Benefits of physical exercise in cancer

Pedro Machado, PhD student and research fellow at ciTechCare, and physiotherapist recently graduated at from the School of Health Sciences of the Polytechnic of Leiria, published on March 24 an article in the Diário de Leiria on the importance of physical exercise in cancer, namely in the improvement of frequent and disabling symptoms such as fatigue.Pedro points out that the research he is currently developing at ciTechCare involves planning “pre-surgical rehabilitation programs, based on exercise adjusted to these high-risk patients, and assessing their effectiveness in post-surgical results”, highlighting the importance of exercise and physical activity in several parameters, including psychological

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Spin Off Agilidades creates Lab Centers for validation of serious games

The academic Spin Off of the Polytechnic of Leiria (IPLeiria) AGILidades was on the news today in Diário do Minho. AGILidades develops Serious Games specially dedicated to the provision of stimuli and well-being of the geriatric community. To guarantee the therapeutic certification of its products, in a paradigm of proximity to the Private Institutions of Social Solidarity (IPSS), AGILidades started this year its strategy of creating Lab Centers in Portugal.Lab Centers are structures created and trained by the SPIN OFF for experimentation and scientific validation of Serious Games, in a close relationship with the community. In 2021, the company envisages

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ciTechCare researchers present at conference in Leiria Hospital Center

The Research Center of the Leiria Hospital Center invited several partner institutions to talk about partnership projects at its sixth conference.The conference took place on July 5th at the auditorium of Santo André Hospital in Leiria. With the theme “Research in CHL – projects in partnership with other institutions”, the CI/CHL conference was attended by Maria Pedro Guarino, Maria dos Anjos Dixe and Rui Fonseca-Pinto, from the ciTechCare.

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ciTechCare was present at the Science Meeting 2018

Science 2018 is another edition of the annual meeting of Portuguese researchers. It aims to promote the broad debate of the main themes and challenges of the scientific agenda beyond the universe of research.The conference took place on July 2nd at Centro de Congressos de Lisboa.The Science Meeting 2018 was attended by Maria dos Anjos Dixe. Find more information HERE.

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ciTechCare at the European Respiratory Congress

Joana Cruz, lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, and researcher at ciTechCare, was actively involved in the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress (#ERScongress), with the presentation of two e-posters developed under the OnTRACK project ((https://citechcare.ipleiria.pt/ontrack/), and the chairing of two symposia, together with two international experts

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Celiac disease volunteers and their families

The researcher Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, mother of two celiac girls, is looking for celiac volunteers and their direct family (children and adults) to create a biobank of blood and feces samples for a research project that aims to study the influence of genetics and the microbiome on development of this

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Opening of call for research scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the ForPharmacy project – Future pharmacy as a plug-and-play ecosystem (projet n. 70053), co-financed by the Lisbon 2020 Regional Operational Programme (LISBOA 2020) and the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund.The Research Scholarship

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Opening of call for Research Scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the SafeTrack project – Miniaturized wireless devices for continuous monitoring of patients in the emergency department (project no. 70111), co-financed by the Centro 2020 Regional Operational Programme (CENTRO 2020), under the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF –

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