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6 de Janeiro de 2018.

Nature Festival on Madeira

Pros and cons of visiting Madeira in autumn In the end of September I had a few friends coming to Madeira from Porto. Naturally, I wanted to show them some of the most iconic views on the island, so I took them to places like Ponta de São Lourenço, Vereda do Larano, Pico do Areeiro. It was quite a shock to see all of them (places, not friends) completely burnt by summer sun, yellow and grey where just a few months ago, in early spring, everything was intensely green and flourishing. Later on I even compared my photos from April and late September and the difference in color is unbelievable. There can be no doubt about it – Madeira is […]
5 de Janeiro de 2018.

A minha Bulgária.

Bulgária um país tão distante, 18 horas de viagem, 4 aeroportos, 3 aviões, lá fui eu nesta aventura. Após participar em diferentes programas do Erasmus+, vejo o programa EVS como o melhor para uma primeira saída da zona de conforto, principalmente quando vivemos numa ilha e partimos para o mundo. Candidatei-me a este EVS, não pelo lugar onde seria realizado, mas sim pelo programa em questão, estou a fazer voluntariado num Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, chamado “IN THE PALACE”, onde estou rodeada de pessoas fantásticas, que nos ajudam em tudo o que necessitamos, que nos ensinam e nos vêm não só como meros voluntários mas sim como amigos, em que todos têm algo a acrescentar ao programa. Varna, Balchik, […]
4 de Janeiro de 2018.

Claustrophobia

I never thought that being and living on the island can be so different from living in the mainland in a bigger agglomeration. But actually it differs a lot and I felt it soon after I came here. This strange feeling of being locked and kept in a small island so that you cannot escape from it so easily in case of any human/natural disaster remain in my subconscious. Everything has limits here and sometimes it can make you feel anxious. I wonder if some people has that inborn will of constantly moving from place to place, just getting into the car or taking a plane and travelling at least for a bit or if it is just a feature […]
3 de Janeiro de 2018.

Do outro lado da Europa

Levo comigo boas recordações e experiências que permaneceram para sempre na minha memória e coração, de um país do outro lado da Europa. Após terminar a minha licenciatura este ano, ainda não estava com certezas do que havia de fazer com o meu futuro. Assim que uma amiga me informou do EVS e da possibilidade de integrar num projecto ambicioso e deveras recompensador na Bulgária, o Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, IN THE PALACE. Inicialmente não estava muito receptivo à ideia, não pelo facto de ter que sair do “conforto” da nossa ilha, pois já participei em dois programas de intercâmbio durante dois semestres, mas por não saber se de facto valia a pena. Após alguma ponderação, decidi embargar nesta […]
2 de Janeiro de 2018.

Tourism (seen as a tourist)

I am starting my third month in this project, and I have noticed a lot of differences between my home country and Funchal (obviously). The biggest and most noticeable one is perhaps not that this is a Portuguese island, but that it is a touristic island. Tourism is quite deeply entwined in Funchal, which results in some small but noticeable differences. For example, I must have seen over a hundred cafés and restaurants but I have only seen two supermarkets which are at 200 meters apart from each other. You can also go anywhere by bus, but the price is the same no matter how far you want to go. Banana’s and fruits are about as expensive as in my […]
1 de Janeiro de 2018.

Perfil genético da demência

Equipa coordenada por casal de investigadores portugueses publicou um estudo na revista The Lancet Neurology, que pode ajudar a desenvolver novos fármacos que tenham como alvo os marcadores identificados para a demência dos corpos de Lewy. Chama-se demência dos corpos Lewy e, apesar das muitas semelhanças com a doença de Alzheimer e de Parkinson, não é a mesma coisa. Agora, uma equipa internacional confirmou isso mesmo com trabalho que resultou numa identificação mais precisa do seu perfil genético único que revela alguma das diferenças entre estas doenças neurodegenerativas. O estudo genético envolveu 65 investigadores de 11 países e foi coordenado por investigadores portugueses que trabalham na University College de Londres (UCL). Os corpos de Lewy são agregados de proteínas que […]
31 de Dezembro de 2017.

One world

I´m happy that I am able to see now how I was thinking and how other people might be thinking. When I was a young girl, people used to tell me that Holland is one of the best countries to be born in. They told me that I lived in a prosperous country, in which everything is well organized and people are happy. Most of the time, we watched Dutch TV, heard our own language and learnt about our own history. In some kind of way this made me thinking that we were the only ones in this world, or at least the only good ones. And even though I learnt about it at geography and saw it on TV, […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Embrião congelado durante 24 anos

Emma nasceu em Novembro, mas foi concebida em 1992. A mãe que agora deu à luz a bebé tinha na altura um ano e meio. A bebé Emma Wren Gibson nasceu a 25 de Novembro deste ano, mas a sua história não é assim tão simples: o seu embrião tinha sido congelado a 14 de Outubro de 1992. Por essa altura, a mulher que agora adoptou o embrião, implantado no seu útero, tinha pouco mais de 18 meses de idade. Segundo os investigadores do centro médico da Universidade de Tennessee, nos Estados Unidos, trata-se de um “recorde mundial”, já que poderá ser o embrião humano que esteve mais tempo congelado e que acabou por dar origem a um bebé saudável. […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Safety on the trail

Stay safe while hiking on Madeira! Having done hundreds of kilometers of Madeiran levadas and veredas, I feel like iI’m in a good position to write a few words about a very important topic – safety on the trail. Divided into four categories, I present you some safety rules to keep in mind. Before you go for a hike Remember that the weather on Madeira changes often and fast – therefore you should not only check the most recent weather forecast for the part of the island you plan to explore, but also have a look at the online cameras spread all over Madeira (google “madeira webcams”) to see what the situation looks like at the moment. Due to the […]
27 de Dezembro de 2017.

Living in a island

Living in a island is wonderful, you have the sea near of your house and a nice weather almost all the year But sometimes it’s not so good … A few days ago I was planning a holiday’s trip, the tickets were very cheap (round-trip from Madrid to France 15€ ) but the problem was that going out of the island costed 300€ the same round-trip, so I felt caught and frustrated. Some days before it I was talking with two friends and one of them (from Lisbon) asked me, wouldn’t you live here for the whole life? And I answered of course not. Well, I recognize it leaving here is quite nice, the people is wonderful, also the food, […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in Holland

Everybody goes out on the streets and wears orange. The traditions of Christmas Santa is not a prominent figure in the traditional Holland Christmas celebration. Instead, children look forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas in November. St. Nicholas wears red bishop’s robes and is accompanied by a helper who is known as Zwarte Piet or Black Peter. Children are told that St. Nicholas and Black Peter spend the year writing down good and bad behaviors in a large book and preparing a list of presents that they will give the Dutch children who have been well behaved. If children have been bad, however, they are told that Black Peter will chase them with a stick! In Holland, presents are […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Mecanismo para manter a pele jovem

Experiências na pele da cauda de ratinhos, que partilha muitas características com a pele humana, permitiram clarificar a competição celular na pele e identificar compostos que podem contribuir para novas soluções anti-envelhecimento. Um estudo publicado na revista Nature demonstra que a competição entre células estaminais, impulsionada por uma proteína específica de colagénio, é fundamental para manter a pele “jovem” e também para o seu envelhecimento com o tempo. O estudo, em ratinhos, identifica ainda compostos que podem contribuir para novas soluções anti-envelhecimento da pele humana. A pele envelhecida é mais fina, mais frágil e é caracterizada por uma cicatrização mais lenta das feridas, assim como reduzidos reservatórios de células específicas da pele, como os queratinócitos e melanócitos. O fenómeno da […]
19 de Abril de 2019.

Important holidays during the year

Poland is a country in which traditions and religious holidays are still very strongly cultivated. Two of the most important during the year are, of course, Christmas and Easter. Christmas days are family time. The celebration begins with supper on December 24, when the first star hits the sky. It is a symbolic reference to the Star of Bethlehem announcing the birth of Jesus. Before sitting down to the dinner, family share pieces of a wafer and everyone is wishing each other all the best for Christmas and New Year. This custom is a reference to the Last Supper and the sharing of bread. On the table should appear the traditional 12 dishes, under the table there is hay, and […]
18 de Abril de 2019.

Primeira molécula de sempre

Primeira molécula de sempre formada no universo detetada pela primeira vez no espaço O hidro-hélio surgiu numa temperatura de 3.700 graus Celsius, milhares de anos após o Big Bang. É a primeira molécula de sempre formada no universo e foi detetada numa nébula a três mil anos luz. O mais antigo tipo de molécula foi detetado pela primeira vez de sempre no espaço, revelou esta quarta-feira a equipa de cientistas responsável pelo estudo. A molécula HeH+ surgiu milhares de anos após o Big Bang e trata-se assim da primeira molécula de sempre a ser formada, no início do universo. A molécula, com carga positiva e conhecida como hidro-hélio, terá tido um papel determinante no começo do universo. O hidro-hélio surgiu […]
17 de Abril de 2019.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related to travel, accommodation, 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 […]
17 de Abril de 2019.

ESC volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related to travel, accommodation, 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 […]