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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 […]
13 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in The Netherlands

The traditions are getting more and more commercialized. People from the Netherlands are proud of their traditions but most of all it is just about earning money In general, we really don’t celebrate Christmas as a big tradition in the Netherlands. Of course, we decorate our houses and city streets with a lot of lights. And most of the people do also have a nice Christmas tree at home and spend Christmas dinner together, but that’s all. No presents underneath the Christmas tree or the belief in Santa Claus. Carnival is quite big in the Netherlands and especially in the southern provinces. The names of the cities change to some funny traditional names. Through the whole year, people prepare the […]
27 de Fevereiro de 2019.

The famous Royal Palace

The first Dutch historical and cultural monument of the Golden Age. The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is a palace on the Dam in the center of Amsterdam. Nowadays the palace is used by the Royal Family for reception occasions and exhibitions. The Palace was built in the style of the Dutch Classicism between 1648 and 1665 as a city hall and was designed by the architect Jacob van Campen. It cost around 8,5 million guilders. This was a lot of money, even during the 17th century well known as the Golden Age. Until the year of 1808, it served as a city hall. After that, the building was offered as a palace for King Lodewijk Napoleon. In 1813 the palace […]
21 de Dezembro de 2018.

Golden Earring

The oldest still existing rock band from The Hague since 1961. In 1961, when the 13-year old George Kooymans (guitar), his 15-year old neighbor friend Rinus Gerritsen (bass guitar) and another 15-year old neighbor friend Fred van Hilst (drums) decided to begin a band, they named it The Tornados. But they discovered there was already a band in The Hague called The Tornados so afterward, they changed their band name into Golden Earring. I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hands wet on the wheel. The most famous song of Golden Earring is definitely Radar Love and also one of my favorites, of course. The song was recorded in 1973 and the band went international because of this song. For example, […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Visible and invisible similarities

I can tell Funchal is not that different from where I used to live. In my opinion, you can look at the two cities with two different perspectives. In a physical way but also in a psychological way. The visible and the invisible way of comparing cities with each other. The easiest way to compare similarities is what you see, the physical things. For example buildings, streets, churches, and cars. Firstly, what I noticed when I arrived in Funchal is that there are a lot of taxis and buses! Just like the place where I used to live in the Netherlands, here in Madeira the distances between villages are too far to do only by foot. Where I used to […]
10 de Outubro de 2018.

A small Dutch village

Smell the freshly cut grass, look at the swallows and make a trip on the tractor. Kolderveen is an extremely small village where you can find a lot of cows, horses, tourists and many seniors on electric bicycles. Literally, Kolderveen consists of only one street which is almost 2,5 km long. I think with around 200 inhabitants there live many more cows and horses then people. The Netherlands has twelve provinces, Kolderveen belongs to the province Drenthe which lies in the north of the Netherlands. Three of the provinces , included Drenthe, in the north of the Netherlands are well known because of the meadows, farms and sober people compared with the environment of the four biggest cities called the […]