Last October the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society published a text about the upcoming event of the NeuroMat initiative called "Rede Amparo". NeuroMat has a network to promote the collaboration of people living with Parkinson's disease, families and health professionals to face clinical and research challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease. This initiative, called AMPARO in Portuguese, is coordinated by the NeuroMat investigator Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte, a physical therapist and professor at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. In its first year of activities AMPARO offered twelve lectures for people with Parkinson, their care partner and family about important issues an improve the quality of life. In parallel, AMPARO offered 12 lectures for health professionals about the interprofessional care in PD. All lectures are available in the AMPARO website and their key points are being published in the AMPARO Book 2017. International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) website, 23/10/2017. (In English)
Mathematics does not always come down to calculations. It can help to understand even the functioning of the human brain. To explain how this is done and the challenges of Neuromathematics, the "USP Analisa" interviews the coordinator of RIDC NeuroMat and professor of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) of USP, Antonio Galves, and also the professor of the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Sciences of Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP) of USP, the NeuroMat PI Antonio Carlos Roque da Silva Filho. Rose Talamone, Jornal da USP, 07/12/2017. (In Portuguese)
On May 16, the meeting "Numeracy in Brazil: diagnoses and perspectives", promoted by the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat) took place at University of São Paulo (USP). This event was part of the Brazilian Mathematics Biennium and had the support of the São Paulo Research Foundation and the University of São Paulo School of Education. According to the professor Dr. Fernando Paixão, NeuroMat's coordinator of scientific diffusion and one of the event's organizer, the objective was to discuss about the mathematical culture, especially in Basic Education. Carol Gama, Oxigênio, 06/13/2017. (In Portuguese)
A group of Wikimedians based at USP’s Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat) has dramatically improved information available on the Portuguese Wikipedia on topics in neuroscience and mathematics. With a grant funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), they’re working hard to bring more science information to the Portuguese Wikipedia. LiAnna Davis, Wiki Edu Blog, 03/20/2017.
On April 11, the World Parkinson's Disease Day is celebrated; and this year the celebration is more special, since it has been 200 years since the first description of the disease, by James Parkinson. "We have progressed in the treatment of the disease, since then and especially in the last ten years, but we are still far away from finding a cure," says Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte, from USP and NeuroMat. Carolina Marins Santos, Jornal da USP, 4/12/2017. (In Portuguese)
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