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Perception of occupational therapists on the new measures to support learning and inclusion

The article “New measures to support learning and inclusion: perception of occupational therapist’s integrated in Resource Centres for Inclusion (RCI)”, co-authored by Helena Reis and students from the 4th year of the Occupational Therapy course at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, was published this month in the Indagatio Didactica journal.This study aimed to understand the perception of occupational therapists integrated in Resource Centres for Inclusion (RCI), regarding the implementation of the new measures to support learning and inclusion, according to Decree-Law No. 54/2018 on inclusive education. Findings suggest that occupational therapists consider that the current legislation has

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Edible wild crowberries: rich source of minerals and organic acids

The article “Corema album spp: Edible wild crowberries with a high content in minerals and organic acids”, co-authored by Ana Cristina Rodrigues, Daniela Vaz and Vânia Ribeiro, researchers at ciTechCare, was published this month in the Food Chemistry Journal. Edible wild plants are part of the ethnobotanical and gastronomic heritage of different geographical areas. In this article, Corema album spp, a species present in the dunes of the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, is presented as a rich source of minerals and organic acids. Specifically, the berries of this plant are rich in minerals such as calcium, iron and

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Highlights of the ERS Congress from the allied Respiratory Professionals’ Assembly

ciTechCare has another published article in “ERS International Congress 2020 virtual: highlights from the Allied Respiratory Professionals’ Assembly”, this time co-authored by Joana Cruz, a researcher at ciTechCare and teacher at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria. This article is part of the work developed by the researcher in her new position as representative of the “Early Career Members (under-40) of Assembly 9-Allied Respiratory Professionals” of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), a position she will assume during the next 3 years. This article summarizes some sessions (co)organized by Assembly 9 at the ERS virtual Congress, which took place

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Paper published in the international scientific journal DIABETOLOGIA, of which Maria Pedro Guarino is also co-author

On March was awarded the Prize Pulido Valente Ciência 2018, in the area of Biomedical Engineering, to a paper published in the international scientific journal, Diabetologia of which Maria Pedro Guarino is also co-author. The objective of the study “Bioelectronic modulation of carotid sinus nerve activity in the rat: a potential therapeutic approach to type 2 diabetes”, whose first author is Joana Sacramento, of the Center for Studies on Chronic Diseases of the CEDOC of NOVA Medical School, was to evaluate the effect of a bioelectronic application in the nerve that connects the carotid body to the brain, the carotid sinus nerve, in

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