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Research project receives a Grant in the 18th Portuguese Congress of Diabetes

The 18th Portuguese Congress of Diabetes was the purpose to gather hundreds of healthcare professionals with the ability to discuss this challenging chronic disease, looking for the continuous development of new therapeutic approaches.   After two years of absence, caused by the pandemic, the event took place at Algarve Congress Center, in Vilamoura, from 10th to 12th of March 2022, and was an important moment to share and get to know more about this complex disease called diabetes.   This year, more than 100 research projects were submitted and one of them was the “Impact of coexistence of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

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Paper Co-authored by ciTechCare researchers receives an honourable mention

Last february 22, in Coimbra, the article entitled “Physical activity, anxiety and basic psychological needs: characterization of a portuguese population sample in covid-19 context” received an honourable mention at History and Sport Sociology Category in Sport Science Awards 2022/2021.  This article was the result of an extended research work that started in april 2020, in which Raul Antunes, Roberta Frontini e Pedro Morouço, ciTechCare researchers, were involved.

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Medronho bread won the Food Fab Lab award

Pão de Medronho developed by Rui Lopes, a researcher at citechcare is the big winner of the “Fab Lab 2020 Food Award”. Rui Lopes is the owner of the company Medronho&Canela – Food and Nutritional Innovation, a Spin-Off by the Polytechnic of Leiria, which was created to leverage the “Pão Medronho” project, and give substance to other food and nutritional innovation projects that are in progress with centres of research and companies. The Medronho Bread is a rustic, special and innovative bread, with all the components of the Medronho. The product began to be developed in 2010, having been formulated,

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Researchers distinguished with a scientific research award

The project “CBmeter – a new device for the early detection of type 2 diabetes mellitus”, led by researcher Maria Guarino, was distinguished with the Alfredo da Silva Scientific Research Award in the category of Technological Innovation, Mobility and Industry. The research award was funded by the Fundação Amélia de Mello in collaboration with COTEC Portugal and was presented by the President of the Republic, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, at the closing ceremony of the commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the industrialist Alfredo da Silva.This project aims to develop a device that allows the screening

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ciTechCare researchers awarded in a scientific event on aging

The ciTechCare researchers Marlene Rosa, Roberta Frontini and Raul Antunes have reasons to celebrate! In the III Jornadas de Intervenção Psicossocial na Comunidade – Pensar o Idoso e o Envelhecimento, they received the 1st and 2nd prizes, as well as 2 honorable mentions with the 4 works they presented. Congratulations to all authors: 1st prize – Ruben Coelho, Pedro Marques, Raul Antunes, Roberta Frontini and Marlene Rosa with the work “Determinants and barriers to physical exercise among sedentary elderly people – a qualitative exploratory study” 2nd Prize – Lina Tábuas Pereira, Gabriela Rocha, Henrique Chaves, Sandra Sousa and Roberta Frontini

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