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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 […]
17 de Julho de 2019.

Elga Sesemann

Elga Charlotte Sesemann was born in 28 of March in Vyborg in Finland. Nowadays, as a matter of fact, Vyborg belongs to Russia. She died in 21 of January 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. Elga was a Finnish painter. She started her art career studying in the Finnish Art Academy in Helsinki 1940-1943 and after that in The Free Art School in Helsinki 1943-1944. She was a prominent expressionist and colourist already in the 1940´s Finland. Instead of a brush she often used a palette knife. Elga Sesemann had her first exhibition in 1943, and her first solo exhibition was in 1945. Her paintings have been exhibited in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and in all major Finnish towns and in Stockholm, […]
16 de Julho de 2019.

Missão da Marinha no mar dos Açores

Campanha consiste sobretudo em levantamentos sobre o fundo do mar utilizando um sonar multifeixe. O navio da Marinha NRP D. Carlos I realiza até Agosto uma missão nos Açores, onde vai efectuar levantamentos hidrográficos com o objectivo de aprofundar o conhecimento sobre o mar açoriano. A autoridade marítima adianta, em comunicado, que o navio largou na sexta-feira da Base Naval de Lisboa para uma missão no arquipélago dos Açores que se prolongará até Agosto com o objectivo de “realizar levantamentos hidrográficos no âmbito do projecto de Mapeamento do Mar Português, reforçar o dispositivo naval permanente na Zona Marítima dos Açores, cooperar no âmbito técnico-científico com o Governo Regional e a Universidade dos Açores”. No âmbito do Mapeamento do Mar Português […]
15 de Julho de 2019.

Head in the clouds

Today you’ll learn about René Magritte, the famous Flemish surrealistic painter.  Because there are already numerous biographies out there and Google provides us so kindly with quite a complete overview in his life and oeuvre, I’ll try to approach him from a different angle. Even for the people who aren’t really actively roaming in the art scene, the image of a pipe with the description ‘ceci n’est pas une pipe’ (French for ‘this is not a pipe) must ring a bell. Or perhaps you have seen the applefaced guy with his bowler hat around? These frequently used images belong to the common visual knowledge, thanks to the many channels they’ve been exposed through. It could be you’ve been hiding from […]
15 de Julho de 2019.

Câmara hiperbárica para animais

A primeira câmara hiperbárica em Portugal para animais está disponível no Centro de Reabilitação e Regeneração Animal de Lisboa (CR2AL), em Odivelas, e está a funcionar há dois meses. A tecnologia que prepara mergulhadores para submergir no mar foi adaptada à medicina humana e agora também ajuda cães e gatos com problemas de saúde a terem melhor qualidade de vida, em Odivelas, nos arredores de Lisboa. A primeira câmara hiperbárica em Portugal para animais está disponível no Centro de Reabilitação e Regeneração Animal de Lisboa (CR2AL), em Odivelas, num país onde ainda são poucas as que existem para uso na saúde humana. A câmara está a funcionar há cerca de dois meses, recebendo pacientes direccionados por médicos veterinários, depois de […]
12 de Julho de 2019.

Zdzisław Beksińsk

This Polish painter who loved apocalyptic and dystopian art is now one of the most recognized in Poland. His paintings inspire many – one example is the famous Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro, who has directed films such as The Shape of Water and Hellboy. Zdzisław Beksiński was a modern-day surrealist painter, photographer and sculptor. He was born in 1929 in Sanok, survived the World War II, finished the university in Krakow and was working as a bus designer for an automotive factory. At the same time was creating art, firstly sculptures and photographs, later he also started to paint. While his art was grim, Beksiński was a kind man with a keen sense of humor. He liked to […]
11 de Julho de 2019.

Colesterol em excesso no cérebro

O estudo mostrou de que forma a limpeza de colesterol em excesso presente no cérebro pode ter impacto em doenças como a doença de Machado-Joseph. O colesterol em excesso presente no cérebro pode ter impacto na terapia de doenças degenerativas, segundo um estudo coordenado por investigadores do Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular da Universidade de Coimbra (CNC-UC), divulgado esta quinta-feira. “O estudo demonstrou de que forma a limpeza de colesterol em excesso presente no cérebro pode ter impacto na terapia de ataxias espinocerebelares, como a doença de Machado-Joseph”, refere-se numa nota da Universidade de Coimbra. No estudo, publicado na revista científica Acta Neuropathologica, a equipa de investigação avaliou o papel da proteína CYP46A1 (responsável pelo processo de transformação do […]
10 de Julho de 2019.

Maintaining a Union

The next elections for the European Parliament are almost here and more than ever, these elections will affect the future of the European Parliament. Up till now most of the decisions were made by the major parties but this year this could change because of the growing support for smaller parties. Because of this, the decision making in the European Parliament might become more open and democratic. In this way the European Parliament might start to look more like the Dutch parliament where multiple smaller parties form the majority instead of just two big parties. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to be part of the ‘European Coal and Steel Community’ which eventually became the European Union. With […]
9 de Julho de 2019.

Nova vida no mercado para resíduos

No novo centro de biotecnologia, no Porto, há já cerca de 100 investigadores que diariamente desenvolvem novas moléculas para as indústrias alimentar, cosmética e farmacêutica. Há cerca de um ano, a norte-americana Amyris, uma empresa de produtos renováveis, e a Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB) da Católica Porto assinaram uma parceria, em Silicon Valley, nos EUA. Hoje, ei-lo, fora do papel, um centro de competências de excelência em biotecnologia, no Porto, não 100% português, mas quase. O plano é pegar em subprodutos que actualmente não servem para nada e transformá-los em algo de valor no mercado, novas moléculas que podem ter várias aplicações, desde um gelado a um cosmético de antienvelhecimento. Na versão resumida, o projecto Alchemy visa optimizar o […]
8 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union: what future?

The coming months will be very important for the future of the European Union. The next elections to the European Parliament are scheduled for this year. Five years after the last elections, citizens of the European Union can vote for Members of the European Parliament (MEP). One of the major changes this year will be a reduced number of MEPs. After the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, 705 MEPs will be elected. Simultaneously Poland will receive one additional mandate and thus will elect 52 MEPs. One of the most important challenges is the exit of the European Union by the United Kingdom and lack of respect for the rule of law in some countries. The European Parliament is working […]
26 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in the Basque Country

The comparison with the Nordic Santa Claus was inevitable. Christmas Traditions: Olentzero Olentzero is a character from the Basque Christmas tradition. He is a mythological collier that brings Christmas gifts to homes in the Basque Country, on both sides of the Pyrenees. Olentzero is represented as a thick man, unkempt, stained with coal. His main characteristic is that he lives isolated from the society dedicated to making charcoal in the forest, enjoying eating and drinking well and every winter he goes down from the mountains to the villages. The most widespread hypothesis is that the origin of Olentzero predates the Christianization of Navarre and that the character of Olentzero must be located within the celebrations of the winter solstice. There […]
11 de Março de 2019.

Blanca I of Navarre

The third daughter of King Carlos III and Leonor de Trastámara Blanca I of Navarre (Pamplona, 1385- Segovia, 1441), belonging to the dynasty of Évreux, was queen consort of Sicily between 1401-1409, and queen of Navarre from 1425 until her death. She was the third daughter of King Carlos III of Navarre, nicknamed “the Noble” and his wife Leonor de Trastámara. In 1402 her marriage was arranged with Martin the Younger, King of Sicily and heir of the Crown of Aragon. In 1408, Blanca is named regent of the kingdom of Sicily, when her husband leaves on a military expedition to the kingdom of Sardinia, from where he will never return since he died in Cagliari in 1409. The death of […]
8 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Sanctuary of Arantzazu

A great architectural, sculptural and artistic work The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu is a Catholic sanctuary located in the municipality of Oñate, in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, where the Virgin of Arantzazu is venerated, the patron saint of this province who would have appeared in 1469. It is located 750 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and vegetation. Its basilica, built in the 1950s, is a great architectural, sculptural and artistic work, where eminent artists with international renown have worked. The name of the sanctuary, the place, and the Virgin are related to the legend of her appearance. It is said that a shepherd discovered a little image of the Virgin with the child in her arms, hidden […]
9 de Dezembro de 2018.

Mikel Laboa

One of the Basque Country’s most important singer-songwriters Considered the father of Basque music, his music has had an influence on younger generations. His album Bat-Hiru (“One-Three”) was chosen in a reader’s poll by the local newspaper as the greatest Basque album in history. Nearly all of his songs are sung in Basque. Mikel Laboa was born 15 June 1934 in Pasaia, Gipuzkoa. During his student years he became interested in music, influenced by artists such as Atahualpa Yupanqui and Violeta Parra. Following in their footsteps, Laboa would also identify himself as a “political artist”. During the 1960s, along with other Basque artists, he founded the cultural group Ez Dok Amairu (“There is no 13”), which in many ways wanted […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

So far and so close

When I arrived in Funchal, It felt like home. I arrived in Funchal short time ago, so it’s a bit difficult for me to talk about similarities when I hardly know the idiosyncrasies of Madeiran people. However, I must say that I immediately felt at home. I come from San Sebastian, a city in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, but I am a French resident since 2012. When I arrived in Funchal, I had the feeling of being in a known place, even though I had never been here. The people are friendly and warm and they immediately treat you as if they knew you. I think one of the biggest similarities with my hometown, is that […]