative director while he was starting to write his first book, a satirical novel called “Saubermann”. After three more books, he […]
1 de Setembro de 2019.

Kari Hotakainen

A very well known writer in Finland. Kari Hotakainen started his career as a reporter and became a full-time author in 1996. He has written many novels, poetry books, children’s books, radio dramas, newspaper columns, plays, and one TV-series. He has received some literature prizes for his work, for example, the Finlandia Prize for the novel Juoksuhaudantie (Battle Trench Avenue). The same book was later made into a movie. For me, the most meaningful book written by Kari Hotakainen is Satukirja (Storybook). The book is considered for children and young adults, but I think that it suits all ages. All the stories are very imaginative and different. It is a huge possibility, that after reading one story you become addicted […]
31 de Agosto de 2019.

Joseph Conrad

A Polish-British writer, most famous for Heart of Darkness (1899). Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski is known rather as Joseph Conrad which is a combination of his two names. He went to Marseilles as a seventeen-year-old boy to work as a sailor. When he returned from his voyages to the Caribbean and South America, he had troubles with his citizenship, as a resident of the Russian Empire, he was obligated to do military service. Without permission from the Russian authorities to serve on French ships, Joseph fell into debts and consequently he attempted to commit suicide. Later on, he went to Great Britain and began serving in the British merchant navy. After a few years, he received the rank of captain […]