Friday, December 02, 2011

Jantar de Natal BQ UAlg 2011

Jantar de Natal 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Can you help fight Prostate cancer? (Please Read and Share)


It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, now dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health; specifically prostate and testicular cancer. I’m donating my top lip to the cause for 30 days in an effort to help change the face of men’s health. My Mo will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancer’s affecting men.

Why am I concerned about men’s health?
*1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
*This year 37,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
*1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
*26% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women

I invite you to join me by registering to grow or by donating to my support of the Mo

If you want to go old school you can write a cheque payable to “Movember”, reference my name and Registration Number 101075 and send it to: Movember Europe, PO Box 68600, London, EC1P 1EF


Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and our men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and The Institute of Cancer Research, Movember is funding world class awareness, research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible. 

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please click on the links below:
About Movember 
Prostate cancer genome mapping 
Prostate Cancer Foundation research
Global Action Plan 

Thank you in advance for helping me change the face of men's health. 

Ricardo Gandara

Monday, May 09, 2011

Parsley, celery carry crucial component for fight against breast cancer, MU researcher finds

Check out this website I found at

"When tumor cells develop in the breast in response to MPA, they encourage new blood vessels to form within tumors. The blood vessels then supply needed nutrients for the tumors to grow and multiply. Hyder found that apigenin blocked new blood vessel formation, thereby delaying, and sometimes stopping, the development of the tumors. Hyder also found that the compound reduced the overall number of tumors. However, while apigenin did delay tumor growth, it did not stop the initial formation of cancer cells within the breast.

Apigenin is most prevalent in parsley and celery, but can also be found in apples, oranges, nuts and other plant products. However, apigenin is not absorbed efficiently into the bloodstream, so scientists are unsure of how much can or should be ingested."

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Maio, o mês de todas as finais...

Não esquecer o MU-barca, Porto-Braga, mas principalmente...

(só para não vires depois dizer que não sabias)

Quanto ao Porto-Braga quero relembrar que a residencial “McJoão XXI” (o Mc e da parte do pai, João da parte da mãe, e o XXI só aqui esta porque fica bem) foi recentemente alvo de renovacões e esta de novo de portas abertas para receber vossa excelência. Como sempre oferecemos os melhores quartos da cidade, em regime de pensão completa, e primamos pela qualidade do nosso serviço.



Ps. A nossa famosa sala de massagem tailandesa foi infelizmente descontinuada. No entanto oferecemos agora aos nosso convidados uma sala para a pratica de olaria (actividade votada na prestigiada revista “Geographic Ilha Travelers” como a próxima pancada da moda).

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Trust Me, I'm a Scientist: Scientific American

Forum | Mind & Brain Cover Image: May 2011 Scientific American Magazine

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Trust Me, I'm a Scientist

Why so many people choose not to believe what scientists say

By Daniel T. Willingham  | May 5, 2011 | 30