Actividades de Junio en el Museo Nacional de la Estampa

Conscience & Art se complace en invitar a sus lectores a los eventos que se realizarán en el MUNAE durante el mes de junio:  HASTA EL 16 DE JULIO | 2017 Exposición temporal Impresiones de México. La estampa y las publicaciones ilustradas en el siglo XIX. Esta muestra permite conocer la estrecha relación que guarda el…

El microscopio de Frida Kahlo

Por Inhoutes Frida Kahlo fue realmente un ser peculiar y ecléctico, con una fuerza vital que trascendió más que su habilidad de enfrentar su famoso dolor. Escudriñando su taller en “La Casa Azul” se puede descubrir un misterioso microscopio, arrinconado, casi invisible, pero que seguramente a través de sus oculares, se visualizaron y construyeron grandes ideas. Pero ¿para…

Arthistology of Breast Cancer

This is a digital-modified photo of a breast cancer case. The tumor from a mastectomy was fixed in formalin and embedded in paraffin, then human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) immunohistochemistry was made. This is a HER2 positive breast cancer, a molecular subtype of cancer with poor prognosis. Nowadays, the treatment with a monoclonal…

EDITORIAL DEL NÚMERO 6

Una de las primeras capacidades que adquieren los científicos jóvenes es la de formular preguntas correctas. A veces, al final, quizá no sean las preguntas correctas ni las importantes las primeras en ser resueltas, la experiencia y el paso de los años son fundamentales para llegar a ese punto. Un patrón que se repite y…

The Colors We Forgot We Had

Originally posted on HOPE STATE STYLE:
Last September, I took a workshop at the Marshfield School of Weaving on dyeing with plants gathered from garden, field and forest. I headed up to Vermont right after quitting my job in publishing and could feel myself sliding into a different way of being. It seems significant that, through…

Some Thoughts on the Role of Animals in Medicine

Originally posted on REMEDIA:
By Stephanie Eichberg In 2012, a book appeared on the shelves of popular science that (re)acquainted the public with a medical revelation; namely that animals share with humans a wide range of acute and chronic diseases as well as psychological disorders, and that they can accordingly ‘teach us about being human’. From…

Creative Minds: Meet a Theoretical Neuroscientist

NIH Director's Blog Sean Escola Most neuroscientists make their discoveries in a traditional laboratory or clinical setting. Sean Escola, a theoretical neuroscientist at Columbia University in New York, just needs a powerful computer and, judging from his photo, a good whiteboard. Using data that he and his colleagues have recorded from living brain cells, called…

ProMED: An Early Warning System for Emerging Diseases

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
The fast and effective communication of reliable information is vital during outbreaks such as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Combating infectious disease is one of the Trust’s five focus areas, which is why we are pleased to award five-years of funding to ensure ProMED emails from the International…

The Ubari lakes

Originally posted on e MORFES:
The Ubari Lakes are a group of about 20 lakes, set amidst magnificent sand dunes and palm fringed oases in the Fezzan region of southwestern Libya. The lakes were once one big lake but climate change caused the region, a part of Sahara, to gradually dry up between 3,000 to…

Sharing Research Data to Improve Public Health

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
An international workshop recently held in Stellenbosch, South Africa explored the opportunities and challenges for enabling greater access to (and use of) data generated by public health and epidemiological research in Africa. David Carr, Policy Adviser at the Wellcome Trust, describes some of the key themes that emerged from…

LA CIENCIA HACE LA DIFERENCIA.

Originally posted on EL PATÓLOGO INQUIETO:
Es preciso darnos cuenta que las enfermedades han sido acompañantes ineludibles de los seres humanos desde sus orígenes, son un tipo de acontecimientos inherentes a la vida humana cuya característica, a diferencia de otros tipos, es que provocan sufrimientos, limitaciones e inconvenientes diversos. Esto significa que pretender entenderlas…