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Marlene Rosa is co-author of the book “Human Aging and Contemporaneity”

Two chapters of the book “Human Aging and Contemporaneity” were written with the collaboration of Marlene Rosa, integrated member and researcher of ciTechCare in rehabilitation and dementia in the elderly, and founder of the Agilidades project, company Spin-off of the Polytechnic of Leiria. The study that gave rise to the chapter ‘Anxiety and the performance of executive functions by the institutionalized elderly population – a pilot study using the MATRIX instrument’, aimed to identify the relationship between anxiety and the performance of the ability of Inhibitory Control by the elderly population institutionalized, through the application of the analog game of

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Raising awareness about the importance of scientific research: a great good – an opinion article

The scientific findings are associated with long processes, although not easy ones. But “will society realize the importance of scientific research to improve the conditions of life?”, asks Marisa Gaspar, PhD researcher in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Marisa admits that the most recent pandemic might have caused “an alert, not only national, mas also worldwide, that the research work is important”, since “the researchers joined forces and had been working, (…) in a fight against time”. Although the scientific research takes time, it is necessary for the treatment, as well as “for the prevention of diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and

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Maria Guarino integrates the Executive Committee of CHL research center

Maria Guarino, ciTechCare Coordinator, is part of the Executive Committee of the research center of Leiria Hospital Center. As a member of this team, Maria Guarino will have as main function the promotion of the connection to academia, fostering interinstitutional relations, which will allow the organizations involved to benefit from a shared scientific culture. There are 10 elements that constitute the Executive Committee of this research unit, from different areas of clinical research, such as public health, pneumology, surgery, internal medicine, mental health, pharmacology, among other fields of action.  The principal mission of this team will be the data update

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Research on antimicrobial resistance is part of the 10th Congress of European Microbiologists

Catarina Santos-Marques, PhD student in infection prevention and control, attended the 10th Congress of European Microbiologists, that took place in Hamburg, from July 9 to 13 – an event dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in microbiology, including the antimicrobial resistance. Catarina presented two posters with preliminary, but promising results, based on the research work that has been developing, together with Sónia Gonçalves Pereira and Camila Teixeira, at ciTechCare, alongside their international partners.  ‘Spread of multidrug resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in long-term healthcare unit’s environment’, was one of the presented posters, highlighting the relevance of implementing and promoting infection prevention and control

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Kamila Rasová visited ciTechCare and shared her research experience

On July 10, ciTechCare received a visit from Kamila Rasová, PhD in Neuroscience, lecturer and research coordinator of the Rehabilitation Department at the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, in Czechia. As a physiotherapist, she works in the Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation at the same institution, whose main focus is the rehabilitation of neurological patients (multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal muscular atrophy, etc.), which is also her research field of work. The presence of Kamila Rasová, resulted from an invitation made by José Alves-Guerreiro, researcher at ciTechCare with whom she has collaborated, and allowed a sharing of experiences and projects

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Celiact (TIV) project receives funding from the Beyond Celiac Foundation

Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, PhD MD, was awarded with the Beyond Celiac Foundation Established Investigator Award 2022 to develop the project CeliAct(TIV) – Translocation, Inflammation and Virulence: dissecting mechanisms of gluten-microbiota interactions in Celiac Disease, with a funding of €300,000 for the next 3-years.  With the collaboration of Katri Lindfors, at Celiac Disease Research Center, Tampere University (Finland), and Daniela Cipreste Vaz, as project’s co-principal investigator, CeliAct(TIV) team aims to advance the knowledge on human microbiota contribution to Celiac Disease onset and development by focusing on the mechanisms of gluten-microbiota-immunity interactions. Apart from scoping for Celiac Disease specific microbiota signatures, the team also

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